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# beijing - Friday 28 August, 2015

Why is this US athlete wearing a superhero mask at the World Championships?
# Captain America
From The42
# Captain America

Why is this US athlete wearing a superhero mask at the World Championships?

Aug 28th 2015, 3:04 PM 9,144 Views 3 Comments

Olympian Ashton Eaton is feeling the benefits of a prototype made by Nike.

# beijing - Thursday 27 August, 2015

Javelin gold medallist in Beijing learned how to throw from YouTube videos
# Video Tutorial
From The42
# Video Tutorial

Javelin gold medallist in Beijing learned how to throw from YouTube videos

Aug 27th 2015, 3:45 PM 5,306 Views 4 Comments

Kenya’s Julius Yego won gold at the World Championships.

# beijing - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

Disappointment for Irish in Beijing, Farah stumbles into 5,000m final
# Mixed Fortunes
From The42
# Mixed Fortunes

Disappointment for Irish in Beijing, Farah stumbles into 5,000m final

Aug 26th 2015, 1:00 PM 6,738 Views 5 Comments

Ben Reynolds, Ciara Everard and Kelly Proper were unable to progress at the Bird’s Nest.

# beijing - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

World champion hammer thrower used gold medal to pay for taxi after night out
# Hammered
From The42
# Hammered

World champion hammer thrower used gold medal to pay for taxi after night out

Aug 25th 2015, 2:05 PM 8,776 Views 5 Comments

Taxi fares in Beijing aren’t cheap.

# beijing - Saturday 22 August, 2015

Farah recovers from last-lap stumble to claim record sixth consecutive 10,000m world title
# History Books
From The42
# History Books

Farah recovers from last-lap stumble to claim record sixth consecutive 10,000m world title

Aug 22nd 2015, 3:41 PM 4,974 Views 9 Comments

The British runner took gold ahead of Geoffrey Kamworor and Paul Tanui at the Bird’s Nest.

# beijing - Friday 31 July, 2015

There's a wee problem with the mountain at the heart of Beijing's Winter Olympics... there's no snow!
# Dry Run
From The42
# Dry Run

There's a wee problem with the mountain at the heart of Beijing's Winter Olympics... there's no snow!

Jul 31st 2015, 3:14 PM 9,060 Views 6 Comments

Some of the big highlights of the 2022 games will take place on man-made snow.

Beijing has been chosen to host another Olympic Games
# Winter Is Coming
From The42
# Winter Is Coming

Beijing has been chosen to host another Olympic Games

Jul 31st 2015, 1:34 PM 5,798 Views 8 Comments

It will become the first city to have held both the Summer and Winter Olympics in 2022.

# beijing - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

From Beijing to the USA and potentially back with the Dubs footballers in 2015
# Around The World
From The42
# Around The World

From Beijing to the USA and potentially back with the Dubs footballers in 2015

Jun 17th 2015, 12:05 AM 7,446 Views 2 Comments

Paul Mannion may return to Jim Gavin’s squad.

# beijing - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Chinese men are spending thousands on high-quality sex dolls with removable genitals
# Empty Beds
# Empty Beds

Chinese men are spending thousands on high-quality sex dolls with removable genitals

Apr 15th 2015, 6:05 AM 41,825 Views 52 Comments

“A doll’s perfection is derived from mathematical calculations, but it will never be more beautiful than a woman because she has a soul, expresses emotions and shows reaction.”

# beijing - Saturday 4 April, 2015

Taxi drivers drink pesticides in protest over licensing
# Beijing
# Beijing

Taxi drivers drink pesticides in protest over licensing

Apr 4th 2015, 12:15 PM 11,538 Views 18 Comments

The incident took place in the Chinese capital’s landmark Wangfujing shopping street.

# beijing - Saturday 28 March, 2015

Three Irish lads are driving from Nenagh to Beijing for their friend's wedding
# Miles And Miles
From The Daily Edge
# Miles And Miles

Three Irish lads are driving from Nenagh to Beijing for their friend's wedding

Mar 28th 2015, 3:08 PM 6,620 Views 2 Comments

They’re doing it all for charity, because they’re great sports.

# beijing - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Women-only subways are being considered in China
# Rush Hour
# Rush Hour

Women-only subways are being considered in China

Jan 29th 2015, 10:31 AM 15,137 Views 157 Comments

It comes after pink parking spaces – 30 centimeters wider then usual – were introduced for the alleged struggles women have parking in narrow spaces.

# beijing - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

A group of Chinese school children were very happy to see the President
# Michael D In The East
# Michael D In The East

A group of Chinese school children were very happy to see the President

Dec 9th 2014, 5:08 PM 6,262 Views 20 Comments

Michael D Higgins is in China as part of a week-long State visit

# beijing - Thursday 30 October, 2014

A lot of Chinese couples don't want a second child after all
# One Child Policy
# One Child Policy

A lot of Chinese couples don't want a second child after all

Oct 30th 2014, 9:15 PM 17,857 Views 21 Comments

The government relaxed its strict ‘one child’ policy last year, but fewer couples took advantage of it than expected.

# beijing - Thursday 23 October, 2014

WATCH: Chinese-speaking Mark Zuckerberg leaves audience amazed (and in stitches)
# This Charming Man
# This Charming Man

WATCH: Chinese-speaking Mark Zuckerberg leaves audience amazed (and in stitches)

Oct 23rd 2014, 11:30 AM 19,717 Views 44 Comments

You’re impressed. Admit it.

# beijing - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

China executed 2,400 people last year ... that's a drop of 20 per cent on 2012
# Put To Death
# Put To Death

China executed 2,400 people last year ... that's a drop of 20 per cent on 2012

Oct 21st 2014, 8:47 AM 7,595 Views 15 Comments

The total for the rest of the world combined was 778 people in 2013, according to Amnesty International.

# beijing - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Beijing marathoners don face masks to battle smog
# Fitness
From The42
# Fitness

Beijing marathoners don face masks to battle smog

Oct 19th 2014, 8:01 PM 2,459 Views 0 Comments

You don’t get this in the Phoenix Park.

# beijing - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Hong Kong's leader to protesters: 'I will not resign'
# Going Nowhere
# Going Nowhere

Hong Kong's leader to protesters: 'I will not resign'

Oct 2nd 2014, 6:55 PM 5,297 Views 9 Comments

He held a press conference just minutes before a midnight deadline set by protesters demanding his resignation expired.

# beijing - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Opinion: The peaceful anarchy of Hong Kong's student protesters is infectious
# Democracy
# Democracy

Opinion: The peaceful anarchy of Hong Kong's student protesters is infectious

Oct 1st 2014, 8:00 PM 41 Views 31 Comments

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests gained a momentum of their own after the catastrophic miscalculation to fire tear gas at peaceful demonstrators.

# beijing - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Microsoft faces 'monopoly' investigation as Chinese officials begin probe
# Antitrust
# Antitrust

Microsoft faces 'monopoly' investigation as Chinese officials begin probe

Jul 29th 2014, 10:41 AM 3,893 Views 6 Comments

Officials of China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce visited four of Microsoft’s offices as part of enquiries into Windows’ dominant position in the country.

# beijing - Monday 7 July, 2014

The Winter Olympics are going to either Oslo, Beijing or Almaty in 2022
# Short-list
From The42
# Short-list

The Winter Olympics are going to either Oslo, Beijing or Almaty in 2022

Jul 7th 2014, 12:13 PM 2,016 Views 4 Comments

Bring a good warm coat.

# beijing - Friday 27 June, 2014

Dumped man books out four cinemas to prove a point to ex-girlfriend
# Female Trouble
From The Daily Edge
# Female Trouble

Dumped man books out four cinemas to prove a point to ex-girlfriend

Jun 27th 2014, 6:00 PM 41,651 Views 54 Comments

He wanted to show her how wealthy he had become since they broke up. Cool?

# beijing - Monday 19 May, 2014

Cyberwars: The United States has charged five Chinese military hackers
# Phone-y War
# Phone-y War

Cyberwars: The United States has charged five Chinese military hackers

May 19th 2014, 1:40 PM 6,520 Views 41 Comments

The FBI’s Bob Anderson Jr., described the charges as ‘the new normal’.

# beijing - Friday 25 April, 2014

Airline says ten staff members were held for hours by MH370 relatives
# Missing
# Missing

Airline says ten staff members were held for hours by MH370 relatives

Apr 25th 2014, 6:27 PM 14,869 Views 19 Comments

The staff members where held for more than ten hours in a hotel as relatives got increasingly frustrated with the lack of information about their relatives.

# beijing - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Pics: Take a trip to Beijing's Forbidden City - before it starts limiting visitors
# Sneak Peek
# Sneak Peek

Pics: Take a trip to Beijing's Forbidden City - before it starts limiting visitors

Apr 19th 2014, 5:00 PM 13,288 Views 13 Comments

The incredible Forbidden City was closed off to visitors for hundreds of years.

# beijing - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Forget Paris, these are the world's most polluted cities
# Smog
# Smog

Forget Paris, these are the world's most polluted cities

Mar 22nd 2014, 10:30 AM 22,424 Views 21 Comments

More than two million people die every year from breathing indoor and outdoor particle pollution.

# beijing - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Terrorism looking less likely as mystery of plane disappearance deepens
# Search Goes On
# Search Goes On

Terrorism looking less likely as mystery of plane disappearance deepens

Mar 11th 2014, 12:11 PM 38,595 Views 106 Comments

The announcement form the internationl police force comes as searches have completely shifted their focus to opposite Malaysian coast.

# beijing - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Two passengers on Malaysia plane had stolen EU passports
# Malaysia Airlines
# Malaysia Airlines

Two passengers on Malaysia plane had stolen EU passports

Mar 8th 2014, 7:55 PM 40,664 Views 68 Comments

Foreign ministry officials in Rome and Vienna confirmed that names of two nationals listed on the manifest matched passports reported stolen in Thailand.

# beijing - Monday 3 March, 2014

North Korea deports 75-year-old Australian after he signs "confession"
# Free
# Free

North Korea deports 75-year-old Australian after he signs "confession"

Mar 3rd 2014, 8:32 AM 14,306 Views 21 Comments

The missionary had been detained last month for distributing religious material.

# beijing - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

PHOTOS: No masks in stock as Beijing pollution goes off the charts
# Nuclear Winter
# Nuclear Winter

PHOTOS: No masks in stock as Beijing pollution goes off the charts

Feb 26th 2014, 12:39 PM 15,960 Views 35 Comments

The World Health Organisation has said the toxic air has created a crisis.

# beijing - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Lunar rover is still alive and might actually be ok, say officials
# Final Frontier
# Final Frontier

Lunar rover is still alive and might actually be ok, say officials

Feb 13th 2014, 9:54 AM 7,739 Views 16 Comments

Officials in China say there are new hopes that the Jade Rabbit lunar rover can be repaired after suffering a malfunction.

# beijing - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Irish father killed in freak golf course accident in China
# John Walsh
# John Walsh

Irish father killed in freak golf course accident in China

Nov 13th 2013, 9:47 AM 40,070 Views 4 Comments

John Walsh, who was 39, had been working as ‘Lead Shaper’ at the Happy Valley club near Beijing since May.

# beijing - Friday 27 September, 2013

The People's Daily building in China looks like a gigantic, gold-plated, um...
# Awkward
# Awkward

The People's Daily building in China looks like a gigantic, gold-plated, um...

Sep 27th 2013, 8:00 PM 15,010 Views 56 Comments

Is it just us?

# beijing - Sunday 8 September, 2013

Wrestling wins reprieve for 2020 Olympics
# Comeback
From The42
# Comeback

Wrestling wins reprieve for 2020 Olympics

Sep 8th 2013, 5:40 PM 1,165 Views 10 Comments

In February, the International Olympic Committee had recommended that wrestling was dropped.

# beijing - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Late aunt of Chinese boy who had eyes gouged out named as suspect
# China
# China

Late aunt of Chinese boy who had eyes gouged out named as suspect

Sep 5th 2013, 9:44 AM 19,054 Views 31 Comments

A Hong Kong-based eye expert has offered to treat the boy for free after his eyes were removed in a field.

# beijing - Thursday 25 July, 2013

At least this isn't your morning commute
# Next Stop Please
From The Daily Edge
# Next Stop Please

At least this isn't your morning commute

Jul 25th 2013, 2:56 PM 2,859 Views 3 Comments

Sorry, sorry, can I just… sorry…

# beijing - Saturday 20 July, 2013

Man in wheelchair detonates device at Beijing airport
# Beijing
# Beijing

Man in wheelchair detonates device at Beijing airport

Jul 20th 2013, 1:01 PM 12,945 Views 24 Comments

Apart from the man in the wheelchair, no other injuries were caused by the explosion.

# beijing - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Ceann Comhairle to meet China's president tomorrow
# Xi Jinping
# Xi Jinping

Ceann Comhairle to meet China's president tomorrow

May 16th 2013, 6:53 PM 5,454 Views 14 Comments

China and Ireland’s friendship continues with a return visit by an Irish delegation.

# beijing - Saturday 13 April, 2013

The US and China to set up joint cybersecurity working group
# Cybersecurity
# Cybersecurity

The US and China to set up joint cybersecurity working group

Apr 13th 2013, 7:40 PM 3,725 Views 15 Comments

The announcement was made today by US Secretary of State John Kerry.

# beijing - Saturday 16 March, 2013

330 million abortions carried out in China since 1971
# One Child Policy
# One Child Policy

330 million abortions carried out in China since 1971

Mar 16th 2013, 11:10 AM 7,741 Views 85 Comments

China says that its one child policy introduced int he early 1980s has prevented overpopulation and boosted economic development.