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36 Dead, 19 Missing as Ferry Capsizes in Philippines

A total of 118 people have been rescued in Ormoc city on central Leyte island

S. Korea waives visa fees for Chinese tourists as MERS outbreak scares off visitors

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

South Korea announced yesterday that it decided to waive visa fees for tourists from China and Southeast Asia in a hope to boost tourism, which took a hit in the wake of the MERS outbreak. [ more › ]

Check out these gorgeous Chinese structures nominated for 'Building of the Year'

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

We have put together all the buildings from China and Taiwan nominated for 'Building of the Year' at this year's World Architecture Festival. Have a look at them and be prepared for some amazing structures! [ more › ]

Crashed Plane May Have Suffered Engine Problem, Indonesia Air Force Chief Says

The fact that the plane turned rightward after takeoff suggests an engine failure

India Says It Doesn’t Have to Declare When Its Carbon Emissions Will Peak

It argues that its development needs absolve it of needing to announce a specific timeframe

Hong Kong July 1 rally sees only a fraction of last year's record turnout

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A total of 48,000 people took part in Hong Kong's pro-democracy march yesterday, event organizers estimated, not even 10 percent of last year's 510,000 record turnout. [ more › ]

Foreign Films Rise Again at China’s Box Office

In the battle for China’s box office, foreign films appear to be gaining traction this year.

Hong Kong Protest Draws Smaller Crowd

An annual protest march in Hong Kong drew a much smaller crowd than in the past, coming after a long year of demonstrations and political battles over the city’s future.

Jackie Chan named world's second highest-paid actor

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

His latest film Dragonblade, which hasn't seen a US release yet despite starring big Hollywood names including Adrien Brody and John Cusack, grossed 120 million USD in China, and it's estimated that Chan took at least a 10 million USD cut. [ more › ]

China National Security Law Aims to Create ‘Garrison State,’ Experts Say

China has adopted a sweeping national-security law that the government says is needed to counter emerging threats but that critics say may be used to quash dissent and exclude foreign investment.

Video of woman torching dog to death draws ire

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A video clip of a young woman torching a live dog has sparked outrage and disgust among web users across China. The unidentified woman in the video, dressed in a black dress and a pair of red high-heels, is seen holding a flame up to the squirming dog, even smiling as she burns the animal to death. [ more › ]

What's on Today: The Despair of the Soul 2, Oh my god, Entrepnr talk and Roaring '20s wine party

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist's picks. [ more › ]

How Germany Called Greece’s Bluff Ahead of Bailout Vote

The leftist government in Greece may have overestimated the resolve of its supporters

The Hard Part Is About to Start in U.S.-Cuban Relations

After a heady six month romance, Washington and Havana now face the daunting task of untangling obstacles put into place over the last 54 years

Watch President Obama Announce Cuba Embassy Opening

The U.S. and Cuba re-established diplomatic relations earlier this year

Food Aid to Syrian Refugees Cut in Half Due to Funding Crisis

The crisis may lead to a full halt to all food support for most refugees in Jordan

U.S. and Cuba Announce Embassy Openings

Both countries will restore full diplomatic relations and reopen embassies July 20

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