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Harsh Sentence for Chinese Porn Novel, Gay Sex Scenes, Decried

Harsh Sentence for Chinese Porn Novel, Gay Sex Scenes, Decried

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 20
A female Chinese writer has been sentenced to more than ten years in prison for creating a novel that details sexual situations between two male characters. She was writing in a genre that's secretly produced and marketed to straight women.

'An Elephant Sitting Still' Wins Top Prize at Golden Horse

'An Elephant Sitting Still' Wins Top Prize at Golden Horse

Nov 19
"An Elephant Sitting Still" won the top prize Saturday night at the Golden Horse Awards, the Chinese-language version of the Oscars.

Finland's President Rakes Memory for Source of Trump Remark

Finland's President Rakes Memory for Source of Trump Remark

Nov 18
Finland's president isn't sure where U.S. President Donald Trump got the idea that raking is part of his country's routine for managing its substantial forests.

WikiLeaks Chief Could See Charges, US Court Filing Suggests

WikiLeaks Chief Could See Charges, US Court Filing Suggests

By Erick Tucker | Nov 16
The Justice Department inadvertently named Julian Assange in a court filing in an unrelated case that suggests prosecutors have prepared charges against the WikiLeaks founder under seal.

Denmark, Citing Human Rights, Withholds Some Aid to Tanzania

Denmark, Citing Human Rights, Withholds Some Aid to Tanzania

By Rodney Muhumuza | Nov 15
Denmark is cutting about $10 million in aid to the government of Tanzania over what it called "negative developments" in human rights in the East African country.

The Hidden Toll of American Drones in Yemen: Civilian Deaths

The Hidden Toll of American Drones in Yemen: Civilian Deaths

By Maggie Michael and Maad Al-Zikry | Nov 15
The United States has waged a drone war in Yemen for 16 years, trying to suppress al-Qaida's branch here. But the campaign has had a hidden cost: Civilians cut down by the drones' missiles.

This Is Heavy: The Kilogram Is Getting An Update

This Is Heavy: The Kilogram Is Getting An Update

By John Leicester | Nov 14
The kilogram is getting an update — the way scientists define the exact mass of a kilogram is about to change.

Australian Police Seek Purported 'Grinder Date' Who Fled Scene of Man's Three-Story Fall

Australian Police Seek Purported 'Grinder Date' Who Fled Scene of Man's Three-Story Fall

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 14
Police in Sydney, Australia, say they are looking for a man seen on security video arriving at, and then leaving, an apartment building where his putative "Grindr date" fell from a three-story balcony.

D-Day for May as She Seeks Backing for Draft Brexit Deal

D-Day for May as She Seeks Backing for Draft Brexit Deal

By Jill Lawless | Nov 14
British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to persuade her divided Cabinet on Wednesday that they have a choice between backing a draft Brexit deal with the European Union or plunging the U.K. into political and economic uncertainty.

BTS's Agency Apologizes Over Band Member's A-Bomb Shirt

BTS's Agency Apologizes Over Band Member's A-Bomb Shirt

By Hyung-Jin Kim | Nov 14
The agency for K-pop superstars BTS apologized Wednesday for members wearing a T-shirt depicting the explosion of an atomic bomb and a hat with a Nazi emblem.

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