‘Justice League’ takes no.1

It might have scored top of the North American box office, but Justice League didn't have the super opening weekend predicted, falling short of expectations with takings of $96 million, according to industry estimates released Sunday.

Rihanna, Amal and Donatella named Met Gala 2018 hosts

It’s the most sought after invitation in the celebrity universe – and on Wednesday, Amal Clooney, Rihanna and Donatella Versace were named co-chairs of next year’s glittering Met Gala in New York.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/9 17:18:39

From napkin sketch to architectural triumph: Jean Nouvel delves into origins of his Louvre Abu Dhabi designs

The Louvre Abu Dhabi, which opened its doors on Wednesday, started life as a simple sketch on a restaurant napkin, says French architect Jean Nouvel.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/9 17:13:39

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Chat attack quit (a job) 辞职
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/9 17:03:39


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Source: Global Times | 2017/11/9 16:28:40


Happy birthday: Revealing too much personal information will throw a monkey wrench into your plans today. You will have to play your cards close to your chest if you want to succeed. Creative freedom will be far more important than monetary gain over the long run. Your lucky numbers: 0, 3, 7, 11, 19.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/9 16:28:39

Confucius Institute opens at Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany

The plaque of the Confucius Institute is unveiled during its opening ceremony at Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany, on Nov. 7, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/9 9:00:26

Cooks make traditional snacks in east China's Jiangsu

Photo taken on Nov. 8, 2017 shows cookies made of glutinous rice, sugar, sesame and walnut at a factory in Nantong City, east China's Jiangsu Province. The cookies are traditional snacks popular in Nantong.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/9 8:55:15

Swiss prosecutors drop rape case against Roman Polanski

Swiss prosecutors said Wednesday they will not prosecute Polish-French film director Roman Polanski after a German woman alleged that he raped her when she was a teenager 45 years ago.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/9 8:36:26

A brief introduction to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China

As a world renowned work of architecture and human civilization, the Great Wall is a must-see for anyone visiting China. Of course, considering the sheer length of the wall, which runs more than 21,000 kilometers along the northern part of the country, it is practically impossible to see it in its entirety. For this reason some better-preserved sections of the wall have become more popular than others over the years.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/8 18:28:39

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Chat attack storing winter Chinese cabbage 冬储大白菜
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/8 17:23:39

Sexual misconduct scandals throw Hollywood into turmoil

Projects are shelved, film releases cancelled, sets shuttered, studios threatened, the Oscars rattled - this is the chaos confronting Hollywood following sex scandals that have brought down power players like Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Brett Ratner.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/8 17:18:40


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Source: Global Times | 2017/11/8 17:18:39


Happy birthday: Love and romance should be one of your major priorities today. This will be the perfect time to arrange for a nice quiet meal with that special someone. You are highly likely to encounter some major challenges when it comes to furthering your career. Your lucky numbers: 4, 7, 8, 11, 14.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/8 17:13:39