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 2019-07-19 15:22 

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Annual Paris Plage event held at banks of River Seine...

People rest during the Paris Plage at the banks of River Seine, in Paris, France, July 17, 2019. The annual Paris Plage (Paris beach) event is held from July 6 to Sept. 1, 2019....

 2019-07-19 15:14 

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Grandpa crafts unique wooden school bag...

Li Chunqiang spent four days making a trolley school bag for his grandson. Li is the third generation in his family to work as carpenters....

 2019-07-19 15:08 

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83-year-old creates impressive cement figurine collection in village...

Tan Mingkui, 83, works in his self-made cement craft workshop on a slope in Tongjiang Village, Nanning City, South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, July 18, 2019....

 2019-07-19 15:04 

China Post

Giant Hawaii telescope to focus on big unknowns of universe...

HONOLULU (AP) — Is there life on planets outside our solar system? How did stars and galaxies form in the earliest years of the universe? How do black holes shape galaxies? Scientists are expected to explore those and other fundamental questions abo...

 2019-07-19 15:03 

China Post

UK's home secretary calls for calming of political rhetoric...

LONDON (AP) — Britain's home secretary has pleaded for the calming of extreme political rhetoric and empathized with four U.S. congresswomen of color who were the target of President Donald Trump's tweets. Sajid Javid used a speech on how be...

 2019-07-19 15:02 

China Post

Senator urges federal agencies to wrap up duck boat probes...

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri says everyone affected by last year's duck boat tragedy on Table Rock Lake near Branson "deserves answers," and he is urging federal agencies to wrap up their investigations. The Republ...

 2019-07-19 15:02 

China Post

Governors warn residents to take steps to beat the heat...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state parks are keeping their pools open longer to help people deal with a hot spell. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the extended hours will begin Friday and continue through Sunday at more than 30 parks statewide. Temperatures ...

 2019-07-19 15:01 

China Post

Vos wins La Course, still no women's Tour de France planned...

PAU, France (AP) — There is nothing bigger for male riders than victory at the Tour de France. It's the pinnacle of cycling. But there is no such prize for female riders. Despite calls from cycling's governing body UCI for the creation of a ...

 2019-07-19 15:01 

China Post

Spieth back to playing some good golf at British Open...

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Jordan Spieth knows he can win the big ones. Perhaps that's why he saves his best golf for them. The three-time major winner, still only 25, moved his name up the leaderboard at the British Open on Friday with a...

 2019-07-19 15:01 

China Post

Ex-Giants offensive lineman Mitch Petrus dies of heat stroke...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Officials say former New York Giants offensive lineman Mitch Petrus has died in Arkansas of apparent heat stroke. He was 32. Pulaski County Coroner Gerone Hobbs says Petrus died Thursday night at a North Little Rock hospital...

 2019-07-19 15:01 

China Post

NFL won't suspend Chiefs' Tyreek Hill in case involving son...

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL will not suspend Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill under its personal conduct policy in a domestic violence case involving his 3-year-old son. The league said Friday it has not been given access to information in the court pro...

 2019-07-19 15:01 

China Post

A first Tour at 32: Rookie Canadian savoring every moment...

PAU, France (AP) — If there was a smiley-face jersey for the happiest rider at the Tour de France, to go alongside the iconic yellow shirt worn by the race leader, Canadian Mike Woods would be in the running for it. A rookie at cycling's greates...

 2019-07-19 15:00 

China Post

World hunger continues to rise due to conflict, climate change, says UN report...

The United Nations' goal to eradicate hunger by 2030 is a long way off. After a decade of progress, the number of people starving has risen over the last three years, the UN said in its latest report on food security: 820 million people suffer from ch...

 2019-07-19 15:00 

China Post

Stocks rise in early trading, narrow weekly losses...

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved broadly higher in early trading on Wall Street Friday and chipped away at the week's losses. Markets have been volatile throughout the week as investors assess the latest corporate earnings reports. Financial re...

 2019-07-19 15:00 

China Post

Chancellor Angela Merkel as art motif...

When Chancellor Angela Merkel presumably resigns her post in 2021 at the latest, she will join the Gallery of German Chancellor portraits in the capital. But it won't be the first time her likeness has appeared on canvas. As Merkel turns 65 on July 17...

 2019-07-19 15:00 

China Post

Deepfake videos pose a threat, but 'dumbfakes' may be worse...

Sophisticated phony videos called deepfakes have attracted plenty of attention as a possible threat to election integrity. But a bigger problem for the 2020 U.S. presidential contest may be "dumbfakes" — simpler and more easily unmasked bogu...

 2019-07-19 15:00 

South China Morning Post

Chinese lunar ambitions soar 50 years after moon landing...

Fifty years ago, on July 20, 1969, American astronaut Neil Armstrong left the first human footprint on the moon.At that time, China was one of the poorest countries on Earth. Most of its citizens could not afford a bicycle and its scientists were labourin...

 2019-07-19 14:59 

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Li Na to kick off Int'l Tennis Hall of Fame induction weekend in New York...

Two-time Grand Slam Champion Li Na will be kicking off her upcoming International Tennis Hall of Fame (ITHF) induction weekend by sharing her love of the game with some of the sport's youngest players and fans....

 2019-07-19 14:52 

Central News Agency

Rare bird spotted on Matsu Islands...

Taipei, July 19 (CNA) The Chinese crested tern (Thalasseus bernsteini), a rare bird on the brink of extinction, has been spotted again this year on the Taiwan-held Matsu Islands -- its original habitat -- researchers said Friday....

 2019-07-19 14:45 

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Trump, the U.S. economy and the 2020 election...

Forget the rhetorical sparring, impeachment calls and incendiary tweets, the underlying state of the economy historically tips the balance of a U.S. presidential election....

 2019-07-19 14:44 

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Huawei kicks its top phone assembler out of the supply chain...

After suspending part of the production in May due to the U.S. "Entity List" restriction, Flex Ltd, Huawei's largest smartphone assembler, has halted all production lines in its Changsha factory based in central China's Hunan Province, acc...

 2019-07-19 14:30 

China Post

Rembrandt's 'The Night Watch' undergoes public restoration...

On Monday, experts at the Rijksmuseum got to work on the biggest-ever restoration of Rembrandt van Rijn's The Night Watch. The multimillion-euro makeover of the 1642 masterpiece is expected to take years. The painting has undergone several restoration...

 2019-07-19 14:30 

China Post

Where German is still spoken in the US...

When Norman Sunday sits in front of his barn, he sometimes finds himself looking wistfully over his property. The 82-year-old farmer from the northeastern state of Pennsylvania knows that a decades-old family tradition is coming to an end. He once bred ca...

 2019-07-19 14:30 

China Post

'The biggest problem is greed' says conservationist Jane Goodall...

In 1960, at the age of 26, Jane Goodall ventured to Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania to study chimpanzees. Her discoveries were groundbreaking and her approach to fieldwork was revolutionary. She immersed herself in the chimps' daily lives and g...

 2019-07-19 14:30 

China Post

When America landed on the moon, the whole world did...

Fifty years on from the 1969 moon landing, the emotions still well up. "I was driving home when I stopped on a two-lane road. It was pitch dark, and I got out of the car. I looked up at the moon, and it was like, 'God, we got two people standing t...

 2019-07-19 14:30 

South China Morning Post

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Chinese University medical faculty hires top Hong Kong doctor who left patient halfway through surgery in 2017 for private practice...

A top liver surgeon who was embroiled in a controversy two years ago for leaving a patient open on an operating table halfway through a surgery to rush for private practice has been hired by the Chinese University of Hong Kong's medical faculty.Dr Kel...

 2019-07-19 14:19 

South China Morning Post

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Security lockdown in city as Hong Kong government and police headquarters are barricaded with water barriers to 'prepare for the worst' with protesters...

Authorities have begun imposing a security cordon in Hong Kong as government and police headquarters were locked up and barricaded by two-metre-high water barriers on Friday evening to head off trouble ahead of Sunday's mass protest, with nearly 4,000...

 2019-07-19 14:16 

China Post

Climate change compounds hunger, conflicts, German aid group says...

The world's southern hemisphere poor were bearing the brunt of climate change caused by rich, fossil-fuel consumers of the global North, Welthungerhilfe President Marlehn Thieme said in Berlin on Wednesday. Presenting the Bonn-based organization's...

 2019-07-19 14:16 

China Post

Frankfurt Cultural hub on the River Main...
 2019-07-19 14:15 

China Post

How to get from Europe to Australia without flying...

How long does it take to get to Australia from Switzerland? For Lorenz Keysser, 23, and Giulia Fontana, 27, it required six months of planning, 200 hours on trains and a fortnight on a cargo ship. From visiting Moscow's Red Square and hiking China'...

 2019-07-19 14:15 

China Post

Shake your tail feather: Study finds cockatoos love to dance...

A dancing cockatoo who rose to fame on Youtube has shown that spontaneous and diverse dance moves are not unique to humans, according to a scientific study published on Monday. Snowball, a sulphur-crested cockatoo, moves spontaneously to music with a good...

 2019-07-19 14:15 

China Post

Swiss writer Lukas Brfuss wins prestigious Georg Bchner Prize...

The Swiss writer and playwright Lukas Brfuss has been named the winner of the Georg Bchner Prize in 2019, the German Academy for Language and Literature that issues the award announced on Tuesday in Darmstadt. The prize, given to a German-language author ...

 2019-07-19 14:15 

China Post

Inside Europe 19.07.2019...

Inside Europe 19.07.2019 The China Post...

 2019-07-19 14:05 

RTHK News

Massive blast hits mainland gas plant...

A huge explosion rocked a gas plant in central China on Friday, causing many injuries and shattering windows and doors of buildings in a three-kilometre (1.9-mile) radius, state media said.The number of casualties was not immediately known following the b...

 2019-07-19 14:05 

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Former vice-governor receives life sentence...

Pu Bo, former vice-governor of Guizhou province, was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Nanjing Intermediate People's Court in Jiangsu province on Thursday for taking bribes of more than 71.2 million yuan ($10.6 million)....

 2019-07-19 14:05 

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DRC's Ebola outbreak an 'emergency'...

The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared the deadly Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a public health emergency of international concern....

 2019-07-19 14:05 

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AIIB wins the world's confidence with record of success...

The annual meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank held recently in Luxembourg was eye-opening for me after covering the spring and fall meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in Washington for many years....

 2019-07-19 14:05 

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WADA boss has kudos for China...

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) president Craig Reedie heaped praise on China's efforts to tackle performance-enhancing drugs in sport during a major conference on the issue in Beijing....

 2019-07-19 14:05 

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Russian-U.S. astronauts complete experiment...

The six members of the SIRIUS Russian-U.S. crew on Wednesday left the ground-based experimental compound of the Institute of Biomedical Problems at the Russian Academy of Science after completing their four-month isolation experiment....

 2019-07-19 14:05 

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Robotics, 5G a potent pair, says tech executive...

Founded in 2017, Roborn started collaborating on 5G applications with telecom operator China Mobile and telecom vendor ZTE Corp in November....

 2019-07-19 14:05 

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Myopia fears lead schools to curb app-based work...

Over this year's summer vacation, many Chinese pupils are ditching app-based homework and picking up pens and paper to preserve their eyesight....

 2019-07-19 14:05 

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Bankruptcy mechanism on the way...

A national bankruptcy mechanism is under discussion by policymakers, covering local governments and enterprises, to prevent systemic financial risks, said a senior official with the central bank....

 2019-07-19 14:05 

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Cooler Xinjiang lures tourists beat by heat...

Tourism in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region is seeing a continuous boom as the region has emerged as a popular destination for travelers looking to avoid the summer heat....

 2019-07-19 14:05 

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Businesses wake up to sleep concerns...

But sleep deprivation appears to have worsened in the past decade amid a global 24/7 work culture that demands employees are plugged in, checking and responding to emails and answering work calls at home, say experts....

 2019-07-19 14:03 

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Ghana to implement bilateral cooperation with China on maternal, child health...

Ghanaian authorities have put in place measures to start the implementation of a vital bilateral health cooperation project with China, a release said here on Thursday....

 2019-07-19 14:03 

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UN nuclear watchdog chief to step down early: diplomatic source...

The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog is prepared to give up his office prematurely, according to a diplomatic source here.The IAEA has 171 member states. The head is elected by the representatives of the 35 states, which together form the Board...

 2019-07-19 14:03 

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U.S. House passes bill increasing minimum wage to $15...

The Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted to approve a bill that will raise the federal minimum wage to 15 U.S. dollars per hour by 2025, but the Senate, where the Republicans hold the majority, is expected to abort the legis...

 2019-07-19 14:03 

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Boban Marjanovic confident of Serbia's performance in China basketball worlds...

NBA star center Boban Marjanovic from Serbia said here Thursday he can hardly wait to play in the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China....

 2019-07-19 14:03 

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Trump contradicts himself on possible sanctions against Turkey...

President Donald Trump on Thursday sent contradictory messages on whether the United States would impose sanctions against Turkey over its purchase of Russian S-400 air defense system....

 2019-07-19 14:03 

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Canada, EU seeking closer ties...

The 17th Canada-European Union Summit closed in the Canadian city of Montreal on Thursday with the signing of Canada-EU Oceans Partnership in protecting oceans, combatting ocean plastic waste and marine litter, and fighting the climate crisis....

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