Culture

‘I didn’t do nothing': Chris Brown posts video while trapped in Manila

By Thu, Jul 23, 2015 4:19PM UTC

U.S. hip-hop star has posted a video on Instagram from what appears to be a Manila hotel room after he was prevented from leaving the Philippines Wednesday.

‘Twilight’ director Catherine Hardwicke to film love epic in China

By Fri, Jun 26, 2015 9:55AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke says she is going to make a sweeping romantic epic set in an ancient Silk Road city located in present-day western China.

Yangon film festival pays tribute to Czech visionary Vaclav Havel

By Thu, Jun 25, 2015 7:24AM UTC

Last week, pictures of a young – and eventually old – man were hanging at the Pasondan Art Gallery, in downtown Yangon. The black and white images portrayed him as he talked with friends, in a library, in prison and eventually as he became the first Czechoslovakian President to come to power after the fall of communism in Eastern Europe.

The world of lethwei: Burma’s hidden martial art

By Tue, Jun 23, 2015 11:13AM UTC

Thut Ti Lethwei Gym lies on eastern side of Inya Lake in Yangon, tucked away in a narrow alley. Even when you walk right in front of it, the exact spot is hard to find without asking a resident.

China: Yulin dog meat festival trade ‘brisk’ despite celebrity outcry

By Mon, Jun 22, 2015 4:10PM UTC

It is possibly the most reviled festival on the planet. But despite massive international and domestic outcry, restaurateurs in the southern Chinese town of Yulin reported a brisk trade in dog meat dishes as the annual ‘dog meat festival’ got underway Sunday.

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