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7th Annual Gulangyu Piano Festival opens on the Piano Island today

The seventh Gulangyu Piano Festival & Gulangyu Children’s Piano Competition will be held from 1st to 5th August at Gulangyu Concert Hall. The festival and competition will see five concerts performed by pianists from Russia, Israel, Britain, America and China. Music lovers can dial 8080000 to get free tickets and everyone is allowed a maximum of two. People can choose their seats if they share their personal story related to Gulangyu piano festivals. The organizers will deploy 10 other performance venues for residents and tourists on Gulangyu, who can enjoy f... Read More

Property agent in Nanjing builds 'haunted house' database

A Nanjing real state agent has created a database cataloging local residences where suicides, murders and unnatural deaths took place, Nanjing Morning News reported on Wednesday. Such houses are regarded as "haunted". The database was launched to avoid purchase disputes, said Shu Lili, a marketing department manager at Lianjia Property Agency. Under the General Principles of Civil Law, "civil activities should respect social ethics"; buyers have rights to cancel property purchase contracts through the courts if agencies fail to disclose the "... Read More

18-yr-old woman in Xinjiang electrocuted to death while charging her iPhone 4s

An 18-year-old woman in Xinjiang was killed in her sleep as she was charging her iPhone 4s, Hong-Kong news outlet Ming Pao reported, with doctors concluding that she'd suffered death from electrocution. The woman's sister said she'd smelled burning when she returned to their home on July 24, Want China Times relays. She found her sister lying dead in her bedroom with burns across her body and a broken iPhone next to her. Experts at the Korla branch of the Forensic Science Association of China confirmed that the woman had livor mortis across her neck, hands and leg,... Read More

Man shot dead after killing 2 over domestic dispute in N. C. shootout

People comfort each other after a shooting in Fayetteville, N.C., Wednesday, July 30, 2014. A domestic dispute erupted into a gun battle with deputies Wednesday at a North Carolina mobile home park, leaving three people dead and three officers wounded, officials said. An angry husband sprayed his father-in-law's house with bullets from two 30-round magazines, killing two people, after his wife ran to the home during an argument Wednesday. The man later exchanged gunfire with authorities and died of a gunshot wound after hitting several deputies and a state trooper, Cumbe... Read More

Drug - resistant malaria reaches SE Asia borders, could spread to Africa

A Thai Health official performs a blood test on children at a Malaria clinic in Kanchanaburi province near the Thai-Myanmar border on October 26, 2012 Drug-resistant malaria parasites are now firmly established in border regions in four Southeast Asian countries, imperilling global efforts to control the disease, experts warned on Wednesday. Blood samples taken from 1,241 malaria patients found that parasites which are resistant to the frontline drug artemisinin have spread to border areas in western and northern Cambodia, eastern Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, they said... Read More

Georgia girl Oceana Irizarry, 6, dies after being struck by plane on beach

This Sunday, July 27, 2014, photo provided by the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office shows emergency personnel at the scene of a small plane crash in Caspersen Beach in Venice, Fla. Authorities say a father was killed and his daughter seriously injured while walking on the sand when a small plane crash landed along Florida's Gulf Coast near Venice Beach. A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family died from her injuries, law enforcement officials said Tuesday. Oceana Irizarry's father also was killed Sunday.... Read More

'World's heaviest pole dancer', 29, weighs 252 pounds

The Luayne Brown says she's never felt sexier than when she's dancing. She may be twice the size of other women but LuAyne Brown boasts double the tricks — because she's the world's heaviest pole dancer. Flame-haired Lulu, 29, insists she's never felt sexier since taking up the sport professionally and showcasing her unbelievable moves. Driven by a desire to promote body acceptance she regularly wows audiences as she gracefully swings her agile curves in competitions. From splits to knee holds and even upside down elbow stands the 252-pound dance... Read More

Microsoft Xbox One game console to launch in China on Sept. 23

Visitors play online games at a digital entertainment expo in Shanghai. The number of Chinese gamers reached more than 400 million in the first six months, according to the China Gaming Industry Report released on Wednesday. The stars of the gaming industry shone on Wednesday at the 2014 China Digital Entertainment Expo & Conference in Shanghai, with Microsoft Corp announcing the launch of its game console Xbox One on Sept 23. The console will be priced at 3,699 yuan ($599) without the Kinect sensor and 4,299 yuan with it. The console will launch with some of its orig... Read More
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till 20th Oct, 2014
venue:Gulangyu Island

 
1st June-31st August, 2014
venue:Xiamen Firefly Park

 
13th Mar-13th Sept, 2014
venue:former Dutch Consulate on Gulangyu

 
till 15th Sept, 2014
venue:Xiamen Museum

 
19th July-19th Aug, 2014
venue:Xiamen Times of Paper Bookstore

 
31st July, 2014
venue:Jiageng Sports Stadium, Jimei District

 
1st-5th August, 2014
venue:Gulangyu Concert Hall

 
3rd August, 2014
venue:Banlam Grand Theater
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