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I Spent 3 Weeks In Japan This Winter, Here Are My Best Cyberpunk And Noir Film Inspired Photographs (34 Pics)

My name is Teemu, I’m an urban street photographer based in Asia. I love to take photos especially at night, and I’ve been inspired by cyberpunk and noir films. My favorites include Blade Runner 2049 and Road to Perdition. I hope you like the shots! This post may include affiliate links. #1 10 reply #3 […]

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China’s Mars ambitions one step closer after successful test of lander

Huailai, China (CNN)China has completed its first public test of a Mars lander, keeping the country on track for an unmanned exploration mission to the red planet in 2020. According to officials, the trial was designed to test the lander’s ability to hover and avoid obstacles, as well as monitoring how well it operated in […]

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Hong Kong pro-democracy politicians demand an explanation for Chinese military aiding in protest clean-up

(CNN)A group of pro-democracy Hong Kong politicians has demanded that Hong Kong’s government explain whether it requested assistance from China in public security and disaster relief after members of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) were seen Saturday helping clear roads after anti-government protests. Chinese soldiers’ efforts to clear road blocks outside the barracks in Kowloon […]

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Hindus allowed to build on disputed holy site, India’s Supreme Court rules

New Delhi (CNN)India’s Supreme Court on Saturday granted Hindus permission to build a temple at the centuries-old Ayodhya holy site, ending one of the country’s most politically charged land disputes. The destruction of the Babri Masjid mosque by Hindu extremists in 1992 sparked some of the worst violence seen in India since independence, with more […]

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BTS’ army of admirers: Inside one of the world’s most powerful fandoms

Seoul (CNN)Michelle Quinde is a BTS megafan. Some ARMY, like Quinde, listen to songs over and over to boost BTS’ statistics on YouTube and music streaming sites. They’ve helped BTS break global records for engagement on Twitter. They’ve banded together for good causes, such asraising money andplanting trees in BTS’ honor. They’ve even bought a […]

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China is preparing to show off some incredible weaponry. Here’s what it could be

Hong Kong (CNN)Powerful, domestically-built and in the People’s Liberation Army arsenal right now — China is expected to show off some of the most advanced weaponry the world has ever seen during a special National Day military parade in Beijing on Tuesday, October 1. Key among those is drone technology — of which Beijing boasts […]

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Top Chinese state media editor calls out major internet crackdown

Beijing (CNN)One of Beijing’s best known propagandists has pushed back against the government’s internet crackdown ahead of the upcoming 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on October 1. But almost as soon as he’d sent the post, Hu quickly deleted it, saying in a second post that it had “spread […]

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Flying a jet and firing a gun: Thailand releases rare photos of King’s royal consort

(CNN)Thailand’s royal palace has released candid photographs of the king’s newly-anointed consort, offering a rare and intimate window into the lives of the Thai royals. In one shot, Sineenat and Vajiralongkorn are wearing military fatigues and holding the King’s royal poodle. In another, the two are wearing casual clothes and laughing naturally. The images received […]

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Vietnam seizes 125-kilogram haul of trafficked rhino horn encased in plaster

(CNN)Fifty-five pieces of rhino horn were found hidden inside shipments of plaster at Hanoi International Airport, Vietnam’s state media reported Saturday. That arrest followed the discovery of seven frozen tigers in a car parked in the basement of a Hanoi skyscraper. Last week, Singapore officials stopped a shipment of almost 9 tonnes (9.9 US tons) […]

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Muslim nations are defending China as it cracks down on Muslims, shattering any myths of Islamic solidarity

Beirut, Lebanon (CNN)Last week, 22 mostly Western countries launched the world’s first major collective challenge to China’s crackdown on Uyghur Muslims and other minorities. The language in the letter echoed previous claims made by China, which has denied allegations of torture or forced political indoctrination in Xinjiang and said that the camps were “vocational training […]

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