Spanish toddlers learn Chinese for job hopes

Xiang jiao! Banana!” says Fu Huijuan, beaming as she waves the fruit in front of her three-year-old pupil, Leon, at a Madrid nursery school.

Rare H.G. Wells writings published

As Nazi Germany grew ever more dangerous in the 1930s and the Japanese threatened China, science fiction author H.G.

India begins construction of world’s tallest statue

AHMEDABAD: Indian farmers were urged Thursday to hand over scraps of metal and tools for the world’s tallest statue, as construction began on what promoters hope will be a wonder of the world.

Scientists find Earth-like world beyond solar system

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida: For the first time, scientists have found a planet beyond the solar system that not only is the same size as Earth, but has the same proportions of iron and rock, a key step i

Italian landscapes exhibit kicks off

Italy’s experience in maintaining its rural landscape in par with the economic developments taking place in the country was documented in a photo exhibition held at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce (JCC

MJ ‘still loves me,’ says freed doctor

LOS ANGELES: Michael Jackson’s former doctor Conrad Murray said Wednesday that the late pop icon still loves him, and would be appalled by fans who attack him over the star’s 2009 death.

Veteran chef to French leaders hangs up apron

PARIS: For 40 years, Bernard Vaussion has stirred and sauteed, poached and parboiled, reduced and roasted for six French presidents and their guests. Now it’s time to hang up the apron.

Portable electronics to be allowed on flights

WASHINGTON: Airline passengers will soon be allowed to use a range of mobile electronic devices in flight with very few restrictions, US aviation authorities said Thursday.

Norway town sees winter sun for 1st time

STAVANGER, Norway: Residents of the small Norwegian town of Rjukan have finally seen the light.

Saudi women break taboos with unconventional jobs

Financial hardship and social circumstances have forced many Saudi women to accept jobs that they would have rejected in the past for traditional reasons.

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