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China cuts interest rates by 0.25 percentage points: central bank

The People's Bank of China (Photo: AP)

The bank also cut its reserve requirement ratio by 0.50 percentage points

Bolt, Gatlin through to 200 meters semi final at World Championship

Hondura’s Rolando Palacios (from left), Jamaica’s Usain Bolt and Germany’s Julian Reus in the men’s 200m round one heats

Usain Bolt was back on familiar territory on Tuesday, running his favorite event and showing off why he is the greatest 200-meter runner of all time.

China's stock market suffers biggest one-day fall since 2007


The decline threatened to weigh anew on global markets after last week's Chinese losses

'Bloody Monday' ravages Chinese stocks, worst fall since 2007

The smaller Shenzhen Component Index fell 7.83 per cent ending at 10,970.29 points

The CSI 300 also declined to end at 3,271.89, down 8.85 per cent or 317.65 points

China plans to boost penalties for sex with girls under 14

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The current penalty for prostitution with underage girls is five to 15 years in jail

Bolt, Gatlin in 100 meter semifinal of world championship

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt gestures ahead of the men’s 100m heats in Beijing on Saturday. 	— AP

Sprint rivals Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin sailed through into the semi-finals of the men's 100m at the world championships on Saturday.

Unstoppabolt at World Championship in Beijing

Usain Bolt (right) celebrates as he crosses the finish line ahead of USA’s Justin Gatlin, (left) in the men’s 100 metres final

Usain edges Gatlin to retain world 100 metres crown

Uber seen reaching $10.8billion in bookings in 2015, $26 billion next year

Uber Technologies Inc's global bookings are projected to rise nearly threefold to $10.84 billion this year and reach $26.12 billion the next, according to a recent presentation for potential investors

Beijing pollution awaits runners at worlds, just like ‘08


The drifting smoke from forest fires sometimes makes it difficult for marathoner Heather Lieberg to take a deep breath during her afternoon training runs in the hills of Montana.

As frenzy over a young girl’s presumed murder three years ago gripped the media, I wracked my brains to think if I had ever met Sheena Bora while visiting my son when he lived in Bandra, Mumbai.

A great Zen master, in charge of the monastery of Mayu Kagi, owned a cat, who was the real love of his life.