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The driving school for flying cars

It seems just about everyone has been launching a flying car lately, but the Kitty Hawk Flyer stands out for one big reason: it’s here today. Specifically, it’s in Las Vegas, flying over a big lake. This is where Kitty Hawk – a company owned by Google co-founder Larry Page – has set up a ... Read More »

Foreign language centers lack qualified teachers

VietNamNet Bridge – Many foreign teachers at foreign language centers do not have teaching certificates. Vietnamese want to be taught by native speakers Studying English with native teachers is the promise foreign language centers offer students. Vietnamese believe their English skills can be improved only if they are taught by native speakers. Tuyet Minh, an officer at a foreign language ... Read More »

Fish oil supplements for a healthy heart 'nonsense'

Taking omega-3 fish oil supplements is often touted as a simple way to protect your heart – but experts say the evidence that it does any good is flimsy at best. Cochrane researchers looked at trials in over 100,000 people and found little proof that it prevented heart disease. They say the chance of getting any meaningful benefit from taking ... Read More »

Cave rescue: Australians to receive honours, PM Turnbull says

Two Australian divers who helped rescue 12 boys from a flooded cave in Thailand will receive civilian honours, PM Malcolm Turnbull says. Craig Challen (L) and Richard Harris are both experienced divers — Photo: AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT Mr Turnbull confirmed the as yet unspecified honours would be awarded to Richard Harris, an anaesthetist, and Craig Challen, a vet. The men entered ... Read More »

EU to sign its biggest free trade deal with Japan

The European Union and Japan will sign one of the world’s biggest free trade deals later on Tuesday. The move will create an open trade zone covering nearly a third of the world’s GDP and 600 million people. One of the biggest EU exports to Japan is dairy goods, while cars are one of Japan’s biggest exports. The move is ... Read More »

China's most expensive film pulled after opening weekend

China’s big-budget fantasy epic Asura has been pulled from cinemas after a dismal opening weekend. The movie features a star-studded Chinese cast — Photo: YOUTUBE/ASURAFILMOFFICIAL The 750m yuan ($112m; £85m) film reportedly made less than 50m yuan on its weekend debut. Asura’s plot is based on Chinese mythology and featured leading actors and flashy special effects. Producers are reportedly planning ... Read More »

High school graduation rate at over 97 percent nationwide

Over 97 per cent of students sitting the national high school examination in late June were eligible for graduation, the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) announced yesterday. More than 879,700 students took this year’s exam to seek high school graduation. The ministry said the graduation rate was 98.36 per cent in the high school education system, and 88.37 percent ... Read More »

France beat Croatia in thrilling World Cup final

France won the Fifa World Cup for the second time by overcoming Croatia’s bold challenge in a thrilling final in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium. Didier Deschamps’ side repeated the success on home soil at France ’98 by a margin that hardly looked possible as Croatia stood toe-to-toe with the favourites for an hour. France’s victory meant Deschamps, who captained them 20 ... Read More »