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Thursday, August 21, 2014
Japanese man born before first human flight becomes world's oldest man at 111
A Japanese man born months before the Wright brothers carried out the first human flight was recognized Wednesday as the world's oldest male at the age of 111.
2014/8/21
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Disquieting times for Malaysia's 'fish listener'
One hand clinging to his boat's gunwale, Harun Muhammad submerges himself, eyes and ears wide open underwater as he “listens” for fish sounds emanating from the blue depths.
2014/8/20
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Taipei mayor attends 'Lucy' premiere with director Luc Besson
Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) yesterday attended the premier of famed French writer-director Luc Besson's “Lucy,” a film that was partially shot in Taipei featuring local backdrops and actors.
2014/8/19
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.
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