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'Blind Massage' big Golden Horse winner in Taiwan

Cast members of the film "Blind Massage" are present at the 51st Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, on Saturday. "Blind Massage" from Chinese director Lou Ye won six of the seven categories it had been nominated in, including best feature film, best cinematography and best sound effects.

Annual Santa Claus parade held in Montreal downtown

Montreal's annual Santa Claus parade is held in Montreal's downtown core on Saturday. There are more than 1,000 performers including acrobats, dancers and clowns on various floats and marching bands in the second largest Santa Claus parade in Canada.

Calling all art lovers

People interact with the “Telephone” art installation at the 10th Shanghai Biennale at the Power Station of Art. The massive artwork features 50 telephones attached to 30 white pillars, which when picked up reward the listener with a spoken message or a piece of music.

Shanghai shrouded by heavy fog

Yan’an Elevated Road almost disappears in the heavy fog that shrouded Shanghai yesterday. Several flights were delayed due to the poor visibility.


Death toll of southwest China quake rises to 4

THE death toll of a 6.3-magnitude earthquake which hit Kangding County in southwest China's Sichuan Province had risen to four as of...

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Major hydroplant goes operational in power-thirst Tibet

TIBET'S largest hydropower station became partly operational today, harnessing the rich water resources of the Yarlung Zangbo River...


28 killed in Kenyan bus attack by Islamist group

Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, claimed responsibility for yesterday’s dawn attack on a bus in Kenya which 28 non-Muslims...


Singapore charges Germans

Two German men were yesterday charged with breaking into a Singapore metro depot and spray-painting graffiti on a train, offenses punishable...


Sunday

Spanish envoy’s painting blends East with West

Spanish envoy’s painting blends East with West

Manuel Valencia has multiple identities. He is a diplomat, the Spanish ambassador...

Foreign Views

Nations face big challenges in a world drawn both closer together and further apart

“In our time... power is in unprecedented flux, while claims to legitimacy every decade multiply their scope in hitherto-inconceivable...

Technology

Pumping up the game action

Technology

Sony’s PlayStation 4 video-game console has built an impressive lead over its...

Sports

Pacquiao relaxed as Algieri has weighty problem; Zou eyes Thai

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Manny Pacquiao weighed in at 143.8 pounds yesterday for his welterweight world...

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Briskest US home sales in October

Workers construct a new home in Ashburn, Virginia. People in the United States bought homes in October at the briskest...


PBOC eyes many tools for funds

China’s central bank said it will use multiple tools to support liquidity after a media report said it has injected...


ECB to fight deflation ‘without delay’

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said yesterday that the ECB is ready to roll out new policy measures...


HK collector makes sparkling buy

A Hong Kong buyer has paid US$32.6 million for a near 10-carat blue diamond at an auction held by Sotheby’s in...


Aussie hotel deal radiates Sunshine over real estate

CHINA’S Sunshine Insurance Group paid about US$400 million for a trophy hotel in Sydney, as Chinese insurers join...


Brokerages and easier IPO rules propel shares

Shanghai stocks rebounded more than 1 percent yesterday, as investors were encouraged by a government plan to...

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'Fridge on doorstep’ opens for business 'Fridge on doorstep’ opens for business

A VENDING machine selling raw meat, crabs and other produce has been installed in downtown — the first of 200 planned...


Fatal rear-end collision

One person was killed in the rear-end collision of two trucks on the A30 Highway in Pudong New Area at 0:50am yesterday....


Honest cabbie plays down returning passenger’s wallet

A CITY cabbie praised for returning a wallet that a foreign passenger left in his taxi has played down his actions....


'Driver’s license’ for restaurants

RESTAURANTS that don’t meet city standards face having points deducted in a new “driver’s license” scheme being...


Majors in elderly nursing

Three vocational schools will offer elderly care nursing majors next year to help meet demand, authorities said...


4 rescued in river drama

Four men were rescued after boats collided on the Huangpu River around 3am yesterday....

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The giant floating Rubber Duck artwork created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman will take

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

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National

Childbirth ‘torture’ for men

A hospital in eastern China is offering fathers-to-be a chance to experience the pain of childbirth after several...


Tackling restaurants’ opium habit

Let’s face it, some Chinese food can be addictive; maybe it’s just the great taste, maybe it’s the opium....


Workers at scandal farm have brucellosis

WORKERS at a farm at the center of a disease scandal in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province are routinely found...

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Rare staging of baroque operas on the way

Two operas featuring beautiful queens will be staged next month as part of the first Baroque Music Festival at...


Profound thoughts on love and happiness

Love that breathes. It is the catchphrase of “New Discoveries of Love,” written by German philosophy professor...


Wuhan’s architecture feels strangely familiar

In the early 20th century, Wuhan in central China’s Hubei Province was nicknamed “Chicago of the East” when Shanghai...

World

Taliban militants launch massive offensive on Afghan's Kamdish district

TALIBAN militants launched a massive offensive in Kamdish district of the eastern Nuristantan province of Afghanistan...


St. Martin’s Day is big business

Balazs Ban, chef of the Macesz Huszar restaurant, prepares a goose plate in Budapest yesterday. The feast day of...


2014 likely to end as warmest year on record

Despite a bitter US cold snap, the globe is rushing hell-bent toward its warmest year on record with last month...

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China's Zou batters "mini-Manny" to earn world title shot

CHINA'S double Olympic gold medal-winning flyweight Zou Shiming dismantled an experienced and durable Thai opponent...


Messi breaks Liga goals record with hat-trick

LIONEL Messi became the all-time top goalscorer in La Liga history with a hat-trick as Barcelona swept aside Sevilla...


Chelsea 'beautiful' but unique, says Mourinho

CHELSEA manager Jose Mourinho believes it is too early to compare his current side with his title-winning teams...


Van Gaal backs United keeper De Gea to keep improving

LOUIS van Gaal is adamant David de Gea can still get better despite witnessing the Manchester United goalkeeper...


Azarenka, Ivanovic to play in Brisbane International

VICTORIA Azarenka and Ana Ivanovic will play in the Brisbane International joining Maria Sharapova in a strong...


Double-bogeys blunt McIlroy charge

Rory McIlroy made double bogeys on successive holes in the third round of the US$8 million DP World Tour Championship...

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Cuban couple keeps rodents called hutias as pets

SOME people keep guinea pigs or hamsters as pets. But in Cuba, where a larger, more exotic rodent runs wild, Ana...


Indian baby born with four arms and four legs dubbed God Boy

A BABY boy born with four arms and four legs is causing panic in the streets of Baruipur, east India, as locals...


Why are seals having sex with penguins?

ON a remote island in the Indian Ocean, researchers have spotted fur seals sexually harassing and coercing king...



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