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Netflix to make Asia debut in Japan later this year

By Thu, Feb 05, 2015 11:08AM UTC Netflix to make Asia debut in Japan later this year

LOS GATOS, Calif. (AP) — Netflix is expanding into Japan this fall, marking the first time that the Internet video service will be available in Asia.

‘Lice and petloleum': Argentine president mocks Chinese accent on Twitter

By Thu, Feb 05, 2015 10:44AM UTC 'Lice and petloleum': Argentine president mocks Chinese accent on Twitter

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, seeking badly needed investment in China, has joked on Twitter about Chinese accents, causing a furor back home.

China tightens rules on Internet use, online comments

By Wed, Feb 04, 2015 4:46PM UTC China Internet

BEIJING (AP) — China has tightened Internet controls with new rules that require users to register their real names and barring online material that challenges the country’s political system.

China to take its New Year TV gala to a global audience

By Tue, Feb 03, 2015 9:55AM UTC China to take its New Year TV gala to a global audience

BEIJING (AP) — China says its annual Lunar New Year gala TV show is all set to go international. State broadcaster China Central Television says it’s making rights available to foreign broadcasters for the first time, and plans to promote the Feb. 18 show on Twitter and other social media.

Al-Jazeera welcomes Egypt’s release of reporter Peter Greste

By Mon, Feb 02, 2015 1:56PM UTC Al-Jazeera welcomes Egypt's release of reporter Peter Greste

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Al Jazeera says it is pleased that Australian reporter Peter Greste has been released from an Egyptian prison and is demanding that authorities now release two of its other correspondents still behind bars.

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