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In China, documentary film on air pollution quickly goes viral

The hottest movie in China this weekend wasn’t “Fifty Shades of Grey” or Jackie Chan’s latest, “Dragon Blade.” Instead, a pointed and emotional environmental online documentary has swept the country by storm, putting its air pollution crisis front and...

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  • American, 2 others pardoned in Mongolia tax-evasion case
    American, 2 others pardoned in Mongolia tax-evasion case

    The president of Mongolia on Thursday pardoned an American and two Filipinos who had been sentenced to more than five years in prison on tax-evasion charges involving their former employer, the mining company SouthGobi Resources.

  • Chinese media pooh-pooh shoppers' embrace of Japanese toilet seats
    Chinese media pooh-pooh shoppers' embrace of Japanese toilet seats

    For hundreds of thousands of Chinese travelers visiting Japan during the Chinese New Year holiday, the top item on their souvenir lists was headed straight for their bottoms.

  • In Taiwan, board-game parlors are the new nondigital thing
    In Taiwan, board-game parlors are the new nondigital thing

    Like most people in Taiwan, Chang Jui-cheng has a smartphone with access to games such as Candy Crush and Zombie Tsunami. But on a recent Saturday, the 24-year-old graduate student spent three hours playing old-fashioned board games, and actually paid for the low-tech experience.

  • Indian premier finds a partnership with U.S. suits him
    Indian premier finds a partnership with U.S. suits him

    The suit said it all. As global fashion mavens know by now, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi met President Obama in New Delhi this week, the broad-chested 64-year-old Indian leader wore a navy blue suit with his name stitched into the wool over and over in gold pinstripes.

  • Obama heads to India to revive 'pivot to Asia' policy
    Obama heads to India to revive 'pivot to Asia' policy

    Just two months after his last trip to Asia, President Obama left Saturday for a three-day visit to India that includes no world summits, no major decisions to make and a relaxed schedule designed mainly to give plenty of chances for dinner and conversation with the country's popular new...

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