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Fossil hunters have hit pay dirt in northeastern China

Our picture of bird evolution has changed dramatically over the past three decades, thanks to an avian fossil jackpot in northeastern China. These ancient remains, dating back 120 to 131 million years ago, are part of a diverse assembly of animal and plant fossils collectively known as the Jehol …

Homeowners in One Chinese City Catch a Break

Government decides to waive proposed local fees for spate of land lease renewals in Wenzhou<p>BEIJING—China’s top land agency delivered a small victory for homeowners’ property rights, waiving a proposed fee for residents of the southeastern city of Wenzhou seeking the renewal of titles to the land …

Global development professionals network,Religion,Christianity,Islam,Judaism,Buddhism,Hinduism,Indigenous peoples,Refugees,Tibet,India,Papua New Guinea,Iraq,Bangladesh,Malaysia,Indonesia,Palestinian territories,World news<p>There are an estimated 4,200 religions worldwide, each with its unique customs …

Prayer

Watch the creepy trailer for new horror A Cure For Wellness

The latest trailer for Mia Goth and Dane DeHaan’s new film, <i>A Cure For Wellness</i>, was unveiled this week. The Gore Verbinski-directed horror follows the story of a young executive who visits a sinister health spa in the Swiss Alps. From the looks of the footage above, the treatment takes a twisted …

Isaac Asimov: How to Never Run Out of Ideas Again

If there’s one word to describe Isaac Asimov, it’s “prolific”.<p>To match the number of novels, letters, essays and other scribblings Asimov produced in …

Ming-Na Wen reflects on Mulan, Asian representation in Hollywood

<i>With</i> Fresh Off the Boat <i>and</i> Master of None <i>on TV and the hit book</i> Crazy Rich Asians <i>and a live-action adaptation of</i> Mulan <i>heading to the big screen, is</i> …

Animation

AFM: Russian Superhero Movie 'Guardians' Sells to India, Japan, South Korea, European Markets

The film, directed by Sarik Andreasyan, previously got deals for distribution in Germany, France and China.<p>Russian superhero movie <i>Zashchitniki</i> …

David Attenborough’s Planet Earth II is already thrilling viewers with its amazing photography. We asked the show’s producers for their most memorable places, and suggest ways of seeing the wonders for yourself – though travelling to truly remote spots does not make for a budget trip

Nature

The 15 countries that have gone unconquered the longest

World History