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Chinese overtakes German for first time in Britain's A-Level Exam2018-08-17
More students took A-level Chinese than German this year in Britain's A-Level test, making it the third most popular foreign language in the test, according to data released Thursday by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ).
Gold collection of Chinese emperors exhibited in Ljubljana2018-08-17
A boutique exhibition of gold jewellery and tableware from China's Ming dynasty era (1368-1644) opened here on Thursday evening at the National Museum in Ljubljana.
32 South African students to pursue studies in China on Chinese gov't scholarships2018-08-17
Thirty-two South African students will soon be travelling to China to study for Bachelor's, Master's and Doctor's programs in 17 academic majors on scholarships provided by the Chinese government.
Scientists map out complete genetic codes of wheat2018-08-17
An international team has produced the most comprehensive genome map of wheat, which paved the way for more nutritious and climate-adapted varieties of a staple crop that feeds over one-third of the global population.
Electric-powered, VIP taxi cabs to ply Bangkok streets next month2018-08-17
The first fleet of 101 electric-powered, VIP taxi cabs are scheduled to be in service in Bangkok from early next month.
Pakistan army chief confirms death penalty of 15 hardcore terrorists2018-08-17
Pakistan's Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday confirmed the death sentence to another 15 "hardcore terrorists," who were involved in "heinous offenses related to terrorism," the military said.
Feature: Allowance for cows, buffaloes in Nepal attracting more people to agribusiness2018-08-17
In a bid to encourage people to get involved with agribusiness, one of the rural municipalities of Nepal has allocated a budget to provide an allowance for cows and buffaloes.
2 militants killed in attack on security training center in Kabul2018-08-17
Two assailants were killed in the attack on a security training center in the 5th Police District of Kabul, Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai said.
Tokyo stocks open higher on Wall Street's solid lead, weak yen2018-08-17
Tokyo stocks opened higher Friday tracking gains on Wall Street overnight, with the market mood further brightened by a weak yen giving exporters a boost.
Dollar changes hands around 111 yen line in early trade in Tokyo2018-08-17
The U.S. dollar changed hands around the 111 yen line in early deals in Tokyo on Friday, marginally higher than its levels in New York overnight.
Passenger plane of China's Xiamen Airlines crash-lands at Manila airport2018-08-17
A Boeing 737-800 passenger plane of China's Xiamen Airlines landed on its belly early Friday at the Manila international airport, an airport official said.
India's former PM Vajpayee passes away2018-08-17
India's former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away on Thursday, according to a statement issued by the hospital where he was admitted.
Indian PM Modi grieves ex-PM Vajpayee's demise2018-08-17
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed grief and sadness over the demise of former premier Atal Bihari Vajpayee, saying it was a "personal loss" to him.
Rakhine issue advisory board submits final report to Myanmar gov't2018-08-17
The Advisory Board to the Committee for Implementation of the Recommendations on Myanmar's Rakhine state has submitted its final report to State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, a statement said Thursday.
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