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Killing Nineteen Chinese Get Minimal Reporting

In a remote Chinese mountain village, 19 bodies were found. Among the dead was a 3-year-old. Hours later, a young man was arrested in connection with the killings. Had this crime, discovered on Thursday morning, occurred in the United States, … Continue reading

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How Laoya Became Bachelor Village Of China?

Xiong Jigen blames the road. “It’s isolated and the transportation is very difficult,” he says. Behind him, there is a busy chicken pen and tiers of corn fields outside his home, near the top of a hill. At 43, Mr … Continue reading

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Stamp Collection: The Mistakes Worth A Million

While growing up in a village in Singapore, Richard Tan and his brothers used to rummage through their neighbours’ rubbish bins looking for discarded letters. They wanted the foreign stamps on the envelopes, which to them provided a small window … Continue reading

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Apple Learns A Few Bitter Lessons From China

The masters of the universe running Apple have just discovered that the Celestial Kingdom is slipping out of their grasp. China’s recent decision to ban Apple from offering its iTunes Movies and iBooks Store services must have come as a … Continue reading

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The Nine Nations Armed With Nuclear Weapons

Nine countries in the world have access to nuclear weapons, with a combined total of roughly 16,000 warheads, according to the Arms Control Association. Of these nine nations, America and Russia control 93% of the total arsenal of nuclear weapons. … Continue reading

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The Top Fifteen Military Spenders In The World

Global military spending increased to $1.7 trillion in 2015, with the U.S. being the biggest spender by a wide margin. A new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute shows that military expenditures across the globe climbed by 1 … Continue reading

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Panama Web Of Global Corrupts & Tax Cheats

Mossack Fonseca is not a household name, but the Panamanian law firm has long been well known to the global financial and political elite, and thanks to a massive 2.6 terabyte leak of its confidential papers to the International Consortium … Continue reading

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China Having A High Speed Sexual Revolution

Over the last 20 years, Chinese attitudes to sex have undergone a revolution – a process carefully observed, and sometimes encouraged, by the country’s first female sexologist, Li Yinhe. “In the survey I made in 1989, 15.5% of people had … Continue reading

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Certain Tea Types Pose Dangerous Health Risk

Next to water, tea is the most popular beverage in the world, which is generally a good thing: Besides being tasty and soothing—or energizing, depending on what you’re going for—a seemingly endless body of research has linked it with a … Continue reading

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Life Along Chinese-Russian Amur River Border

In the summer of 2014, Davide Monteleone, an Italian photographer who had lived in Moscow for more than a decade, began to travel to the Russian-Chinese border in search of something that felt real and reliable. “I had been covering … Continue reading

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