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Feels like summer as mercury soars

Pedestrians dressed for summer today as the temperature soared to 26 degrees Celsius in Shanghai. The warm weather is expected to last through Saturday with the high reaching 28 degrees on Thursday.

New species of mushroom that looks like a man discovered by roadside in UK

A new species of mushroom that looks like a man has been discovered by the side of a busy road in UK. The fungus, found in Cockley Cley, Norfolk, has fleshy off-shoots that appear to resemble human heads, arms and legs.

Now that’s a fine catch

Fishermen display "giant net" fishing skills yesterday at Qiandao Lake in Zhejiang Province. Local authorities claim the method is unique to local fishermen and has been developed into a tourist attraction.


Lending eased to boost home sales

CHINA yesterday loosened its mortgage policies in a bid to boost demand in the country’s housing market and spur economic growth. Second-time...


Shanghai’s over-60s now 4.14m strong

THE number of Shanghai residents aged 60 or more grew 6.8 percent last year to reach 4.14 million, or 28.8 percent of the permanent...


Expensive chopper rides over city may dampen enthusiasm

A BIRD’S eye-view of Shanghai may be enticing to many people, but those thrilled by the idea will have to dig deep in their pockets...


Happy 126th birthday, Eiffel Tower!

Some 126 years ago, the Eiffel Tower opened its doors to the public for the first time. The enormous metallic structure is now a globally...


World

Shooting outside NSA HQ

Shooting outside NSA HQ

An aerial view of the site of a shooting at the US National Security Agency...

Society

Cherry blossoms on campus road

Society

Students walk on the main road of the Tongji University campus, lined with over...

Business

Industrial output slips amid Japan weakness

Business

JAPAN’S industrial output fell in February at the fastest pace in eight months...

Biz Hub
BMG, Alibaba sign deal to distribute music

GERMANY’S BMG music rights company yesterday said it had signed a music digital distribution deal with China’s...


PV capacity expansion to be restricted

CHINA will restrict solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturers from boosting production capacity in a bid to raise environmental...


Yuan drops to 7th place among world’s payment currencies

THE yuan has fallen to seventh place among the world’s payment currencies, global transactions organization SWIFT...


Volvo’s US plant ‘last piece’ globally

VOLVO Cars will invest US$500 million in its first US assembly plant under plans unveiled yesterday, plugging a...


CPIC’s profit rises 19.3% on life premiums

CHINA Pacific Insurance (Group) Co said yesterday that its net profit rose 19.3 percent to 11.1 billion yuan (US$1.8...


UK’s 7 biggest lenders need to be resilient in BOE stress tests

BRITAIN’S seven biggest lenders will have to show they can cope with a global economic slump and a crash in the...

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Metro takes measures to handle crowd

METRO Line 16 has been forced to restrict commuters on some stations on the line and add extra trains on its section...


Former football star arrested for brawl

A FORMER national football player and two of his companions who beat up a local taxi driver has been officially...


Money transfer

A COURT has ordered a company to return 92,000 yuan (US$14,800) to another company which transferred the money...


Bus firms subsidized

MOST of the revenue generated from the city’s car plate auctions has been used to subsidize public bus companies,...


Fire kills man

AN elderly man in his 80s was killed early yesterday when a fire broke out in a building material market in Minhang...


More police on roads

SHANGHAI police has said it will put in more officers on duty near cemeteries and tourist spots this weekend to...

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Drivers of cars that don’t have Shanghai license plates now face being banned from the city’s most congested roads after next month, officials with the city traffic watchdog said yesterday. Cars with non-local plates are already banned from elevated roads downtown during the morning (7:30-9:30am) and evening (4:30-6:30pm) rush-hour periods. Do you think the new measure will help ease road congestion? Related story »



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The zodiac animal of China’s coming Lunar New Year has caused much confusion in the English-speaking

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With Valentine’s Day drawing near, local authorities are removing love locks attached to railings

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National

List for officials who tamper with law

Chinese officials who meddle in judicial cases could now find their names in a newly created blacklist by the central...


66 golf courses closed in crackdown

Authorities have closed 66 golf courses in a renewed crackdown on courses built in contravention of rules designed...


Probe begins after coach accused of taking funds

Authorities are investigating allegations that a weight lifting coach in northeast China’s Liaoning province pocketed...

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Early reading helps kids become lifelong readersStephen Scott

Taking a “me-us-you” approach can be an effective way to provide your child with the confidence and perseverance...


Good literary skills require loads of practice

As the Elementary School Literacy Coach at Shanghai American School’s Pudong campus, I am able to live a literary...


3 elementary reading tips you didn’t learn until college

Times have changed. What used to be considered good reading — reading with fluency, accuracy and a basic understanding...

World

Campaigning begins ahead of UK elections

British Prime Minister David Cameron warned voters they faced a “stark choice” in May’s tight election as he kicked...


Japanese row over US base intensifies with survey halt

A clash between Japan’s central government and Okinawa island, host to the bulk of US troops in Japan, deepened...


Study links income with child brain development

Children of richer, better-educated parents have bigger brains and more cognitive skills than their less-fortunate...

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Kerr drives to KIA victory

Cristie Kerr and her son Mason pose with the LPGA KIA Classic trophy in Carlsbad, California, on Sunday. The American...


Nadal blames nerves for another early exit

RAFAEL Nadal said he was struggling with nerves and self-confidence issues after he was beaten in the third round...


Chinese boat breaks mast but may continue

Dongfeng Race Team, joint leader of the Volvo Ocean Race, was forced to suspend racing in the fifth leg early yesterday...


McIlroy at top ahead of Masters

RORY McIlroy continues to maintain a healthy lead at the top of the world rankings with the first major of the...


Lord’s weather vane hit for a 6 by London wind

It’s been a damaging month for English cricket, and now one of the symbols of the national game has taken a hit....


Tinkoff-Saxo ends Riis deal

Team Tinkoff-Saxo has terminated the contract of manager Bjarne Riis with immediate effect. The Russian-owned cycling...


Dibaba misses record

GENZEBE Dibaba of Ethiopia ran the third-fastest women’s 5,000 meters ever at 14 minutes, 48 seconds in the Carlsbad...

Oddly Enough

Rare creature with 'Teddy Bear Face'

The Ili pika, a rare animal with a teddy bear face and bunny-like ears, finally has been found and photographed...


US couple gets married around the world, holds 38 weddings in 83 days

AMERICAN couple, Cheetah Platt and Rhiann Woodyard, have come up with the ultimate way to celebrate their love:...


US woman: Stomach pains led to surprise birth in shower

A woman stepped into the shower this week to help ease the discomfort of stomach pains. She emerged holding a newborn....



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