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Xiamen named among stroller-friendly Chinese cities by NRDC

The coastal timber boardwalk in Xiamen According to China’s first evaluation report on the Stroller Friendliness of Chinese Cities, which was released by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Xiamen was among 8 Chinese cities in the list of Stroller-friendly Cities. The other 7 cities are Qingdao, Jinan, Haikou, Jiujiang, Beijing, Chongqing and Weihai. Hong Kong won the title of “Heaven for Strollers”, followed by Shenzhen, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Dalian, which were classified in the list of “Best Cities for Strol... Read More

Man kills 4 in knife attack after school refuses daughter's registration

The photo published by a Weibo user on Monday, September 1, 2014, shows the body of the suspect lying in blood on a platform just outside the school building. [Photo: Weibo.com] The death toll from a stabbing spree by a student's father has risen to four after a teacher died in hospital on Monday night in central China's Hubei Province. The teacher Liu was stabbed in the chest and stomach by Chen Yanfu. She died around 8 p.m., said an official source in Yunxi County. Chen, 43, allegedly upset that his daughter was not allowed to register at the school, rampaged through... Read More

Dengue fever outbreak affects at least 22 in Japan

A worker sprays insecticide at Yoyogi Park, believed to be the source of a dengue fever outbreak, on August 28, 2014 An outbreak of dengue fever in Japan—the first since World War II—has affected at least 22 people, the government said Monday, with all cases believed to be linked to a Tokyo park. The health ministry said 19 new infections have been confirmed since last week. All are believed to have visited Tokyo’s Yoyogi Park or its environs, one of the major green lungs of the metropolis, popular with residents and tourists alike. &nb... Read More

Death toll rises among healthcare workers as Ebola spreads in W. Africa

Nigeria has confirmed a fresh case of Ebola in a doctor whose husband died from the virus, adding to a growing list of healthcare workers in west Africa hit by the epidemic. The woman's husband was also a doctor who died in the city of Port Harcourt on August 22 after treating a patient that had contact with the Liberian man who brought the virus to Nigeria in late July. She was in stable condition at an isolation unit in the financial capital, Lagos, said Sampson Parker, the health commissioner of Rivers State, of which Port Harcourt is the capital. Nigeria's me... Read More

Gunman kills 2, injures 1 in New Zealand welfare office shooting

In this undated photo provided by New Zealand Police, John Henry Tully, 48, poses for a photo. A manhunt for Tully is underway Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, after police said a gunman killed two people and injured a third at an unemployment office before escaping on a bicycle in Ashburton, New Zealand. According to police, a man entered a Work and Income New Zealand office and started shooting. A gunman shot dead two people and seriously wounded a third on Monday when he opened fire in a New Zealand welfare office then fled on a bicycle, police said. The small So... Read More

3 children survived after mini tornado blasts tent 30ft across campsite in Cumbria

Parents feared children were dead after they were blown away by freak twister at tail end of Hurricane Bertha Gardners' tent before it was hit by tornado Three children were lucky to survive after a freak tornado hit their tent and blasted them 30ft across a field on a family camping trip. Terrified parents Steve and Gail Gardner feared Oliver, 10, Kate, eight, and two-year-old Lily were dead when they found their battered bodies among the wreckage. But miraculously the shell-shocked children escaped serious injury. Steve, 42, said: “It... Read More

Man, 37, born with physical disabilities as his head upseid-down

Claudio Vieira de Oliveira has his neck folded back but has fought a determined struggle for independence Claudio pictured with a friend A man born with physical disabilities so severe his head is UPSIDE-DOWN has defied the odds to become an inspirational public speaker. Claudio Vieira de Oliveira, 37, was born with his neck is folded back on itself, as well as badly deformed legs and almost no use of his arms and hands. Doctors told his mother to stop feeding him as a newborn as they believed he had no chance of survival. But Cla... Read More

China to reform education examination, enrollment system

September 1 is the first day of school for most of China's middle and primary schools. China's top leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) appealed to reform the country's education examination and enrollment system on Friday. During the meeting presided by Chinese President and CPC General Secretary Xi Jinping, the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee called for a raise in admission rates for students from central and western parts of the country, as well as a push to enroll more students from rural areas. It also called for improved enrollment mea... Read More

3D-Haptics Tech: Japanese firm creates 'touchable' 3D imagery

A journalist tries to use "3D-Haptics Technology", at a press preview in Tsukuba on Monday. Technology that generates touchable 3D imagery was unveiled in Japan Monday, with its developers saying users could pull and push objects that are not really there. Know-how that could improve a gaming experience, or allow someone to physically shape objects that exist only on a computer, will soon be available to buy, said Miraisens, a high-tech firm based outside Tokyo. 'Touching is an important part of human communication but virtual reality has until now bee... Read More
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