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To the moon!

An experimental spacecraft blasts off from the Xichang satellite launch site in southwest China early yesterday. It separated from its carrier rocket and entered Earth orbit shortly after, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense said.

The bikes are back

Army motorcyclists escort a fleet of cars carrying foreign dignitaries in Beijng yesterday. Such escorts were discontinued more than a decade ago due to the traffic congestion in the capital.

Queen sends out her first tweet

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth makes her foray into the world of social media yesterday when she sent out her inaugural message on Twitter. “It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @sciencemuseum and I hope people will enjoy visiting.

Walking peak to peak in the Alps

Guests walk along the “Peak Walk” bridge during a media preview at the Glacier 3000 in Les Diablerets in Switzerland yesterday. Built between the Scex Rouge and View Point at an altitude of 3,000 meters, the 107m long and 9.5m wide hanging bridge is the first in the world to connect two peaks with one another.


President pledges opening-up strategy

TWENTY-ONE Asian nations signed on to a China-driven initiative yesterday to create a new international bank as President Xi Jinping...


No rise in home prices on cool market

Weakness in the Chinese property market continued for another month and was responsible for prices not rising in 70 major cities in...


New Yorkers told not to panic after doctor diagnosed with Ebola virus

OFFICIALS tried to quell New Yorkers’ fears yesterday after a doctor was diagnosed with Ebola in the city. “We want to state at the...

Xi’s US$82m aid pledge

Safe havens offer hope for Yangtze River dolphins

University Professor Yu Daoping knows the ins and outs of the Yangtze River dolphin, having dissected more than 200 corpses of the...


Entertainment and Culture

Museum looking good, naturally

Museum looking good, naturally

People stand beside Shanghai Natural History Museum in Jing’an Sculpture Park...

Tennis

Double delight for No. 1 Serena

Tennis

SERENA Williams made the semifinals of the WTA Finals and earned the year-end...

News Feature

Museum all lathered up in barber history

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Looking like a pair of black tweezers, but larger and with a handgrip at the...

Biz Hub
Tesco chief quits over accounting bloomer

The chairman of Britain’s biggest retailer Tesco resigned yesterday as the troubled group said a huge accounting...


Slow pace in profit growth of SOEs

Profit growth of China’s state-owned enterprises slowed in the first nine months of 2014, adding to signs of fragility...


Huawei ships more handsets

China’s Huawei Technologies Co said third-quarter smartphone shipments jumped 26 percent year on year, doubling...


SAFE official blames stronger dollar for drop in forex reserves

A TOP official from China’s foreign exchange regulator said yesterday that the recent decline in the country’s...


IT center plans new platform

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Tudou targets the young

Youku Tudou yesterday launched a new channel targeting younger viewers to consolidate its hold in the fiercely...


SMG adapts to changes

Shanghai Media Group yesterday said it is striving to be more interactive with the audience and the market after...

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Metro
City’s warm reception for frosty date

WHILE yesterday was marked by solar term shuangjiang — which means frost descends, the city can in fact expect...


Musical of stabbing

A MUSICAL based on the case of a Shanghai student who stabbed his mother at Pudong International Airport over a...


Naked protest

A SCOOTER rider stopped by police for suspected illegal taxi business on Wednesday morning at Metro Line 3’...


Subway indecent assault

Police are hunting for a Metro passenger who indecently assaulted a woman sitting next to him in full view of other...


97% crime clearup rate

Shanghai has this year achieved a 97.1 percent success rate in solving criminal cases, said Bai Shaokang, director...


500MB free mobile data

A TOTAL of 300,000 Shanghai residents will each receive 500 megabytes of free mobile data next month, to help promote...

Latest Poll

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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National

Migratory birds making Poyang home

More migratory birds are likely to give up their winter journey and become permanent residents at east China’s...


Zuckerberg’s Mandarin charm offensive

FACEBOOK co-founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg delighted an audience of students at Beijing’s Tsinghua...


Deadly clash: 16 officials punished

Sixteen officials in Jinning County, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, have been dismissed or suspended from duty...


Warning over fake edible salt in Henan

More than 20 tons of industrial salt camouflaged as normal edible salt are believed to be on market in central...

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Feature

Brand expert cites quality, ‘higher purpose’

David Aaker, considered the “father of modern branding,” has launched Chinese versions of two of his books — “Brand...


University building makes lasting impact on city and country

hudec's legacyFamous Beijing journalist Wang Jun recently read a biography of architect Laszlo Hudec and...


A green thumbs-up forcreating a ‘special look’

Teresa Tan has a job that many girls might envy. She is paid to go shopping. But her shopping is not for clothes...

World

3 felony charges for man who jumped White House fence

A man arrested after jumping the White House fence on Wednesday night has been charged with three felony counts...


4 more Moscow airport staff held over plane crash

Russian prosecutors detained four Moscow airport workers and denied bail to the driver of a snow plow which hit...


Japan PM’s new minister hit by racy bar and shares scandals

Japan’s new trade minister yesterday called his support group’s spending at a racy bar “inappropriate,” but declined...

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Sharapova's title hope and No. 1 chance over

MARIA Sharapova's hope of winning the WTA Finals is over, and her chance of taking the year-end No.1 ranking also...


Japan facing ban from international basketball

JAPAN is facing a potential ban from basketball's world governing body FIBA over a failure to merge its two top...


Federer shrugs off slow start to reach Basel quarters

ROGER Federer shrugged off dropping the first set against journeyman Denis Istomin on Thursday before hitting back...


Everton held by Lille but remain top in Europa League

EVERTON retained top spot in Group F on Thursday as they battled to a 0-0 draw at Lille in Europa League action...


Focus on Balotelli, Rodgers as Reds falter

Under-pressure Liverpool taskmaster Brendan Rodgers will tackle troubled striker Mario Balotelli over both a half-time...


Ronaldo fumes at El Clasico scheduling

World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo has complained that the timing of the first El Clasico of the season...


Serena sizzles but Sharapova falls to Kvitova

Serena Williams hit back from her embarrassing defeat at the WTA Finals by demolishing Eugenie Bouchard 6-1, 6-1...

Oddly Enough

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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