IS claims responsibility for Manchester attack

The Islamic State is claiming credit for Monday night's bombing at the end of a concert in Manchester which has left 22 dead, 59 injured. The attack took place as people began leaving a concert by American pop star Ariana Grande on Monday night.

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Assistant chairman of China Banking Regulatory Commission under probe

Yang Jiacai, assistant to the chairman of the China Banking Regulatory Commission, is under investigation for suspected serious violations of the Party's code of conduct.

LeEco U.S. to lay off 80% employees: media reports

It's being reported that Chinese technology company LeEco is planning to lay off 80% of staff in its U.S. division.

12 killed in car explosion in Hebei

Twelve people were killed when a car exploded in north China's Hebei Province on Tuesday, reported ChinaNews.

Chinese Super League secures $145m sponsorship deal

Ping An Insurance will continue to be a major sponsor of the Chinese Super League, announcing a new 1 billion yuan ($145 million) five-year deal for the naming rights.

Unidentified DPRK flying object crosses border with S. Korea

An unidentified flying object from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) crossed an eastern border with South Korea Tuesday afternoon, Seoul's military said.

Can people with artificial legs wear skirts?

Can people with artificial legs wear skirts? The answer is yes for 20-year-old Xie Renci. She had never worn skirts or shorts since losing her right leg at the age of 4 years old.

Health watchdog probes Beijing's human placenta black market

​The Beijing Health and Family Planning Commission launched on Monday an investigation into maternity wards and obstetric hospitals around the city following media reports that they are supplying human placentas for sale.
 

London junction shut after Chinese cyclist death

One of London's busiest traffic interchanges - Bank junction - was closed on Monday for an 18-month trial period. One of the key motivations behind the trial closure to reduce casualties was the death of a Chinese resident.

AlphaGo strikes first against Chinese Chess phenom

Chinese Go Chess prodigy Ke Jie has dropped his first match against Google's AlphaGo. The next match will take place on May 25.

Apps and Internet prove lucrative for Chinese college grads: study

University graduates in China working in positions, including Internet Technical Development and Applications are earning the highest salaries among their graduating classes.

Student apologizes for 'belittling' China in graduation speech in US

A Chinese student apologized on Sina Weibo Monday for her speech at a US university that triggered outrage among Chinese netizens after the video clip, in which she complimented the US and belittled China, was put online.

China partner with Australia to open ocean research center in Tasmania

China and Australia have partnered together to open a state of the art ocean research facility in Hobart in Australia's Tasmania state.

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