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World 12 Nov 2020 | 9:34 AM

HK opposition stages final protest in assembly before mass resignation

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's opposition staged a final show of defiance in the legislature on Thursday before resigning to protest against the dismissal of four of their colleagues in what they see as another bid by Beijing to suppress democracy in the city.

World 24 Nov 2020 | 2:21 AM

China city builds museum for World Heritage Site ruins

ZHENGZHOU, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- The central Chinese city of Anyang, on Monday, started construction on a museum for the World Heritage Site Yinxu, or the Yin Ruins, to bring people back to the last capital of the Shang Dynasty more than 3,000 years ago.

World 14 Dec 2020 | 3:27 AM

Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Dec. 13

JERUSALEM -- Israeli archaeologists have discovered a rare cache of candles and candle holders from more than 1,000 years ago, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) and the Israel Museum said on Sunday.

World 15 Dec 2020 | 11:29 PM

6,000-year-old rice paddies discovered in east China

HANGZHOU, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) -- Archaeologists said they found large expanses of prehistorical rice paddies, with the oldest dating back more than 6,000 years, in east China's Zhejiang Province.

World 22 Dec 2020 | 1:36 AM

Israel discovers 2,000-year-old ritual bath in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) -- Israeli archaeologists unearthed a 2,000-year-old ritual bath in Jerusalem, together with the remains of a 1,500-year-old church from the Byzantine period, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) said on Monday.