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Democracy in China? It's in the eye of the beholder.

China watchers in the West have been fruitlessly searching for signs of democracy for more than 25 years. But there has not been a sustained democracy movement in China since the tragic end of protests in Tiananmen Square and elsewhere in 1989. Most outside observers agree that the People's …

Political Science

Culture Clash: When Violence Against Women Is Accepted, Lawful And Expected

Last New Year's Eve it was reported that 2000 men sexually assaulted 1200 women in Cologne, Germany. Immediately, politicians and pundits jumped to make the connection between the rash of violence against women and the influx of refugees. And each time another incident takes place, the battle …

Feminism

What I Learned About Britain From These Rare Documentaries on Youth Subcultures

The new BFI online archive 'Other Grooves' collects films about historical youth movements, from the founders of Carnival to pissed-up punks and 'long-haired layabouts'.<p>If you're the kind of person who spends hours sifting through YouTube for archive documentaries about Millwall football hooligans …

Royal Weddings

Concept Art from a Scrapped DEADPOOL Film Pitch from KICK-ASS 2 Director

India’s Rentomojo, which rents out home appliances and furniture, raises $5M

Rentomojo, a startup pioneering an interesting alternative for furnishing homes in India, has landed $5 million in fresh financing to further scale its business. The money was provided by Accel and IDG Ventures, and it follows a $2 million raise last November from the same investors.<p>The …

Home Appliances

Iran condemns Egypt MPs' presence at opposition rally as Tehran anger grows

Iran has summoned Egypt's top envoy in Tehran to "strongly protest" against the attendance of Egyptian lawmakers at an annual rally of an exiled …

South Asia

1984: The Year We Unwittingly Stopped Watching Movies And Started Watching Franchises

Even if you are a serious person with adult responsibilities, you are likely aware that a new incarnation of <i>Ghostbusters</i> arrives in theaters this week. It stars four funny women and was co-written by a fifth, and at least some proportion of its intended audience has found these staffing decisions …

Movies

10 Things You Didn't Know About Fast Food

You’ll never look at a tray of burgers and fries the same way again.<p>They may <i>seem</i> relatively harmless, but Ronald, Wendy and that Burger King guy are …

The US has cut off the path to citizenship for India and China’s most exceptionally talented people

For the first time in nine years, the cap on a prized US visa for the most skilled Chinese and Indian workers is set to be reached.<p>On July 11, the US State Department announced that it would soon stop accepting applications for the EB-1 visa, from Indian and Chinese nationals. This change could …

Immigration
China

Talking Turkey: The Israel deal and the retreat from neo-Ottomanism

The rapprochement with Israel is part of a broader retreat from the neo-Ottomanism that until recently guided Turkish foreign policy.<p>><br>• ><p>Turkey's Prime …

Israel
Islam

Iran nuclear talks: The tempers and tweets which led to a deal

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1252000/1252128_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524736663_02a68f9aa52486c892326a73432393a2<p><b>On 14 July 2015, Iran reached an historic deal with six world powers over its disputed nuclear programme.</b><b>It was the result of more than 20 rounds of</b> …

South Asia

A Backlash Against Burma's Islamophobic Buddhist Monks Has Begun

James Nachtwey for TIME<p>James Nachtwey for TIME<p>James Nachtwey for TIME<p>James Nachtwey for TIME<p>James Nachtwey for TIME<p>James Nachtwey for TIME<p>James …

Asia

Movie Review - Keanu (2016)

<b>Keanu,</b> 2016.<p>Directed by Peter Atencio.<br>Starring Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Method Man, Tiffany Haddish, Luis Guzman, Nia Long, Will Forte and …