Second C919 passenger jet plane completes first trial flight

A second prototype of China's home-built C919 passenger jet has completed its first test flight, another step forward in the country's ambitions to enter the global jet market.

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Netflix locks up China's top detective show

The Hollywood sun is shining on "Day and Night", the Chinese megahit detective web-series that's racked up a staggering 4.7 billion views over the course of its 32-pisode run this past year in China.

Cancer girl's ban from live streaming triggers heated charity debate

A video streaming platform banned a girl battling cancer from performing live in the hopes of raising money for her costly treatment, with legal experts calling for greater tolerance.

Brazil legend Kaka retires from football

Brazil legend Kaka has announced his retirement from football at the age of 35.
 

Power failure cripples U.S. Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airport

Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the world's busiest airport, was hit on Sunday by a power outage, leaving thousands of passengers stranded and planes grounded indefinitely.

U.S. SpaceX's "used" spacecraft arrives at space station

A used cargo spacecraft from private U.S. company SpaceX returned to the International Space Station on Sunday, more than two years after its first visit to the orbiting laboratory.

British PM May delivers defiant message on Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May issued a defiant message Sunday, saying the British government will not be derailed from the fundamental duty of delivering the will of the people who voted to leave the European Union (EU).

Fan Zhendong whitewashes Ovtcharov in ITTF World Tour Grand Finals

Chinese Fan Zhendong gave Dimtrij Ovtcharov a memorable lesson about how to play fast and powerful table tennis in the ITTF World Tour Grand Finals in Astana, sweeping over the German star 4-0 on Sunday.

China to expand pilot reform in ecological damage compensation

China will expand a pilot reform to nationwide starting next year, obliging polluters to repair the environment or pay a compensation.

Macao holds int'l parade to mark 18th anniversary of return to motherland

The government of China's Macao Special Administrative Region on Sunday afternoon held an international parade to mark the 18th anniversary of Macao's return to the motherland.

China's Belt and Road Initiative helps expand logistics capacity in Nairobi

An inland container depot upgraded by the China Roads and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) was opened in Nairobi, Kenya on December 16, 2017, reports Xinhua News Agency. 

Chinese commercial flight lands in Antarctica for the first time

​A Chinese commercial flight successfully landed for the first time in Antarctica late on Saturday, marking a milestone for Chinese commercial aviation, reports huanqiu.com.
 

Starving polar bear provokes argument on climate change

The recent viral video on a starving polar bear in northern Canada's Nunavut region has led to concern on climate change, as well as doubts about the real cause of the beast's emaciation.

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