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Thousands run in Shanghai Half Marathon in Pudong

Runners take off from the starting line at the Shanghai Half Marathon event held this morning in the Pudong New Area. -- Zhang Suoqing

A fabulous floral fashion show

Mature models show off their colorful qipao —traditional Chinese dresses — and sunny smiles yesterday at a special fashion event at Shanghai Botanical Garden. To coincide with its ongoing flower festival, the venue staged a number of qipao shows, featuring both amateur and professional models.

Victory for gay pride in Ireland

Gay couples flocked to central Dublin to celebrate a “historic watershed” yesterday as a large majority in the traditionally Catholic country voted to allow same-sex marriage, the culmination of a four-decade struggle for gay rights. — AFP


Xi backs people-to-people exchanges to improve China-Japan ties

CHINESE President Xi Jinping attended a gathering of more than 3,000 Japanese visitors in Beijing Saturday to support people-to-people...

China, Japan to boost tourism cooperation

Chinese premier encourages firms to upgrade cooperation with Peru

VISITING Chinese Premier Li Keqiang encouraged Chinese-funded enterprises Saturday to push forward the transformation and upgrading...


German woman, 65 and mother of 13, has quadruplets

A 65-year-old German woman, who already has 13 children, has given birth to quadruplets after undergoing an artificial insemination...


Are pop songs dumb? Study offers evidence

PARENTS who say their children's music is dumb might have a point. A new study finds that the average hit song has lyrics at a third...


World

Seoul court frees ‘nut rage’ heiress

Seoul court frees ‘nut rage’ heiress

The former Korean Air executive jailed for disrupting a flight in a rage over...

Book review

New book underscores wasted lessons of US war in Vietnam

As one who actively resisted the Vietnam War, I remember the tremendous political and cultural divisions that it created...

Home and Design

A natural at bringing light and color to historic downtown villa

Home and Design

Guergana Guermanoff first came to China in 1999 as an economic and trade official...

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Hamburg faces relegation playoff

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FORMER European champion Hamburg SV beat Schalke 04 2-0 yesterday to avoid direct...

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Netherlands to sell ABN Amro in phases

THE Dutch government said yesterday it will sell off ABN Amro bank in phases starting later this year, seven years...


US consumer prices gain in April

US consumer prices were up slightly in April, but overall gains were held back by another decline in energy costs...


FDI falls 23% in April in Shanghai

Shanghai's foreign direct investment slumped 23.4 percent from a year earlier in April to US$1.3 billion, deteriorating...


Bullish investors boost shares to fresh 7-year high

SHANGHAI stocks closed at a fresh seven-year high yesterday, as investors were positive on infrastructure construction...


Didi Kuaidi offers free rides to bind position

DIDI Kuaidi Co, the merged company of China’s two most popular taxi-hailing applications, said yesterday it’s offering...


Shanghai contracted FDI offers hope

SHANGHAI’S foreign direct investment that was realized in April slumped 23.4 percent from a year earlier to US$1.3...

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Summer to be very hot

SHANGHAI will experience two typhoons, and between five and eight “very hot” days this summer, forecasters said...


A century in photos

A new exhibition titled “Photography from the 20th Century” opened yesterday at the Shanghai Center of Photography...


Support for startups

INVESTMENT firms have pledged 1 billion yuan (US$161.3 million) to an incubation fund for startups in the city....


Ex-planning, building officials investigated

TWO former officials in the land and construction sectors are being investigated for alleged severe disciplinary...


‘House buyer’ detained

A MAN has been detained on suspicion of cheating his girlfriend out of 115,000 yuan (US$18,500) in a house-purchase...


Libraries online

USERS of Alipay will from next month be able to renew their library books using the online payment service, xinmin.cn...

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Jail for supercar crash drivers

Two young drivers whose supercars collided while they were racing in a Beijing tunnel were jailed for dangerous...


Lottery chief probed over profiteering

A LOTTERY chief is being investigated over claims that he profiteered to the tune of billions of yuan, China’s...


US$16.4m Italian villa on sale on Taobao

For sale online to a wealthy Chinese buyer: historic Italian villa, starting price US$16.4 million, immigration...

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Photo fair returns to local arts picture

PHOTO Shanghai, Asia’s premier photography art fair, will return this September to the Shanghai Exhibition Center....


Musician plays it by ear

CHINESE cellist Wang Jian has always adhered to the principle, “pleasant to hear,” when evaluating a piece of music...


Writer pulls back curtain on Nobel lit prize

SWEDISH writer, poet and literary historian Kjell Erik Espmark is one of the 18 members of The Swedish Academy,...

World

Teams labor hard to clean up oil spill in California

Cleanup teams labored yesterday for a third day to remove patches of crude petroleum that stained a California...


WHO reports surge in Ebola cases

Ebola-hit Guinea and Sierra Leone saw a spike in new cases last week, the World Health Organization said, dashing...


Fears as IS overruns ancient site Palmyra

ISLAMIC State militants overran the famed archaeological site at Palmyra early yesterday, just hours after seizing...

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Hamilton seals 1st Monaco pole

FORMULA One world champion Lewis Hamilton took the first Monaco Grand Prix pole position of his career yesterday...


Next season set to be Kobe’s last

LOS Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak created some buzz by saying future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant had...


HK game off as Japan’s Asia coronation dampened

JAPAN was officially handed the Asia Rugby Championship yesterday but coach Eddie Jones claimed officials had rained...


95th time lucky for hapless University of Tokyo team

A JAPANESE university baseball team has finally ended its 94-game losing streak, winning yesterday for the first...


Rampant Rangers level series

HENRIK Lundqvist returned to form with 38 saves while Rick Nash scored twice as the New York Rangers hammered the...


Hamburg faces relegation playoff

FORMER European champion Hamburg SV beat Schalke 04 2-0 yesterday to avoid direct relegation from the German Bundesliga...


Jimenez soars to Euro record

MIGUEL Angel Jimenez hit a record 10th hole-in-one on the European Tour during his third round at the BMW PGA Championship...


Blatter rivals targeted in blackmail scam: report

TWO men who launched challenges to Sepp Blatter for the leadership of world football body FIFA have been targeted...


McIlroy settles for 1-under at Wentworth

British fans, starved of top-notch golf for seven months, turned out in their droves for the BMW PGA Championship...


Button back in McLaren car after harsh criticism

Ten days after claiming he was scared to drive his McLaren car at the Spanish Grand Prix, Jenson Button was back...

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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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