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Bridge takes a trip down the river

The 107-year-old Zhejiang Road Bridge across Suzhou Creek is lifted onto a barge yesterday at the start of its mammoth journey to a shipyard where it will undergo a seven-month program of renovation. Once refurbished, the bridge will be good for another 50 years.

‘Dirty side’ of soccer

FIFA President Sepp Blatter (right) hands over a flag to FIFA executive committee member Zhang Jilong of China as acknowledgement as Zhang leaves the committee at the 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich, Switzerland, yesterday. —Reuters


Beijing slaps a new ban on smokers

BEIJING is seeking to snuff out smoking in indoor public places from Monday with...


China’s Communist Party reaches out to the West

IN a bid to help a Western audience understand why it remains the single, largest ruling party in a country of 1.3 billion people,...


US makes it official as it takes Cuba’s name off terrorism list

THE United States formally dropped Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism yesterday, an important step toward restoring diplomatic...


EU launches solar power trade probe

EUROPEAN Union regulators have opened an investigation into China’s solar power panel industry, the European Commission said yesterday....


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...

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Street stalls hang on under the skyscrapers

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CHEAP, fast and frills-free. Hong Kong’s street restaurants have served up well-loved...

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Ivanovic books place in fourth round

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AFTER struggling in her first two matches at the French Open, Ana Ivanovic eased...

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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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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...

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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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Bowditch jumps into early lead with sizzling 62

STEVEN Bowditch considers the AT&T Byron Nelson his home tournament‚ just maybe not to the extent Jordan Spieth...


Shi storms to top of leaderboard

SHI Yuting, one of China’s emerging golf stars, roared to the top of the leaderboard at the Bank of Qingdao Golden...


Cavaliers, Warriors get chance to rest

STEPHEN Curry and LeBron James, this season’s brightest stars, are taking basketball’s biggest stage. The NBA Finals...


Spurs sign defender Wimmer from Cologne

AUSTRIA center back Kevin Wimmer has joined Tottenham on a five-year deal from German club Cologne as the English...


Giants blank Braves

SAN Francisco broke clear in the late innings after a dour pitching duel and beat Atlanta 7-0 on Thursday to win...


Arizona inks Plachta

THE Arizona Coyotes have signed German forward Matthias Plachta to a one-year entry-level contract on Thursday....


Heysel tragedy remembered 30 years later

SERVICES in Brussels, Liverpool and Turin yesterday commemorated the 39 people, mostly Italians, who were crushed...


Federer cruises past quick Dzumhur

STEPPING on center court to take on 88th-ranked Damir Dzumhur, Roger Federer was on his guard. The 17-time Grand...

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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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