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'No regrets' for retiring Li Na at emotional farewell

Chinese famous tennis player Li Na reacts during her retirement press conference in Beijing, capital of China, today. China's first and only Grand Slam winner Li Na formally announced her retirement on September 19, leaving Chinese tennis yearning for the next superstar.

Chinese naval fleet arrives in Iran for visit

People take pictures of Changchun destroyer from the 17th Chinese escort naval fleet in southern port of Bandar Abbas, Iran, on September 20. The 17th Chinese escort naval fleet docked in south Iran's Bandar Abbas port on Saturday for a five-day visit.

Shopping mall under construction catches fire in Tianjin

Smoke is seen after a shopping mall under construction caught fire in Tianjin, north China, today.

Li Ning, Liu Xuan visit panda triplets in Guangzhou

Former Olympic gymnastics champions Li Ning (1st L) and Liu Xuan (3rd L) visit three newborn giant panda triplets at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, on Saturday. Li Ning and Liu Xuan went to Guangzhou's Chimelong Safari Park on Saturday to visit a rare set of giant panda triplets which were born here early on July 29.

Prost! Oktoberfest kicks off

British visitors wearing Bavarian costumes walk ahead the opening of the traditional Bavarian Oktoberfest festival at the Theresienwiese in Munich, southern Germany, on September 20. Germany's world-famous Oktoberfest kicks off with millions of revellers set to soak up the frothy atmosphere in a 16-day extravaganza of lederhosen, oompah music and, of course, beer.


Heavy rain lashes east China as tropical storm Fung-Wong approaches

HEAVY rain lashed the coastal areas of east China's Zhejiang Province today as tropical storm Fung-Wong approached. The 16th typhoon...

China on typhoon, rainstorm alert

US spacecraft carries 3D printer, mice to space station

CARRYING a 3D printer and 20 mice, US spacecraft Dragon blasted off Sunday, starting a four-week mission to the International Space...


White House security reviewed after intrusion

THE Secret Service said Saturday a comprehensive review of White House security procedures was launched after an intruder jumped over...

Man leaps over White House fence

Former state broadcaster president dies at 79

FORMER President of China Central Television (CCTV) Yang Weiguang, who held the helm of the state broadcaster in the 1990s, has died....


Film

Damage of ‘cultural revolution’ depicted

Damage of ‘cultural revolution’ depicted

THE Chinese film “Red Amnesia,” shown in Venice, is partly a ghost story that...

Foreign Views

Violence of the 20th century should be lesson in avoidance

One of the most noble and necessary tasks of the historian is to hold up for the rest of us an honest mirror of our past,...

Metro

Sun, sand ... and flying dragons

Metro

A man tries to get an 80-meter-long dragon kite off the ground yesterday during...

Sunday

Diverse spring collections provide plenty of choice

Sunday

LONDON Fashion Week brings out the best in designers with Burberry opting for...

Biz Hub
Co-CEOs to lead Oracle as Ellison era ends

Oracle Co-founder Larry Ellison is stepping aside as CEO after 37 years at the helm of the business software maker,...


BOC, SGX in currency settlement deal

Bank of China (BOC) will be the pioneer market maker for the renminbi futures of Singapore Exchange (SGX), the...


France to discuss limits on licences

A picture taken yesterday shows a French “Licence IV” tag allowing a bar to sell alcohol on a wall of a cafe in...


Fall in funding costs lifts Shanghai shares

SHANGHAI stocks rose for third straight day yesterday as funding costs fell following the central bank’s move to...


Guidelines to fight monopoly in China auto-parts market

China has unveiled a new set of guidelines for the auto-parts market in an effort to break the monopoly of manufacturers....


Europe, Japan urged to do more for growth

US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew called on the euro zone and Japan to do more to spur growth as the global economy...

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Assembly of C919 gets under way Assembly of C919 gets under way

ASSEMBLY work began in Shanghai yesterday on the nation’s first C919 single-aisle airliner.Technicians at Commercial...


Sculpture event shows its cunning

A HUGE “Urban Fox” is the star attraction at an international sculpture exhibition that got under way yesterday...


Uni exam reforms to benefit all concerned

THE government’s reform of the university entrance exam system announced earlier this month will help to create...


Pregnancy line gets more young callers

The number of girls aged 15 or under who called a pregnancy advice line over the summer holidays doubled from the...


10,000 banned items found by subway checks

ALMOST 10,000 forbidden items were detected during security checks on the city’s subway network between June and...


Money lender sentenced to 5 years’ jail

A MAN has been sentenced to five years in prison for running an illegal money-lending company, the Jing’an District...

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AN airline passenger who arrived in Shanghai from New York to find items worth 30,000 yuan

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Vendors at the city's iconic red newsstands are finding it increasingly difficult to eke out

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National

Performance group says no to sex, drug offenders

Beijing Trade Association for Performances said yesterday it will not hire any celebrities that have been involved...


China develops portable test kits to help fight Ebola virus

A health researcher said yesterday that China has successfully produced portable kits to help with Ebola testing.The...


Cops seize 1b yuan of ‘LV’ goods in raids

POLICE in Guangzhou, capital of south China’s Guangdong Province, seized counterfeit Louis Vuitton products worth...

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Feature

Buildings still useful in contemporary society

Famous Beijing journalist Wang Jun recently read a biography of architect Laszlo Hudec and asked me, “Why does...


Young architect begins to make impact on vibrant city

The Union Building on Sichuan Road was Laszlo Hudec’s first big project for a Chinese client. Only eight years...


Stay tuned ... Hessler plots China return

Peter Hessler is about to publish an article about the garbage collector in his neighborhood in Cairo, Egypt....

World

Man shoots daughter, 6 grandchildren in Florida

A MAN who spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son, killed six of his grandchildren,...


Manila under water after tropical storm

A woman, standing on an improvised cart along a flooded road, reacts to waves caused by a passing bus as tropical...


The art of fighting pollution

An installation by Brazilian artist Eduardo Srur is seen on the Cidade Jardim bridge next to the Pinheiros River,...

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Strootman not for sale, Roma tell United

ROMA officials on Sunday slapped a not-for-sale tag on Kevin Strootman amid reports that Manchester United are...


'No regrets' for retiring Li Na at emotional farewell

PIONEERING Chinese tennis star Li Na said Sunday she has "no regrets" about her decision to retire over persistent...


Wenger never doubted Ozil would regain form

ARSENE Wenger insists he never thought about dropping Mesut Ozil after the Germany midfielder finally delivered...


Liverpool dealt shock Hammer blow

LIVERPOOL suffered a surprise 3-1 loss away to West Ham on Saturday as fresh questions were raised about whether...


Ronaldo, Bale lead Real to eight-goal rout of Deportivo

CRISTIANO Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Real Madrid equalled their biggest ever away win in La Liga with a 8-2...


Woeful Fulham stumbles again

FULHAM'S miserable start to the season shows no signs of improving after the sacking of Felix Magath as the Championship's...


Long-range special takes Paderborn top, Bayern held

PROMOTED Paderborn went top of the Bundesliga helped by an extraordinary 80-metre goal at Hanover on Saturday as...

Oddly Enough

Skunk with head stuck in beer can rescued in Ohio

A skunk with a beer can stuck on its head had to be rescued near a fraternity house in Ohio. Oxford police said...


These little girls look like twins but they are aunt and niece

THEY look like twins but these two little girls are aunt and niece, born a generation apart in neighbouring hospital...


Police photograph alleged sleeping Florida burglar

TALK about a heavy sleeper: Police say an accused burglar continued snoozing next to a bag of jewelry he was allegedly...



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