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  • "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," the first movie in the popular Harry Potter series, will return to China with a 3D version on Aug. 14. The announcement by the film's production company Warner Bros via social media came as the COVID-19 epidemic has eased in most parts of China and movie ...

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  • Giant panda Chu Xin enjoys the birthday meal at the panda hall of Siberian Tiger Park in Changchun, northeast China's Jilin Province, July 30, 2020. A birthday party was held to celebrate the fourth birthday of giant pandas Chu Xin and Mu Yun on Thursday.

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  • Economies participating in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) reaffirmed the prioritization of economic recovery from the COVID-19 outbreak following a virtual meeting chaired by Malaysia on Saturday. In a joint statement, the APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade reaffirmed their ...

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  • China sent a new high-resolution mapping satellite into space on Saturday from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the northern province of Shanxi. The Ziyuan III 03 satellite was launched by a Long March-4B rocket at 11:13 a.m. Beijing time, according to the center. It was the 341st flight ...

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  • An employee does cleaning at a movie theater which has reopened in Jinan, east China's Shandong Province, July 20, 2020. Some movie theaters have reopened on Monday in Jinan on the premise that proper prevention and control measures have been put into place.

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  • The parliamentary elections in Syria kicked off on Sunday, the third elections during the more than nine-year-long war, amid the participation of President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma. A total of 7,277 polling stations opened across the government-controlled areas on Sunday as voters are ...

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  • Tanzania's anti-narcotics police said on Saturday they seized 379 kilograms of cannabis. Emmanuel Lukula, the Kilimanjaro regional police commander, said the cannabis was seized at Holili town at the border between Tanzania and Kenya. He said police were also holding for interrogation the driver of ...

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  • The European Central Bank (ECB) said on Thursday that it decided to keep monetary policy unchanged in its July meeting. The 19-nation euro-zone base interest rate will remain at 0.00 percent, with the marginal lending rate and deposit rate remaining at 0.25 percent and minus 0.50 percent, ...

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  • A technician works on a high-speed trains production line of CRRC Tangshan Co., Ltd. in Tangshan City in north China's Hebei Province, July 16, 2020. The production capacity of this company has recovered from the effect of COVID-19 with the help of local governments to fullfil the orders from home ...

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  • Shanghai Sharks pulled out a late comeback in a 33-20 fourth quarter, winning a back-and-forth 88-78 game against Sichuan Blue Whales here on Tuesday in the 2019-20 Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). The game also extended Sichuan's losing streak to seven. Both sides had already fallen out of ...

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  • Armed police officers take a break on the embankment in Poyang County, east China's Jiangxi Province, July 13, 2020. With the rising water of Changjiang River about to flow over the embankment near Poyang County, armed police troops came to join the flood control operations that built a ...

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  • Chinese go-chess master Nie Weiping has urged the Chinese men's team football players to learn to play his sport to improve their on-field performance. Nie, 67, who claimed to be a football fan, has always been critical of the Chinese side players' intelligence. "I have repeatedly advised all the ...

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  • People in Canada participated in the anti police brutality rally in Vancouver, British Columbia on July 11, 2020. Thousands of people in several cities in British Columbia took to the streets in the anti police brutality rally on Saturday.

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  • China's Ministry of Water Resources (MWR) on Sunday raised the emergency response for flood control to Level II, the second-highest in the response system, as heavy downpours continued to lash vast stretches of the country. Since July 4, alert-triggering floods have been observed in 212 rivers ...

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  • People walk on a "green road" in Tangshan City, north China's Hebei Province, July 10, 2020. The first phase of a "green road" project, including eight sight-seeing bridges and connecting several city gardens, has entered the trial operation stage. 

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  • Examinees take off the exam setting after wrapping up the national college entrance exam at the No. 3 Middle School in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang Territory, July 8, 2020. The national college entrance exam concluded in a few parts of China on Wednesday

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  • China on Thursday refuted United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's remarks in which he claimed China had not told the world the truth about COVID-19, saying the remarks had once again exposed Pompeo's nature of lying and cheating. "Speaking of credibility, the United States, under the banner ...

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  • China encourages the private sector to fund transportation infrastructure, and no restrictive threshold shall be set for private investment in this aspect, the authorities said in a circular on Wednesday. Market access barriers should be leveled to maintain a fair competition order, said the ...

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  • Chinese and Qatari restorative specialists on Wednesday held a video conference to share involvement and ability in battling the COVID-19 pandemic. Health authorities and specialists from both nations, counting Zhong Nanshan, a famous respiratory teacher from China's Guangzhou Therapeutic College, ...

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  • Water spouts out from spillways at Xin'an Waterway Supply in east China's Zhejiang Territory, July 8, 2020. The Xin'an Waterway Store, an imperative surge control extend within the upper comes to of the Qiantang Stream, has opened all nine of its spillways to lower the peak of neighborhood surges ...

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  • Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Territory, on Monday updated its crisis reaction for surge control from Review III to Review II, the second-highest of the four-tier system. Torrential rain has been beating the city over the past two days, with the greatest precipitation surpassing 250 mm ...

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  • Turkey on Monday promised to strike back the European Union in case the coalition chooses to force modern sanctions on Turkey due to difference over the Eastern Mediterranean. "Taking choices against Turkey will not resolve the existing issues, on the opposite, it'll extend them. On the off chance ...

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  • The Chinese Football Affiliation (CFA) plans to have their beat flight groups tried for COVID-19 once a week after the association kicks off on July 25, neighborhood media detailed Sunday. The CFA will enforce strict virus-preventive measures to make sure the Chinese Super League (CSL) 2020 ...

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  •  A senior official of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah Movement unveiled on Saturday that Fatah considers declaring a Constituent Assembly to adopt a Palestinian constitution. Mahmoud el-Aloul, deputy chairman of the movement told Xinhua that the proposals are on the table for ...

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  • ISTANBUL            -        Turkey’s national flag carrier Turkish Airlines (THY) on Monday announced that it would offer a 40-percent discount on tickets for healthcare workers across the globe. ...

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  • The joint teams formed to control and mitigate the locust attack had conducted survey and control operation across the affected areas of the country and about 500,000 hectares have been controlled from locusts. According the details released by the National Locust Control Center (NLCC), joint ...

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  • Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi on Saturday received Chinese Ambassador to Iraq Zhang Tao and the two discussed means to boost bilateral ties. Zhang congratulated al-Kadhimi for taking office after gaining the confidence of the Iraqi parliament. The ambassador also confirmed China's ...

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  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's trial over charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust opened on Sunday in the Jerusalem District Court, a week after he was sworn-in for a fifth term, marking the first time a sitting Israeli prime minister stands criminal trial.

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  • On March 14, when some 880 pilgrims suspected of contracting the novel coronavirus reached Pakistani eastern city of Dera Ghazi Khan from Iran, Nauman Hussain Chaudhry was among the team of 46 healthcare providers and janitorial staff assigned duties in an isolation center established about 20 km ...

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  • The Saudi G20 Presidency announced on Tuesday a G20 energy ministers' virtual meeting will be held to discuss how to stabilise energy markets, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The meeting will be held on April 10 to foster global dialogue and cooperation to ensure stable energy markets and enable ...

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