BBC airs new documentary series on Chinese history

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on BBC airs new documentary series on Chinese history 

LONDON, Jan. 22 — The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on Thursday began airing a new documentary series about China's 4,000 years of history.

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FEATURE: Japanese rugby legend welcomes revived fervor for the sport

December 8, 2015 by · Comments Off on FEATURE: Japanese rugby legend welcomes revived fervor for the sport 

OSAKA, Dec. 6 — During Japan's outstanding performance at this year's Rugby World Cup, Yoshiharu Yamaguchi, a former international during the 1960s and 1970s, detected a welcome revival of fervor among both Japanese players and fans.

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England witnessing educational division after age 11: watchdog

December 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on England witnessing educational division after age 11: watchdog 

LONDON, Dec. 1 — More than 400,000 children in England's north and Midlands regions attend high schools that are not good enough, the head of England's education watchdog said Tuesday.

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Feature: Reforms prompt worries about future of Japanese study in England

September 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on Feature: Reforms prompt worries about future of Japanese study in England 

LONDON, Sept. 19 — Teachers fear the study of Japanese in England could be severely undermined following plans to scrap one of the most important exams in the subject.

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Diplomats mark start of Rugby World Cup at UN headquarters

September 20, 2015 by · Comments Off on Diplomats mark start of Rugby World Cup at UN headquarters 

NEW YORK, Sept. 19 — Diplomats from around 10 countries gathered at the UN headquarters Friday to watch the opening game of the Rugby World Cup, a match between England and Fiji played in Twickenham, London.

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Srinivasan defends 10-team World Cup in 2019

April 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Srinivasan defends 10-team World Cup in 2019 

MELBOURNE, March 30 — The Associate cricket nations might be fuming at the prospect of a 10-team World Cup in 2019, but ICC President N Srinivasan on Sunday said they had no reason to feel left out as the format gives them a good chance at qualifying for the mega-event.

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Charter flights to whisk Chinese tourists to heart of Shakespeare's country

March 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on Charter flights to whisk Chinese tourists to heart of Shakespeare's country 

LONDON, March 4 — Britain's second biggest city, Birmingham, is rebranding its airport as Shakespeare's Airport to attract thousands of Chinese tourists to central England.

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England to host BWF World Para-Badminton Championships 2015

February 25, 2015 by · Comments Off on England to host BWF World Para-Badminton Championships 2015 

LONDON, Feb. 24 — Badminton England and the Badminton World Federation (BWF) have announced that the first Para-Badminton World Championships 2015 will be held in England later this year.

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NZ beat England by 8 wickets in Pool A match of Cricket World Cup

February 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on NZ beat England by 8 wickets in Pool A match of Cricket World Cup 

WELLINGTON, Feb. 20 — New Zealand defeated England by eight wickets in their Pool A match of the Cricket World Cup here today.

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McCullum hits WC's fastest fifty, Southee is MoM

February 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on McCullum hits WC's fastest fifty, Southee is MoM 

WELLINGTON, Feb. 20 — New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum today smashed his way into the record books after posting the World Cup's fastest half century, off a mere 18 balls, in a Pool A match of the ongoing mega-event against England here.

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