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China Supercomputer: Tianhe-2 Claims Fastest Computer Title

A Chinese supercomputer – the Tianhe-2 – has leapt to the top of the latest Top 500 List, which tracks the fastest supercomputers in the world. The Tianhe-2 (or “Milky Way-2”), which became fully operational two years ahead of schedule, clocks in at an astounding 33.86 petaflops per second. A petaflop is one trillion calculations. The Tianhe-2 is over 20 …

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Japanese Troops Being Trained in California

Members of the Japan‘s Self-Defense Force this week are training on the southern coast of California. According to an Associated Press report, the troops are being trained for the next two weeks by U.S. Marines. The training will specifically train Japanese troops in amphibious assault tactics. The U.S. Department of Defense claims the exercises will help Japan and the U.S. …

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China, Iraq Oil Partnership Has Donald Trump Fuming

When the United States sent troops into Iraq ten years ago with the intent of toppling Saddam Hussein’s government, many questioned whether the Bush administration was really seeking to liberate Iraq’s oppressed people, or to liberate the country’s vast oil reserves. In the decade since the invasion, Iraq has seen a massive oil boom, becoming one of the world’s top …

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Fire Kills 119 at Chinese Poultry Plant

A fire that occurred Monday at a Chinese poultry plant has resulted in the death of at least 119 people. According to a CNTV report, the fire trapped employees inside a slaughterhouse in the city of Dehui, located in China‘s northeast Jilin Province. 119 deaths have been confirmed with at least fifty more people injured. One witness stated that more …

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‘Sewage Baby’ Safely Returned to Grandparents

A Chinese baby rescued from a sewer pipe just inches thick is now healthy and in safe hands. According to a BBC News report, the baby was rescued from a pipe in a residence near Jinhua City, China on Saturday, May 25. The infant’s mother told police that the baby slipped into a toilet and went down the pipe as …

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‘Toilet Water’ Coffee Used by Hong Kong Starbucks

An investigative report has angered Hong Kong coffee drinkers this week after it was revealed that a local Starbucks was using water from a bathroom spout to brew its coffee. According to an HK Magazine translation of an Apple Daily report, the Starbucks located in the Bank of China Tower was using “toilet water” from a spout just feet away …

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Rat-Meat Ring Busted, Almost 1,000 People Arrested

Rat meat is passing for mutton in China these days. Police have discovered a ring of criminals who were using spices to flavor rat, mink, and fox meat at marketplaces. So far, 904 people have been arrested, and nearly 20,000 tons of tainted or fake meat has been confiscated. The arrests came after a sharp crackdown in food safety measures …

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Protip: Don’t Stick An Eel In Your Anus, It Will Eat Your Colon

One of the strangest fetishes on the planet involves putting live animals up the anus. It’s also a dangerous one for both the human and the animal. Unfortunately, one man got the stupid idea in his head to try it out for himself with an eel. A man in China’s Guangdong province was hospitalized after he had shoved a 20-inch …

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Naked Bathers Flee Fire in China

In a life or death situation, emotions such as embarrassment and pride can always be ignored. Bathers in a Chinese bathhouse did just that this week as flames began to engulf the building where they were lounging around in their birthday suits. According to a report from the Daily Mail, the fire began in an adjacent apartment and then spread …

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Chicken Lays Giant Egg That Contains Another Egg

Just in time for Easter, the locals in Guizhou, China have been dumbfounded to encounter a chicken that is repeatedly laying monster-sized eggs. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that a woman in the Chinese village told reporters that her hen began laying the huge eggs last week, and has produced several of them. She stated that she feeds the …

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600-Year-Old Coin Found on Kenyan Island

A team of archaeologists has found a 600-year-old Chinese coin that was buried on the Kenyan island of Manda. Researchers say the find proves China and Africa were trading before European countries began their expansion across the globe. “This finding is significant,” said Chapurukha Kusimba, co-leader of the expedition and curator of African anthropology at The Field Museum. “We know …

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Dead Pigs in River Float into Shanghai

The New York Times is reporting that more than 2,800 dead pigs have been found floating into Shanghai in the Huangpu River, which flows through the city. The incident has raised concerns about contamination of Shanghai tap water. The carcasses were evidently coming from somewhere upstream, and Chinese officials are currently trying to identify the source of the pigs. The …

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