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China Heat Wave Causes Deaths, Ruins Crops China Heat Wave Causes Deaths, Ruins Crops
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A record-breaking heat wave has sent people across China running for their local pool and even caves as they try to escape the dangerously high temperatures. Temperatures well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit have plagued numerous cities for the past week. …

Giant Honey Mushroom Still Unseated As Largest Despite New Find Giant Honey Mushroom Still Unseated As Largest Despite New Find
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The giant honey mushroom found growing in Oregon in 1998 is still the largest known living organism, taking up a whopping 2,200 acres as it grows on tree roots in the densely populated Malheur National Forest. However, a new fungus …

Jackie Chan Confirms Once Again That He’s Not Dead Jackie Chan Confirms Once Again That He’s Not Dead
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Jackie Chan is one of the best martial artists/stunt actors to have ever lived. That doesn’t mean he’s invincible though. His stunts are oftentimes dangerous, and people use that as an excuse to start spreading rumors that he has died. …

Japan Scrambles Jets: Chinese Military Plane Breaches Int’l Airspace Japan Scrambles Jets: Chinese Military Plane Breaches Int’l Airspace

A frustrating dispute in the south Pacific has all of Southeast Asia on high alert as China has seemingly escalated the conflict by flying a military craft through international airspace near Chinese islands. Reuters reports the Chinese plane was a …

Second iPhone Electrocution Case Emerges In China Second iPhone Electrocution Case Emerges In China
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Earlier this week, news began circulating that a young woman was killed when she was electrocuted by her iPhone. Police and Apple are still investigating the incident, but many believe that the deadly shock was due to a problem with …

Yahoo Acquires Ztelic, a Beijing-Based Social Analytics Startup Yahoo Acquires Ztelic, a Beijing-Based Social Analytics Startup

Yahoo is keeping the acquisitions coming at a fast and furious pace, today announcing that they have snatched up eight employees from Beijing-based Ztelic in a “talent acquisition.” Ztelic is a social data analytics startup that first launched last year. …

Foxconn Raises Age Limit For Hiring Foxconn Raises Age Limit For Hiring

Ever since Foxconn became Apple’s main manufacturer of the iPhone, the Chinese company has become the focus of many human rights and worker’s rights organizations around the world. Through Apple, the company has become one of the most closely watched …

Electrocuted By iPhone? Woman’s Family Says So Electrocuted By iPhone? Woman’s Family Says So
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The family of a woman in China who died while reportedly answering her iPhone say her body showed signs of electrocution, and they want answers. Ma Ailun was charging her phone–which she bought at an official Apple store in China–last …

China to End Video Game Console Ban, With a Catch China to End Video Game Console Ban, With a Catch

For 13 years, China has officially banned the sale of video game consoles in its country. Now, a new Chinese economic plan reveals that the ban may soon come to an end – but with a catch. The South China …

Brazil, India Smartphone Markets Grow as China Eclipses U.S. Brazil, India Smartphone Markets Grow as China Eclipses U.S.

China is expected to overtake the U.S. at the top global smartphone market sometime in 2013, and some metrics show that it has already happened. Now, analysts are predicting that other emerging countries could rise to become top smartphone markets …

Somebody’s Already Made A Movie About Edward Snowden Somebody’s Already Made A Movie About Edward Snowden
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Well, that was fast. I humorously pondered earlier this week that a movie based on Edward Snowden’s life would be eventually made. Little did I know that a group of Hong Kong filmmakers would join forces to make a five …

China: Knife Attacks Kill 24 in Riots China: Knife Attacks Kill 24 in Riots

As riots in western China continue, the violence of clashes between police and protesters is escalating. Recent rioting in northwest China has left 24 people dead this week. Official Chinese news agency Xinhua is reporting that 24 people were killed …

Rioting In Western China Leaves 27 Dead Rioting In Western China Leaves 27 Dead
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Rioting in western China’s Xinjiang province has left at least 27 dead at the hands of “knife-wielding mobs” according to Chinese authorities. The province, which is home to a significant Uyghur minority, and is among the poorest provinces in the …

Edward Snowden Will Release NSA Documents If He’s Caught Edward Snowden Will Release NSA Documents If He’s Caught
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Over the past month, a number of NSA spy programs have been revealed thanks to some leaked documents that came from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. It appears that he’s not done leaking either, and things could get much interesting …

China Supercomputer: Tianhe-2 Claims Fastest Computer Title China Supercomputer: Tianhe-2 Claims Fastest Computer Title
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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, …

Japanese Troops Being Trained in California 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 …

China, Iraq Oil Partnership Has Donald Trump Fuming China, Iraq Oil Partnership Has Donald Trump Fuming
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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 …

Fire Kills 119 at Chinese Poultry Plant 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 …

‘Sewage Baby’ Safely Returned to Grandparents ‘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, …

‘Toilet Water’ Coffee Used by Hong Kong Starbucks ‘Toilet Water’ Coffee Used by Hong Kong Starbucks
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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 …

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