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Xi given warm welcome in Fiji

Chinese President Xi Jinping reviews an honor guard yesterday in Nadi, Fiji, during a whirlwind visit aimed at strengthening economic and strategic ties between China and Pacific island nations. The president is today scheduled to meet a delegation of leaders from eight Pacific island nations.

Let’s just hope they’re not loaded

Visitors look at an installation of toy tanks on the opening day of the “Cosmos” exhibition at Shangha’s M21 museum yesterday. The show, which runs until April, offers work by about 50 artists.

Smog disrupts Liaoning transport

Thick smog shrouds Shenyang, capital of northeast China’s Liaoning Province yesterday morning, disrupting highway traffic and flights. Visibility in some areas of Liaoning was less than 20 meters as the provincial meteorological authorities issued red alerts — the highest — on four occasions.


'Fridge on doorstep’ opens for business

A VENDING machine selling raw meat, crabs and other produce has been installed in downtown — the first of 200 planned over the next...


New study reveals life at the top in Tibet

PEOPLE likely moved to the Tibetan highlands 3,600 years ago, in an indication of when humans first settled at high altitudes, researchers...


Western New York braces for more snow as casualties climb

THE death toll from the worst snow in western New York has...


'Black widow' with seven dead partners arrested in Japan

A 67-year-old millionairess was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of poisoning her husband with cyanide as it emerged six former partners...


Soccer

Barca prepares for Sevilla test

Barca prepares for Sevilla test

From left: Barcelona’s Gerard Pique, Ivan Rakitic and Lionel Messi take part...

Foreign Views

Nations face big challenges in a world drawn both closer together and further apart

“In our time... power is in unprecedented flux, while claims to legitimacy every decade multiply their scope in hitherto-inconceivable...

Transport

Airbus A350 XWB on tour to wow

Transport

The business class of the Airbus A350 XWB is shown during a media preview in...

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Like birds, elderly heading south for winter

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WHILE most people are busy taking out heavy clothes for the coming winter, Liu...

Biz Hub
Briskest US home sales in October

Workers construct a new home in Ashburn, Virginia. People in the United States bought homes in October at the briskest...


PBOC eyes many tools for funds

China’s central bank said it will use multiple tools to support liquidity after a media report said it has injected...


ECB to fight deflation ‘without delay’

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said yesterday that the ECB is ready to roll out new policy measures...


HK collector makes sparkling buy

A Hong Kong buyer has paid US$32.6 million for a near 10-carat blue diamond at an auction held by Sotheby’s in...


Aussie hotel deal radiates Sunshine over real estate

CHINA’S Sunshine Insurance Group paid about US$400 million for a trophy hotel in Sydney, as Chinese insurers join...


Brokerages and easier IPO rules propel shares

Shanghai stocks rebounded more than 1 percent yesterday, as investors were encouraged by a government plan to...

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Honest cabbie plays down returning passenger’s wallet

A CITY cabbie praised for returning a wallet that a foreign passenger left in his taxi has played down his actions....


'Fridge on doorstep’ opens for business

A VENDING machine selling raw meat, crabs and other produce has been installed in downtown — the first of 200 planned...


'Driver’s license’ for restaurants

RESTAURANTS that don’t meet city standards face having points deducted in a new “driver’s license” scheme being...


Free WiFi on Metro Line 13

PASSENGERS on Metro Line 13 trains can connect to free WiFi under a trial scheme, the Metro operator said yesterday....


Majors in elderly nursing

Three vocational schools will offer elderly care nursing majors next year to help meet demand, authorities said...


4 rescued in river drama

Four men were rescued after boats collided on the Huangpu River around 3am yesterday....

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National

Childbirth ‘torture’ for men

A hospital in eastern China is offering fathers-to-be a chance to experience the pain of childbirth after several...


Tackling restaurants’ opium habit

Let’s face it, some Chinese food can be addictive; maybe it’s just the great taste, maybe it’s the opium....


Workers at scandal farm have brucellosis

WORKERS at a farm at the center of a disease scandal in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province are routinely found...

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Rare staging of baroque operas on the way

Two operas featuring beautiful queens will be staged next month as part of the first Baroque Music Festival at...


Profound thoughts on love and happiness

Love that breathes. It is the catchphrase of “New Discoveries of Love,” written by German philosophy professor...


Wuhan’s architecture feels strangely familiar

In the early 20th century, Wuhan in central China’s Hubei Province was nicknamed “Chicago of the East” when Shanghai...

World

St. Martin’s Day is big business

Balazs Ban, chef of the Macesz Huszar restaurant, prepares a goose plate in Budapest yesterday. The feast day of...


2014 likely to end as warmest year on record

Despite a bitter US cold snap, the globe is rushing hell-bent toward its warmest year on record with last month...


3rd Dutch chicken farm hit by bird flu

A DUTCH bird flu outbreak has spread to a third farm, the government said yesterday, prompting inspections at dozens...

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Los Angeles clips Heat in Miami

Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers shoots over Danny Granger of the Miami Heat during their NBA game at American...


FA investigating Wigan boss Whelan’s racist comments

The English FA is looking into remarks made by Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan despite his apology for apparently...


Reality check for Giroud as United takes on Arsenal

France international Olivier Giroud faces a fight to get back into the Arsenal team after recovering from a broken...


Chen one clear of the pack

Connie Chen took the opening-round lead at the Xiamen Open International in China’s Fujian Province yesterday when...


Raiders snap 16-game skid

After 368 days and 16 straight losses, the Oakland Raiders finally celebrated a win when they beat the Kansas City...


Stenson snatches lead in Dubai

Henrik Stenson continued his amazing dominance at the Earth course of Jumeirah Golf Estates as his 11th consecutive...


Lee upbeat ahead of dope ruling

World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei is confident his name will be cleared following his provisional suspension by the sport’s...

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Cuban couple keeps rodents called hutias as pets

SOME people keep guinea pigs or hamsters as pets. But in Cuba, where a larger, more exotic rodent runs wild, Ana...


Indian baby born with four arms and four legs dubbed God Boy

A BABY boy born with four arms and four legs is causing panic in the streets of Baruipur, east India, as locals...


Why are seals having sex with penguins?

ON a remote island in the Indian Ocean, researchers have spotted fur seals sexually harassing and coercing king...



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