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chinadaily.com.cn 2019-03-05 14:30

Local residents wearing surgical masks against influenza walk on the street in Hong Kong, China, 25 February 2019.[Photo/IC]

>Love could ward off colds
Valentine's Day is over, but that doesn't mean you have to give up on love. There are numerous benefits to showing affection, and according to a new study, those include warding off colds. The new research, published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, found that falling in love is associated with an increased activity of certain genes, particularly ones involved in antiviral defenses. In other words, love could help us fight off viruses like colds and the flu. Loneliness can have a negative impact on both mental and physical health. For instance, it can lead to more inflammation, an increased risk of heart disease, and depression.


A Lufthansa Airbus A-380 rolls to its take-off position at the airport. After the airline Emirates cancelled a large part of its A-380 orders, Airbus announced the early end for the giant aircraft. [Photo/IC]

>Passenger skips his flight
A method commonly used by airline passengers to get cheaper fares is at the center of a court row between a German airline and one of its customers. Lufthansa has taken a passenger, who didn't show up for the last leg of his ticketed journey, to court in an apparent bid to clamp down on "hidden city" ticketing. The practice involves passengers leaving their journey at a layover point, instead of making a final connection. According to a court document, an unnamed male passenger booked a Lufthansa flight from Seattle to Oslo, which had a layover in Frankfurt. But he did not catch the Frankfurt to Oslo flight. He instead flew on a separate Lufthansa reservation from Frankfurt to Berlin. Lufthansa saw this as a violation of their terms and conditions and is seeking 2,112 euros in compensation. A Berlin district court dismissed the lawsuit in December, but Lufthansa's spokesperson confirmed to CNN that the company has "already filed the appeal against the decision."


>Blood drop emoji launched
A single red blood drop is among the list of 59 new emojis announced by the Unicode Consortium, the organization in charge of developing the official emojis of the world. "The inclusion of an emoji which can express what 800 million women around the world are experiencing every month is a huge step towards normalizing periods and smashing the stigma which surrounds them," said Lucy Russell, head of girls' rights at Plan International UK. An emoji isn't going to solve this, but it can help change the conversation. Ending the shame around periods begins with talking about it, she added. The new emoji is available to use by March.


Hu Bing, deputy director of the National Cultural Heritage Administration (second left) and Aleisha Woodward of the US State Department (left) examine on Thursday relics to be returned. [Photo/Xinhua]

>US returns Chinese relics
The US announced on Thursday the repatriation of 361 pieces of Chinese relics and artifacts to China at a ceremony at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis. The items, including stoneware, jade objects, bronze weapons and pottery ranging from the Neolithic Age (10,000-2,000 BC) to the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), form the largest repatriation of relics from the US since 2009, when the US and China signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance cooperation in this regard. Hu Bing, deputy director of China's National Cultural Heritage Administration, said at the ceremony that China appreciates US efforts in relics repatriation, and expects further cooperation with the US side on relics preservation and information sharing, as well as in people-to-people exchanges.

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