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The forest fire that broke out on Thursday afternoon along the border between the towns of Longpan and Lashi in Yulong Naxi autonomous county, Yunnan province, was extinguished at about 11:30 am on Saturday, a county government information office official said. No casualties have been reported and it is not clear how much of the forest area has been affected, the official said. The site of the fire is 100 km from Yulong Snow Mountain, a famous scenic spot. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The latest fad foods in China are drawn both from time-tested products grown locally and others that come from abroad, Pauline D. Loh reports.
Emmy-award winning broadcaster Carrie Gracie does not believe China is as uniquely shaped by its history as is often assumed.
He seems to be the right man, hired at the right time in a team's evolution. Marcello Lippi is enthusiastic about his Chinese soccer team. The club, from the southern city of Guangzhou, has won two titles this season, and excitement is still in the air. The former Italian national team head coach, 64, was appointed manager of Guangzhou Evergrande last May on a salary of 10 million euros ($12.74 million) a season.
Rope walking is thousands of years old, but the origins of modern day slacklining are generally attributed to a pair of rock climbers, Adam Grosowsky and Jeff Ellington, in the United States, in 1979. Since 2010, the World Slackline Federation has been attempting to establish tricklining as a competitive sport. Jumps and other tricks are judged according to five criteria: Difficulty, technique, diversity, amplitude (of jumps) and performance. Competitions are held on several levels. In China, Zhang Liang is on the frontline of the increasingly popular daredevil activity and is known as China's "No 1 Slackliner".
Serena Williams was in tears on Friday after snatching an historic victory at the Qatar Open which ensured she would become the oldest woman to hold the WTA Tour's world No 1 ranking.
In 1855, Charles Darwin started raising pigeons. In the garden of his country estate, Darwin built a dovecote. He filled it with birds he bought in London from pigeon breeders. He favored the fanciest breeds - pouters, carriers, barbs, fantails, short-faced tumblers and many more.
Ryan O'Neil was in the market to buy a digital weather station. His wife researched options on their iPad, but even though she found the lowest price there, Mr. O'Neil made the purchase on his laptop.
Arts and Styles
One of the Venice Biennale's most popular sights six years ago was an immense sheet of undulant light floating, floor to ceiling, in the main hall. In a city of mosaics, it could have been a super-mosaic, inlaid in silver and gold. You saw that the whole glinting thing was pieced together from countless tiny parts: pieces of colored metal twisted into strips, squares and circles, linked together with bits of copper wire.
Some critics say fashion is just the endless recycling of grandma's outfits and tailoring them to the times.
The restaurant is spacious without seeming cavernous, and has tables to suit dining parties large and small. The decor is modern-chic, with careful lighting and dark wooden tables.
Does Susie sleep with her tap dancing shoes? Does Ming hog the mic during family karaoke? Then Beauville Arts Musical Theater Summer Camp may be the perfect place to hone your kids' talents as they participate in a show with children from around the world.
The southern brae of the Himalayas in Nepal offers trekkers landscapes and glimpses of faith that resonate across time, Edward Wong discovers.