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Clinton 'clear-eyed' on challenges

Clinton is vowing to create economic opportunities in inner cities and struggling small towns. She also says terror attacks around the world require "steady leadership" to defeat a determined enemy.

Lock and Load in Texas

In China, civilians aren't allowed to possess firearms. But in the US, the Second Amendment allows it, and at a shooting range in Texas,Chinese Americans tell of their like for guns.

Drunk driving blamed for Taiwan bus accident

Driver of the bus that caught fire in Taiwan on July 19, which killed 26 people, has been confirmed to be driving under the influence of alcohol, local authorities said Friday.

Xiaomi banks on retailers, dual camera to capture new users

Xiaomi, which once overturned China's smartphone market and gained world fame with its affordable and online-sold-only smartphones, is now catching up in boosting its presence in bricks-and- mortar stores.

Philippines to host Miss Universe pageant next year

The Philippines will host the Miss Universe pageant in January next year, Philippine Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo announced Thursday.

Federer to miss Rio games

Roger Federer announced on Tuesday that he would miss the rest of the 2016 season including the upcoming Olympic Games.

One of church attackers tried to join IS in Syria

Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins on Tuesday said one of the church attackers was known to intelligence services and tried to join radical insurgents in Syria twice in 2015.

Chinese female artists picture Egypt in their paintings

An exhibition featuring six Chinese women painters's works was held in the Egyptian Embassy in China on July 27. Ink paintings showcased works of Xie Lifang, Luo Ying, Li Daimei, Zhao Yi, Xu Qiping and Huang Huan, who got inspiration from their experience in Egypt.

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Offer of extra time off work sparks a travel rush

A seven-day paid holiday order from the Hangzhou municipal government last month brought a rush of overseas travel arrangements by local residents and increased competition between travel agencies and domestic tourist attractions.

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Ancient cures for a new nation

A visit to a Chinese acupuncturist has opened a whole new world of medicine for Issa Justin, a young South Sudanese man who is both a patient and medical student in Juba, capital of the world's newest nation.

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