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See the Devastation Caused by Hurricane Odile

125 mph winds raged with over six hours of rain as Hurricane Odile smashed the resort of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The local community was severely affected by power outages, flooding, and wind damage

Picture China: Stair Rolling, Jack Ma, Double Rainbow

The day's China news in pictures: A man exercises by rolling down a set of stairs, Jack Ma visits Hong Kong ahead of the Alibaba IPO, a double rainbow appears in the sky in Lhasa and more.

Wanna get paid to eat in Shanghai? Here's how!

3 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Foodies, rejoice! New app on the block IndulgeSmart, now ready to go on an expansion rampage, wants to take you out to dinner. [ more › ]

Everything You Need to Know About Alibaba and its Mega-IPO

What you need to know about the Chinese Internet firm's massive U.S. IPO

Roadside Bomb Kills 4 UN Peacekeepers in Mali

(BAMAKO, Mali) — A spokesman says four U.N. peacekeepers were killed in in northern Mali when their vehicle hit an explosive. Olivier Salgado of the U.N. peacekeeping mission says a car containing Chadian troops hit the roadside bomb Thursday near Aguel’hoc. In addition to the four killed, three peacekeepers were wounded. The region has been…

Scottish Golf Club Votes to Allow Female Members

It's a historic day for Scotland as women will be able to join the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews for the first time

Royal & Ancient Votes to Admit Female Members

The Royal & Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews has voted overwhelmingly to admit female members for the first time. The club, exclusively for men since it was founded in Scotland 260 years ago, released a statement Thursday saying 85 percent of those who took part in the ballot voted in favor of allowing female…

Catch Stööki Sound at the STORM pre-party @ Arkham this Saturday!

5 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Our friends at One Love Shanghai spoke with London-based production and DJ collaborative Stööki Sound ahead of their show at the STORM Electronic Music Festival pre-party this Saturday at Arkham. Read on to find out more about what you can expect to see this weekend. [ more › ]

Leading Bahrain Activist Released From Jail

(MANAMA, Bahrain) — Bahrain’s Interior Ministry says police have released human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja, who was detained last month after landing in the Gulf Arab country on a visit to see her jailed father. Al-Khawaja faces charges of assaulting police after she refused to hand over her mobile phone during questioning at the airport.…

Cutting the Red Tape

New Indian leader Narendra Modi has pledged to get the country back on the path of growth by launching economic reforms—but he faces entrenched opposition. Will Modi succeed?

Look: Zhengzhou university students tested in water bottle-balancing abilities

7 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Military instructors continue to find new and hilarious ways of making first year university students look silly during their mandatory military training. [ more › ]

Look: 9-year-old hitchhikes way across China for her summer vacation

9 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

For her summer vacation, one nine-year-old girl decided to do more than just lay out on the beach, so she embarked on a seven-province journey, walking or hitchhiking the entire way, according to [ more › ]

Scotland Heads to the Polls to Vote on Independence

Voters as young as 16 get to decide if their country should be independent

Officials have millions stolen, now under investigation for corruption

10 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

What's worse than having someone break into your home and steal all your cash and valuables? If you are a Chinese Communist Party Official, it's having people find out just how much money the thieves made off with. [ more › ]

LOOK: Man holds himself at knifepoint

10 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A man in Hunan province held himself at knifepoint with some rusty-lookin' butcher knives during an argument with a woman, who is believed to be his lover. [ more › ]

Apple Looks For Chinese Police Link – For Its Payroll

Like gadgets and have experience dealing with the Chinese police? Apple may have a job for you.

Chinese Views of India: Culturally Rich but Backward

From China’s side of the Himalayas, the view of India isn’t always that great.

Alibaba Employees to Kick Off IPO Decked Out In Dream Team Shirts

Alibaba may be on the cusp of the world’s biggest initial public offering. But in China, the day before the ringing of the bell, many were riveted by something far more fanciful in spirit: inspirational T-shirts.

Australian Police: Raids Thwarted Beheading Plot

(SYDNEY) — Police said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group by detaining 15 people and raiding more than a dozen properties across Sydney on Thursday. MoreAustralian Police Foil Islamist Terrorist Plot in Country’s Largest Ever RaidKanye West Got Rushed to a Hospital During…

32 arrested, 50kg heroin seized in Hunan drug bust

12 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Another day, another drug ring down. This time, police arrested 32 people and seized more than 50 kilograms of heroin (which they've lovingly laid out for show above) following a big bust in Hunan province. [ more › ]

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