Feature: Chinese design in spotlight at Milan Fashion Week

Chinese design is in the spotlight at Milan Fashion Week, one of the biggest indicators of global fashion and design.

Belgian long-distance racing pigeon flies high in record 1.25 million euro online auction

A star racing pigeon named Armando has fetched a record 1.25 million euros ($1.4 million) in an online auction, Belgian media reported on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/18 16:48:40

Beijing's Zhang Family Residence reveals the beauty of traditional Chinese courtyard houses

Courtyard houses, or siheyuan, are one of the most traditional Chinese residences found in China. Many facets of Chinese traditional culture are hidden in these stately residences, which usually entail a courtyard surrounded on all four sides by buildings. According to a survey by a local records committee in Beijing, there are about 923 well-preserved courtyard houses in the capital. Even more interesting, each of these buildings has their own unique style and historical background.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/18 16:48:40

'Captain Marvel' clobbers the competition to stay atop box office

Female-led superhero movie Captain Marvel took in an estimated $69.3 million over the weekend, outearning the combined North American totals of the next nine films, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/18 16:48:39

Plus-size actresses are getting front-and-center roles

Long relegated to providing comic relief or playing supporting parts, plus-size actresses are finally getting their due with juicy front-and-center roles in a sign of shifting attitudes towards diverse body types.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/18 16:43:40


Happy birthday: Expect to be on a very tight schedule today as tasks will pile up. You might have to put off some social events as you will need to focus more time on completing everything on your to-do list. You will be lucky in love. Your lucky numbers: 3, 4, 6, 11, 16.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/18 16:23:39


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Source: Global Times | 2019/3/18 16:13:39

Lebanese artist turns shrapnel from battlefields into sculptures

There is a violinist, a farmer tilling his field, and a cockerel with a propeller for a head. All were once rockets, artillery shells, or bullets falling on Lebanon's battlefields.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/17 16:33:40

Family of late conservationist Steve Irwin sends 'thank you' message to Australian town holding funeral for crocodile

With Elton John's "Crocodile Rock" playing in the background and a tribute from Steve Irwin's family, a small seaside town in north Queensland bade farewell to a beloved community member Saturday, a saltwater crocodile.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/17 16:33:39

On the horizon

Google is looking to transform internet-age game play, with an expected launch of a streaming service which uses the tech giant's power in the internet cloud.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/17 16:28:40


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Source: Global Times | 2019/3/17 15:48:39


Happy birthday: The universe will gift you with good fortune for your birthday. This is the perfect time to take risks that you would otherwise avoid, so get out there and try something new! Your lucky numbers: 2, 5, 7, 12, 16.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/17 15:38:39


Happy birthday: Your time this weekend is meant to make yourself feel refreshed and rested. Put all work aside and just enjoy yourself for a time. Your to-do list will still be there when the work week starts. Your lucky numbers: 2, 3, 7, 12, 16.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/14 18:58:40


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Source: Global Times | 2019/3/14 18:53:40