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An Indonesian soldier (right) and an official (center) try to calm people shortly after an aftershock hit Tanjung on Lombok island, Indonesia, on Thursday. Local officials said the death toll from an earlier quake has topped 300.Adek Berry/ Afp

New group eyes sci-tech development

The State Council, China's Cabinet, has decided to revamp the leading group for science, technology and education into a new body that specifically oversees the country's science and technology sector.

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Papermakers set to write new survival story

In February, Yang Hongwei posted a video on his WeChat Moments feed that showed his grandfather leading a group of papermakers, including Yang, in singing a traditional song to help maintain energy levels as they pulped bamboo to make paper.

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Peace Ark brings Fiji free treatment

SUVA, Fiji - A team from the visiting Chinese naval hospital ship Peace Ark brought free medical services to the residents of Vatulele, an island more than 100 kilometers away from Fiji's capital Suva.

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CAT MAN

Marcel Heijnen, a Dutch photographer, has been living in Hong Kong for almost six years. As a foreigner in China, he is always surprised, he says.

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Hangover lingers as EPL kicks off

LONDON - There is little time for the Premier League's stars to shake off their World Cup hangover as the chase to catch champion Manchester City begins in earnest on Friday.

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