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New book reveals details of battle before Nanjing Massacre in 1937

A new book published in East China's Jiangsu Province has revealed details of the battle to defend Nanjing before the Japanese invaders occupied the city and perpetrated a massacre in late 1937.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/7 19:48:40

WWII film 'Greyhound' teaches virus lesson, says Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks is "heartbroken" that his World War II thriller must skip the big screen due to the pandemic - but hopes it can still teach audiences at home a thing or two about acting decently in a global crisis.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/7 19:21:44

Johnny Depp libel trial set to start in London

A libel trial was due to begin on Tuesday between Hollywood actor Johnny Depp and a British tabloid newspaper over claims that he was violent to his former wife, Amber Heard.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/7 19:18:40

Ancient Chinese temples recruiting new media talent for modern age

Two temples in East China are looking for new media editors to help them enhance young people's understanding and interest in temples and increase the reputation of the temples.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/7 22:19:26

Putting your worries about China's cuddly icons to rest

When the Calgary Zoo in Canada announced in mid-June it was sending its two giant pandas back to China due to a lack of high-quality bamboo for the pandas, it sparked public concern in China for the safety and health of these national treasures living in overseas zoos.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 21:29:27

Chinese drama about pangolin rescue efforts to start shooting

Shooting a Chinese drama about pangolin conservation will begin next week, a representative from a Chinese environmental protection organization told the Global Times on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/6 19:23:42

Maritime firearm exhibition held in Shanghai

An exhibition featuring Chinese maritime firearms opened at the China Maritime Museum in Shanghai on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/6 19:18:43

Family cemetery of ancient official excavated in Northwest China

Archaeologists in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province have unearthed a well-preserved, large family cemetery site of an ancient Chinese official from the Sui Dynasty (581-618), the provincial institute of archaeology said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/6 19:18:42

Kanye West announces 2020 presidential run

Kanye West, the entertainment mogul who urges listeners in one song to "reach for the stars, so if you fall, you land on a cloud," claimed Saturday he is challenging Donald Trump for the US presidency in 2020.
Source: Global Times - AFP | 2020/7/6 18:03:40

In Canada, art lovers head to drive-in for safe Van Gogh show

While some museums have had to cancel or postpone long-planned exhibits because of the coronavirus, organizers of a Van Gogh show in Toronto had a novel idea: offering art lovers a drive-in option.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/5 16:53:40

From hunter to protector

In a classic case of "poacher turning gamekeeper," the fishermen of Senegal have joined forces to protect one of the ocean's most endangered species - the sea turtle.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/5 16:03:41

Chinese netizens chime in on Kanye West's presidential bid and connection to China

After US rapper Kanye West announced his presidential bid on Twitter on Sunday, Chinese netizens took to social media to discuss the announcement, leading to one comment about the rapper's connection to the city of Nanjing gaining major ground.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/5 17:38:40

S.Africa reopens restaurants as virus cases rise

"I am breathing again," sighs Kanto Razafimandimby, on her first night out since South Africa reopened its restaurants and casinos as part of a gradual loosening of lockdown, even as the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/5 16:58:40

Exam questions about celebrity blogger Li Ziqi stirs heated social media debate

An online photo of a test paper's question about Chinese celebrity blogger Li Ziqi that was asked of primary school students in East China's Zhejiang Province and posted by an irate parent of a student, has gone viral on social media.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/4 14:32:35

Actress 'proud' she walked out of French Oscars over Polanski

Actress Noemie Merlant has absolutely no regrets about walking out of the French Oscars after Roman Polanski won best director to cap what was perhaps the most bitter and fractious awards ceremony in French cinema history.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/2 16:48:40

Eight pandas meet tourists in ancient town in Central China

Eight pandas made their public debut in the ancient town of Fenghuang in Central China's Hunan Province on Wednesday after the chubby bears settled into their new home there in May.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/7/2 16:43:40

Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum reopens to visitors after lockdown measures lifted

The Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum reopened to the public on Wednesday after nearly four months under a coronavirus lockdown that forced it to appeal for funding as revenues from visitors dried up.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/2 16:38:40

Sheeran, McCartney, Stones back urgent call to aid UK live music

Some 1,500 acts including Ed Sheeran, Paul McCartney and The Rolling Stones urged the British government Thursday to save the country's live music industry from collapsing because of the coronavirus.
Source: AFP | 2020/7/2 15:28:41