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Unmanned lunar orbiter returns home

Researchers retrieve the return capsule of China's unmanned lunar orbiter in the central region of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Nov. 1, 2014.

That’s me in the smog ...

A young woman takes a selfie at Tian’anmen Square in Beijing yesterday as the capital suffered its fourth bout of smoggy days in October, triggering a blue-alert for serious pollution. Cars were identified as among the largest contributors to the smog problem in a report released by Beijing’s environmental protection bureau yesterday.

Not a good time to sneeze

Master craftsman Liu Shouben uses an ancient technique to decorate a crystal snuff bottle yesterday at a special event in Yuyuan Garden held to celebrate the country’s intangible cultural heritage. Liu was one of several artisans demonstrating a range of skills to locals and visitors at the tourist attraction.

Merkel has a close look at spies

German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks at the work of an agent of Germany’s Bundesamt fuer Verfassungsschutz, the domestic intelligence service of Germany, during her visit to the BfV headquarters in Cologne yesterday. — Reuters


Chinese unmanned lunar orbiter returns, first in nearly four decades

CHINA succeeded Saturday in the world's first mission to the Moon and back for some 40 years, becoming the third nation to do so after...


China passes Counterespionage Law, aiming for comprehensive state security

CHINA'S top legislature adopted the Counterespionage Law Saturday aimed at more comprehensive state security. Members of the Standing...


Elite PLA unit to help in Ebola battle

China will send an elite unit from the People’s Liberation Army to help Ebola-hit Liberia, the foreign ministry said yesterday, responding...

Contact of girl who died may be infected

Taylor Swift’s gig as global envoy for NYC raises ruckus

Welcome to New York, Taylor Swift! The locals are kvetching about you already....


World

Troops sent to rural Hawaii town as lava poses threat to residents

Troops sent to rural Hawaii town as lava poses threat to residents

The US National Guard is deploying troops to a rural Hawaii town as lava makes...

Basketball

Knicks triumph to spoil LeBron’s homecoming

Basketball

LEBRON James shot miserably. His passes were errant. He didn’t look good doing...

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China’s erection of odd buildings under fire

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FROM AN ancient coin-shaped building in Guangzhou to a pebble-shaped complex...

Biz Hub
Danone to buy 25% of Chinese milk formula maker Yashili

French food and nutritional products company Danone said today it is to invest 437 million euros for a stake in...


Shui On Land teams up with Fudan University to back entrepreneurship

Shui On Land Ltd will continue to encourage Chinese youngsters to pursue entrepreneurship via a joint educational...


Cloud tech to drive innovation in China, KPMG says

Cloud technology will drive innovation in China over the next three years, while automotive technology and data...


China phones hurt Samsung profits

A woman walks past an advertisement for Samsung smartphone in Seoul yesterday. Samsung reported a near 50 percent...


Lenovo’s Motorola buyout done

Lenovo Group yesterday announced the completion of its acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google in a US$2.9...


Exports, investments lift US economy 3.5%

The US economy grew at a solid annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter, propelled by solid gains...

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Weather warning for trick-or-treaters Weather warning for trick-or-treaters

A woman walks in the rain along Huashan Road yesterday. The heavy showers forecast for today are likely to disrupt...


Airport renovation biggest since it opened in 1921

THE Terminal 1 building at Shanghai’s Hongqiao International Airport is set to undergo its largest renovation since...


Cheating probe means anxious wait for China’s SAT students

The United States College Board has said it will delay publishing its latest SAT scores for students living in...


Food delivery services in spotlight

IN response to the growing trend for ordering food via online delivery services, the city’s food safety watchdog...


Busy day ahead for Shanghai’s snappers

MORE than 2,000 professional and amateur photographers across the city will today take part in a special event...


Children’s book show offers 50,000 titles

THIS year’s China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair will feature a dedicated area for the public, its...

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The giant floating Rubber Duck artwork created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman will take a swim between October 23 and November 23 in Jingtian Lake in Shanghai’s Century Park. Shanghai will be the third city, after Beijing and Hangzhou, in mainland to exhibit the Rubber Duck. The admission ticket will cost 40 yuan (US$6.5). Will you go see the duck?



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City police are investigating an incident on a crowded Metro train in which two young women

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The city's education commission has decided to remove eight classic Chinese poems from first-grade

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National

1st case for air ambulance

Medical staff ferry a man from a helicopter ambulance yesterday in Beijing. The patient, surnamed Kong, suffered...


No hiding place for 180 caught in ‘Fox Hunt’

A CRACKDOWN on corrupt officials fleeing abroad — dubbed operation “Fox Hunt” — has netted 180 suspects since...


Foreign chefs the new stars in Hong Kong

Foreign chefs have given Hong Kong more starred restaurants, according to Michelin’s 2015 guide to the southern...

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Embarking on cultural heritage preservation

THE Pudong New Area has much more to offer than skyscrapers, fancy shopping malls and great views of the city....


Modern pressure hitting couples in bedroom

A survey and report on the sex lives of working people in China released on Tuesday astonished the public — and...


Building a better tomorrow

Shanghai will celebrate the inaugural World Cities Day today to promote the international community’s interest...

World

More bloodshed in Jerusalem

An Israeli police officer aims his weapon during clashes with Palestinians inside the old city of Jerusalem yesterday....


Sweden makes ‘historic’ move to recognize Palestine state

Sweden yesterday officially recognized the state of Palestine, becoming the first major European country to do...


Progress, but virus still posing a threat

Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while Sierra Leone is “in a crisis situation which...

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Manchester supremacy on line in derby clash

MANCHESTER football supremacy will be at stake at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday when Premier League rivals Manchester...


Rested Federer targets London, Davis Cup flourish

ROGER Federer believes his Paris Masters quarter-final exit will have little effect on his season-ending assault...


Arsenal face fight to catch leaders says Wenger

ARSENE Wenger has warned his Arsenal stars they can't afford to lose any more ground in the Premier League title...


Gerrard hints at Reds exit amid new contract limbo

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says he could be forced to play for a different team next season if the club doesn’t...


Colsaerts grabs halfway lead at BMW Masters

Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts moved to the top of the leaderboard after an 8-under-par 64 score in the second round...


Wallabies’ Beale on ‘last chance’ after fines

Troubled Australia back Kurtley Beale has been issued with a last-chance warning after receiving a further fine...


Knicks triumph to spoil LeBron’s homecoming

LEBRON James shot miserably. His passes were errant. He didn’t look good doing much other than tossing powder in...

Oddly Enough

Hot dog! Fired Dublin worker wins US$25K over snack

AN Irish cinema may have just bought the world's most expensive hot dog for an unfairly fired worker. Ireland's...


Woman in her 80s does 100 press-ups in five minutes

Each morning 81-year-old Li Guochuan gets up at 5 am to perform a regiment of press-ups and sit-ups that would...


Crematorium fire after 363 kg body created flames that caused the ceiling to catch fire

AN 800 pound (363 kg) body caused a crematorium in Richmond, Virginia, to catch fire on Wednesday afternoon after...



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