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Satire makes comeback in Myanmar after election
With a flourish of his pencil, cartoonist Maung Maung Aung skewers a pampered politician in a sketch, an image that just a few years ago would have been unthinkable.
 
Matt de la Pena's and Christian Robinson's "Last Stop on Market Street" nearly made history twice Monday.
 
Seduced by the sins of the city, underbelly of  HK crime scene
Feng Chi-shun is drawn to the seamier, seedier side of Hong Kong. Or perhaps, it's the other way round. Sleaze follows him. Feng grew up in a squatter-village in Diamond Hill in the 1950s and 1960s, at a time when it "was one of the poorest and most backward of villages in Hong Kong ...
 
Museum gears up for 'Moby-Dick' reading marathon
"Moby-Dick" fans from around the world are getting ready for their own grueling quest -- a marathon reading of Herman Melville's classic.
 
Harper Lee's second novel "Go Set a Watchman" topped the U.S. bestseller list in 2015, selling 1.6 million copies more than half a century after her Pulitzer-winning first book was published.
 
"Game of Thrones" fans were let down Saturday, when author George R.R. Martin admitted he had missed a Dec. 31 deadline to complete the latest installment in the fantasy series.
 
Anne Frank diary goes online despite rights dispute
A French academic and an MP published online Friday the famous diary of Anne Frank, despite a dispute with rights holders as to whether the work is now in the public domain.
 
So few teaching opportunities existed for a young Japan scholar in late 1940s America that a professor suggested he teach Greek instead.
 
The Holy Bible is now available in the modern Yupik writing style.
 
Publisher pulls disputed Chinese translation of Indian poet Tagore
A mainland Chinese publisher has recalled the latest Chinese-language translation of a work by Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore, after it drew sharp criticism in India that it is too vulgar and strays too far from the original text.
 
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