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 2018-07-18 14:30 

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Man challenges Guinness record for slicing watermelons on stomach...

Ashrita Furman, who holds more Guinness World Records than anyone, attempts to set a new record for slicing the most watermelons in half on his own stomach in one minute in New York City, U.S., July 17, 2018....

 2018-07-18 14:28 

Yonhap News

Trump in 'no rush' over N.K. denuclearization...

U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday there is...

 2018-07-18 14:28 

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Animal dealers use social media to attract buyers for endangered African wild cats...

China's young generation, especially those who work in big cities and live alone, are noted for their large portion of cat obsessives. Staying far from families, they now find companionship in cats, both virtual and real....

 2018-07-18 14:28 

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Shanghai sees steady first-half growth...

Faced with a number of economic uncertainties, especially those in international trade relations, Shanghai still managed to see steady growth in the first half of this year, steering toward economic restructuring and upgrading as the municipal government ...

 2018-07-18 14:27 

Korea Herald

Hyundai Motor unveils Kona Iron Man edition at Comic-Con 2018...

Hyundai Motor, South Korea's leading automaker, unveiled the world's first soon-to-be mass produced Marvel character-ins...

 2018-07-18 14:26 

Ecns.cn

Green industry develops steadily on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau: white paper...

A white paper released Wednesday said that an economic model featuring a circular economy, renewable energy, and distinctive industries, is forming on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, signaling an increasing level of green development....

 2018-07-18 14:23 

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Monitoring, early-warning system established on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau: white paper...

To monitor eco-environmental changes on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, China has set up a relatively complete monitoring and early-warning system, said a white paper released by the State Council Information Office on Wednesday....

 2018-07-18 14:21 

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Ecological awareness grows on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau: white paper...

A culture that values ecological awareness is developing on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, said a white paper released by the State Council Information Office on Wednesday....

 2018-07-18 14:19 

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Italian officers hail joint patrols in China...

Italian police officers hailed the China-Italy police patrol operation in Beijing as barrier-breaking and said the move has brought the countries' peoples closer....

 2018-07-18 14:14 

The Chosun Ilbo

Die-Hard Fans Demand Park's Release on Parole...

More than 1,000 die-hard supporters of disgraced ex-President Park Geun-hye have petitioned an appeals court to parole or release her.Park faces an appeal brought by prosecutors against her 24-year sentence for corruption and abuse of office, which they c...

 2018-07-18 14:13 

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Debtors forced to pay back 1.4 mln yuan to keep kids in private schools...

Twenty-three debtors in North China have actively paid their debts of more than 1.4 million yuan ($210,000) in total, after recently finding out their children could be barred from attending expensive private high schools....

 2018-07-18 14:09 

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Capital to develop more bookstores...

Beijing will make greater efforts to develop bookstores in the capital through policies such as subsidies and tax reductions, aiming to establish a well-structured reading environment for the public, the city's finance bureau announced on Tuesday....

 2018-07-18 14:09 

Japan Times

Spurs reportedly sending Kawhi Leonard to Raptors for DeMar DeRozan...

The Kawhi Leonard saga in San Antonio is on the cusp of ending, with the Spurs reaching an agreement in principle on Wednesday to send ......

 2018-07-18 14:07 

Nikkei Asian Review

Mainland and Hong Kong bourses reach dual-class share consensus...

HONG KONG -- Mainland bourses have agreed to give domestic investors access to Hong Kong dual-class structure shares through the cross-boundary stock...

 2018-07-18 14:04 

Japan Times

Thai cave boys speak of 'miracle' rescue after hospital discharge...

Twelve Thai boys and their football coach who were rescued by divers after being trapped in a flooded cave for over two weeks spoke publicly ......

 2018-07-18 14:04 

Ecns.cn

Chinese FM disputes 'meddling' in South Pacific with just an example...

The U.S. and Australia are expected to hold its annual consultations on foreign affairs and national security next week. Media reports say China's so-called "meddling" in the South Pacific will be on the agenda of the meeting....

 2018-07-18 14:02 

The Chosun Ilbo

N.Korea Revives Mass Games for Founding Anniversary...

North Korea is preparing feverishly for the 70th anniversary of the nation's founding on Sept. 9, which will be celebrated by the notorious "mass games" where thousands are forced to shriek, sing and hop about in unison. It will be the first m...

 2018-07-18 14:00 

China Post

McIlroy eager to chase title at site of his 1st British Open...

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Rory McIlroy was an 18-year-old with big head of curls and a big game to match when he teed it up as an amateur in his first British Open at Carnoustie in 2007.Carefree and unafraid, he played the first round without maki...

 2018-07-18 14:00 

Ecns.cn

Ecological compensation mechanism put in place for Qinghai-Tibet Plateau: white paper...

As an important step taken by the state to protect the environment, an ecological compensation mechanism has been put in place for the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, according to a white paper released by the State Council Information Office Wednesday....

 2018-07-18 13:59 

Japan Times

Frontale gets off to winning start as J. League resumes play after World Cup break...

Elsinho and Yu Kobayashi struck either side of halftime to give Kawasaki Frontale a 2-1 win away to Consadole Sapporo on Wednesday night, as the ......

 2018-07-18 13:57 

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Qinghai-Tibet Plateau still one of cleanest regions on earth: white paper...

The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is still one of the cleanest regions on earth, according to a white paper released by the State Council Information Office Wednesday....

 2018-07-18 13:54 

Ecns.cn

Apple's iCloud service in mainland to be run by China Telecom: company...

Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Industry Co (GCBD), the new operator of Apple's iCloud service in China, has recently signed a deal with China Telecom for cloud storage service, which is a smart move for the U.S. company....

 2018-07-18 13:53 

Ecns.cn

Significant achievements made in protecting biodiversity of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau: white paper...

A number of eco-projects have been implemented on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, achieving positive results in ecosystem conservation, bringing under control the degradation of the local ecosystem and restoring the biodiversity, according to a white paper rel...

 2018-07-18 13:50 

Japan Times

Elon Musk apologizes for calling Thai cave rescue diver a pedophile...

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has apologized for calling a British diver involved in the Thailand cave rescue a pedophile, saying he spoke in ......

 2018-07-18 13:50 

Korea Herald

Air Force to recruit 10 female students as pilots...

The Air Force said Thursday it is planning to select 10 female college students each year to train as pilots.Two female...

 2018-07-18 13:50 

China Post

Ford recalls 550K vehicles that can roll away unexpectedly...

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling about 550,000 cars and SUVs in North America to fix a gearshift problem that could cause the vehicles to roll away unexpectedly.The recall covers certain 2013 through 2016 Fusion sedans and some 2013 and 2014 Escape ...

 2018-07-18 13:50 

China Post

Markets Right Now: A mixed start for stocks on Wall Street...

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.Stocks are off to a mixed start as gains by industrial and financial companies are offset by energy and technology companies.United Continental jumped 5 perce...

 2018-07-18 13:50 

China Post

Baseball, beer help Wright Brothers' hometown rise again...

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — When I was growing up in greater Dayton, Ohio, in the 1960s and '70s, the city already had been to the top of prosperity hill and was coasting down the other side.Early 20th century Dayton was a metropolis that hummed with in...

 2018-07-18 13:50 

China Post

AP sources: Leonard going to Raptors, DeRozan going to Spurs...

The Kawhi Leonard saga in San Antonio is on the cusp of ending, with the Spurs reaching an agreement in principle on Wednesday to send the 2014 NBA Finals MVP to the Toronto Raptors for All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan.Danny Green also will be going to Toront...

 2018-07-18 13:50 

China Post

The Latest: No talk of expanding college football playoff...

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on SEC Media Days (all times local):9:30 a.m.The College Football Playoff is sticking with four teams, at least for now.Bill Hancock, executive director of the College Football Playoff, says there has been no talk about exp...

 2018-07-18 13:48 

Ecns.cn

Finland spends 10 mln euros on Putin-Trump summit...

The cost of the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin covered by Finnish authorities amounted to 10 million euros (11.66 million U.S. dollars), Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila said on Tuesday....

 2018-07-18 13:38 

Japan Times

Dragons' Garcia flirts with no-hitter in victory over Carp...

Onelki Garcia carried a no-hit bid into the eighth inning and singled in a run as the Chunichi Dragons shut out the Hiroshima Carp 5-0 ......

 2018-07-18 13:38 

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Chinese high school graduates more enthusiastic about PLA colleges...

High school graduates in 2018 are more enthusiastic in applying for military colleges, as the number of applicants in regions like Central China's Henan Province far surpassed the planned quota....

 2018-07-18 13:36 

Japan Times

Hiroki Takahashi wins Akutagawa literary award, while Rio Shimamoto bags Naoki Prize...

Novelist Hiroki Takahashi has won the prestigious Akutagawa Prize for up-and-coming authors, while the Naoki Prize for popular fiction has been awarded to writer Rio ......

 2018-07-18 13:36 

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Chinese diplomat in U.S. urges tourism agencies to pay attention to safety...

The Chinese consulate general in Houston, Texas of the United States, on Tuesday urged Chinese tourism agencies to obey the law to secure travel safety, including providing safety training and tips for licensed drivers....

 2018-07-18 13:35 

South China Morning Post

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Taxi drivers put on notice as Hong Kong government brings in stiffer penalties to combat city's notoriously bad service...

Taxi drivers in Hong Kong who repeatedly overcharge or refuse fares will get bigger fines and more time in jail, as the government cracks down on the industry's notoriously bad service.Besides heavier penalties, the Transport and Housing Bureau confir...

 2018-07-18 13:33 

Ecns.cn

Two small planes collide in U.S. state of Florida, killing 3...

At least three people were killed after two small planes collided into each other in the air in the U.S. state of Florida on Tuesday, according to local authorities....

 2018-07-18 13:33 

Ecns.cn

Japan steps up Belt & Road cooperation...

More Japanese companies have found business opportunities in the Belt and Road initiative, which Chinese analysts said could help dispel misinterpretations on the China-proposed initiative and win more participators, especially from Western countries....

 2018-07-18 13:30 

South China Morning Post

China's Saturday Night Live: victim of Communist Party censorship, or just not funny?...

The Chinese version of the long-running American television comedy show Saturday Night Live has been taken off the air less than a month after its launch, sparking debate over whether it was a victim of censorship or bad writing.The news was announced on ...

 2018-07-18 13:30 

The Asahi Shimbun

China: U.S.-led trade war biggest ‘confidence killer’ in world economy:The Asahi Shimbun...

BEIJING--The U.S.-driven trade war has become the biggest...

 2018-07-18 13:29 

Central News Agency

Japanese man makes video to thank Taiwan for earthquake aid...

Taipei, July 18 (CNA) In gratitude for Taiwan's help in the wake of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Shunske Hagiwara from Japan's Gunma Prefecture has spent 86 days in Taiwan filming a video to help promote Taiwan tourism....

 2018-07-18 13:29 

Central News Agency

Taiwan artist, group listed for Japan's Foreign Minister Commendations...

Tokyo, July 18 (CNA) Art scholar Lin Mun-lee () and a taiko drum group from Taiwan will each receive an award from Japan's foreign ministry in recognition of their efforts to promote friendly relations between the two countries and help build mutual u...

 2018-07-18 13:29 

Central News Agency

Winning numbers for Wednesday's Taiwan lotteries...

Taipei, July 18 (CNA) The winning numbers for Taiwan's...

 2018-07-18 13:29 

Ecns.cn

Chinese rescue team returns home from Thai boat incident...

A team of Chinese rescuers involved in the recent Thailand boating incident returned to the Chinese city of Guangzhou on Monday....

 2018-07-18 13:27 

Ecns.cn

Xiaomi stocks drop after Stock Connect block...

Shares in newly-listed Xiaomi plummeted on Monday, as investors shunned the company following a statement from the Shanghai Stock Exchange on Saturday, confirming mainland investors would not be able to buy shares via Stock Connect....

 2018-07-18 13:26 

Ecns.cn

Study tours abroad likely to reach 1 million...

The number of foreign study tours by Chinese students is likely to hit 1 million this year, Yang Feiyue reports....

 2018-07-18 13:25 

The Asahi Shimbun

Mountains of waste continue to rise in flood-hit areas:The Asahi Shimbun...

For about a 2.3-kilometer stretch, mountains of waste blocked the view from National Road No. 486 in...

 2018-07-18 13:23 

Japan Times

Autonomous taxi tests to start in Tokyo with view to launch service in 2020...

Tests on public roads of an autonomous taxi carrying passengers will be held in central Tokyo for nearly two weeks from late August with the ......

 2018-07-18 13:23 

Ecns.cn

BRICS to seek unity on trade...

The 10th BRICS Summit will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa next week, and Chinese experts say the summit will focus more on uniting members and deepening their industrial cooperation amid the common threats of protectionism and unilateralism....

 2018-07-18 13:22 

Ecns.cn

What caused China's costliest film to be pulled from cinemas?...

Fantasy film "Asura," touted as China's most expensive movie production with a 750-million-yuan (US$110 million) budget, was pulled from cinemas on Sunday, only three days after its debut....

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