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China and Russia will stage joint naval drills in the East China Sea off Shanghai in late May, according to the Chinese Ministry of National Defense
POSTED |  01-05-2014
President Putin yesterday accelerated the opening of the St Petersburg Exchange (SPE), where prices for Russian oil and natural gas will be set in rubles instead of US dollars, signaling an “all-out war” against the West.
POSTED |  30-04-2014
Non-performing loans (NPL) of major Chinese commercial banks edged up in the first quarter of 2014
POSTED |  30-04-2014
China is on track to have the world’s largest telescope, as large as 30 football fields, installed in its southwest.
POSTED |  30-04-2014
Haji Gulalai, who ran intelligence operations in Afghanistan's largest city after the US invaded in 2001, is living with his extended family, in a pink, two-story house in the Los Angeles suburbs, The Washington Post reports.
POSTED |  30-04-2014
Iraqis are voting on April 30 in the country's first parliamentary election since US troops pulled out in 2011.
POSTED |  30-04-2014
Visiting US President Barack Obama set aside “The Beast” for a short while on Tuesday morning to try a ride in “Jeepney 1.”
POSTED |  29-04-2014
British police have arrested a 15-year-old male pupil after a female teacher was stabbed to death at a Catholic school in a rare attack on educational staff
POSTED |  29-04-2014
The US and EU have levied new sanctions on new members of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle and 17 companies over the Ukraine crisis.
POSTED |  29-04-2014
The captain of the South Korean ferry that sank off the coast of a tourist island can be seen slipping away trouserless while hundreds of passengers remain on the doomed ship in a video clip released by Korea's coast guard.
POSTED |  29-04-2014
Commerce secretary Gregory So Kam-leung today urged Hongkongers to help educate mainlanders in good manners rather than pointing accusatory fingers at them
POSTED |  29-04-2014
Microsoft founder Bill Gates on Monday took to the pages of the People's Daily to encourage people in China to do more for the poor.
POSTED |  28-04-2014
The United States and European Union are preparing to impose fresh sanctions against Russian individuals and companies, as pro-Russian separatists continue their actions in Ukraine.
POSTED |  28-04-2014
At least 17 people have been killed by tornadoes that swept across the central and southern United States.
POSTED |  28-04-2014
The expanded underwater hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet will include a swath of the ocean’s floor that may take up to eight months, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Monday.
POSTED |  28-04-2014
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China now the biggest source of foreign tourists to Boston
China now the biggest source of foreign tourists to Boston
A record number of Chinese tourists visited Boston last year, dethroning the United Kingdom as the No.1 source of overseas tourists.
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