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Trump says plans to meet Mexican president ahead of immigration speech

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he plans to meet Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Wednesday, hours before outlining his proposals for cracking down on illegal immigration.

'Rommel of the East' honored in Virginia

Chinese war hero Sun Li-jen, known as "the ever-victorious general" for his feats fighting the Japanese in Burma in World War II, will be honored at Virginia Military Institute.

Match makers' market draws desperate parents

People's Park in Shanghai is the setting for an extraordinary marriage bureau, as elderly parents attempt to find partners for their unattached 30-something children.

Hoverboard firms to agree standards

China's major manufacturers of self-balancing scooters, also called hoverboards, formed a sector branch on Tuesday under the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products, aiming to build group and international standards to reenter the US market.

Beyonce proves she's in a lane of her own

Beyonce has proved once again that she is the contemporary rock star, and she used the MTV Video Music Awards stage to showcase her skills and outshine her peers, from Rihanna to Britney Spears.

Germany beat Finland 2-0 at Schweinsteiger's farewell game

Germany edged Finland 2-0 thanks to the second-half goals from Max Meyer and Mesut Oezil to round off Bastian Schweinsteiger's farewell game on Wednesday.

Typhoon kills 9 in Japan's old people's home as toll hits 11

Nine people were killed when floods inundated an old people's home in Japan, taking the death toll from a typhoon battering northern parts to 11.

Far beyond print

Last week, Steve Potash, president and CEO of US-based e-book publisher OverDrive, was thrilled to discover that a South Korean publisher had managed to link virtual-reality technology to e-books.

Food and Travel

Travel guide to Hangzhou, a paradise on earth

Now as Hangzhou has grabbed the world's attention, tourists from various places have gathered to this heavenly city to enjoy its slow life tempo and beautiful natural surroundings. Here are some highlights of the city you can't miss.

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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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