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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Director Luc Besson's new action thriller “Lucy” is not the first major Hollywood production to shoot in Taiwan, but it is the first one where Taiwan plays a major part in the storyline.
2014/8/19
Sequins, cans of beer, soccer balls and a curvaceous Mount Rushmore were unified together as art on oversized bras displayed at the ninth annual Bras for a Cause at the Seascape Golf Club near Santa Cruz, California on Sunday.
2014/8/19
Hip hop, graffiti in Lebanon tag a nation's woes
In a red-lit bar in Beirut, Nasser Shorbaji and Marwan Alameh try not to knock the microphones over while laughing during the broadcast of their weekly radio show.
2014/8/19
Monday, August 18, 2014
De Niro, Batman, the Blues Brothers: Chicago in movies
So this was the spot where Cameron Diaz stood and gave the “yes” word in the romantic tear-jerker film “My Best Friend's Wedding”? Over and over, tourists are taking snapshots of the otherwise unimposing church in Chicago's area called the Magnificent Mile. Its real name is the Fourth Presbyterian Church.
2014/8/18
China eyes growth with world's largest aquarium
A giant 63-meter blue whale shark statue towers over the world's largest aquarium, on a Chinese island being promoted as a testing ground for reforms aimed at encouraging domestic consumption as the driver of economic growth.
2014/8/18
Mao's archenemy Chiang Kai-shek part of mainstream
Photos of Mao's archenemy Chiang Kai-shek adorn the walls of a Beijing restaurant, and his face looks up at diners from the menu. Online, the deposed Chinese leader's image is used to sell the kinds of lamps and swords he might have used. A liquor brand has patterned its bottle on Chiang's memorial in Taipei.
2014/8/18
Aid workers rushing to save lives worldwide are increasingly becoming targets for attack, in a worrying development for NGOs trying to ease suffering in hostile war zones.
2014/8/18
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Animals caught in crossfire, trapped at Gaza zoo
The lions sit dazed in the shade of their damaged pen, while nearby the decayed carcasses of two vervet monkeys lie contorted on the grass of a Gaza zoo.
2014/8/17
The Alaskan town where it's Christmas every day
The mail comes in sackloads to the town of North Pole every day, all addressed to Santa Claus. The 2,000-inhabitant town in the U.S. state of Alaska does pretty well out of an irresistible name.
2014/8/17
Laughing matter: 'Patch Adams' inspiration brings humor therapy
Bubbling with optimism and energy, the U.S. physician who was the inspiration for the Robin Williams film “Patch Adams” will do anything to elicit a soothing laugh.
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