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Time is expensive — at US$16m!

Daryn Schnipper, chairman of Sotheby’s Watch Division, shows “The Henry Graves Supercomplication” handmade watch by Patek Philippe which was completed in 1932 at Sotheby’s auction house in London yesterday. This masterpiece of horology is estimated to sell in excess of 10 million pounds (US$16 million) when it is auctioned on November 11 in Geneva.

The drugs don’t work

Workers destroy a huge haul of pharmaceuticals yesterday deemed to be either substandard or counterfeit by the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration. Last year, the agency handled more than 400 cases of fake or low-quality drugs with a total retail value of more than 20 million yuan (US$3.3 million).

Tracking health of tattooed women

Women of the Dulong Ethnic group with facial tattoos.


Different views at Hong Kong talks

Hong Kong’s government said it hopes to have more talks with protesters following yesterday’s first formal meeting between officials...


Pollution to ease on windy Wednesday

The strong winds forecast for today should help to clear the air after pollution shrouded the city yesterday, the weather bureau said.The...


China’s high-speed bid for California

STATE-BACKED China CNR Corporation is making a pitch to sell its high-speed trains to California, signaling China’s growing export...


FTZ eyes commodities spot trading

Shanghai’s pilot free trade zone has released draft rules for spot trading of commodities, a step closer to establishing international...


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Flapping their wings in Shanghai

Flapping their wings in Shanghai

Living in downtown Shanghai, most of the wildlife I see consists of sparrows...

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Pay wirelessly with Apple Pay on iPhone6

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A worker demonstrates Apple Pay inside a mobile kiosk sponsored by Visa and...

World

Russia blames ‘negligent’ airport bosses for Total CEO’s fatal crash

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Russian investigators yesterday accused senior airport officials of criminal...

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Chinese family firms bullish about future

Family businesses in China have achieved revenue growth above the global average over the past year and they are...


New home deals in China drop, project investments rise slowly

The value and volume of new home sales in China fell at nearly the same pace in the first nine months of this year...


JPMorgan fined for rigging Libor rates

The European Commission fined US bank JPMorgan more than 61 million euros (US$78 million) yesterday for its role...


McDonald’s feels heat from fall in customers

McDonald’s yesterday said its profit and sales declined as the world’s biggest hamburger chain saw customer traffic...


Economy slows, but activity data eases concerns

China’s economy grew at its slowest pace in more than five years in the third quarter, official data showed yesterday,...


Rising worries over economy deflate shares

SHANGHAI stocks fell yesterday amid rising worries after China’s economy expanded at the lowest rate in more than...

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Airport bus terminal change

The terminal station for Airport Bus No. 4 in Hongkou District is set to move 400 meters on Saturday. The address...


Ex-medical school official at center of corruption probe

The former deputy director of Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s School of Medicine has been put under investigation...


20 health clubs to reopen after US$2.1m bail out

TWENTY of the Congen Massage Healthcare Clubs that closed over the National Day holiday due to financial difficulties...


Man charged after ‘losing’ son

A MAN who left his 3-year-old autistic son in a Shanghai hospital and then told police he had gone missing has...


Pollution to ease on windy Wednesday

The strong winds forecast for today should help to clear the air after pollution shrouded the city yesterday, the...


Sinopec gasoline tested after dilution claim

A SINOPEC filling station is being investigated by a local quality watchdog after being accused of selling watered-down...

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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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Probe into missing 25m yuan land cash

AN investigation has begun into the disappearance of 25 million yuan (US$4 million) compensation paid out following...


Tracking health of tattooed women

AUTHORITIES are tracking the health records of the last group of women whose faces were tattooed in a tribal tradition...


4,600 increase in number of China’s centenarians

CHINA was home to 58,789 centenarians at the end of June — up 4,600 on the same time last year, according to figures...


Tidy sum for millionaire binman

There probably aren’t many millionaires willing to work as sanitation workers for US$392 a month.But 46-year-old...

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Dogs welcome at St. Louis museum about, well, dogs

Exhibits include dog paintings, dog sculptures and displays about famous dogs. But what really makes this St. Louis...


Flapping their wings in Shanghai

Living in downtown Shanghai, most of the wildlife I see consists of sparrows and insects.But many may be surprised...


Love knows no bounds in the Greek legend of ‘Orpheus & Eurydice’

Ballet National de Marseille will perform the Greek legend “Orpheus & Eurydice” in Shanghai this Friday and Saturday...

World

Syrian father helps IS stone his daughter to death

An elderly Syrian took part in stoning his daughter to death for alleged adultery, in a video posted on YouTube...


Australia teen jihadist vows to fight

A TEENAGER who ran away from Australia to join jihadists in Iraq and Syria has reappeared months later in a video...


West Sierra Leone sees sharp rise in Ebola cases

The number of people infected with Ebola in western Sierra Leone — on the other side of the country from where...

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Sharapova’s chances to end year on top hit by loss to Wozniacki

Maria Sharapova’s chances of claiming the season-ending No. 1 ranking were hurt after a 7-6 (4), 6-7 (5), 6-2 loss...


Panel set up to review crash

A 10-MAN working group set up to review the accident that has left Formula One driver Jules Bianchi fighting for...


Windies in crisis after pull-out

West Indies cricket faces a potentially crippling financial crisis after India yesterday suspended future visits...


McIlroy skips Shanghai events over legal dispute

Rory McIlroy said that mediation in a lawsuit with his former management company has failed, and he will skip his...


Steelers rally past stunned Texans

Ben Roethlisberger passed for two touchdowns and wide receiver Antonio Brown added another during a frantic stretch...


Van Gaal believes United can win title

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal insists they can still overhaul Premier League leader Chelsea despite...


Keita survives high-speed crash

Lazio forward Keita Balde walked away from a high-speed car crash which caused extensive damage to a 180,000-euro...

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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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