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02/23/2017 at 13:20. Facebook
Rio de Janeiro's top samba schools are putting finishing touches to costumes and floats for their famous annual parade. Only one of the city's 12 top-division samba schools can win the title, "Carnival Champion".
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02/23/2017 at 12:40. Facebook
Newly developed Flipagram, a social media app to create and share compelling, visual stories with music, has been struggling to compete with tech giants like Snapchat and Instagram. But now, it seems to have a fighting chance thanks to some fresh financing. That's because a huge Chinese news company, Toutiao, has acquired the Los Angeles based startup. CGTN's Phil Lavelle has the report.
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02/23/2017 at 12:00. Facebook
Indonesia cracks down on illegal trade of protected animals

A joint team from Indonesia's Center for Conservation of Natural Resources and Forestry Police Unit rescued three golden langurs and leopards from the illegal animal trade on February 22, 2017.

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02/23/2017 at 11:20. Facebook
Verizon Communications Inc. said on Wednesday it would offer its high-speed wireless 5G network to certain customers in 11 US cities in the first half of 2017.

New 5G networks are expected to provide speeds at least 10 times and up to maybe 100 times faster than today's 4G networks, with the potential to connect at least 100 billion devices with download speeds that can reach 10 gigabits per...
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02/23/2017 at 10:40. Facebook
Apple on Wednesday announced that workers will start boarding its futuristic new "spaceship" campus in Silicon Valley in April, fulfilling a vision set out by late founder Steve Jobs.

The process of moving more than 12,000 people to a new campus that Jobs envisioned as a "center for creativity and collaboration" was expected to continue late into the year.

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02/23/2017 at 10:00. Facebook
Ouch! Siberian tigers take down drone

Drones have become increasingly popular for filming wild animals from a close distance. But on Wednesday, one poor drone fell victim to the very subject it was trying to capture: a group of Siberian tigers.

The impressive footage was filmed at the Siberian Tiger Park in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province. As the drone approached to get close-up...
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02/23/2017 at 09:20. Facebook
Students required to weigh themselves on first day of class after Spring Festival

Gaining holiday weight during winter break? Not good news for students in the Department of Dance in east China’s Zhejiang Province.

A group of young girls from Zhejiang Vocational Academy of Art were required to weigh themselves on the very first day of school, and those who got extra pounds were punished by...
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02/23/2017 at 08:40. Facebook
Chinese property prices are expected to remain stable in the first quarter of 2017, said Chen Zhenggao, Minister of Housing and Urban-Rural Development.

Housing minister: China's property prices expected to remain stable

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02/23/2017 at 08:00. Facebook
How many ball pens would you need to get through a semester?

124 ball pens: That’s the number of pens likely required to get through a semester in China, according to a student’s personal experience.

A high school teacher in Hangzhou, east China’s Zhejiang Province, shared a photo of his son’s classmate and the ballpoint pens he had used during a semester, illustrating the countless hours...
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02/23/2017 at 07:20. Facebook
Malaysia has requested that Interpol put an alert out for four DPRK suspects in the murder of Kim Jong Nam.

Malaysian police seek Interpol help on four DPRK suspects - CGTN

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02/23/2017 at 06:40. Facebook
Will 姚明 Yao Ming bring a fresh future to Chinese basketball?

Yao Ming to head Chinese Basketball Association, lead reform - CGTN

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02/23/2017 at 06:00. Facebook
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang responded to ASEAN's plans for a Code of Conduct to deal with South China Sea issues by saying China will work together with the bloc to enhance cooperation between the interested parties.
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02/23/2017 at 05:10. Facebook
Along with a steady flow of new missiles, planes and tanks, Russia's defense minister said Wednesday his nation also has built up its muscle by forming a new branch of the military — information warfare troops.

Russia military acknowledges new branch: info warfare troops

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02/23/2017 at 04:26. Facebook
Two men saved a girl hanging from a fourth-story window of a residential building in the city of Meizhou, south China’s Guangdong Province.
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02/23/2017 at 03:12. Facebook
Retired basketball legend Yao Ming has been elected as the chairman of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) on Thursday. He is expected to lead a top-down reform of the system amid mounting worries about the sport’s management in China.
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02/23/2017 at 03:00. Facebook
UN aid agencies need 4.4 billion US dollars in emergency funding to address famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday.

UN needs $4.4 bn for famine relief in four countries

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02/23/2017 at 02:14. Facebook
Pyongyang's state media on Thursday blasted Malaysia for an "illegal and immoral" autopsy on a man believed be the half-brother of the DPRK 's leader, breaking a 10-day silence on the airport murder.

Kim autopsy 'illegal and immoral': KCNA

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02/23/2017 at 00:57. Facebook
New York's annual Toy Fair is in full swing. The event gives buyers and the media a first look at the latest toys from giants like Mattel and Lego, as well as smaller companies getting a chance to make a fortune with a hit product. CGTN's Karina Huber checked out some of the most highly anticipated toys of 2017.
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There are many ways for young people in China to become millionaires. An 18-year-old girl in China’s eastern province of Fujian recently received 2.88 million yuan (about 400,000 US dollars) as a betrothal gift for her engagement - she will get married when she turns 20.

Giving a bride price and dowry has a long history in China as a goodwill gesture between the two families, but the nature...
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