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Singaporeans bid final farewell to founding father Lee

Mar 30, 2015

Singaporeans bid final farewell to founding father Lee

Tens of thousands of people braved heavy rain and lined the streets of Singapore on Sunday to catch a last glimpse of founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew as his funeral procession wound through the country he helped build. Booms from a 21-gun salute ...

Mar 28, 2015

China's Xi preaches peace in keynote address

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Saturday that turmoil at home or abroad were not in the country’s interests as its bitter past has shown, pledging that Beijing will never stray from its proclaimed path of peaceful development. Xi has jangled regional nerves with a ...

China's 'dancing grannies' irk neighbors, face new rules

Mar 27, 2015

China's 'dancing grannies' irk neighbors, face new rules

Along with two dozen of her fellow “dancing grannies,” 60-year-old Zhang Jinsu twirls and steps her way every night across a central Beijing plaza, sometimes gliding over the pavement like a butterfly, at other times marching with a plastic rifle. But when new government ...

$50 media player making waves in changing North Korea

Mar 27, 2015

$50 media player making waves in changing North Korea

A $50 portable media player is providing many North Koreans a window to the outside world despite the government’s efforts to keep its people isolated, a symbol of change in one of the world’s most repressed societies. By some estimates, up to half of ...

Mar 27, 2015

Indian village bans kissing in public

An Indian village in a western coastal state has imposed a ban on couples kissing in public, claiming the sight of such “obscene” behavior is unwanted by local residents. The village parliament of Salvador-de-Mundo, 8 miles (13 km) north of Goa’s capital, Panaji, unanimously ...

Mar 26, 2015

China ex-police chief arrested for murder

A former Chinese regional police chief has been arrested on suspicion of murder, the country’s top prosecution agency said Thursday, the victim reportedly a girlfriend 35 years his junior. Zhao Liping, 63, headed the police in the northern region of Inner Mongolia for seven ...