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1 dead, 4 hospitalized after man injects poison into Wanglaoji drinks across Dongguan

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A man was arrested this morning after injecting tetramine, a substance used in rat poison, into paper cartons of Wanglaoji (???) at four supermarkets in Dongguan. One person was killed and four others hospitalized after consuming the tainted liquids. [ more › ]

Hard Lessons

Improving education in the Middle East is as important as ending the region’s conflicts

Orthodox Jewish Sect Tells Women to Stop Driving

Rabbis say driving brings out "aggressive tendencies" which are not appropriate for women

Aussie deported after cops find marijuana farm in his Jiangsu apartment

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A 34-year-old Australian man living in Changshu, Jiangsu province was sent back Down Under on May 18 after he had been held in detention for 13 days on charges of growing illegal drugs and drug use. [ more › ]

This Is How Russia Plans to Win the Internet War

The Kremlin employs hundreds of trolls to promote President Putin's worldview

WATCH: Chinese couple perform utterly terrifying knife stunts without dying

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A video, which was reportedly filmed in Henan earlier this month, shows 33-year-old performer Wang Yang chucking multiple knives at his assistant, who at one point is pinned down to a circular board spinning at full speed. [ more › ...

Fudan University cranks out new promo vid after backlash over U-Tokyo copy

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Just a day after Fudan University was accused of ripping off a promo video released by the University of Tokyo in 2014, the Chinese university worked overnight to get a new, more original video online. [ more › ]

50% price cuts cause rushes at Gucci outlets across China

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Wednesday was truly a banner day for China's luxury shoppers as Gucci slashed prices on some of its most popular products in half countrywide, triggering a massive rush of people looking to pick up a genuine luxury item for cheap, rather than just ordering knock-offs on Taobao. [ more › ]

Ctrip says site was down yesterday after 'staff error', not hack attack

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

China's biggest online travel agent, Ctrip, claim that their website was down for several hours yesterday because of a staff error, and not from a cyber attack. [ more › ]

The Death Toll From India’s Hellish Heat Wave Is Now More Than 1,800

The elderly, the homeless and those forced to go out and work in the blazing sun are most at risk from the extreme conditions

‘I Was Motivated By My Conscience,’ Says Tiananmen Letter Author

The overseas Chinese author of a viral letter about the Tiananmen crackdown speaks about his motivations and the response he has received.

15 Chinese nationals accused in US college entrance exam scam

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A group of 15 Chinese citizens are accused of conspiring to help foreign students gain admission to American universities and thus obtain student visas by providing intelligent imposters to take college entrance exams for their clients, according to a federal grand jury indictment unsealed on Thursday. [ more › ]

Rifle Linked to 7 Unsolved Murders Found on Display in London Museum

Authorities originally told relatives of victims that the weapon had been disposed of

Chinese University’s Video Boldly Goes Where Others Have Gone Before

A Fudan University video bears a striking resemblance to the University of Tokyo's official promotional film.

This Picture Sums Up the Dire Threat Faced by the World’s Shark Populations

Hundreds of fins lie piled up in Ecuador, part of a massive haul originally bound for Asia

Teacher executed for raping, sexually abusing 26 young students

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A man in Gansu province was put to death yesterday for the rape and sexual abuse of 26 young girls. [ more › ]

Hong Kong Wrong for HSBC, Says UBS

HSBC is assessing whether to shift its headquarters from the U.K. But moving bank to Hong Kong “is certainly the wrong answer,” according to analysts at UBS.

Top Soccer Officials Say FIFA Needs a New Leader

The tide appears to be turning against Sepp Blatter as officials back his rival in elections being held for FIFA's top job

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