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May flowers blossom in Xiamen: Phoenix flowers enter blooming season

Phoenix flowers are in bloom in Xiamen. It is that time of the year again when the summer is just around the corner and the flowers are in full bloom. For many people in Xiamen, it is May flower blossoming time. The colorful blooming flowers add lots of charm and colours to Xiamen, especially the phoenix flowers. The Phoenix Tree, also called the Red Pillar or Flamboyant Tree, is the city tree of Xiamen. Phoenix Trees can be as tall as 20 meters, and the trees blossom in summer with big botrus flowers of red color and luster. The red flowe... Read More

Teacher executed for rape and sexual abuse of 26 girls in Gansu

A man in Gansu province was put to death yesterday for the rape and sexual abuse of 26 young girls, Xinhua reported, citing the Supreme People's Court. Li Jishun was sentenced to death after the Intermediate People's Court of Tianshui City found that he had raped or sexually abused 26 schoolgirls, aged four to 11, when he taught at a primary school from 2011 to 2012. According to Xinhua, "He took advantage of those who were both childish and timid and committed his acts in dormitories or classrooms." Because of the harm caused to the young girls and the "ext... Read More

Lost in Beijing: Russian flight strays over downtown Beijing

A chart of schedule routes for Flight UN8888 which is set to fly from Beijing to Moscow on May 28, 2015. [Photo: weibo] A Russian flight from Beijing to Moscow took a wrong turn and strayed over residential areas in downtown Beijing early Thursday morning. The Beijing Youth Daily has quoted relevant staff saying the accident may have been caused by the misoperation of the captain. Flight UN8888 with Russian Transaero Airlines, took off at the Beijing International Airport early Thursday morning for Moscow. The flight was scheduled to first fly south after taking off, then tu... Read More

Fifa corruption scandal: Blatter and Ali vie for presidency

The current and former Fifa executives indicted include Rafael Esquivel, Nicolas Leoz, Jeffrey Webb, Jack Warner, Eduardo Li, Eugenio Figueredo and Jose Maria Marin The 209 members of Fifa are to vote for their new president at a congress in Zurich, as football's world governing body faces a huge corruption scandal. Sepp Blatter, the favourite, is seeking a fifth term. He is being challenged by Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan. The vote comes two days after seven top officials were held in Zurich in a US fraud inquiry that indicted 14 people... Read More

Streets melt in ferocious Indian heat as death toll tops 1100

Asphalt is melting on Indian roads due to the heatwave. (AAP) India's worst heatwave is melting streets in the country's cities, with the death toll now topping 1100. Southern India has borne the brunt of the hot, dry conditions and many of the victims are construction workers, elderly or homeless people unable to heed official advice to stay indoors. In the worst-hit state of Andhra Pradesh nearly 900 people have died since May 18 -- double the total number of heat-related deaths last summer, authorities said. In neighbouring Telangana, where temperatur... Read More

Mutulu Kaya, teen star of Turkish TV talent show shot in head

Mutlu Kaya, 19, is in a critical condition in hospital after being shot on Monday in the conservative province of Diyarbak?r A teenage star competing on a Turkish TV talent show has been shot in the head while rehearsing at home. Mutulu Kaya, 19, remains in a critical condition after the shooting in Diyarbakir province early on Monday, according to local media reports. Diyarbakir is a conservative, Kurdish-majority region in southeast Turkey and Ms Kaya had reportedly received death threats for singing on the show, Sesi Cok Guzel — a show similar to "The Voice&quo... Read More
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