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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ hoopla elicits mixed feelings in Asia

The craze for "Crazy Rich Asians" is hitting Asia, with a premiere in Singapore followed by openings in several neighboring countries later this week. Much of the over-the-top romantic comedy was set in this wealthy city-state. As the stars streamed past flashing lights down the red carpet Tuesday evening, fans and

Singapore: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ author skipped service duty

Singapore's government says the author of the book that inspired the hit film "Crazy Rich Asians" failed to register for national service as required. According to his bio, writer Kevin Kwan left Singapore when he was 11 and has lived in the U.S. since then. There was no immediate response Wednesday from

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin has died at 76

Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul” whose unmistakable, booming voice helped define a music genre and provided an inspirational soundtrack for Civil Rights-era struggles, has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 76. The singer influenced generation after generation over six decades of iconic music, which came full circle