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Documentary explores ties between former communist leaders and 'Red Star Over China' author Edgar Snow

In a village yard in Northwest China in 1936, a slim-faced Chinese Red Army leader posed for a photo shoot. Facing the camera and wearing an army cap with a five-pointed star, this was the man who would later become the top leader of New China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/5 18:53:39

German Internet celebrity in China calls on Merkel to promote cashless economy

Twenty-eight-year-old German-born Thomas Derksen (@阿福Thomas), an online celebrity with millions of Chinese fans on Weibo and Meipai and other social networks, recently posted a public letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Weibo and Facebook, calling for the promotion of a cashless economy in Germany.
Source: People.cn | 2017/7/4 14:40:09

Beyonce and Jay-Z twins' names could be Rumi and Sir

The wait may be over for the names of the twins of music power couple Beyonce and Jay-Z. Signs point to the names as Rumi and Sir.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/2 17:33:39

Hong Kong Airlines enlists Jackie Chan to launch new Vancouver route

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) welcomed its first-ever North American flight by China's Hong Kong Airlines on Friday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/1 14:07:09

Depp may face perjury charges in Australia over 'Dog Gate'

Johnny Depp could face perjury charges in Australia after the country's deputy prime minister threatened Tuesday to unleash a new chapter in a pet dog case dubbed the "war on terrier."
Source: AFP | 2017/6/28 18:53:39

Window on the Chinese dream

A book on governance written by Chinese President Xi Jinping marked the 1,000-day anniversary of its debut over the weekend. With more than 6.25 million copies in 22 languages already in print worldwide, Xi Jinping: The Governance of China has set a new record in Chinese publication history.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/27 17:18:39

Glastonbury getaway after Ed Sheeran closes festival

Tens of thousands of revelers were making the great getaway from Glastonbury on Monday after Ed Sheeran closed the world's biggest greenfield music festival.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/27 16:48:39

None of royals wants to be king, says Prince Harry

Queen Elizabeth's bachelor grandson Prince Harry caused a stir Thursday by saying no members of the British royal family want to be the king or queen.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/23 8:38:51

Australia's wildlife warrior Steve Irwin honoured by Hollywood ten years after death

Ten years after his tragic death, Australia's most famous wildlife conservationist "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin will be honoured with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/23 11:01:06

Kim Kardashian, West said to have hired surrogate for third baby

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's family may be growing, according to reports on Wednesday that the celebrity couple have hired a surrogate to carry their third child after a doctor advised the reality star against another high-risk pregnancy.
Source: Reuters | 2017/6/22 16:13:40

Time is money

An engraved gold Cartier watch given to Jacqueline Kennedy and a reciprocal thank-you painting from the former first lady sold for $379,500 at auction in New York on Wednesday, Christie's said.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/22 16:03:39

UK's Duke of Edinburgh taken to hospital

The Duke of Edinburgh, known as Prince Philip, was taken to hospital, Buckingham Palace announced on Wednesday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/22 8:37:58

Prodigy, key force in East Coast hip-hop, passes away at age 42

Prodigy, one half of hip-hop duo Mobb Deep whose dark hardcore style helped define the East Coast sound amid the 1990s rivalry with the West Coast, died Tuesday at age 42.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/21 16:33:39

Pop superstar Beyonce gives birth to twins: US media reports

Pop diva Beyonce and her rap mogul husband Jay-Z have welcomed twins, according to multiple US media reports, with two new members joining music's royal family that already includes 5-year-old Blue Ivy.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/18 17:18:40

Hollywood's Rebel Wilson wins defamation case against publisher

Hollywood actor Rebel Wilson on Thursday won a lengthy defamation case against an Australian publisher that portrayed her as a serial liar, which she said cost her lucrative movie roles.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/15 18:03:40

Enter the Master: 'Bruce Lee's Only Real Fight' VIDEO Revealed to Public

A unique footage of what appears to be the legendary martial artist Bruce Lee's "only real fight ever recorder" was recently revealed after being restored by a dedicated enthusiast.
Source: Sputniknews.com | 2017/6/14 22:21:15

Migrant worker goes from pig farmer to one of China's highest-paid online authors

A former assembly line worker and pig farmer, Li Zhi said his life changed completely after he began writing stories online in 2013.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/14 17:38:40

To boycott, or not to boycott over Trumpian 'Julius Caesar'

New York's Public Theater on Monday defended its production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar that portrays the assassinated Roman leader as US President Donald Trump after Delta Air Lines Inc and Bank of America Corp pulled their funding.
Source: Reuters | 2017/6/13 17:43:40