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Islamic State Militants Smashing ‘Priceless’ Relics in New Posted Video

Raymond Legaspi   | Feb 26, 2015 07:08 PM EST

The Islamic State posted on Thursday a video clip, which shows the Islamist extremists wrecking old relics such as statues of ancient gods, which are banned by Islam. read more

Random House Children’s Books will Publish a New Dr. Seuss Book

JM Javelosa   | Feb 18, 2015 08:03 PM EST

Dr. Seuss might have passed from the scene for a while now, fortunately for Dr. Seuss fans, old manuscripts by the much-loved children's books' author keep showing up. read more

George Washington Is Richest US President In History

Christian George Acevedo   | Feb 17, 2015 02:08 AM EST

George Washington was named the richest president in the history of the United States. read more

Sequel to Harper Lee Classic ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Out in July

Raymond Legaspi   | Feb 03, 2015 08:57 PM EST

The American classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" has a sequel after all, which will be sold in bookstores more than six decades after it was written. read more

More Korean Films Coming to China Soon

Nyrene Grace Patricia Paranga   | Feb 01, 2015 08:06 AM EST

Korean movies will be treated as local films and will no longer be limited by China's quota on imports. read more

China Bans Western Textbooks and Ideas In Universities

Desiree Sison   | Jan 31, 2015 05:30 AM EST

The communist party leadership has banned western textbooks and ideas in its college curriculum which many viewed another step in ensuring its hold to power read more

Bring Out the Bamboo Cake for the Party: Panda Triplets Turn 6 Months Old

Raymond Legaspi   | Jan 27, 2015 07:29 AM EST

China's Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou pulled out all the stops for the six-month birthday party on Friday of its giant panda triplets, the only surviving trio in the world. read more

Buckingham Palace Tried to Downgrade Winston Churchill's State Funeral

Christian George Acevedo   | Jan 26, 2015 10:43 AM EST

Fifty years after the burial of Winston Churchill, arguably the greatest statesman in history, Parliamentary Archives reveal that Buckingham Palace officials actually attempted to oppose a state funeral given to Churchill citing that he was just a mere “commoner.” read more

S. Korea Launches Chinese Tourism Year, Deepens Cultural Ties

Nyrene Grace Patricia Paranga   | Jan 25, 2015 07:13 AM EST

For South Korea, 2015 will be the "Year of Visit to China" and 2016 will be the "Year of Visit to South Korea" in China. read more

Toddler Panda Bao Bao Out in the Snow: How Do Zoos Plan for Weather?

Raymond Legaspi   | Jan 11, 2015 08:53 AM EST

As snow descended on the U.S. capital, giant panda Bao Bao of the Smithsonian National Zoo had a day out -- rolling down a wintry slope, toying with a twig -- her first encounter with snow since she was born a year and four months ago. read more

Harbin City Carved Out of Ice in China Festival

Raymond Legaspi   | Jan 08, 2015 08:26 PM EST

Frozen towers, sculptures and whole buildings carved out of blocks of ice, which are decorated with colored lights, have drawn thousands of tourists to the 16th Harbin Ice Festival, running from Monday through February 28. read more

Archaeologists Unearth Earliest Musical Instruments in China

Michael A. Katz   | Jan 06, 2015 02:17 PM EST

A cache of ancient musical instruments dating back more than 2,700 years, believed to be the earliest in the country, has been discovered in China’s Hubei province. read more

Year Of The Sheep To Steal Thunder From The Horse In 2015

Raymond Legaspi   | Jan 01, 2015 09:37 PM EST

Chinese everywhere from Hong Kong to New York prepare to ring in the new Chinese New Year in February 2015, one of the most important celebrations on China's calendar. read more

Foreigners Who Can Recite Five Confucian Quotes Get Free Tours of Qufu City

Vittorio Hernandez   | Dec 28, 2014 08:02 AM EST

More than 110,000 foreign tourist could recite at least five quotes of the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius, taken from his Analects. The 110,000 represent the 65 percent of the more than 170,000 who took the challenge and won free tours of Qufu since the dare was launched in 2013. read more

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