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China will partly lift internet censorship for one of its provinces to promote tourism

BEJING: China plans to lift some internet censorship on the southern tropical island of Hainan to promote tourism. Visitors to select areas of Hainan will be able to access Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, according to new plan authorities have put together to turn the province into a free trade port by 2020. It’s not clear if other banned platforms will be uncensored. The three-year action plan was published on Thursday, but removed from the local government website by Friday, as spotted by the South China Morning…

US and Turkey lift reciprocal visa restrictions

The United States and Turkey on Thursday turned the page on a visa crisis triggered nearly three months ago by the arrest of a staff member at the American mission in Ankara, but relations between the NATO allies remain tense. The two sides announced the resumption of full visa services for each other's citizens, but their statements revealed lingering misgivings between the countries, who are partners in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group. Washington said it had won assurances from Ankara that no further…

VIDEO: Man tries to lift heavy weight in hilarious gym fail

A video of a man was going viral of late, showing him attempting squats at a gym with heavy weight…but it ended up hilariously. Hilarious footage shows the man, who is wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and a white tank top, loading up a bar with at least eight weights on each end. He tried to squat 855 pounds of plates that were perilously clinging to the bar unsecured, and his slight adjustment sent them plummeting to the floor. He places it on his shoulders and can be seen trying to steady himself before…

PIA cleared for EU cargo flights

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has secured approval for cargo services to the European Union after being suspended over security fears, officials said Wednesday, a rare boost for the beleaguered flag-carrier.