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In another of their series of philosophical works, Tenet has Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel speak of the value of education on Brunswick St opposite the Australian Catholic University campus. An observer has edited the quote to current gender neutral language. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Chinese pop star Wanting's mother on trial for corruption, prosecutors seek death sentence

8 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Recently, Wanting also released a new single dedicated to her mother, titled "Your Girl." In the song, she sings: "I don't care what people say. I'll always be your girl." [ more › ]

What the Chinese Said About Michelle Obama Online

First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention was an instant hit on social media, with her comments on bullying and progress for women inspiring many to share her quotes among friends on Twitter and Facebook. On a less familiar social media network, Weibo, and in a different language, Chinese netizens also noted […]

Metro proposal to permanently end late-night service alarms workers

Metro's general manager will propose a permanent end to late-night weekend subway service in order to expand the window for track-maintenance projects, but business owners and workers say it could have a big negative impact.

Survey ranks Japan’s best English conversation schools

We couldn’t resist this one; a ranking of the best English conversation schools (eikaiwa/???) Japan has to offer. With a reputation for cutting corners and rinsing out every drop of a tight budget (usually by way of not paying staff their dues), these places are often demonized by the people that work in them.However, let’s be clear. Show More Summary

D.C. mayor pushes statehood issue at Democratic National Convention

She received a warmer reception than she did from Republicans. She also demanded more support from fellow Democrats for the cause.

Wander Enchantedly Through The Music Center's Moves After Dark

The Music Center’s Moves After Dark™ returns for a second season, featuring four contemporary dance companies who will present inventive performances in a variety of unexpected spaces around The Music Center and Grand Park. [ more ›...

Neighborhood Spotlight: South Of Market (SoMa)

New to the Bay Area, or maybe you're looking for a fresh perspective on your beloved city? Then look no further: we're delivering the ins and outs of one of San Francisco's best and brightest neighborhoods, South of Market (SoMa). It's...Show More Summary

Gansu woman spends her life savings to open a rescue shelter for 220 dogs

10 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A 53-year-old woman named Wen Li has opened up a rescue shelter in Pingliang city in Gansu province which has become a home for 220 stray dogs since 2011. [ more › ]

'Man in the black leather' Aroldis Chapman joins Cubs' bullpen

Tuesday's Chicago sports headlines remind me of a story I heard years ago back in the dorm: the story of the man in the black leather. A rancher riding his range came to a frightful sight. His fence had been cut through, and beyond it...Show More Summary

Prisons and detention centres are breeding grounds for criminality

For a nation originally established as a prison colony, Australia has never really come to terms with the business of crime and punishment. The Four Corners program aired at dinner time Monday and a royal commission was announced by breakfast on Tuesday. This might seem precipitous. Show More Summary

Guns N’ Roses – a first look at Georgia Dome stage and a glimpse backstage

(Scroll down for video.) Guns N’ Roses will thunder onto the Georgia Dome stage Wednesday night with a show focused on “Big video, big sounds, big lights” – and plenty of pyro, despite the venue roof. Mid-afternoon...

Beef over chicken: How one company hopes to stamp out deception in hot-dog street vending

On a hot July afternoon at the eastern edge of Washington Square Park, Hassan Abdelrahman doled out bottles of water and fielded questions about prices from behind his hot-dog cart. When a passerby... To view the full story, click the title link.

D.C., Prince George’s log steep drop in car thefts

Technology has made it a lot harder for a thief to drive off with your car.

Botched arson attempt may be gang-related: police

13 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing has released CCTV footage of two men dousing a building in Newcastle Street, Fyshwick with petrol and attempting to ignite it in an incident detectives believe to be Outlaw Motorcycle Gang-related. ACT Policing Criminal Investigation detectives are investigating the attempted arson of a business on the site last Thursday. About 1am, the two male offenders, [...]

News: The way of the selfie stick - Pokémon Go away, sites request in Japan

And so it begins, news reports yesterday and today are telling gamers that train firms and ‘utilities’ companies in Japan are seeking for their sites to be rid of Pokémon characters, and thus hordes of gamers hunting them down.According...Show More Summary

Va. Noodles & Company worker allegedly refused to serve police officer

According to the Alexandria, Va., police department, one of their officers was denied service at Noodles & Company on July 25. The restaurant said it's investigating the report.

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