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University Admissions, Now Twice As Hard For Asian Americans


Worldcrunch.com / CAIXINMEDIA -OpEd- This is the time of year when American colleges inform applicants whether they’ll be accepted or not.

Biocontrol: 'Predator' Pesticides Help Farmers Save Their Plants, And The Planet


Worldcrunch.com / LE MONDE PARIS — Roundworms defend palm trees against red palm weevils, and minute wasps protect corn against European corn worms.

From Asia To The Andes, 10 Centenarians Reveal Secrets To Long Life


If you're here searching for the secret to eternal life forget it, we're not there yet. But in the meantime, here's some supercentenarians from around the world with their own secrets to a long life.

HR, Listen Up: Teamwork On The Job Is Overrated


Worldcrunch.com / DIE WELT BERLIN — The successful candidate has to be a good team player who can fit seamlessly into the company’s dynamic team.

Ukraine Blame Game, South Sudan Abomination, Olympic Babies


Worldcrunch.com / WHILE U SLEPT KERRY AND LAVROV EXCHANGE BLAME In a phone conversation with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, U.S.

How The Rest Of Russia Will Pay For Crimea


Worldcrunch.com / KOMMERSANT MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin declared publicly last week that investment in recently annexed Crimea would not come at the expense of other government projects.

A Peruvian Painting


Strong foreground, nice depth of field, striking colors, llamas ... What more could you ask for in a picture?

Why Geneva Deal On Ukraine Smells Like Munich 1938


Worldcrunch.com / GAZETA WYBORCZA WARSAW — The conditional tense does not describe well the state of affairs — it is already quite obvious that Russia is baldly ignoring what it signed last week in Geneva.  Listening to the state-owned TV channel, Rossija, is enough to realize that.

Vargas Llosa: Technology Is Killing The Very Idea Of Culture


Worldcrunch.com / EL ESPECTADOR LIMA — It is no small feat to manage to interview Mario Vargas Llosa.

11 Animals In Unlikely Places, A World Tour


Residents of Ballarpur city in India woke up to an unpleasant surprise this week, after a full-grown leopard had taken shelter in a cowshed during the night.

Biden In Kiev, Ferry Death Toll, Vatican Penthouse


Worldcrunch.com / WHILE U SLEPT BIDEN VISITS KIEV IN SHOW OF SUPPORT U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met with Ukrainian leaders Tuesday in a show of support for the new government.

Pardoned Just As He Was Hanged


BANDAR ABBAS —  A “few seconds” after an Iranian man's hanging began, his victim's relatives called prison officials to grant a pardon, as Iranian laws allow.

The Solemn Sweeper


When we went to Thailand, we chose not to go for the usual touristy spots along the coast, exploring instead the beauty of the country's inland regions and their adorned buddhas.

Climb Aboard North Korea's Airline, Rated Worst In The World


Worldcrunch.com / DIE WELT Results from the world’s large largest airline rating portal Skytrax give high marks in Asia: Exactly seven airlines in the world have been give five-star ratings: ANA (All Nippon Airways), Asiana Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, Hainan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines.

When A Priceless Greek Statue Lands On A Gaza Beach


Worldcrunch.com / LE MONDE It was about noon on a Friday last August, and Jawdat Ghorab was fishing some 100 meters away from the shore. “I was throwing out my net, and pulling it up slowly, just like I always do,” he said.

Our Kids Will Live To Be 100 - Time To Celebrate?


Worldcrunch.com / SUDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG -OpEd- BERLIN — Half of the people born today in Germany will live to be 100 years old.

Chile Quake, Jittery Bison: Is The Big One Coming?


Worldcrunch.com / DIE WELT One bison after another trotted along the highway — a long string of the animals coming at the stream of car traffic entering Yellowstone National Park.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Authentic Colombian Hero


Worldcrunch.com / EL ESPECTADOR BOGOTA - He is the hero. Or was. The great founding legend, and not because he was a great writer.

When A Child's Shyness Becomes A Medical Condition


Worldcrunch.com / SUDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG MUNICH — As a two-year-old, Mia would hide behind her mother’s legs when other children or adults spoke to her at the playground.

The Perfect Storm: Shy Kids And Overprotective Parents


Worldcrunch.com / SUDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG MUNICH — As a 2-year-old, Mia would hide behind her mother’s legs when other children or adults spoke to her at the playground.


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