Thursday, January 16, 2014

16-Jan-2014 18:24

Hollywood outshone at box office :: Homegrown movies dominated China's box office in 2013, as annual takings totaled $3.6 billion, up almost a third on 2012, official figures released on Wednesday showed.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/09/world/asia/china-box-office-2013/index.html?eref�ition

China to ban indoor public smoking :: China, the world's largest tobacco consumer, is aiming to ban indoor smoking in public areas by the end of the year.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/09/world/asia/china-smoking-ban/index.html?eref�ition

Fined $1.2M for having 3 kids :: Oscar-nominated Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou has been fined 7.48 million yuan ($1.2 million) for breaching China's one-child policy, authorities say.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/09/world/asia/filmmaker-one-child-policy-fine/index.html?eref�ition

Arson fire at Chinese consulate :: The FBI is investigating an arson fire at the Chinese consulate in San Francisco, an incident that has China's diplomats calling on the United States Thursday to "take all measures to provide adequate protection."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/02/us/california-china-consulate-fire/index.html?eref�ition

Dozen killed in stampede :: A stampede at a religious gathering in northwestern China left 14 dead and 10 others injured on Sunday, China's state-run news agency Xinhua has reported, citing local government.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/05/world/asia/china-stampede-deaths/index.html?eref�ition

Fashion and art - new BFFs? :: With over 250 of the world's leading galleries on show and in excess of 50,000 attendees, Art Basel Miami Beach can make a legitimate claim to being America's leading art fair.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/08/world/art-basel-miami-beach-fashion-art/index.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: House of Commons :: Labour MP John Robertson is leading a debate on Post Office services.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/21006885

In Pictures: Golden Globe 2014 winners :: Winners of this year's Golden Globes in Los Angeles
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25708288#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Auction of magnificent gems :: An object of beauty and desire, a jewel also provides a perfect reflection of the personality, lifestyle and tastes of the owner. Jewelry auctions are not a 20th-century phenomenon, but over the past few decades we have seen a wealth of the world's most fabulous jewels, once owned by some of the most notable personalities of the century, pass through the salesrooms.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/12/world/the-20th-centurys-most-stunning-jewels/index.html?eref�ition

New terror weapon: Little girls? :: Afghan police intercepted 41 children whom insurgents were planning to use as suicide bombers in 2013. They were between 6 and 11 years old. How can children be protected?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/07/opinion/bloom-horgan-afghanistan-girl/index.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: Supply vessel docks with space station :: An unmanned Cygnus cargo ship has arrived at the International Space Station with supplies and Christmas presents for the crew.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25705786#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

500 Chinese lawmakers ousted :: More than 500 Chinese lawmakers accused of election fraud have been forced from office, the country's official Xinhua news agency reported.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/28/world/asia/chinese-election-fraud/index.html?eref�ition

The A-listers splashing on art :: When you mix the neon-lit, art-deco splendor of Miami beach with one of the world's most bankable art fairs, throw in a horde of fashion designers and a seemingly unending list of parties, you'd be hard-pressed to stop the celebrities from showing up.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/09/world/americas/art-basel-miami-beach-celebraity-shoppers/index.html?eref�ition

China urges IMF to give more power to emerging markets :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/hzrF--wsiq4/story01.htm

Boy in New Mexico school shooting took gun from home, police say :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/xXAdpt8OQhw/story01.htm

Spielberg tops Oprah Winfrey as most influential celeb - Forbes :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/4aPaiL2gIVE/story01.htm

Violence kills 75 in Iraq, PM seeks world's support :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/HvNfOwz3bMo/story01.htm

VIDEO: US plane crash aftermath footage emerges :: New footage has come to light that shows emergency vehicles at the scene of the Asiana plane crash in San Francisco in July 2013.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25753161#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

How do you solve a problem like Googoosha? :: How do you solve a problem like Googoosha?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25742130#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

IIFA awards to be presented in Florida :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/c3dkAVoZC9Y/story01.htm

10 things Taiwan does better :: This densely populated island is the place to go for animated news, mock meat and free WiFi.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/15/travel/10-things-taiwan/index.html?eref�ition

Chinese inexperience a factor in warships' near-miss : U.S. admiral :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/5cjb2LLmYdI/story01.htm

Iraq: 'Bad old days' return in Baghdad :: CNN's Michael Holmes finds a country increasingly divided along sectarian lines.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/15/world/meast/iraq-bad-days-holmes/index.html?eref�ition

Doing Davos: It costs how much? :: Getting to the World Economic Forum in a small ski resort is just the start of the expense.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/15/business/davos-wef-delegate-guide/index.html?eref�ition

New questions over Asiana death :: New video suggests firefighters called to the Asiana Flight 214 crash in San Francisco saw a teenager on the ground before she was fatally struck.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/15/us/asiana-crash-new-video/index.html?eref�ition

Egypt voters overwhelmingly back constitution - official sources :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/eFT-tRYIh-s/story01.htm

Trade deal may weaken shark fin ban :: A new free trade agreement involving the US and Pacific nations could water down a global ban on removing the fins from sharks.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25743459#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Doctor convicted in Michael Jackson death loses appeal :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/wAPEy4dgKoQ/story01.htm

Comedians 'have psychotic traits' :: Comedians, like many other creative types, have personality types linked with psychosis, researchers claim.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25747068#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Rates of gout in UK 'soaring' :: The prevalence of gout - traditionally associated with too much port and an unhealthy lifestyle - is actually soaring, figures show.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25742467#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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