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Lucrative Stardom in China, Using a Webcam and a Voice The success of typically low-budget productions offers a potential path for the rest of the world, which is struggling to move profitably into online programming.
New York Times | Apr 18, 2014 01:32 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Human Error Suspected as Hope Fades in Korean Ferry Sinking Evidence is growing that human error contributed to one of South Koreas worst disasters in recent decades, a ferry sinking from which 271 people are still missing.
New York Times | Apr 18, 2014 12:53 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Muslim Cleric Was Committed to War Prosecutor Says in Terrorism Trial Mostafa Kamel Mostafa is on trial in New York on charges of helping to orchestrate a kidnapping, planning a terrorist training camp in Oregon and helping Al Qaeda in Afghanistan.
New York Times | Apr 18, 2014 12:37 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Charges Are Said to Be Near Over Kickbacks in Exports of Luxury Cars to China A dealership fired or suspended a half-dozen executives two weeks ago after an internal inquiry, a person close to the investigation said.
New York Times | Apr 18, 2014 12:16 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Sinosphere Blog: An Internet Big V Opts for Abject Contrition China releases Charles Xue, an American businessman highly visible on Chinese microblogs who was detained in August on sex charges. He then appeared in state-run media endorsing the authorities treatment of him.
New York Times | Apr 17, 2014 7:52 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
One-Fifth of Chinas Farmland Is Polluted, State Report Finds Rapid industrialization, agricultural mismanagement and metals production are all contributing to contamination that is raising alarms about food and physical health.
New York Times | Apr 17, 2014 7:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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South Korean ferry disaster: Text messages from children trapped on board are cruel hoax say police as rescue hopes fade This morning, three huge cranes are due to attempt to lift the sunken ferry Sewol from below the sea after divers battled in vain to penetrate its hull and free almost 290 people, mostly schoolchildren. By tonight, little hope remained for finding those t
The Independent | Apr 17, 2014 6:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Row over plan to merge Asia's top posts Prince Ali bin Al Hussein has savaged plans to hand his current role as FIFA vice-president to Asia's football boss in a row which threatens to plunge regional soccer into a fresh round of infighting. In an open letter, the Jordanian royal "stro
Yahoo! News | Apr 17, 2014 6:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Indian elections: Women candidates may be scarce, but women's issues are on the agenda like never before In the fields of wheat outside of Sikar, change is stirring. Young women, once rarely educated, now go to school, even college, and consider careers and lives shut-off to their mothers.
The Independent | Apr 17, 2014 5:04 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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India Ink: Image of the Day: April 17 Admiral Robin K. Dhowan, is appointed as the new chief of the Indian Navy.
New York Times | Apr 17, 2014 5:03 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend