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Once upon a time there was a magic library ...

A volunteer reads a story to young patients at Shanghai Children’s Medical Center yesterday. To mark this year’s Children’s Day, which falls tomorrow, the clinic opened a“magic library” filled with books designed to entertain and educate poorly youngsters.

Trains halted as quake hits Japan

A guard talks to rail passengers in Tokyo yesterday after an earthquake led to the suspension of the city’s “Shinkansen,” bullet train, services. Although the epicenter of the magnitude 8.5 tremor was offshore, officials said there was no danger of a tsunami, and that no injuries or damage had been reported.


China holds firm on sea dispute

CHINA yesterday dismissed the United States’ views on the South China Sea as incomplete and lacking in evidence. The dismissal came...


18 people quarantined in HK over MERS infection

HONG Kong health officials yesterday located the two South Koreans who had been in close contact with a Middle East Respiratory Syndrome...


US, Iran discuss nuclear pact, but Tehran says no to site inspections

TEHRAN yesterday rejected a key Western demand for site inspections just as US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart...


71 killed as bombs rain down on Syrian city

BARREL bombs dropped from regime helicopters yesterday killed at least 71 civilians in Syria’s Aleppo Province, after forces loyal...


World

Japanese island evacuated as volcano erupts ... again

Japanese island evacuated as volcano erupts ... again

A VOLCANO on a small island in southern Japan yesterday erupted in spectacular...

Now and Then

Bao’an boast distinctive culture

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SHARP, strong and beautiful — these three words are often used to describe the...

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Lightning strike to reach finals

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Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (right) makes a save as New York Rangers...

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Chinese apparent oil demand gains 5.4%

CHINA’S apparent oil demand in April rose 5.4 percent from a year earlier to 42.89 million metric tons, mainly...


Shares fall on investor worry over IPOs

SHANGHAI stocks closed slightly lower yesterday, while investors were worried that liquidity may be insufficient...


Yahoo Japan surges on deal

JAPAN’S third largest online retailer Yahoo Japan Co jumped the most in two months in Tokyo trading yesterday after...


Google Photos aims for easy photo, video handling

GOOGLE is willing to store and organize all of the world’s digital photos and videos for free. The online photo...


JPMorgan to save US$5b by cutting jobs

US banking giant JPMorgan Chase will cut thousands of jobs in a cost-shaving program aimed at saving US$5 billion...


IMAX eyes IPO for China unit in HK

IMAX plans to sell shares of its China unit in Hong Kong as it seeks to quicken its growth in the Chinese movie...


Japanese consumer prices edge up

A shopper is seen between price boards at a drug store in Tokyo. Japan’s core consumer prices rose 0.3 percent...


Last tune for FAO Schwarz toy shop

People play on the“Big Piano” inside the flagship FAO Schwarz, the oldest toy store in the United States, in the...

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Bigger kids go free

SHANGHAI Science and Technology Museum and Shanghai Natural History Museum have increased the maximum height for...


Celebration of film

THE 18th Shanghai International Film Festival will celebrate the 120th anniversary of world cinema and the 110th...


Man found dead

TWO people have been detained in connection with the death of a man in Baoshan District on Thursday, Shanghai Television...


Green fashion show

FASHION design students from Donghua University yesterday put on a show of clothing made from environmentally friendly...


Official questioned

THE former Party secretary of Huacao Town in Minhang District has been taken into custody on suspicion of engaging...


Man, 20, detained on suspicion of rape

A 20-year-old man has been detained on suspicion of rape, police said yesterday. The incident is alleged to have...

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Fudan University has been accused of plagiarizing a Tokyo University publicity film in its 110th anniversary promotional video. The 4-minute-and-50-second video, entitled “To My Light”, shows a female graduate in a flight suit roaming about the campus. However, some web users claimed that it was very similar to a 2014 Tokyo University video entitled “Explorer”, which stars a woman in a spacesuit. Fudan denied the claim. What do you think? Related story »



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A Chinese man in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, has been detained after he beat up a female driver

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Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton is being criticized on western social media for spraying

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National

China executes teacher for rape and abuse of 26 children

A man in northeast China's Gansu Province was executed Thursday for the rape and sexual abuse of 26 children, the...


60 percent of doctors suffer abuse, poll says

ALMOST 60 percent of Chinese doctors have experienced verbal abuse from their patients, while 13 percent have been...


4 suspended over blaze at care home

Four officials have been suspended pending an investigation into a fire at a care home in Pingdingshan, central...

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NGO pays way for needy students in Shanghai

A special class of students just graduated from the Shanghai Real Estate School, a vocational high school for those...


Gourmet Week offers a kaleidoscope of delicacies

TWELVE days, 100 restaurants, competitive prices. Starting from June 1, the 2015 Shanghai Gourmet Week promises...


Portrait masters in focus at new photo center

LOCATED along the burgeoning West Bund museum district, the newly opened Shanghai Center of Photography is shaping...

World

Annual Romani festival in Prague

Participants of the Khamoro World Roma Festival dance in the historical center of Prague yesterday. It is an international...


Oxford to get female chief exec for 1st time

The University of Oxford said it had nominated a female vice-chancellor for the first time in its history, naming...


Hotel bombings toll rise to 15

THE death toll from bombings that targeted two prominent hotels in Baghdad a day earlier rose to 15 people, with...

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Prince Ali has "done Jordan proud", Jordan Olympic Commitee

Prince Feisal Al Hussein, President of the Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC), spoke highly of his brother Prince...


Yan shines at Golden Mountain

A LATE birdie blitz helped Yan Panpan to her maiden victory yesterday as the Chinese veteran closed with a final-round...


Skiles named Magic coach

SCOTT Skiles was named coach of the Orlando Magic on Friday, the 13-season National Basketball Association manager...


Falcons drop linebacker in dog death

THE Atlanta Falcons, already burned by animal cruelty from a standout player, released linebacker Prince Shembo...


Ex-England, Man U defender Ferdinand hangs up boots

FORMER England and Manchester United center back Rio Ferdinand has announced his retirement, ending a 20-year professional...


Pakistan ODI to go ahead

THE Pakistan Cricket Board says the third and final one-day international against Zimbabwe will go ahead today...


Axelsen to play Chen in final

VIKTOR Axelsen upset his Danish rival Jan O Jorgensen to reach the final of the Australian Open in Sydney yesterday....

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Huge crustacean caught in the English Channel has claws so big they could crush a man's wrist

THIS massive crab caught in the English Channel has claws so powerful they could crush a man's wrist. The giant...


Huge crustacean caught in the English Channel has claws so big they could crush a man's wrist

THIS massive crab caught in the English Channel has claws so powerful they could crush a man's wrist. The giant...


Is this the world's smallest egg? UK girl spotted tiny egg smaller than a 5-pence piece

IT wouldn’t make much of a breakfast, but this tiny egg could give a schoolgirl and her pet hens a place in the...


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....


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:...



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