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Paris Pompidou Centre to open art gallery in Shanghai

Paris - The Pompidou Centre in Paris, which houses the world's second biggest collection of modern art, said Tuesday that it was close to signing a deal for a franchise gallery in Shanghai.

Review: Sam Kendricks wins pole vault in IAAF Diamond League in Shanghai Special

On May 13, American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks won the Men's Pole Vault in the IAAF Diamond League that took place in Shanghai, China.

Canadian gets five years in U.S. prison in turtle smuggling case

Detroit - A Canadian man who made numerous trips to Michigan to buy and ship thousands of turtles to his native China will spend nearly five years in a U.S. federal prison for smuggling. The sentence was handed down on Tuesday.

Shanghai smog level reaches highest mark since January

Shanghai - The smog in Shanghai has hit its highest level since January of this year, prompting authorities to ban outdoor activities for school children and curtailing work at construction sites and factories.

Extreme video: Skywalkers scale world’s 2nd-tallest tower

Shanghai - Armed with only GoPros and DSLR cameras and wearing black hoodies and face masks, a Russian and a Ukrainian dare devil take to the skies in Shanghai, China, filming every step of their vertiginous way.

Shanghai reaches 'hazardous' levels of smog Special

Shanghai - Shanghai has reached the highest levels of air pollution in the year with PM 2.5 of up to 442, according to official AQI numbers.

600 cats rescued from being skinned in Shanghai Special

Shanghai - Around 600 cats were rescued from Putuo district in Shanghai, when a man was caught transporting them in small crates to sell them for their fur and meat.

Spanish police solve major jewelry heist — arrest 17 suspects

Madrid - Spain's police have caught up with 17 suspects, part of one of the country's biggest-ever jewelry heists. The criminals stole luxury watches worth €23 million ($31 million) from a store in Serrano Street in Madrid.

Ding Junhui wins Shanghai Masters snooker

In the first snooker ranking tournament final to feature two players from China, Ding Junhui has defeated Xiao Guodong by 10 frames to 6.

15 dead in liquid ammonia leak at factory in Shanghai, China

Shanghai - A leak of liquid ammonia from a refrigeration unit in Shanghai, China's commercial hub city, has caused 15 deaths. 26 other people have become ill from the chemical and six are critical.

Shopping cart fatality in Shanghai

A Chinese grandmother was run over inside a supermarket in Shanghai, China. Sadly, the results were fatal, and they were videotaped.

Op-Ed: What should the Chinese gov’t do about its air pollution?

Beijing - The runaway economic success story of the past decade, China has earned plaudits from economies across the globe, for its attempts at free market trading, but also for its drive to become an environmental trendsetter by embracing clean technologies.

3,000 dead decomposing pigs found in Shanghai's drinking water

Shanghai - Up to 3000 decomposing pigs have been found and pulled from Shanghai's Huangpu river, a source of drinking water for the city's 23 million inhabitants.

Market fire claims 6 lives, injures 12 more

Shanghai - A fire at a Shanghai market on Sunday has claimed at least six lives, while injuring a dozen more according to fire officials.

Shanghai shopping center shark tank bursts, injures 15 (video)

Shanghai - Although this might sound like a scene from a horror film, it actually happened, when a 33-ton shark tank burst in the Shanghai Orient shopping center.

Snooker Shanghai Open: Higgins to play Trump in final

The final of snooker's Shanghai Masters will be between former world champion John Higgins and rising start Judd trump. The final takes place on Sunday.

Stowaway kitten survives 6,500 miles in container on freighter

Carson - A 3-month-old kitten was discovered on a freighter that had traveled across the ocean. The cat had been in a box for the overseas journey, and no one is sure exactly how long she was in the container.

Shanghai Cooperation Organization warns West against strike

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization warns West against attacking Iran, China's Wen tells Iran: no nuclear arms in Mideast, Clinton says U.S. willing to work with Russia for orderly Assad removal, and al-Qaeda advertises for suicide bombers on web.

Op-Ed: 24th-storey swimming pool is 'one hell of a deep end'

Shanghai - A hotel in Shanghai, China has a remarkable element to it; a pool that sits 24 stories above the ground. While not for the timid, it appears to have a good sense of adventure for those bold enough to swim in its deep end.

Japanese Koi carp: ‘living jewels’ in the pond Special

Koi carps, regularly present in ponds of Asian gardens, are well known for their beauty, docile temperament and longevity; they are also associated with love and happiness and can become enchanting pets.

SCO summit meeting, China backs Russia against US missile shield

Astana - The 11th summit of the Shangai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) held in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, saw a declaration signed condemning any unilateral build-up of missile defences.

Shanghai's one dog policy now in effect

Shanghai - Shanghai residents who have more than one dog could be in trouble if they have not already registered their pets, as a one-dog per household policy has now gone into effect.

Shanghai FDA alerted to poppy shells, food additives in hotpots

Shanghai - Authorities from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Shanghai started off the New Year with a city-wide inspection of various hotpot restaurants after a practice of adding poppy shells in the soup was discovered in other cities in China.

South African President Zuma at World Expo in Shanghai

Shanghai - South African President Jacob Zuma today visited the World Expo in the city of Shanghai as part of his state visit to China.

US Shanghai Expo pavilion welcomes girl, 9, as one-millionth visitor

The USA Pavilion at Expo 2010 Shanghai welcomed its one millionth visitor today, only one month after it opened doors on May 1.

Shanghai Expo gets fewer visitors than expected

Shanghai - Despite heavy government propaganda, the Shanghai Expo did not seem to be very popular with tourists. In fact, people are complaining about expensive food and management issues in the Expo park.

Woman who stomped on doorman's face with stiletto heel is jailed

Edinburgh - A 37-year old woman in Edinburgh has been jailed for causing a doorman at a nightclub to lose the sight in one eye after she stamped on his face with a stiletto heel.

Tiger Kills Shanghai Zoo Keeper

Shanghai - A long term employee of Shanghai Zoo has been killed by a Bengal tiger. 53-year-old Li Zhonglin was cleaning outside the animal’s cage when he was attacked; he had apparently forgotten to lock the tiger’s cage.

China building large telescope to explore space

China has been aggressively showing its ambition for space exploration over the past two years. After launching the nation's first lunar probe -- Chang'E-1 -- in 2007, now a giant radio telescope is being built in Shanghai for space data collection.

China approves construction of new Disneyland theme park

The new park in Shanghai is estimated to cost roughly $3.6 billion to develop. Disney officials hope to crack the proven difficult Chinese pop culture arena.
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600 cats were rescued from a truck in Putuo  Shanghai  as they were being taken to be killed for fur...
600 cats were rescued from a truck in Putuo, Shanghai, as they were being taken to be killed for fur and meat
Shanghai  like many other Chinese cities  depends on surface water that is heavily polluted  such as...
Shanghai, like many other Chinese cities, depends on surface water that is heavily polluted, such as the Huangpu River shown here whose water comes through Suzhou Creek from the heavily polluted Lake Tai.
Jakub Halan
The Shanghai index has lost more than 30% of its value since a spectacular bull run ended with a pea...
The Shanghai index has lost more than 30% of its value since a spectacular bull run ended with a peak on June 12
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SA President Jacob Zuma visiting the World Expo in Shanghai  China
SA President Jacob Zuma visiting the World Expo in Shanghai, China
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Fischmarkt in Shanghai
Fischmarkt in Shanghai
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Pedestrians walk under red lanterns which was recently installed as Chinese New Year decorations in ...
Pedestrians walk under red lanterns which was recently installed as Chinese New Year decorations in Shanghai. According to the Chinese lunar calendar, the Chinese New Year kicks off on January 31
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Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao: The unique Cantilever Indoor Swimming Pool is located on the 24th floor an...
Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao: The unique Cantilever Indoor Swimming Pool is located on the 24th floor and has a glass bottom. Guests can also relax at the sauna or exercise at the gym
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Shanghai  China  a restaurant row.
Shanghai, China, a restaurant row.
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Gu Jiawen arrives at the Expo pavilion
Gu Jiawen arrives at the Expo pavilion
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Pudong  China s financial and commercial hub  situated in Shanghai.
Pudong, China's financial and commercial hub, situated in Shanghai.
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Cake delivery by drone in the city of Shanghai
Cake delivery by drone in the city of Shanghai
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SA President Jacob Zuma visiting the World Expo in Shanghai  China
SA President Jacob Zuma visiting the World Expo in Shanghai, China
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Vadim Makhorov and Vitaly Raskalov scale the Shanghai tower
Vadim Makhorov and Vitaly Raskalov scale the Shanghai tower
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