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When fans go too far

As an overly passionate, silly geek, when I like something, I don't just "like" it. I tend to get excited in a very specific way, going into full fan mode fairly quickly (see this drawing for a visual explanation). Once I get rolling, I become a constant broadcaster, excitedly telling my friends about my newest obsession, while I wave my hands around in the air for emphasis. This excitement is called "fangirling" (or fanboying, as the case may be), and it's fairly common behavior when it comes
By Colette Bennett
CNN

Xi Jinping praises a historic student protest. It could never happen today

Beijing (CNN) In a country whose leadership has little tolerance for open dissent, it is rare to hear Chinese President Xi Jinping praise a student protest against the government. Speaking in Beijing on the 100th anniversary of the May 4 student movement, a critical moment in Chinese history, Xi hailed it as a "great patriotic revolutionary movement." He called on the nation's young people to embrace the "May 4 movement spirit," and love their motherland. But the ruling Communist Party's prai
By Eduardo Baptista
CNN

The pig farmer who became an internet sensation in China

"I don't want to be in this relationship anymore!" "Why? Give me another chance!" This tense exchange is taking place on a country lane in rural Guangxi. It is the opening scene for Wu Nengji's latest mini-movie, lasting less than one minute. The 24-year-old videographer publishes his films on the Chinese streaming platform Kuaishou.
By Julie Zaugg
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Can China have soft power and heavy censorship?

Beijing (CNN) Beijing-based film director Huang Han has had one of the worst weeks of his life, courtesy of the Chinese government's strict censors. He says his independent, low-budget romance flick, set for an online domestic release in 2019, has been hit by an insoluble problem: how to show the male protagonist smoking without giving the cigarette screen time. It might seem like a bizarre problem but a crackdown on "excessive smoking scenes " is just one of a growing number of restrictions i
By Eduardo Baptista
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Nissan cites Brexit 'uncertainty' as it scraps plans to build model in Britain

The company had said in 2016 that it would produce the new X-Trail model at its Sunderland factory after getting reassurances from the government over Brexit -- an intervention hailed by Prime Minister Theresa May as a "vote of confidence" in British business after voters backed leaving the EU. Now it's reversed those plans and will instead continue to build the X-Trail in Japan, it confirmed on Sunday, dealing a major blow to the region's economy and underlining repeated concerns from the Brit
By Rob Picheta
CNN

Why the BOL is important, even to Muslims living in Metro Manila

The BOL, previously called the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), is a product of the many peace negotiations between rebel groups, largely headed by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), and the Philippine government. The law abolishes the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), which was signed by Cory Aquino in 1989.
By Portia Ladrido
CNN

Conversion therapy: The 'legal form of abuse' continues to lurk in the shadows

(CNN) For months, someone was trying to change Andy Taylor's sexuality. He just didn't know it. "I had no idea what was going on," Taylor recalled, thinking back to a series of unnerving one-on-one meetings with a church leader in Liverpool, England, in 2012. "Even after I quit, I didn't fully realize that what I went to was conversion therapy." But he was sure of one thing: "I just knew I didn't like it."
By Rob Picheta
CNN

'Missing link' in human history confirmed after long debate

(CNN) Early humans were still swinging from trees two million years ago, scientists have said, after confirming a set of contentious fossils represents a "missing link" in humanity's family tree. The fossils of Australopithecus sediba have fueled scientific debate since they were found at the Malapa Fossil Site in South Africa 10 years ago. And now researchers have established that they are closely linked to the Homo genus, representing a bridging species between early humans and their predece
By Rob Picheta
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Dozens of 'decorated' birds found dead in New Zealand

The Royal New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) said it received up to 30 calls in recent weeks reporting sightings of sparrows and pigeons with tinsel intentionally tied to their bodies. "Many try to pry the foreign objects off their bodies with their beaks and feet, becoming further entangled and preventing them from eating, drinking and flying. With others, the decorations are wrapped so tightly it completely cuts off their blood circulation," SPCA spokeswoman J
By Lisa Jane Harding
CNN

Australian senator says government should pay welfare recipients to kill cane toads

(CNN) A controversial Australian politician has proposed that the country's government pay members of the public to kill cane toads in a bid to help curb the invasive pest. Speaking on Australian TV Wednesday, Hanson suggested that Australians should receive 10 cents ($0.07) for every cane toad killed. She added that people on welfare, "or even kids on holiday," could help participate in the effort. "Take them to your local council, put them in the freezer, get rid of them and clean up our envi
By Lisa Jane Harding
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