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India can become world’s fifth-largest economy by decade’s end: Jim O’Neill

28 minutes agoLocal Interest / India : India Watch

Jim O’Neill, who coined the term BRICs to highlight emerging economic powerhouses Brazil, Russia, India and China, said India’s budget lacked a “wow” factor but was good enough to push the country on a path of 8 percent growth or more “for a long time”.

New York Today: Boys of Spring

28 minutes agoUnited States / New York : City Room

Tuesday: The Yankees and Mets get set to play ball, a snowy evening, and a "mommy blogger" is convicted of murder.

Tiananmen dissident Yuan Zhiming resigns from church duties after Chai Ling accuses him of rape

39 minutes agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A Tiananmen Square activist who became a well known figure in the Chinese Christian community has stepped down from his pastoral duties and ministries following accusations that he'd raped fellow Chinese dissident and Christian convert Chai Ling. [ more › ]

Astoria Characters: The Costume Designer

"My house is like a zoo on Saturday mornings," says Erin Black. Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Erin is an Emmy-winning costume designer. So consider yourself warned and enter at your own risk to meet her husband, Eric, who is trying to feed...Show More Summary

Morning Reads for March 3, 2015

Democrats in the Senate aren’t going to negotiate with the House on homeland security funding. Two months before he’s up for re-election, GOP Chair John Padgett is accused in a second racial discrimination complaint. DotCom Deja Vu – NASDAQ hits 5,000 again. Show More Summary

Sohu partners up with 'Saturday Night Live' to spotlight Chinese comedians

1 hour agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Video streaming site Sohu.com is teaming up with Broadway Video Entertainment to bring "Saturday Night Live" to China, but a version that will be tailored for local audiences and will feature Chinese comedians. [ more › ]

Digbeth First Friday

These Digbeth First Fridays don’t ‘arf come round quickly. March is already upon us and the evening of the 6th sees Digbeth once again come alive with all sorts of happenings: Rather than queuing half an hour for a piece of meat in a bun on the other side of Digbeth, why not visit the […]

McAuliffe officials try to get Va. House to change vote on lethal injection

RICHMOND — Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s administration tried — and failed — to reverse a House of Delegates vote killing a bill that opponents say would have shrouded state-sponsored executions in unprecedented secrecy, lawmakers said.Read full article >>

Chai Jing's smog documentary 'Under the Dome' goes viral with over 150 million views

2 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A film about air pollution by one of China's most famous TV journalists has gone viral on Chinese social media, where it has received over 153 million views and stirred up huge conversation and conflicting views. [ more › ]

Chinese tourists take wedding shots in Antarctica, penguins flee in fear

3 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Chinese tourists have now set their eyes on Antarctica, much to the chagrin of local inhabitants. A huge group of travelers from China recently landed in the South Pole to have wedding shots taken, unfortunately freaking out the penguins in the area just trying to get on with their lives. [ more › ]

"The Public Barber" Opens On Wilson

In spring 2014, the City of Chicago announced a program called "Up the Block," in which entrepreneurs would compete to start businesses in vacant storefronts, with encouragement, mentoring, and financial incentives from community supporters. Show More Summary

William and Jack: U.K.’s Future King Meets China’s E-Commerce King

Here in China on his maiden visit, the U.K.'s Prince William met with a dual line-up of heavyweights. One was Chinese President Xi Jinping. The other was Chinese e-commerce mogul Jack Ma.

Is It Full Speed Ahead for Luxury-Car Makers in China?

For some auto makers late last year, China’s luxury car market got a bit bumpy. Whether it has smoothed out some depends on which numbers one looks at.

Man coughs up blood and dies after 19 hours at Shanghai web cafe

4 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A man began coughing blood and died at an internet cafe in Shanghai's Songjiang district on Friday morning after he'd been surfing the web for 19 consecutive hours. [ more › ]

Concert review: Chris Brown and Trey Songz joined by R. Kelly, B.o.B., Keith Sweat and others at Atlanta show

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI For fans of Chris Brown and Trey Songz, the doubleheader “Between the Sheets” tour would have been heart-skittering enough. But then throw in surprise appearances from R. Kelly, B.o.B., Keith Sweat, T.I., Future and...

Va. lawmakers try to negotiate ethics reform, college sex assault bills

RICHMOND — Virginia’s House and Senate united to restrict drones and allow sugary school snacks Wednesday but continued to wrangle over ethics reform, the handling of college sexual assaults and civil asset forfeiture as they headed into the home stretch of the legislative session.Read full article >>

Shopping - Rachel Gilbert Warehouse Sale

04-09 Mar Snap up an elegant new dress at up to 70 per cent off at the five-day warehouse sale from Aussie designer Rachel Gilbert. The Alexandria clearance will...

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