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How a Volcanic Eruption in 1815 Darkened the World but Colored the Arts Investigators are still struggling to understand the most powerful eruption in recorded history, which gave rise to icy weather and pandemics, but also to great literature and art.
New York Times | Aug 26, 2015 04:06 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
World Briefing: China: Legal Ordeals for Brothers of a Journalist A court in Chinas western region of Xinjiang tried two brothers of an American reporter on charges of endangering state security and leaking secrets.
New York Times | Aug 26, 2015 03:26 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Economic Scene: Political Risks May Foil Economic Reform in China There is scant historical evidence that an authoritarian, undemocratic government like Chinas could pull off the kinds of reforms it is being called on to make.
New York Times | Aug 25, 2015 8:47 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Boy Avoids a Fall, but Punches a Hole in a $1.5 Million Painting A 12-year-old in Taiwan tripped at a museum and caught his balance, damaging a Paolo Porpora work.
New York Times | Aug 25, 2015 6:57 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Deal Between North and South Korea Defies Their Mutual Disdain Some observers say the agreement that ended a military standoff opens up at least the possibility that the relationship could now improve to some degree.
New York Times | Aug 25, 2015 5:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Boy punches hole in $1.5 million painting It's enough to cause curators to break out in cold sweats: the sight of a museum visitor tumbling right into a valuable, centuries-old painting at a busy exhibition. | Aug 25, 2015 4:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
VIDEO: India 'not immune to China-led slowdown' The Indian central bank governor has said he does not think there is any evidence of another financial meltdown.
BBC News | Aug 25, 2015 4:19 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Is Australia's gay marriage debate being 'stifled'? Are traditional views on marriage getting air time?
BBC News | Aug 25, 2015 3:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Chinas News Media Largely Silent Amid Market Losses News organizations tied to the Communist Party have had to tread carefully in reporting on the crumpling stock market.
New York Times | Aug 25, 2015 3:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Singapore calls snap general election Singapore's government calls a snap general election for 11 September, the first since the country's founder, Lee Kuan Yew, died.
BBC News | Aug 25, 2015 2:48 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend