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chinadaily.com.cn 2019-06-25 11:27

British Conservative Party leadership contender Boris Johnson arrives for a live TV debate in central London, Britain, June 18, 2019. [Photo/IC]

>Boris Johnson's home row

The police were called early Friday in response to a loud altercation between Boris Johnson, who is favored to be voted in as Britain's next prime minister, and his girlfriend, Carrie Symonds, a former head of communications for the Conservative Party.

The Guardian reported that a neighbor, who was alarmed by the sound of screaming and banging, knocked on the door of the couple's apartment and called the police when there was no response.

Johnson's campaign made no comment on Friday.

Johnson, 55, split last year from his wife of 25 years, Marina Wheeler, with whom he has four children.

In recent weeks, Symonds, 31, has appeared at his campaign events and many had expected her to move with him into 10 Downing Street.

Johnson and Jeremy Hunt will compete to become Britain's next prime minister in a runoff vote by members of the governing Conservative Party next month.


Japanese animated classic Spirited Away will be released across Chinese mainland theaters on June 21. [Photo provided to China Daily]

>'Spirited Away' released

Chinese fans of the critically-acclaimed Japanese animated film, "Spirited Away", might just be on cloud nine right now since the movie was finally released on June 21 in the Chinese mainland.

The movie made by Studio Ghibli was originally released in 2001 and quickly garnered fame around the world for the captivating and thrilling story it offers.

Although it's been late for 18 years, fans are probably just happy to be able to see the animation on the big screen.

Studio Ghibli films have remained popular in China.

It's the second Studio Ghibli film to make its way in China, the first being "My Neighbor Totoro" which was digitally remastered and shown in Chinese mainland cinemas last December.

The Totoro release was a huge box office success with more than $26 million, and "Spirited Away" is widely expected to perform even better given its enduring popularity.


A transparent cup containing what Israeli scientists say is the world's first 3D-printed, vascularized engineered heart, is seen during a demonstration in Tel Aviv. XINHUA

>'Maglev' heart offers hope

Dubbed the "Chinese heart," China's independently developed magnetic levitation (maglev) heart has helped seven patients suffering from heart failure to return to a normal life, and is giving new hope to millions of Chinese who suffer from the same disease.

The device - a third-generation artificial heart made in China - is only 26 millimeters thick and 50 millimeters in diameter, weighing less than 180 grams.

Such a small size was made possible by reducing the power and volume requirement of the magnets used in the hearts.

The new heart has solved the problem of incompatibility between artificial hearts and blood type, which could cause clots to form.

Experts hailed the achievement and look forward to its wide clinical use, noting that prices will be lower than similar imported devices.


US Air Force personnel stand next to a Patriot missile defense system at the Israeli Air Force Base of Hatzor, Israel, March 8, 2018. [Photo/IC]

>US launches cyber attacks

The US carried out cyber attacks against Iranian missile control systems in retaliation after Iran shot down a US surveillance drone, media reported Saturday.

Citing sources familiar with the matter, the Washington Post reported that the cyber attacks, which were approved by US President Donald Trump, disabled Iranian computer systems used to control rocket and missile launches.

Coordinating with the US Central Command, the US Cyber Command launched the attack on Thursday night, according to the report.

The US government on Saturday warned industry officials to be alert for cyber attacks originating from Iran.

Trump on Friday confirmed that he called off the military strikes in retaliation against Iran 10 minutes before they were to be implemented, citing the potential casualties of the impending strikes, which might be 150 people and "not proportionate" to the loss of a US unmanned aircraft.


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