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In Japan, Mobile Startups Take Gaming To Next Level

An estimated one out of every three Japanese are signed up to play games on their cell phones, helping to grow a mobile gaming juggernaut that's currently dominated by a few Japanese startups. Now, those same startups are eyeing a new playing field — the U.S.
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Hidden Keys To Educational Success

Why do students thrive in some schools and not in others. The answer isn't always as obvious as you might think.


As Fighting Rages, A Prisoner Swap In Syria

The Syrian government and the rebels communicate mostly by shooting at each other. But in a rare prisoner exchange, the government frees two women, and rebels release seven pro-regime fighters.

Attacks Raise Specter Of Radical Islam In Russia

The Russian republic of Tatarstan was considered a model of moderate Islam coexisting with Christianity. But recent violence has fueled fears that the influence of foreign-trained radical imams may be growing in the region. Police blame Muslim militants; Tatar nationalists say Moscow is behind the attacks.

Festive Nanjing Road Recaptures Shanghai's Heyday

Nanjing Road is Shanghai's most famous and dynamic shopping and walking street. On summer evenings, bands play for crowds and revelers dance to techno music. It's a bit of a rebirth for the city, and the road, which had lost much of its 1920s and '30s vitality under Mao Zedong's rule.