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  • Football: A game of two halves

    Football: A game of two halves
    Deep in the jungles of Myanmar there is a camp stocked with guns, maps and medical supplies. Medics and former rebels regularly practise dodging bullets on its flat exercise ground. Then they dust themselves off and kick a ball at makeshift bamboo goals....
  • Box Office: 'Edge of Tomorrow' Racks Up Impressive Korea Debut

    "Edge of Tomorrow" is struggling to generate buzz ahead of its domestic release this week, but there's good news from overseas. The science-fiction adventure debuted to a sizzling $3.8 million in South Korea on Wednesday. Excluding sneak previews, that...
  • Leland Yee's startling finish in California election race explained

    In a largely sleepy California election, there was one startling result: nearly 300,000 ballots cast for Leland Yee for secretary of state, good enough for third place even though he dropped out after being accused of gun running and political corruption....
  • Korea's Mokpo to Launch Asia's First Ocean Film Festival

    SEOUL - The debut edition of the Mokpo Ocean Film Festival, an aquatic-themed film event, will kick off with "Miss South Pacific: Beauty and the Sea," a U.S.-made documentary by Mary Lambert. To be held for four days from July 31 to August 3, in the...
  • Marking 25th anniversary of China's Tiananmen Square takes creativity

    Show tunes. Confetti. A deck of cards. Rubber ducks. A pornographic video. These are some of the props in the annual games underway in Beijing as the most sensitive day of the year approaches. Wednesday is the 25th anniversary of the day when...
  • Shanghai film festival highlights U.S.-China partnerships

    The 17th Shanghai International Film Festival kicked off this weekend with some red-carpet glamour, screenings and fresh announcements of new East-West partnerships, as the U.S. and mainland China — the world’s No. 1 and No. 2 movie markets...
  • Ivanhoe Commits to China's Wu Tianming Fund

    SHANGHAI - Ivanhoe Pictures, the film funding and production offshoot of Canadian mining giant Ivanhoe, has committed to co-financing and co-managing a new fund aimed at supporting young Chinese film-makers. The Wu Tianming Fund was named after Wu, a...
  • ABC's 'Rising Star US' to Shine in Asia

    HONG KONG -- A trio of broadcasters in Asia are to air ABC's music show "Rising Star US." The 10-episode series, produced by Israel's Keshet International, will be broadcast from this weekend (Sunday, June 22). It will be hosted by international singer/...
  • Fox International and Bona to Produce Chinese 'Bride Wars' Remake

    HONG KONG -- Production is now under way on a Chinese remake of "Bride Wars," the 2009 comedy that originally starred Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway. The Chinese-language retread stars Angelababy and Ni Ni and tells of two friends who become rivals and go...
  • Russia and China subverting Obama's 'pivot' to Asia

    PARIS -- The irony of recent U.S. foreign interventions is that despite Uncle Sam's best efforts, the ultimate benefactor ends up being America's primary economic rival in the area in question. It should come as no surprise that the two economic rivals...
  • Lifetime's 'Raising Asia' Child Star Docuseries to Premiere in July

    Lifetime is feeding off of the success of its reality show "Dance Moms" and giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look at raising one of TV's emerging child prodigies. "Raising Asia" is set to debut at 10 p.m. July 29 and will feature 8-year-old child...