Celebrity

Gretzky named global ambassador for Beijing Kunlun Red Star

Aug 8, 2018

Wayne Gretzky has been named a global ambassador for Beijing's Kunlun Red Star as the Chinese capital seeks to boost the profile of hockey domestically ahead of hosting the Winter Olympics in 2022

Shanghai Shenhua accuses Changchun Yatai player of racism

Aug 5, 2018

Chinese Superleague team Shanghai Shenhua has accused an opposing player of racially abusing its Senegalese star forward Demba Ba during a match Saturday

X-Men's Fan Bingbing off social media amid China tax rumors

Aug 2, 2018

X-Men actress Fan Bingbing has disappeared from social media amid rumors she has been barred from leaving China during a tax evasion investigation

Statelessness a hurdle for some boys rescued from Thai cave

Jul 17, 2018

The youth soccer teammates rescued from a Thai cave last week are a multiethnic, cross-border crew, but some cannot count on a permanent home because they are stateless

Thai singer acquitted of royal defamation charge

Jun 29, 2018

A Thai court has acquitted a prominent singer of the charge of royal defamation, the second time this week the serious charge has been dropped against a political activist

'I'm so happy': Dennis Rodman weeps as Trump and Kim meet

Jun 12, 2018

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman openly wept on television in a live interview from Singapore, as President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met for the first time

Stars urge Indonesia to ban 'brutal' trade in dog meat

May 21, 2018

International celebrities urge Indonesia's president to ban what they say is a brutal trade in dog and cat meat for human consumption

South Korean businessman kills himself in Hong Kong custody

Apr 16, 2018

Hong Kong authorities say a South Korean businessman accused of murdering his wife and son in a five-star hotel has killed himself while in pre-trial custody

Thai court sentences Laotian drug kingpin to life in prison

Mar 20, 2018

A Thai court has given a life sentence to a Laotian drug kingpin who was notorious for a high-flying lifestyle and alleged social connections to celebrities and other VIPs

China orders microblog operators to tighten censorship

Feb 2, 2018

Chinese microblog operators have been ordered by regulators to tighten censorship after the most popular service was criticized for failing to block prohibited material

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