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News: Malaysia Unveils Special Taxis for Women Only to Warm Welcome

This is the full translation of an article that was in the headlines of the post Interesting Headlines: Series 2.

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News: 7653 Dead in Japan Earthquake and 11746 Missing

My heart goes out to the many who lost their family, friends or homes in Japan this week. This straightforward Chinese article reviews the Japanese death tolls in the recent earthquake.

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Old People are Stealing More Stuff in Japan

Theft by the elderly is on the rise in Japan, reports China Youth Daily. While I usually classify news items as advanced reading, the words in this article are actually fairly easy – slightly complex sentence structure but not a whole lot of complex vocabulary, worth a shot for intermediate students.

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Beijing Railway to Sell Tickets 24 Hours During Busy Spring Festival Season

If you’ve ever been to China during Spring Festival (Chinese New Year), you know how impossible it is to make travel plans or book tickets during that time, as the whole country prepares to make the journey back home to see family and friends.

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100 Killed in India Temple Stampede

A short news item from Beijing Youth Daily talks of the tragic January 14th stampede in a temple in India.

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Twitter Chairman Says Users Now Exceed 200 Million

This very short blurb from Sina.com features an announcement by Twitter chairman Jack Dorsey that Twitter has now exceeded 200 Million users.