Priest, 84, killed in France, attack claimed by IS

A priest, 84, was killed with a knife and another hostage seriously wounded on Tuesday in an attack on a church in France carried out by assailants linked to IS.

Michelle Obama rocks Democratic convention

Democrats divided over the future of their party agreed on at least one thing at their national convention in Philadelphia on Monday night: Michelle Obama was a star.

Centenarian couple embrace diamond wedding anniversary

A Chinese centenarian couple dressed up to celebrate their 80 years of marriage in the East China'a Anhui province on Saturday.

China nuclear giant CGN wins French wind power contract

China nuclear giant CGN said Monday that it had partnered with French new-energy firm Eolfi on a winning tender for a floating wind power project in France.

20 finalists of Miss Hong Kong 2016

The twenty finalists of Miss Hong Kong 2016, an annual beauty pageant that has introduced Chinese mega-stars like Maggie Cheung and Michelle Reis to the world, were released yesterday.

Australia praises efforts to ready Olympic village

Australia's Olympic delegation chief has praised efforts to fix problems at the Rio 2016 athletes' village and said the team would likely check into the complex on Wednesday.

Knife attacker in Japan kills 19 in their sleep at disabled center

A knife-wielding man broke into a facility for the disabled in a small town near Tokyo early on Tuesday and killed 19 patients as they slept.

HK collector displays Italian art in Beijing

Hong Kong businessman George Wong is holding a show in Beijing of works covering four phases of Italian art.

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Refreshing lotus blossoms to cool down your summer

Summer is the best season to enjoy the scenes of lotus flowers, and their refreshing fragrance can bring a sense of coolness to the hot summer days.

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UK explores free trade deal with China

UK has begun discussing with China ways to reach a free trade deal with the world's second-largest economy, British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond said.

China's green commitment needs support from other countries

China's commitment to building green generating capacity is real but it needs the support of technologically mature economies to make sure that it invests in the right projects and that the most advanced solutions are rolled out, a leading UK industrial expert says.

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