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  • China box office surges nearly 50% in first half of 2015

    China box office surges nearly 50% in first half of 2015
    Mainland China’s box-office receipts jumped nearly 50% in the first half of 2015, powered by Hollywood tentpoles “Furious 7,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Jurassic World.” About $3.3 billion in tickets were...
  • Asian theater leader Tim Dang to step down at East West Players

    Asian theater leader Tim Dang to step down at East West Players
    Tim Dang will step down a year from now as producing artistic director of East West Players, the downtown Los Angeles theater company he’s led since 1993. He will leave after overseeing East West Players’ coming 50th anniversary season,...
  • 2 dead after man sets self on fire on Japanese bullet train

    A man set himself on fire on a high-speed bullet train in Japan on Tuesday, killing himself and another passenger as the coach filled with smoke, a fire official said. At least 26 other people were injured, three seriously, mostly from smoke inhalation,...
  • Two die as man sets himself on fire aboard Japanese bullet train

    Two die as man sets himself on fire aboard Japanese bullet train
    Two people died on a Japanese bullet train traveling from Tokyo to Osaka on Tuesday when a 70-year-old man poured a flammable liquid over his body and set himself on fire in the first carriage of the train. A woman in her 50s was found dead from smoke...
  • The Latest: Attack on NATO convoy in Afghanistan kills 2

    The latest news on a suicide attack in the Afghan capital targeting a NATO convoy on the Kabul airport road, near the U.S. Embassy. 7:27 p.m. (1500 GMT) A Taliban suicide attack targeting a NATO convoy in Afghanistan has killed two people and wounded...
  • Suicide attack targets NATO convoy in Afghanistan, 2 dead

    The Taliban launched a suicide car bomb attack on a NATO military convoy in Afghanistan's capital on Tuesday, killing two people and wounding 26 others, including two U.S. soldiers, officials said. The blast sent a huge plume of black smoke over the city...
  • China's ruling Communists recruit fewer members

    China's ruling Communist Party recruited almost 15 percent fewer new members last year amid hopes that better-qualified candidates will expand its guiding role in Chinese society. Accounting for deaths and other losses, membership expanded by 1.1 million...
  • In Japan, a plan to expand military's powers faces growing resistance

    Japan's ruling coalition came in for a shock recently as parliament mulled legislation pushed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to expand the powers of the nation's Self-Defense Forces. The lawmakers had invited three constitutional scholars to address the...
  • Huge explosion shakes Afghan capital near busy shopping district

    Huge explosion shakes Afghan capital near busy shopping district
    A suicide car bomb targeted a convoy carrying international forces in a busy shopping district in Kabul on Tuesday afternoon, officials said, the second significant attack in the Afghan capital in as many weeks. One civilian was killed and 22 were...
  • 2 dead after man sets himself on fire on Japanese high-speed bullet train

    2 dead after man sets himself on fire on Japanese high-speed bullet train
    A man riding a Japanese high-speed bullet train set himself on fire Tuesday, killing himself and another passenger as the coach filled with smoke, a fire official said. At least 26 other people were injured, three seriously, mostly from smoke...
  • KISS goes J-pop with tween sensations MCZ at Anime Expo 2015

    KISS goes J-pop with tween sensations MCZ at Anime Expo 2015
    KISS, one of the most visually recognizable bands in the history of music, could easily be thought of as rock's most popular band of cosplayers, which would make its relationship with the Anime Expo and Japanese pop band Momoiro Clover Z not the least bit...