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World's most expensive whisky sold at auction

Hong Kong - Recently the world's most expensive whisky was sold at auction. Sotheby’s, in Hong Kong, sold a bottle of The Macallan whisky for HK$4.9 million ($631,850). This set a world record, ratified by the Guinness Book of Records.

China offers Sri Lanka olive branch and warnings

Bejing - President Xi Jinping worked to mend relations with Sri Lanka on Thursday as Chinese state-run media warned the island nation's new government against shutting off billions in investments from Beijing.

De Beers’ diamonds profits soar despite global economic woes

In addition to being the long running slogan for De Beers, ‘Diamonds are Forever’ is a reflection on the diamond giant’s ability to make money. Eighty-two billion dollars worth of diamond jewelry was sold in 2014.

China executes Uighur separatists convicted in mass stabbing

Kunming - China has executed three people for their part in a mass stabbing that claimed the lives of 31 people and left more than 140 injured. The attack occurred at a Kunming railway station in southwestern Yunnan province on March 1, 2014.

Op-Ed: Inside China’s silent onslaught on Washington

International institutions are one of the most enduring legacies of the post- World War II US-sponsored American world order.

Ancient Chinese super-crossbow discovered

Xi'an - Archaeologists have discovered an extraordinarily powerful crossbow at Xian, the site of the famous terracotta warriors of the First Emperor, Chin Shi Huang Di.

India to hold largest yoga meet in China on Intn'l Yoga Day

Beijing - Come International Yoga Day, India is planning to conduct the biggest global meet on yoga in China, at Dujiangyan in Chengdu, China's Sichuan province.

China executes three for Kunming attack

Bejing - China executed three people on Tuesday for a mass stabbing in Kunming that killed 31 people last year, the country's top court said, with authorities blaming the attack on separatists from mainly Muslim Xinjiang.

Op-Ed: Chinese dissident criticizes Obama, praises Hillary Clinton

In a Voice of America interview, a blind Chinese dissident blamed the Obama White House for trying to force him out of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, where he had sought refuge in 2012, but praised former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her help.

Rare sighting of unbelievably cute Chinese Ili pika

An extremely rare sighting of the incredibly cute, Chinese Ili pika, will hopefully bring world attention to the plight of this very elusive but also endangered species.

Top China weather expert warns on climate change

Bejing - China's top weather official has issued a stark warning on climate change, saying that rising temperatures could have "huge impacts" on the world's most populous country, state media reported Sunday.

Bird flu spreads within U.S. and China

An update on avian flu: China has reported new H7N9 bird flu infections in humans and across the globe, other strains have been detected in U.S. commercial turkey farms.

Indonesia to end search for Flight 8501 victims on Sunday

Jakarta - Search and rescue officials in Indonesia plan to call off the search for victims of an AirAsia plane that crashed over the Java Sea in December even though the bodies of 56 of the plane’s 162 passengers were never found.

Tibetans celebrate Monlam Prayer Festival

Lhasa - Tibetans celebrated the Monlam Prayer Festival, one of the largest Buddhist festivals in Tibet, attracting thousands of devout Buddhists and curious tourists.

'Pathetic, shameful, corrupt' Chinese general Xu Caihou dies

Bejing - The highest-ranking Chinese military officer to fall victim to President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption drive has died of cancer, official media reported Monday, heaping opprobrium on his memory.

China considering one-child policy changes: Premier

Bejing - China is considering further changes to its family planning laws, Premier Li Keqiang said Sunday, after a relaxation in the "one child policy" failed to see significantly more babies being born.

China 'falling short' on fighting pollution: premier

Bejing - China is falling short of its people's expectations in battling smog, Premier Li Keqiang said Sunday, one week after authorities blocked a scathing documentary on the country's air pollution problem.

China wants a say in the Dalai Lama's reincarnation

China and the Dalai Lama have historically never seen eye-to-eye on most issues, and a gathering in Beijing now reveals one more thing the two sides can't agree on — the Dalai Lama's reincarnation.

UFC boss Dana White to be ringside at Mayweather - Pacquiao fight

UFC President Dana White climbed aboard the Floyd Mayweather v. Manny Pacquiao fight train today and said he intends to be ringside for the fight. But like many others he wishes these two champions stepped into a ring together years ago.

Doubts over China prisoner organ harvesting ban

Bejing - China has banned the harvesting of transplant organs from executed prisoners, a senior official said, but international medical practitioners warn that inmates' body parts may simply be reclassified as "donations" instead.
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