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“In March, due to a natural phenomenon, Siberia’s <b>Lake Baikal</b> is particularly amazing to photograph. The temperature, wind and sun cause the ice crust to crack and form beautiful turquoise blocks or ice hummocks on the lake’s surface.”

China sex film mistakenly shown on big screen in Jilin

Photos of the film playing over the main square near Jilin railway station went viral online<p><b>A film banned as pornography in China was accidentally shown on a large LED screen in a public square in Jilin province, Chinese media report.</b><p>Xin Jin Ping Mei (known in English as The Forbidden Legend: Sex …


The Soviet erotic alphabet picture book from 1931

<i>This precious discovery from the vaults of Stalinism sheds new light on the supposedly sexually repressive communist society of the former Soviet</i> …

Fading Promises: young expats looking to earn big in China face a tricky time

Foreign resources have helped fuel China's perennial economic boom. But it is not just petrol, coal and steel that have to be imported: human …

Party Like It’s the 1960s: China Resurrects Mao-Era Slogans and Autos

Is the Chinese government feeling nostalgic for the 1960s, the glory days of Communist Party sloganeering and dominance? First, it emerged that …

Nike Helps You Leave LeBron a Message

Whether you're a diehard fan or a bandwagon one, Nike's just made it easier for you to personally congratulate basketball player LeBron James after …


The xx

A Boy And His Atom: The World's Smallest Movie

Heineken Ignite

Daft Punk's new single Get Lucky breaks Spotify record

<b>Dance duo Daft Punk's first new single in eight years, Get Lucky, has broken Spotify streaming records.</b><p>The comeback, which features singer Pharrell Williams, had the biggest streaming day for a single track in the US and UK on the day of its release.<p>The Swedish online music site did not release the …

Indie Music

Stuart Hall: “We need to talk about Englishness”

Born in Jamaica, Stuart Hall is the éminence grise of the British intellectual left and one of the founders of cultural studies. He coined the word …

China: Sex game horror as live eel slithers up man's anus and into his guts

The man was saved from further harm, but now he faces a police probe.<p>Images taken in a Chinese hospital show a live eel slithering inside a man's …

KICK-ASS 2 - Theatrical Green-Band Trailer!

The happiest ghost girl in Buenos Aires... http://t.co/D1lG06zh1g

That's enough of Grace and Doris and me, I think… http://t.co/dkrmY9vgMK

Sums up Saturday night. Love this pic!

Margaret Thatcher: Tributes paid to 'great leader, great Briton'

UK and world leaders led tributes to Britain's "Iron Lady," former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on Monday, with words reflecting on her passion, courage and determination -- as well as her polarizing politics.<p>What do you think about the loss of Britain's 'Iron lady'? Tell us<p>"Margaret Thatcher …

North Korea Releases New Photos That Reveal Its 'US Mainland Strike Plan' In The Background

North Korea is making more noise.<p>Following the deployment of U.S. B-2s to South Korea, North Korean President Kim Jong-un has ordered his military to be on alert for a strike against the US.<p>As part of the warning, North Korea has published two new images in a local paper (via Reuters) and what …

North Korea

IRL: Moshi's Digits gloves and the Nokia Lumia 620 on Telus

<i>Welcome to</i> IRL<i>, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment.</i><p>Spring may have sprung two weeks ago, but believe us, it's still winter somewhere. (<i>Ed note: I'm typing this</i> …