- Tomohiro Anraku, Who Threw 772 Pitches In 9 Days, Returns For NPB Debut
As a 16-year-old, Japanese righthander Tomohiro Anraku drew attention around the world, both for his incredible talent and extreme workload. ...
Ben Badler. Baseball America. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 17:31:14 +0000.
- Tax credit cuts 'promote hard work'
The government is right to press ahead with cuts to tax credits - despite claims millions will be worse off - because the UK must become as hard working as China, says Jeremy Hunt.
BBC News. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 17:17:43 GMT.
- New York Film Festival: Discussing China and Filmmaking With Jia Zhangke, Director of ‘Mountains May Depart’
The director describes making his drama about life and relationships in contemporary China.
Mekado Murphy. International Herald Tribune. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 17:17:03 GMT.
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- Global Woes Likely Pulled Down Q3 Earnings But That's No Surprise to Street
Remember Q3? Or have you put it out of your mind? It was a tough stretch for some U.S. companies and investors as China’s troubled economy rocked the markets. ...
By Jj Kinahan. Forbes. Mon, 5 Oct 2015 16:04:00 GMT.
- Beating parasites wins three scientists Nobel prize for medicine
Three scientists from Japan, China and Ireland whose discoveries led to the development of potent new drugs against parasitic diseases such as malaria and elephantiasis won the Nobel Prize for Medicine on Oct.5.
Hurriyet. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 15:42:00 +0200.
- Africa: Vet Care for Nomad Livestock
[SciDev.Net] According to the International Livestock Research Institute, over 330 million African and Asian farmers directly rely on sheep and goats for their livelihood. Animal infections reduce productivity. ...
All Africa. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 14:08:04 GMT.
- Trans-Pacific free trade deal agreed
US, Japan and 10 other Pacific rim countries agree wide-ranging Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal that covers about 40% of the world economy.
BBC News. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 14:05:46 GMT.
- Sinosphere Blog: A Painting of China’s First Lady, Before a Rise to Stardom
A portrait of Peng Liyuan occupies a central position in “The Temperature of History,” the first major exhibition of figurative art from the collection of China’s leading art school.
Didi Kirsten Tatlow. International Herald Tribune. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 13:19:48 GMT.
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- Kyrgyz Voters Cast Ballots Using Biometric ID Cards
In a first for Central Asia, voters in Kyrgyzstan cast ballots in parliamentary elections on October 4 using biometric ID cards. The cards were scanned to identify voters by their fingerprints in a bid to stamp out electoral fraud. ...
Radio Liberty. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 12:20:00 +0000.
- Pacific trade deal cuts U.S. tarriffs on light vehicles, sets new duty-free benchmark for local content
Pacific trade ministers reached a deal on the most sweeping trade liberalization pact in a generation that will lower U.S. tariffs on light vehicles, revamp global auto production and open Japan's market to U.S.-built vehicles. The U.S.
AutoNews.com. Mon, 5 Oct 2015 09:26:25 EST. Subscription required.
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