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At least 73 dead after strong quake strikes Italy

A powerful earthquake devastated a string of mountain towns in central Italy on Wednesday, trapping residents under rubble, killing at least 73 people.

Turkey launch operation in north Syria to fight IS

Turkish forces and the US-led coalition warplanes launched an operation early Wednesday in the Jarablus region of north Syria to clear its borders from the Islamic State (IS).

Daredevil couple scales China's tallest construction site

A 4.5-metre-long, 1.5-metre-wide, 1.5 ton whale shark was found dead when caught by fishermen in Yantai, East China's Shandong province, on Aug 23, 2016.

IHG hotels group signs up to China's Alipay system globally

InterContinental Hotels Group announced that it will give Chinese guests the ability to pay via Alipay through all of its online and mobile channels.

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An enterprising butcher turns his European 'meat vacation' into an appealing new shop in Shanghai.

Lochte loses all his major sponsors after Rio incident, apology

US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte lost all four of his major sponsors on Monday, following his apology for an "exaggerated" story about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio.

World's longest airship crash-lands in England on test flight

The world's longest aircraft, the Airlander 10 airship, has crash-landed after a test flight in Bedfordshire, central England, its British manufacturer Hybrid Air Vehicles said on Wednesday.

Chinese sci-fi: A new way to know China

Chinese post-80s female writer Hao Jingfang won over the judges panel of the World Science Fiction Society with her book Folding Beijing.

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Arctic life

After a serene voyage highlighted by glaciers and whale sightings, Greenland's capital of Nuuk offers surprisingly civilized charms.

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Hull takeover gathers steam as rival investors target Liverpool

China's investment assault on European football has gathered further momentum as a Chinese takeover of Premier League club Hull City appears imminent.

China's largest desert freshwater lake under threat

China's largest desert freshwater lake is in danger of drying up, experts have warned.

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