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Beijing education reforms aim to help China's over-worked, over-tested students

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 01:07
Millions of school students have started their long summer vacation this month, but for some the two-month break won't be much of a holiday.

Xi Jinping faces backlash in China and around the world

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 23:47
The backlash abroad against President Xi Jinping's China, at least in developed nations, has spread rapidly in the last year.

First female European Commission President elected

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 21:09
Germany's Ursula von der Leyen has been elected as the European Commission's first female president.

American scientist killed in Greece was run over by car and raped

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 18:54
Suzanne Eaton, the American scientist killed in Greece, was raped, police in Crete said Tuesday.

How did Kim Jong Un get his Mercedes Benzes?

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 14:05
On June 14, 2018, two armored Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard vehicles were shipped from the Dutch Port of Rotterdam, heading out on a journey that would take months and see the cars transported thousands of miles through six countries, according to a new report from the Washington-based Center for Advanced Defense Studies (C4ADS).

Is Djokovic the most unloved superstar in tennis?

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 09:05
A thinker and scholar, Novak Djokovic introduced a word probably never heard before in a media conference at Wimbledon: transmutate.

Philippines declares 'national dengue alert' after 456 die

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 08:43
Health authorities in the Philippines have declared a "national dengue alert" after a spike in cases of the viral disease which has left more than 450 people dead since January.

CNN's Jim Bittermann reports on the

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 07:00
CNN's Jim Bittermann reports on the Notre Dame restoration efforts in Paris. The cathedral suffered a fire in April 2019 and is slated to be restored by 2024.

China holds drills in Taiwan Strait and calls for sanctions against US companies

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 03:04
China held military drills off the coast of Taiwan as tensions rise between Beijing and Washington over US support for the island that China views as a part of its territory.

Giant jellyfish the size of a human spotted by divers

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 20:42
A giant jellyfish the size of a human has stunned a diver off the south-western coast of England.

Iran's nuclear deal breach not significant, EU chief says

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 19:40
The European Union's foreign policy chief has said that none of the signatory parties to the Iran nuclear deal believe that the country's breach of the agreement are "significant."

Amazon workers go on strike in Germany

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 14:13
Workers at Amazon facilities in Germany have gone on strike in a protest over pay and working conditions as Prime Day gets underway.

The new face of Britain's £50 note

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 12:56
Alan Turing, a crack code-breaker and visionary mathematician who was convicted under Victorian-era homophobic laws, will be the face of Britain's new £50 note.