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Archaeologists uncover 'little Pompeii'

SAINTE-COLOMBE, France - A "little Pompeii" is how French archaeologists are describing an entire ancient Roman neighborhood uncovered on the outskirts of the southeastern city of Vienne, featuring remarkably preserved remains of luxury homes and public buildings.

Insurance curbs bite into incomes

The growth in premium income in the insurance sector slowed in the first half of the year as stricter regulations designed to curb risky business began to bite, the industry's top regulator said on Thursday.

Lattice Power hunts for overseas M&A

A major Chinese chipmaker is hunting for overseas acquisitions in the LED sector as it bids to expand globally.

China to play big role at UK fest

In August, the focus of the international arts world turns to Edinburgh, where Chinese acts will play a major role at the Edinburgh Festival.

Trump trade action could hinder ties

China has put a strong emphasis on intellectual property rights protections and urged all WTO members to respect the rules of the organization, the Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday as US President Donald Trump prepares to launch a broad investigation into China's trade policies.

Robotics girl's father die in attack

HERAT, Afghanistan - The father of an Afghan girl who represented her country in a robotics competition in the United States died in this week's Herat mosque attack, her family said on Thursday.

Healthy Approach To Business

Bayer first came to China in 1882 and now the group's CEO will continue its investment in the core sectors of life sciences

Scientists repair gene defect in embryo

WASHINGTON - In a first, researchers safely repaired a disease-causing gene in human embryos, targeting a heart defect best known for killing young athletes - a big step toward some day preventing a list of inherited diseases.

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Medical M&A deals abroad to continue

Despite recent controls on capital outflows, Chinese healthcare and life science companies will continue to find ample opportunities for mergers and acquisitions or M&A abroad, according to a report by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, one of the "Big Four" global accounting firms.

Celtic Legend

Richard Wagner's opera on tragic love set to win hearts in Beijing this month. Chen Nan reports.

Alibaba eyes rich fresh produce harvest

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is betting big on the fresh produce market by upping the ante in a major fresh food e-commerce platform.

Chinese companies keen to explore gas off Isle of Man

Chinese companies have expressed an interest in securing exploration acreage to find gas in waters off the Isle of Man, the self-governing British Crown Dependency located between the United Kingdom and Ireland, said a senior government official.

US editor, who rescued Anne Frank's diary, dies at 93

NEW YORK - Judith Jones, the legendary editor who rescued Anne Frank's diary from a US publisher's rejection pile, died on Wednesday. She was 93.

Santana joins hands with Isley Brothers to break walls

NEW YORK - Teaming up with The Isley Brothers for a new album, Carlos Santana isn't just uniting two musical legends. He believes the sound can change the world.

Deadly rise heats up climate debate

WASHINGTON - By the end of this century, summer heat waves could exceed the upper limit of human survivability in areas of South Asia, a new study said on Wednesday.

Innovation helps desert tourism flourish in Inner Mongolia

Residents in desert areas in northern China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region have shaken off poverty and embarked on much better-off lives, after desert tourism driven by innovation was brought in.

CGN starts building British wind farm

A Chinese State-owned nuclear group has started construction on the multimillion-dollar Brenig onshore wind farm in the United Kingdom.

Online home appliance sales soar in first half

Shoppers splashed out 216 billion yuan ($32.1 billion) on online home appliances in China in the first half of the year, an industry report revealed.

Two Linkin Park albums back in US top 10 chart

NEW YORK - Two albums by Linkin Park reentered the top 10 on the US sales chart on Tuesday as fans mourned the suicide of frontman Chester Bennington.

Shark that loves hugs forms bond with diver

SYDNEY - Sharks are a vital part of the marine ecosystem, often thought to be dangerous and deadly creatures, but for Australian diver Rick Anderson, they are good friends.

Apple's next big leap might be into 'augmented reality'

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc's iPhone may be ready for its next act as a springboard into "augmented reality."

China-backed power substation goes online in Belarus

Belarus' largest electricity substation contracted by Chinese State-owned enterprise North China Power Engineering Co Ltd was put into operation on Monday, which analysts said was the biggest power grid cooperation so far between China and Belarus.

Young urbanites to spend less, but luxury sector may shine

Young urbanites, among the key drivers of China's consumption-driven economy, may not increase their total spending this year due to slowing economic growth and dimmer prospects for pay rises, according to a report by UK research firm Mintel.

Poet helps ease passing of pets with final word in cemeteries

HANOI, Vietnam - Strolling along a bamboo-lined path between a five-star hotel for dogs and cats and Vietnam's unique pet cemetery, a man in his late seventies was nodding as if reciting poems or composing prose.

Westinghouse bankruptcy to have no major impact projects in nation

Westinghouse's bankruptcy would have no substantial impact on the ongoing AP1000 nuclear reactor construction in China, said its Asia president.

China has taken 'significant steps' on Korean Peninsula issue

WASHINGTON - China has taken "significant steps" to help solve the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, a senior US State Department official said on Wednesday.

Blind to triple due to aging, population growth

PARIS - The world's blind will increase threefold from about 36 million today to 115 million in 2050 as populations expand and individuals grow ever older, researchers said on Thursday.

County hosts equestrian event to show culture

"Drink to get drunk, ride to fly (gallop)," says Ungog, president of the Jiatang Equestrian Performance Troupe.