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Xiamen invites public to name tunnel boring machine for Metro Line 1

A tunnel boring machine made by China Railway Tunneling Equipment Co.,Ltd Construction on the hotly anticipated Metro Line 1 is now in full swing in the city. As the excavation of the tunnels on the line will start soon, the city recently unveiled the tunnel boring machines (TBM) which will tunnel beneath the downtown area. Xiamen metro construction will use the CTE-6450 tunnel boring machine made by China Railway Tunneling Equipment Co.,Ltd. A tunnel boring machine (TBM) is a machine used to excavate tunnels with a circular cross section through a variety of soil and roc... Read More

Somersault kiss: A new craze goes viral on Chinese Internet

A new craze for making a somersault before kissing is sending China’s internet wild. Some can perform the stunt perfectly while some apparently cannot. [Photo/Sina Weibo] A viral phenomenon dubbed the “somersault kiss” is sweeping the Chinese Internet, prompting the nation's public security bureau to intercede on behalf of the country’s not-so-acrobatic enthusiasts. For the past week, Chinese couples, friends and coworkers have been attempting the maneuver in bedrooms, dorms and parking lots across the country and uploading th... Read More

2 hostages released following knife attack at Shenzhen supermarket

Two hostages were released following a knife attack in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, which led to a standoff that has left one person wounded, according to the official Weibo account of the city's police authorities late on Wednesday. A knife-wielding man surnamed Wu held two salespeople hostages at a China Resources Vanguard supermarket near Longhua subway station. He also wounded another salesperson, a woman, according to the Weibo post. Police overpowered the attacker after negotiating for the release of the hostages. SOURCE: ecns.cn Editoria... Read More

UK boy, 15, jailed for 10 years for raping his younger sister 50 times in two years

Lincoln Crown Court heard the disturbing case, at which the teenager was convicted of raping his sister A teenager who repeatedly raped his sister - starting when she was just nine years old - has been jailed for 10 years. The shocking case came before Lincoln Crown Court this week, when a judge told how the boy raped his sister over 50 times during a two-year 'campaign'. The boy had denied six charges of rape between 2008 and 2011 but was found guilty by a jury following an earlier trial. Jailing the boy, Recorder Gareth Evans QC told him: 'This was akin to... Read More

Ferry victims' last moments: Children broke fingers trying to escape sinking S. Korea ship

Salvage continues ... South Korean rescue teams at the site of the sunken Sewo' ferry. Picture: Jung Yeon-Je Source: AFP Candlelight vigil ... Students and citizens hold candles as they pray for the safe return of missing passengers who were travelling aboard South Korean ferry the Sewol. Source: Getty Images Search continues ... Divers look for people believed to have been trapped in the sunken ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea. Source: AP Many of the children who died as a ferry sank in South Korea brok... Read More

3 US women break record to become world's first married lesbian threesome

Doll, 30, Kitten, 27, and Brynn Young, 34, (L-R) from Massachusetts, USA, are the world's first married lesbian threesome and are expecting a baby daughter in July The 'married' lesbian threesome on their wedding day in August 2013 The 'throuple' are eventually hoping to have three babies, one for each 'wife' The world's only 'married' lesbian threesome are expecting their first child. Doll, Kitten and Brynn, from Massachusetts, were joined together in a marriage-style ceremony last August and are expecting a daughter in July. Kitten, 27,... Read More

Atheletes with good teeth more likely to achieve success: dentists

Mo Farah enjoying Olympic gold London 2012 athletes 'had bad teeth' Dentists say elite athletes could stand a better chance of winning gold medals if they look after their teeth. The Oral Health and Performance in Sport conference in London heard that athletes' oral health was often bad and could impair training and performance. At the pinnacle of elite sport, the difference between winning and losing is tiny, so even marginal improvements can make a crucial difference. Doctors for Team GB's boxing squad are already trying to improve oral health.... Read More

More than 100 teams from 34 countries compete in Fuzhou Open

Players from Switzerland and Australia compete in the 2014 beach volleyball Fuzhou Open, held from April 22 to 27 in the capital city of Fujian province. [Photo by Lu Ting from China Daily Fujian Bureau.] The 2014 beach volleyball season begins with Fuzhou Open in China, as the capital city of Fujian province hosts the men's and women's Open from April 22 to 27. More than 100 teams from about 34 countries will participate in the games. Chinese stars Xue Chen and Zhang Xi, who took the Women’s Open title last year, will also join the competition. It is the sec... Read More

Chinese online catchphrase 'No zuo no die' enters Urban Dictionary

The Chinese online catchphrase "No zuo no die" has been included in the Urban Dictionary, a popular online slang dictionary in the United States, and the news created a buzz among web users, the New Express Daily reported on Friday. "No zuo no die" is a Chinglish phrase, in which "zuo" is the pinyin spelling of the Chinese word meaning do crazy things, and the other parts are English. The phrase means if you don't do stupid things, they won't come back and bite you in the backside. Chinglish phrases "you can you up" meaning if yo... Read More

Artist spends decade taking stuning pics of oldest living organisms

This dense flowering shrub, a relative of parsley, is more than 2,000 years old, and was found in the Atacama desert in Chile. It contains thousands of branches with tiny leaves, and is so dense you can stand on top of it. Stromatolites, which are the oldest living organisms on the planet, and some scientists believe were the first living things on Earth. These examples are 2-3,000 years old, and are in Western Australia A 5,500 year old moss bank on Elephant Island, Antarctica, near the site where the Shackleton expedition was marooned 100 years ago. A dead 10,5000 year old H... Read More
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