Video Player Close NAIROBI, May 7 (Xinhua) -- Elias Gebreselassie grew up in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and he, like his peers, has long thought that skyscrapers, shopping malls and highways could only be scenes in Hollywood movies. The 34-year-old praised China's investment in modern infrastructure such as roads and social facilities, which made the capital a charming international metropolis and the headquarters of the African Union. Gebreselassie said his understanding of China has been greatly improved after witnessing its contribution to Africa's socio-economic development through the construction of industrial parks, skyscrapers and electrified railway lines. "This has inspired Ethiopian youths to know more about China and the Chinese people. Many young people, including one of my nieces, choose to study in China, and many others prefer to go to Ethiopian universities to study Chinese through Confucius Institutes," Gebreselassie said during a recent interview. He said … [Read more...] about African youth’s China perception improves amid blossoming ties
It’s been four years since Vinod Khanna passed away. Subhash K Jha remembers the actor who could have been a star. Vinod Khanna remained underrated throughout his career. He just didn’t care enough. Mid-way through his career, he chucked Bollywood to join Osho in Oregon (United States), where he worked as a gardener. When he returned, he was welcomed with Satyamev Jayate . Each time Vinod would show his indifference, Bollywood ran after him a little harder. But Vinod was much too fast for the entertainment business to catch him. Here is looking at his finest performances. Achanak (1973) Vinod Khanna was Gulzar’s favourite actor after Sanjeev Kumar. From Mere Apne in 1971 to Lekin… in 1990, VK did his best work in Gulzar’s cinema. Achanak remains unique, and not only because it had no songs. It was a flab-free plot about an army man who kills his unfaithful wife and best friend then flees captivity to immerse her mangalsutra in the … [Read more...] about 3 amazing Vinod Khanna performances you must watch!
April 24, 2021 - 12:19 BST Bridie Wilkins Royal wedding dresses: the most expensive from the Duchess of Cambridge, Duchess of Sussex, Princess Eugenie, Princess Diana, the Queen, Sarah Ferguson and Queen Letizia. Royal weddings are lavish affairs with no expense spared – and that means the incredible dresses often come with big price tags, too! From Princess Diana's iconic bridal gown designed by David Emanuel to Kate Middleton's stylish lace number from Alexander McQueen , here are the most expensive royal wedding dresses in order of price… MORE: 11 surprising facts about the Queen and Prince Philip’s wedding day 7. The Queen Though Queen Elizabeth 's £30,000 wedding dress comes in at the bottom of the charts, it was certainly a jaw-dropping amount to spend when she married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh in 1947, at a time when the world had barely begun to recover from the war and clothing … [Read more...] about Royal wedding dresses prices revealed: Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton, Princess Eugenie, more