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Lack of interest Islamic banking is relatively new in China and it poses certain difficulties, owing to strict rules about it.

Ariane 5 launches 2 satellites on 3rd mission in 2013 Heavy-lift launcher Ariane 5 took off Thursday in French Guiana, launching two satellites into orbit, including Europes largest mobile telecommunicat…

NE China nursing home blaze confirmed as arson Arson has been confirmed as the cause of a fire in a nursing home in northeast Chinas Heilongjiang Province that killed 11 early on Friday morning, l…

Transgender lovers born as opposite US teenage girl Katie Hill and her boyfriend Arin Andrews share a unique bond they were both born as the opposite . Katie, 18, Humor, spent the first 15…

Illicit taxi driver sentenced to 1 year for stealing transportation cards An unregistered taxi driver has been sentenced to one year in prison for stealing 1,382 yuan ($225) from three passengers by swapping their transporta…

Weather authority issues red heat alert Shanghais weather bureau issued the first red heat alert of the year Thursday as the city continued to broil.

6.6-magnitude qHumor satire reign at Webby Awards_uake hits Gansu Province At least 94 people have been killed and 887 others injured in an earthquake which hit a juncture region of two counties in Northwest Chinas Gansu Pro…

Renovated terminal The $1.9 billion renovated Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX was being showcased in advance with media tour on June 20. The terminal contains…

Injured Federers US Open planning under threat Roger Federers US Open preparations could be in danger after the 17 times Grand Slam winner was beaten in his opening match at the Swiss Open while p…

Spain train accident kills at least 80, injures over 140 A train hurtled off the tracks in northwest Spain killing at least 80 passengers and injuring more than 140, an official said Thursday, with the drive…

Game on! A foreign cosplay model makes an appearance Thursday for the opening of the 2013 China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference, known as ChinaJoy. C…

Sensual sands pull the masses to Mingsha Mountain Crescent Springs Gansu Provinces Dunhuang is med for its strategic position on the Silk Road, where voyagers with parched throats would congregate and rest before r…

Nursing home arson fire that killed 11 results in sackings Several officials from the Hailun Civil Afirs Bureau in Northeast Chinas Heilongjiang Province were removed from their positions after a fire in a …

Face-to-ce philanthropy Not so long ago, corporate charity drives usually involved passing a bucket around the office to collect donations for a good cause. However, a growin…

Likonomics: Chinas economic reboot Likonomics, the term to describe Chinese Premier Li Keqiangs economic policy.

So long, Silicon Valley The Union Bar and Grill is a great Sanlitun spot for grabbing a coffee or a burger, but for Zac Aghion and David Ruiz, its also their office.

Zimmerman acquittal triggers days of protest across California The Los Angeles police have been dealing with protests all week against the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of African American teen Trayvo…

Cosplay scares Comic ns from all over the world dressed up and poured into the San Diego Comic-Con International 2013. The exhibition, which attracts around 150,00…

Beijing auto sales stall The China Association of Automobile Manucturers has given up hope of hitting its 5 percent sales growth target for 2013 in Beijing amid sluggish new…

Eastern artworks Peter Lai,new york asian escort model a dress designer from Hong Kong, designs a phoenix coronet for his customer in his small shion shop in San Marino. Though the shop will s…

Xiaomi rumored to enter tablet arena next month Beijing-based Xiaomi Technology Co, with its affordably priced Xiaomi phones, has grown to become something of a household name in the country nearly …

A former civil servant takes Long March in the name of equality for societys vulnerable In a quest to embody the spirit of Lei Feng, known as a hero of the people to modern China, 42-year-old Liu Guangjian has dedicated the past 15 years …

Green growth President Xi Jinpings visit to a recycling company Monday drew renewed attention to environmentally friendly industries.

Bolt wins 100m at Londons Olympic Stadium Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt clocked a season best time of 9.58 seconds to win the mens 100 meters of the Anniversary Games at Londons Olymp…

New LA mayor sworn in Eric Garcetti, the new mayor of Los Angeles, formally takes his oath of office on his inauguration day in front of the LA City Hall, Sunday. He is the…

Sensual sands pull the masses to Mingsha Mountain Crescent Springs Gansu Provinces Dunhuang is med for its strategic position on the Silk Road, where voyagers with parched throats would congregate and rest before r…

Housing price hike Apartments outside Beijings Sixth Ring Road have sold for nearly 20,000 yuan ($3,258) per square meter, defying notions that housing in the capitals…

Abe may seek new ways to achieve old goals Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abes ruling coalition Sunday secured a majority in the upper house of parliament, media exit polls showed.

Tenants forced to leave Lujiazui A local real estate company has informed hundreds of tenants living in a subsidized housing complex in Shanghais financial district that it wont ren…

Seized gambling devices destroyed Police destroyed more than 4,000 seized video gambling machines in Baoshan district Thursday, the municipal police said.

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New freedoms for banned books The annual Hong Kong Book Fair that closed on Tuesday saw thousands of visitors from the mainland browse works that have been banned by authorities in…

Bo Xilai charged with bribery, power abuse Bo Xilai, former Communist Party of China (CPC) chief of Chongqing Municipality, has been charged with taking bribes, embezzlement and abuse of power,…

Bogus dean sentenced Wang Zhiwei, dean of the so-called Beijing International Finance College, was convicted of fraud and sentenced to life in prison by the Beijing First …

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