Hollywood makes China a superhero in movie "The Martian"
... It should see solid performance in the booming Chinese market as the Chinese space agency plays a key role in the movie, helping to rescue Damon’s astronaut character, Mark Watney.
"The Martians" tells the story of a manned mission to Mars
, where Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity,...
Macedonia's distressed mining industries call for gov't inte...
s distressed mining industries call for gov't intervention
SKOPJE, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) Macedonian Mining Association (MAR
) Wednesday said the metal prices fall is causing serious effects on the country's mining industry.
MAR, part of the Macedonian Chamber of Commerce, called for government intervention to improve the situation,...
France to keep fan zones during Euro 2016 despite Paris terr...
The Euro 2016 finals will be played from June 10 to July 10 in 10 venues of nine French cities, namely Paris, Lens, Lille, Bordeaux, Marseille, Lyon, SaintEtienne, Toulouse and Nice.
Paris' fan zone is expected to be situated on the Champs de Mars
below the Eiffel Tower and have a capacity of 120,000....
UNDP launches initiative to support Africa respond to violen...
... and draw them to mayhem and destruction. The risk we face is not just dramatic reversals of the recent development gains in Africa but a stunting of development prospects to come," Abdoulaye Mar
Dieye, UNDP Arica Director said in the statement.
The initiative is a result of expert consultations with partners including the African Union, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, the Economic Community of West African States,...
Producer on making "The Martian," future "X-Men" casting
...The Martian," future "XMen" casting
By Xinhua writers Du Jie, Guo Peiran
BEIJING, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) In the latest scifi blockbuster "The Martian," China plays a critical role in aiding an American astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars
. Were it to happen in real life, the film's producer Simon Kinberg is confident China would act in the same way.
"I'm very optimistic about it. A passage in the original novel says that the 'fundamental human nature is good.'"
Nigeria's U17 team get rousing welcome from home fans after ...
Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari is expected to receive the team and the trophy at a formal reception ceremony billed for Thursday.
The Nigerian U17 team won African champions, Mali, 20 at the final game played in Sausalito Stadium in Vina del Mar
city of Chile on Sunday, thereby obtaining their fifth crown in the U17 category.
In a statement on Monday, Buhari hailed success of the team in defending the title previously won by Nigeria in 2013....
Nigerian president applauds U17 team's World Cup success
...s World Cup success
ABUJA, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari on Monday applauded their under17 national football team for winning the FIFA U17 World Cup in Chile.
Nigeria beat Mali 20 in the final in Sausalito Stadium in Vina del Mar
, thereby obtaining their fifth crown in the U17 tournament.
Buhari hailed success of the team, also known as Golden Eaglets, in defending the title previously won by Nigeria in 2013, attributing the triumph to the rich display of "...
Nigeria defeats Mali to win FIFA U-17 World Cup title
Nov. 8 (Xinhua) Nigeria defeated Mali with a 20 victory on Sunday in the final of 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup held in Chile.
The final game was played in Sausalito Stadium in Vina del Mar
With this result, the Nigerian team obtained their fifth crown in the U17 category.
The game began with an early penalty against Mali at minute two,...
Mali to play U17 World Cup final for the first time
... Mali will play Chile 2015 U17 World Cup final on Sunday Nov.8 against the winner of the game between Mexico and Nigeria. The losing team will play against Belgium to define third place also on Sunday. Both games will be played in Vina del Mar
|Solar storms strip air from Mars, NASA says
Solar storms strip air from Mars
, NASA says
An undated artist's rendering depicts a solar storm hitting Mars
,and stripping ions from the planet's upper atmosphere in this NASA handout released Thursday. Scientists have documented a solar storm blasting away Mars
|In pics: Iraqi old neighborhoods
Iraqi old neighborhoods
A girl walks in the Ma'mar
neighborhood street, an old neighborhoods which was built in 1919 and suffers from a lack public service, in the Rashid district, downtown Baghdad, Iraq, Nov. 5, 2015. (Xinhua/Khalil Dawood)
Local residents sit in an old cafe shop in the Ma'...
|What's being said on Twitter about China Nov. 5, 2015
...5 percent over the next five years, which is slightly below the current 7percent growth, the Wall Street Journal reported.
#Land on Mars
In another story, CNN reported that China says it plans to land rover on Mars
The probe's main mission will be to conduct a comprehensive remote sensing and a surface landing, CNN quoted Niu Shengda, a satellite scientist with the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology....
|17th China International Industry Fair to be held in Shangha...
...CIIF) in Shanghai, east China. The fair will be held from Nov. 3 to 7 with 2,270 exhibitors from 28 countries and regions participating. (Xinhua/Ding Ting)
Working staffs install a Mars
probe model by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation in east China's Shanghai, Nov. 2, 2015. The Mars
probe model will be exhibited on the 17th China International Industry Fair (CIIF) held from Nov. 3 to 7. (Xinhua/Zhang Jiansong)...
China's self-developed Mars probe to be on show
s selfdeveloped Mars
probe to be on show
SHANGHAI, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) A model of China's Martian probe will debut at China International Industry Fair, it was announced Monday.
The 17th China International Industry Fair will open on Tuesday in Shanghai,...
China Voice: Could Sino-U.S. cooperation bring the Martian h...
Could SinoU.S. cooperation bring the Martian home?
By Zheng Yongchun and Yu Fei
BEIJING, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) In the new Hollywood blockbuster, The Martian, U.S. astronaut Mark Watney is stranded on Mars
. At a critical moment, China offers to help NASA bring him back to Earth. But can these two countries cooperate to explore space in reality?
At the 66th International Astronautical Congress in Jerusalem recently,...
Nigeria beats Brazil to reach semifinals of FIFA U17 World C...
The match between Nigeria and Brazil was played on Sunday at Sausalito Stadium in Vina del Mar
. After the first 15 minutes, Nigeria did not imagine they would reach half time with a threegoal advantage.
Brazil had a good beginning, dominating possession and playing intelligently. However, four clear opportunities went begging,...
Battle of champions in U17 World Cup quarters
Oct. 31 (Xinhua) FIFA Under17 World Cup quarterfinals will see a historic battle of champions when Brazil take on holders Nigeria in Vina del Mar
Threetime champions Brazil will face fourtime winner Nigeria for the first time at this level.
Vina del Mar
is a lucky place for Brazil, who played host to four of Brazil's games in their victorious World Cup campaign in 1962....
APEC forestry ministers meeting marred by illegal logging
APEC forestry ministers meeting marred
by illegal logging
SYDNEY, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) Forestry activists are hoping to use the APEC Forestry Ministers meeting in Papua New Guinea to pressure local authorities to cancel controversial leases used in the country'...
S. African students vow to fight for free education
The nationwide protests have continued for two weeks under the slogan "Fees Must Fall", triggered by university plans to raise tuition fees for 2016, ranging from 10 to 50 percent.
The protests have been marred
by violence in many parts of the country, particular on Friday when thousands of students gathered outside the Union Buildings, the seat of government in Pretoria.
Police used tear gas,...
Defending champions Nigeria beat hosts Chile 5-1 in FIFA U-1...
... crushing hosts Chile 51 on Tuesday, local press reported on Wednesday.
Chile and Nigeria, from Group A, played on Tuesday night at Sausalito Stadium located in the Chilean costal city of Vina del Mar
The nightmare of Chile started just one minute into the game, when Samuel Chukwueze opened the scoring for Nigeria.
Chile tried to make their shortshot play but Nigeria did not concede any space....