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Beijing-bound flight forced to make emergency landing after passenger claims there's a bomb on board

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Air China flight CA1336 flying from Nanning to Beijing was forced to make an emergency landing in Chongqing after a passenger claimed that there were bombs on board the plane. Police, ambulance vehicles, and firefighters were all deployed to the scene, and pictures posted by passengers on Weibo show SWAT teams on board after the plane landed. [ more › ]

Awww? Man brings bride home on a giant crane truck

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Is romance dead? If you, like this groom in Zhejiang province, think that escorting your newlywed wife home from her wedding on construction machinery is romantic, then no. [ more › ]

Hitler’s Mein Kampf Will Be Reprinted in Germany for the First Time Since World War II

The new edition will be presented as a historical document and heavily annotated with analysis and criticism

A changed man: Jaycee Chan gets haircut from father after release from prison

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Jaycee Chan is a changed man, and he wants the world to know it. The Hong Kong socialite posted an image on Weibo showing his mega-star father Jackie Chan giving him a haircut after his release from jail. [ more › ]

2 killed in 9-vehicle pileup on Xiamen-Chengdu Expressway

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A nine-car pileup on the Xiamen-Chengdu Expressway yesterday resulted in two deaths and two injuries. The road was blocked off for several hours, NetEase News reports, leading to a 10-kilometer-long traffic jam. [ more › ]

Man offers iPhone 6 as donation at Foshan Buddhist temple

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A man was photographed at the Mount Xiqiao Temple in Foshan, Guangdong province on Sunday casually slipping his new iPhone 6 into a donation box. [ more › ]

Shanghai saw 3.8 million visitors during the Spring Festival

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The number of tourists who flocked to Shanghai over the weeklong Spring Festival holiday reached 3.8 million, according to the city's tourism authority, an increase of 4.8 percent from last year. [ more › ]

Hong Kong seeks to reduce number of visitors from mainland

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Chief Executive CY Leung said yesterday that Hong Kong will not expand its Individual Visit Scheme for tourists from the mainland, as news reports have suggested, but that the government is actually seeking to tighten up the current system. [ more › ]

1 missing, 20 injured in Chengdu tunnel explosion

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

At least 20 people were injured and one person went missing after an explosion occurred in a road tunnel currently under construction in Chengdu, Sichuan province yesterday afternoon. [ more › ]

Obama Nominates First U.S. Ambassador to Somalia Since 1991

New diplomat will fill a post that has been vacant since the country collapsed into chaos more than two decades ago

A Turkish Flag Draws Parallels to Iconic Iwo Jima Photo

Photographer Firat Yurdakul captured a scene reminiscent of Joe Rosenthal's WWII image

British Police Believe 3 Missing Teen Girls Have Entered Syria

The three Londoners were suspected of flying to Turkey to cross into Syria

This Mystery Tunnel Has Canada’s Cops Baffled

The 33-foot-long underground pathway left no trace of the diggers

American Missionary Kidnapped in Nigeria

The kidnapping is likely to have been carried out by a criminal gang

European Officials Suggest Ban on Cloned Meat

A ban on consuming meat or dairy from cloned livestock has been on hold since 2013

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