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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

China's online book sales exceed 16 billion yuan in 2013

China's book retail sales boomed in 2013, with online sales exceeding 16 billion yuan ($2.56 billion), a 30 percent year-on-year increase, according to a report published by the People's Daily on Thursday. The report was jointly issued by China Central Television, the People's Daily, book-selling websites, and Horizon Research Constancy Group. According to figures provided by baidu.com, China's largest Web search company, people between the ages of 20 and 39 search for books on the search engine more than any other age group. Men mainly search for books on the arts, te... Read More

Researchers use online maps to monitor last uncontacted tribes

Members of an uncontacted tribe in the Brazilian state of Acre, as seen from satellite images. Photo courtesy of Government of Brazil. The researchers were able to find the area on Google maps and estimate the population. The world's last uncontacted tribes could be monitored using satellites and online service, researcher have said. A US team has already used Google Earth images to assess the demographic health of a village of isolated people on the border between Brazil and Peru. They say mapping sites could hold the key to remotely keeping an eye on... Read More
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