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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.
Foodies, rejoice! New app on the block IndulgeSmart, now ready to go on an expansion rampage, wants to take you out to dinner. [ more › ]
What you need to know about the Chinese Internet firm's massive U.S. IPO
(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…
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
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…
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 › ]
(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.…
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?
Military instructors continue to find new and hilarious ways of making first year university students look silly during their mandatory military training. [ more › ]
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 yzdsb.com. [ more › ]
Voters as young as 16 get to decide if their country should be independent
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 › ]
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 › ]
Like gadgets and have experience dealing with the Chinese police? Apple may have a job for you.
From China’s side of the Himalayas, the view of India isn’t always that great.
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.
(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…
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 › ]