Russia displayed graphics of missiles flying over Iran and Iraq on Wednesday

Russia, Iran deny claims Syria-bound missiles fell in Iran

A CNN report, claiming that several Russian cruise missiles targeting Islamic State (IS) positions in Syria actually landed in Iran, has been refuted by the Russian Defense Ministry, while the US State Department say they can’t confirm, RT reports. The American broadcaster cited two unnamed US officials, who said that four Russian missiles had crashed somewhere in Iran after being launched ...
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Thousands of Cars Stuck in Beijing Traffic Jam on 50-Lane Highway

Giant traffic jam is China’s real slowdown

The real slowdown in China has nothing to do with the economy. The next time you're stuck in a traffic with a tired wife and whiny kids, just be thankful you're not stuck for hours in a 50-lane "carmageddon" Thousands of Chinese ...
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Fed's Yellen

Chinese stocks rise on Fed minutes

Maybe it was the Fed's fault after all. Chinese stocks shot up Friday, along with most global markets, as expectations grew that the US Federal Reserve will not raise interest rates in December. The Fed released the minutes of its September policy ...

Police search for fugitive 'terrorists' in Xinjiang's Aksu prefecture in August

Suspects in Xinjiang mine attack sought explosives: Guard

(From Radio Free Asia) Alleged “separatists” who orchestrated a knife attack which left 50 people dead and injured 50 others at a coal mine in northwestern ...
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China arrested hackers at US request: Washington Post

(From Reuters) The Chinese government took unprecedented action by complying with a U.S. request and arresting hackers suspected of stealing secrets from U.S. companies to pass ...
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Chinese carrier Liaoning

China preparing to ‘team up with Russia in Syria’: Report

(From the Express) CHINA could be on the verge of teaming up with Russia to unleash its military might in Syria and destroy Islamic State. Rumors ...
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Bravo Codevilla — and a note on Russian-Turkish Fighter Contact

Angelo Codevilla's terse and magisterial reading of Putin's war aims is simply the best thing I have read on a subject which elicits the sort of heavy breathing that belongs in pulp scenario novels (e.g., Commentary Magazine's post this week ...
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George Koo responds to David Goldman’s post on the Republican Party

Responding to Goldman: You asked where Republicans have gone and ended with the rhetorical question: If America is still America. I came to America as a refugee kid in 1949. My Dad, who was at the time a financially strapped graduate ...

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Fashion show producer and model Jessica Minh Anh is returning to Paris to transform the Seine’s giant glass boat into a 100 meter floating catwalk. The Vietnamese-born fashion figure has picked Hong Kong based brand 5.8.0 to be featured in her ... Read More
Hiroko Masuhara right with her partner Koyuki Higashi (Provided by “Out in Japan”)22
(From Asahi Shimbun) By Yoko Tanaka Hiroko Masuhara wept when she came out as a lesbian, worried about how her friends would react to her long-held secret. They sobbed with her and offered words of encouragement and understanding. “At that time, I finally ... Read More
Kei Nishikori stretches for a return against Marin Cilic of Croatia during their quarterfinal match
(From AFP) Defending champion Kei Nishikori survived a war of attrition against Croatia’s Marin Cilic to reach the Japan Open semifinals Friday, winning a cliffhanger 3-6, 7-5, 6-3. Top seed Stan Wawrinka overpowered American qualifier Austin Krajicek 6-3, 6-4 to join him ... Read More
(From The Secret Map) By Simon Slater Beyond the tourist crowds, the Hindu island of Bali remains a spectacular highlight of Southeast Asia. The fusion of intoxicating spirituality and invigorating natural beauty make it a destination that will leave it hooks in ... Read More