By almost a full percentage point
More than 7,000 migrants have been plucked from the Mediterranean in the last four days
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A Hefei man has taken to begging on the streets of Hefei to collect money for his sick son's leukemia treatment, wearing a horse mask and offering to give pedestrians a ride for five kuai (1 USD), reports Tencent. [ more › ]
Two people were killed and 48 more injured in Zhejiang province after dozens of tourists climbed up a netted structure to get a better view of a performance when it collapsed. [ more › ]
A horrific story has emerged from the ashes of a family home in Henan province, where a four-year-old boy has died and his parents have been hospitalized in a serious condition. The cause of the fatal fire has been revealed to be the...Show More Summary
A 62-year-old woman in Siping city, Jilin province has kept more than 20 snakes in her home over the past 30 years. [ more › ]
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To prevent children from falling down the stairwells, a hospital in Chenzhou, Hunan province has gone as far as to install "safety nets" across the stair openings at its seven-story outpatient department building. [ more › ]
A foreign man was escorted away by police after he urinated inside of a public bus on Sunday morning. [ more › ]
A small pro-democracy encampment has started to take shape ahead of a crucial vote on electoral reform
The outcome of the proposal could determine whether we see protesters on the city's streets again
Chen Qi quit his software engineering job at Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. in 2010 to start an Internet venture he financed by selling all of his Alibaba shares for $500,000. He is part of a growing number of entrepreneurs who got their start at China’s three leading Internet firms—Alibaba, Tencent Holdings Ltd. Show More Summary
An auxiliary policewoman in Guizhou province has been called a hero after she managed to hold off a machete-wielding robber in a five-minute long struggle, sustaining five wounds in the process. [ more › ]
The 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Asia won’t feature the highest quality soccer on the planet, but there will be some interesting and potentially awkward matchups.
Daniel Craig takes on a new role
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Four months after promising to review Cuba's place on the terror list, Obama aims to remove the main obstacle to re-opening a Havana embassy
Decades of rapid economic modernization has delivered prosperity to millions in China. It may also have sharpened the ideological divide between liberals and conservatives.