May 24, 2013 16:40:23
Electric Offer: Beijing has launched an initiative to rent out electric cars at bargain rates throughout the city.
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An executive from the digital side of Warner Brothers has been chosen to head up the studio.
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A man who became famous in 1970 by skiing down Mt. Everest completed his third summit of the world’s highest peak at the record age of 80.
Shinzo Abe and Kim Jong-un see a summit as the best way to take back the initiative from old friends and new rivals.
The beef-gate scandal proves again that the way to stir up a media frenzy is money, sexy women and hypocrisy in high places.
Half-Korean Kelly Soo Park is accused of having strangled to death a beauty half her age.
Director Zhang Yimou actually fathered eight children, not seven as revealed last week.
A presidential spokesman gropes an intern and grabs the spotlight from Park Geun-hye’s Washington trip.
Shin-soo Choo has lifted his on-base percentage to the top of the major leagues.
Japan’s Takuma Sato has made himself the driver to beat at the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day.
Zong Qinghou declined two invites for which the world’s social snobs would have given an eye tooth.
Emily Han needs your vote to win the Doodle 4 Google competition and become a globetrotter.
If food is a window to a culture’s competitive potential, American cultural hegemony may ultimately give way to the Chinese.
A harsh prison sentence for tour guide Kenneth Bae may send Jimmy Carter back to Pyongyang.
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Kenneth Bae faces the possibility of a death sentence on charges of trying to overthrow the government.
Psy began his US publicity campaign Friday by accepting the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award.
Catherine Kieu is said to have cut off her husband’s penis because she had a “break with reality.”
A Chinese man’s bold escape spared the US the loss of more lives and more days of high anxiety.
The most decorated US Winter Olympian will go to the Sochi Games as a sports commentator.
Shin-soo Choo is on a bruising pace toward a new major-league record for being plunked.
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