Djokovic withdraws from China Open

September 28, 2016 5:15 PM
Djokovic withdraws from China Open

BEIJING, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) — World No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia has pulled out of next week’s China Open due to elbow injury, which means he will have to wait another year before attempting to win his seventh China Open title. Djokovic has won six times at the China […]

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EU upgrades diplomatic mission in Laos

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EU upgrades diplomatic mission in Laos

VIENTIANE, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) — The European Union has upgraded its Delegation to Laos become a fully-fledged Diplomatic Mission in recognition of the growing ties between Laos and the EU. Speaking to media shortly after presenting his credentials to the Lao president on Tuesday, new Ambassador of the EU Delegation […]

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More than 1.9 mln homes lose power as Typhoon Megi hits Taiwan

September 27, 2016 9:45 PM
More than 1.9 mln homes lose power as Typhoon Megi hits Taiwan

TAIPEI, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) — Bringing strong winds and heavy rain, typhoon Megi left more than 1.9 million homes without power in Taiwan, according to Taiwan Power Company on Tuesday. According to the company, around 1.5 million households were still cut off from the power grid as of 3:33 p.m. […]

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Bayern for Champions League rematch with Atletico

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Bayern for Champions League rematch with Atletico

MADRID, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) — Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich will play a rematch of last season’s Champions League semi-final when the two sides meet in Atletico’s Vicente Calderon Stadium on Wednesday night. The group game between the two clubs could go a long way to determining not only who […]

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Major construction of world’s longest cross-sea Bridge completed

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Major construction of world’s longest cross-sea Bridge completed

GUANGZHOU, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) — Major construction work was completed Tuesday on the world’s longest cross-sea bridge, which connects Zhuhai in Guangdong Province with Hong Kong and Macao. A ceremony was held in Zhuhai to celebrate completion of the 55-km cross-sea route and beginning of the assembly of the bridge […]

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Suicide bomber kills at least 5 in second Attack in Iraq

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Suicide bomber kills at least 5 in second Attack in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) — At least five people were killed and 15 others wounded in a second suicide bomb attack in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Tuesday, a police source told Xinhua. A suicide bomber wearing explosive vest blew himself up around midday at a busy area in […]

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Colombo, world’s 4th fastest growing tourist destination

September 24, 2016 8:30 PM
Colombo, world’s 4th fastest growing tourist destination

COLOMBO, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) — Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, is the world’s fourth fastest-growing destination for international visitors, the 2016 Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index said on Saturday. The index, which projects the number of tourists staying in 132 of the most popular cities worldwide, said that Colombo […]

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Mall shooting in NW U.S. kills 4 women

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Mall shooting in NW U.S. kills 4 women

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) — A shooting at a mall north of Seattle in the U.S. State of Washington killed four women on Friday night. Washington State Patrol in the U.S. Pacific Northwest state said a lone gunman with a rifle was on the loose after the incident, which […]

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Ecuador to takeover presidency of UN developing nations bloc

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Ecuador to takeover presidency of UN developing nations bloc

QUITO, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) — Ecuador on Friday was named president of the Group of 77 and China bloc at the United Nations headquarters in New York. According to a statement issued after the meeting, Ecuador will hold the presidency of the group for a year, beginning in January 2017. […]

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China-Cuba relations at their “best”, says Cuban expert

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China-Cuba relations at their “best”, says Cuban expert

HAVANA, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) — The upcoming official visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to Cuba is hailed as the “best moment” of relations between China and Cuba since the two countries established diplomatic ties in 1960. Li’s visit, the first such by a Chinese premier to the Caribbean state […]

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