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5 Smarter Ways to Train Your Heart

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6 Biohacks That May Surprise You

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State media seizes on Egyptian chaos as lesson for reformists

<!– google_ad_section_start –> A People’s Daily commentary has blamed the “failure” of the Egyptian revolution on its “premature democracy” and warned other developing nations against falling into such “democracy traps”. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Thunderstorms ground Chengdu flights, leave thousands stranded

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Flights from Chengdu airport experienced an extensive delays on Wednesday afternoon after the area was hit by the strongest thunderstorms of the summer. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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MoMA Buys a Fishy Tale

The Daily Beast: Allan Sekula’s great “Fish Story” enters the Modern’s photo collection.

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Qigong master Wang Lin under scrutiny for ‘seven crimes’

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Government officials suspect Wang, 61, of bribery, firearms possession, tax evasion, gambling and practicing medicine without a licence, as well as fraud and bigamy, the Jiangnan City Daily reported. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Indonesians Cope With Infuriating Traffic and Inefficient Public Transit

With 9.9 million vehicles taking to the streets of Jakarta each workday, the daily commute can take a toll on stressed Indonesians.

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Watermelon farmer died of ‘malformed’ vascular hemorrhage, says Hunan police

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The Hunan watermelon farmer - who was brutally attacked by an urban management officer - died of brain hemorrhage induced by external force, local police said citing an autopsy report. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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China news round-up: Beijing vows to eliminate shanty towns, Japan summit speculation

<!– google_ad_section_start –> PoliticsAsahi Shimbun At secretive Zhongnanhai, decisions are made that can change the world.Financial Times <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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China plans to spend $275B to cut air pollution

<!– google_ad_section_start –> BEIJING (AP) — China will spend $275 billion to tackle air pollution over the next five years, highlighting how the issue has become a priority for the leadership. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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China says it will spend $275 billion on pollution

<!– google_ad_section_start –> BEIJING (AP) — China will spend $275 billion to tackle air pollution over the next five years, a state newspaper reported Thursday, highlighting how the issue has become a priority for the leadership. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Knife-wielding man kills Guangxi one-child policy officials

<!– google_ad_section_start –> A knife-wielding Chinese man on Tuesday stormed an office enforcing the one-child policy, stabbing two officials to death and injuring three others and a lawyer, state media reported. The villager was arrested soon after attacking the Dongxing city family planning office in the southern province of Guangxi but his motives were unclear, the People’s Daily said. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Sichuan cancer patient prepares video wedding blessing for children

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Thousands of people have shed tears over a video recorded by woman suffering from cancer and fearing imminent death, in which she prepares a message of blessing for the future weddings of her three children. With the help of a friend, Li Shu, a mother from Langzhong city in Sichuan province, recorded the video from her hospital bed, according to Chengdu Commercial Daily, a local newspaper. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Unicorn, the Luxury Meat

The Daily Pic: The Met’s Cloisters branch turns 75, and shows off knightly opulence.

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Daily Beast Caption Writing Contest

While browsing through the archives, we at The Daily Beast stumbled upon this marvelous photograph.

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When Form Follows Photos

The Daily Pic: Lee Kit’s found sculptures echo the beauty in photographs.

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Only 1 in 10 Hong Kong pupils are born to mainland Chinese parents, says state mouthpiece

<!– google_ad_section_start –> A state newspaper on Monday rejected claims that children born to mainland parents were putting a strain on educational resources in Hong Kong. Only 10 per cent of cross-border students in Hong Kong were born locally to mainland parents, Communist Party mouthpiece People’s Daily claimed in article published on Monday, adding that this figure had only risen about 1.6 per cent since 2006 when the figure stood at 16,000. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Guangdong whistle-blower attacked with sulphuric acid

<!– google_ad_section_start –> A vocal Guangdong whistle-blower suffered serious injuries from brutal assaults on Monday in an act of possible retaliation for uncovering official corruption and other social issues, Chinese media reported. Li Jianxin, 47, a noted Huiyang whistle-blower better known by his online alias Huiyang O Bo, was a victim of a knife and sulphuric acid attack, Southern Metropolis Daily said.  <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Man, 86, prepays 100 years of dues to Communist Party to remain ‘spiritual member’

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Unswerving loyalty to the Communist Party may be mere lip service for most of China’s 80 million members. But 86-year-old Zhao Jianfan says his dedication is real – and will continue “in spirit” long after he is gone. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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China milk antitrust probe may be step towards consolidation

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The decision by China’s top economic planner to investigate five leading foreign infant milk companies for suspected antitrust violations may be part of a broader plan to boost consumption of the local product, analysts said on Wednesday. Mothers turned away from Chinese milk powder in 2008 when infant formula tainted with the industrial compound melamine killed at least six babies and made thousands sick with kidney stones. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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