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Host Grant Imahara passes away at 49

Grant Imahara, who co-hosted the popular science TV show MythBusters and worked behind the scenes on three Star Wars films, has died at age 49, the Discovery Channel said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/15 17:03:40

Italy returns stolen Bataclan Banksy to France

Rome returned a stolen Banksy artwork to France on Tuesday after the famed street artist's homage to the victims of the 2015 Paris attacks was found in Italy.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/15 16:58:40

First English book on China's Western Xia Dynasty published overseas

The English version of A Tangut Course, a book that systemically introduces the history and culture of China's Western Xia Dynasty (1038-1227), has become the first book about the dynasty to be published overseas, Chinese experts said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/15 19:48:40

Six living Buddhas graduate from Buddhist middle school in Tibet Autonomous Region

After performing an English melodrama, reciting poetry, making speeches and holding a sutra debate, six living Buddhas graduated from a middle school under the Tibetan Buddhist College in Lhasa, Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 21:18:40

Body of actress Naya Rivera recovered from US lake: police

US officials on Monday found the body of Glee actress Naya Rivera in the Californian lake where she drowned last week during a boat trip with her 4-year-old son.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/14 18:33:40

Colleges to provide online consultations

Chinese colleges will provide online consultation to students who sat the national college entrance exam earlier in July for epidemic prevention, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/14 18:28:41

Young LA entertainers lead new activism

In a town that sells silver-screen fantasies to the world, young Los Angeles entertainers are using their Hollywood talents to inspire and lead a new generation of real-life protesters.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/14 17:58:40

Galapagos reopens tourist sites after easing coronavirus lockdown

The Galapagos Islands in the Republic of Ecuador on Monday reopened its tourist sites and marine reserve, which had been closed since March due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Ecuadorian Environment Minister Paulo Proano announced on social media that day.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/14 17:53:40

Sui Dynasty tomb reveals ancient posthumous marriage culture

The Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology announced in a press release on Tuesday that the excavation work on the largest Sui Dynasty (581-618) cemetery ever discovered so far has been completed, leading to new discoveries that provide insight into what posthumous marriage was like in ancient China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 17:48:40

China's streaming sites turn to premium VOD to hold onto audiences' interest amid COVID-19

Chinese audiences are still showing a high willingness and desire to head to cinemas even amid the COVID-19 epidemic, a new report released by Chinese ticketing platform Maoyan and streaming site iQIYI.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/14 18:41:23

Mothers of 11 rescued Tibetan antelope calves might have been eaten by wolves or bears: Chinese expert

The mothers of 11 Tibetan antelope calves that were rescued on Wednesday by the Zhuonai Lake protection station at the world heritage site Hol Xil in Northwest China's Qinghai Province may have been killed by wolves and bears during migration, a Chinese animal expert said on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/13 18:38:40

Sri Lanka hosts first wedding exhibition since COVID-19 outbreak

Early Saturday, young Ranjani Gunatilake, who is planning her wedding in December, traveled to the Waters Edge resort in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo to attend "Wedding Boutique 2020," the first wedding exhibition held in the country after a COVID-19 curfew was lifted.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/13 18:13:40

Bollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai tests positive for coronavirus

Bollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai has tested positive for the coronavirus, her actor husband Abhishek Bachchan said Sunday just a day after he and his father, screen legend Amitabh Bachchan, were admitted to hospital with the infectious disease.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/13 18:08:41

French nightclub workers hold protest on virus closure

Workers in French nightclubs on Sunday protested in Paris to urge the government to allow their dance floors to get moving again.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/13 18:03:41

Ancient bridge damaged by flooding in East China will be repaired: local authorities

An ancient Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279) bridge in East China's Jiangxi Province that was damaged by heavy flooding will be repaired under the guidance of professional experts after flood waters recede, the local tourism administration announced on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/13 18:03:40

Beijing LGBT Center turns to short videos to tackle stereotypes

The Beijing LGBT Center opened an account on short video platform Douyin, the Chinese region version of TikTok, on Sunday to tell stories and correct stereotypes about the LGBTQ+ community.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/13 16:28:40

Tokyo art exhibit invites theft

The Tokyo art exhibit opened to enthusiastic visitors, but many of those circulating weren't just there to soak in some culture - they were casing the joint for a midnight raid.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/13 16:38:40

Ghana library shines light on black and African literature

A small group of visitors wait eagerly at the entrance to a single-story building in Ghana's capital Accra, looking to explore the literary treasure inside.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/12 18:08:40