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Monday, August 25, 2014
While the Chinese civil war was going on, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek made Lieutenant General Liu Fei a deputy chief of the general staff at the Ministry of National Defense. Liu, assigned to attend the Japanese Army's Military College (陸軍大學) in 1927, was a collaborator providing the war intelligence for Mao Zedong, who defeated Chiang easily and proclaimed the People's Republic of China in Beijing on Oct. 1, 1949.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shaken up India's ruling elite in his first 100 days since taking power, but has so far struggled to deliver the bold reforms needed to kick-start the economy.
Pure evil is the best description of the Islamic State militants, who previously called themselves followers of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
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While they may be united in negotiations over a Gaza truce with Israel, rival Palestinian movements have not set aside historic disagreements that threaten to shatter their fragile alliance, experts say.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Water can put out political fires in the Mideast. Courageous indigenous warriors are making that possible, but the United States must lead.
Even if it doesn't take home any of the major trophies at Monday's Emmy Awards, Netflix will have already proven itself the top winner in one regard: Internet programming.
The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors.
The beheading of an American journalist by the militants of the self-proclaimed organization the Islamic State highlights once again the barbaric mindset that has become the hallmark of terror groups worldwide.
As of August, more than 8,000 elementary and secondary school teachers in Korea were waiting for their early retirement applications to be approved by education authorities across the country. The figure represents a five-fold increase from a year earlier.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
The countdown started in Sarajevo in June 1914, the conflagration followed in August. The assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand by a Serb nationalist set in motion a series of events in which the great European powers marched, with near lockstep, into a war that would devour seventeen million people, devastate nations and dismantle empires.
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