BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday pledged to cut China's 2.3 million-member People's Liberation Army by 300,000 troops, amid rising manpower costs and technological capabilities that reduce the need for large numbers of personnel.
Reality television star Kim Kardashian is now more than ever the queen of social media, announcing that her Instagram account has a record 45 million followers. "45 million Instagram followers!!!!! I love you guys!!!!!" Kardashian informed those same followers, captioning a selfie of a sidelong smile and copious cleavage. With that tally, the star of "Keeping up with the Kardashians" and wife of rapper Kanye West now has more followers than any other Instagram user.