Wednesday, October 23, 2013

23-Oct-2013 20:11

'Last Supper' sets Asian art record :: An oil painting by Chinese artist Zeng Fanzhi has sold for $23.3 million at an auction in Hong Kong - a record price for Asian contemporary art.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/10/06/business/record-asian-art/index.html?eref�ition

Wingsuit flier final flight :: Hungarian wingsuit flier Victor Kovats glides to his death in Zhangjiajie, China, when his parachute apparently fails.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2013/10/10/intl-vo-china-wingsuit-flyer-death.cctv.html?eref�ition

China hits out at NASA :: China has hit out at NASA for its decision to ban Chinese scholars from an upcoming scientific conference in California, calling it "discriminatory."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/10/10/world/asia/china-nasa-row/index.html?eref�ition

Subeconomy of fake Beats :: Three weeks ago, hip-hop star Andre Young -- better known as Dr. Dre -- made news as his Beats Electronics line, a maker of premium headphones, was valued at more than $1 billion thanks to an investment from the Carlyle Group.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/10/13/business/china-fake-headphones-dr-dre-beats/index.html?eref�ition

Son of general jailed :: A Beijing court sentenced Li Tianyi, the son of a famous Chinese "singing general" in the People's Liberation Army, to 10 years in jail on Thursday over a gang rape that unleashed public outrage at the behavior of China's "princelings," or children of the political elite.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/09/26/world/asia/china-princeling-rape/index.html?eref�ition

Apple slammed for pulling app :: Apple has been accused of kowtowing to the Chinese government by pulling from its China App Store a product enabling users to circumvent firewalls and access restricted sites.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/10/04/tech/opendoor-app-apple-china/index.html?eref�ition

Giant hornets kill 42 people :: Hornets have killed dozens of people in China and injured more than 1,500 with their powerful venomous sting.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/10/03/world/asia/hornet-attack-china/index.html?eref�ition

China's first tourism law :: Travel operators in China have a huge new set of rules to follow now that the country's first tourism law is in place.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/10/03/travel/new-china-tourism-law/index.html?eref�ition

Former NSA contractor designs 'surveillance-proof' font :: Can graphic design help protect your privacy? Sang Mun, a designer and former NSA contractor, thinks so.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/09/30/tech/web/nsa-contractor-surveillance-proof-font/index.html?eref�ition

Hans Zimmer plays piano of the future :: Hans Zimmer, the creative force behind some of Hollywood's best loved film music, including the Oscar-winning Lion King score, adjusts his chair in front of a sleek black instrument that looks something like the control panel of a stealth bomber.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/09/27/tech/innovation/hans-zimmer-seaboard-future-piano/index.html?eref�ition

You vs. Ghana president :: Is Africa on the cusp of change? Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama shares his vision of the future.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/10/10/natpkg-orig-ireport-interview-ghana-president-mahama.cnn.html?eref�ition

Beijing's corruption fight :: In China, a sex scandal is often more than just a sex scandal -- because it often involves public money.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/10/15/world/asia/china-corruption-lustout/index.html?eref�ition

Lessons from Hong Kong :: As Beijing touts a high-profile crackdown on corruption, experts say it should look south to Hong Kong as an example of a Chinese territory that has succeeded in cutting out the rot.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/10/15/world/asia/china-hong-kong-corruption/index.html?eref�ition

Hong Kong's new poverty line :: Hong Kong, with its glittering skyscrapers and luxury malls, is home to some of the world's richest people but new government figures show that a fifth of its population lives in poverty.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/09/30/world/asia/hong-kong-poverty-line/index.html?eref�ition

Xi Jinping in APEC box seat :: Courtesy of the U.S. government shutdown, Chinese President Xi Jinping finds himself in the box seat at his first Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum as leader of the world's second largest economy.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/10/06/world/asia/apec-obama-xi-putin/index.html?eref�ition

The good, bad and exiled :: After walking several blocks through New York's busy streets recently, I finally found Wang Juntao in the middle of Times Square, where the exiled Chinese dissident was holding a sit-down protest.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/10/07/world/asia/china-university-days-florcruz/index.html?eref�ition

Will smog choke Beijing ambition? :: International golfers were choking on the greens in Beijing over the weekend -- but it wasn't due to an outbreak of the yips.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/10/07/world/asia/beijing-pollution-golf-tennis/index.html?eref�ition

'2 million to police internet' :: China has around two million people policing public opinion online, according to a state media report that sheds light on the country's secretive internet surveillance operations.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/10/07/world/asia/china-internet-monitors/index.html?eref�ition

'Frustrated' Obama promises fix for malfunctioning healthcare website :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/YGj0JmzH8aM/story01.htm

Nevada student shoots teacher dead; wounds two before killing self :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/n5VgEGfxg5A/story01.htm

Singer Kelly Clarkson ties the knot in Tennessee :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/j5i7sCdoXXQ/story01.htm

100 Women: Nigeria's wedding best :: Up close and personal with Nigeria's wedding guests
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-24608667#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The cult of the French pastry chef :: In the last couple of years, patissiers have shot to stardom, joining the top ranks of France's celebrity chefs. Why?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24609525#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Outfoxing the urban fox :: Many might want to do something about urban foxes in their area. There's an increasingly popular and humane way to outwit them.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24563919#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

U.S. drone strikes killed Pakistani grandmother, laborers: Amnesty :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/YFJVUy4zmHw/story01.htm

In pictures: Safety at sea :: New recruits on a maritime training course
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-24607475#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Obama catches fainting woman :: Karmel Allison almost passed out behind the President during a Rose Garden speech, but says she feels better now.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2013/10/21/bb-rosegarden-faint.cnn.html?eref�ition

AUDIO: Baldness breakthrough could be close :: British and American researchers say they could be a step closer to a cure for baldness.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24624245#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The ship that saved Einstein's life? :: Albert Einstein was one of 2.5 million Europeans who sailed to North America with the Red Star Line shipping company between 1873 and 1934.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/10/22/sport/red-star-line-museum-albert-einstein-ship/index.html?eref�ition

Day in pictures: 22 October 2013 :: 24 hours of news photographs: 22 October
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-24623853#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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