Children of Chinese elite walk red line to ‘perfection’ | AFP

Wealthy Chinese parents are splashing out on expensive Western etiquette classes for children as young as six, hoping polished manners and good posture will give their kids a head start in life.

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Pope Francis arrives in Romania for three-day visit (2) | AFP

Pope Francis arrives in the Romanian capital, Bucharest, where he is greeted by Romanian President Klaus Iohannis. During the three-day trip to the mainly Orthodox country, which sits at the crossroads of Western and Eastern Europe, Francis is expected to touch on issues fuelling nationalism, such as poverty, as well as inter-religious relations. IMAGES / TO COMPLETE VIDI1H3542_EN AND VID1351611_EN

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Julián Castro Thinks His Path To The Nomination Is Through Nevada And Texas (HBO)

While many of the 2020 Democratic contenders are camped out in Iowa or New Hampshire, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro is in Nevada. It’s his seventh visit to the Silver State since announcing his presidential exploratory committee.

“I see this state as just crucial to victory,” Castro said. “Out of the first four early states: Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina, I’ve always received the best response here in Nevada.”

Castro contends that he has a unique path to victory: an early win or strong showing in Nevada, followed by the same in California and Texas, both Super Tuesday states. It’s a path that plays on Castro’s supposed strengths.

The former Mayor of San Antonio, Texas argues that those Western and Southwestern states share a similar sensibility. Plus, as the only Latino vying for president, Castro believes he can mobilize the large Latino electorates in each of those states, and then do the same in the general election.

“I have no doubt that in 2020 the Latino turnout rate is going to go up because people are not just thinking about Donald Trump as a theoretical anymore,” Castro said. “They know how bad he’s been as president.”

On Friday, Castro announced he’s reached the Democratic National Committee’s debate threshold of 65 thousand individual donors, along with the other criteria. So his fundraising may have accelerated since his first quarter numbers (he only raised $1.1 million) but the latest polls still show him in the single digits.

Castro seems unfazed by those early indicators. “What can I do except go and work hard and do what a lot of families out there do every day which is to scrap and to continue to work,” Castro said.

VICE News followed Castro during two days of campaigning in Nevada.

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Sudanese protesters continue to demonstrate at Army HQ

Sudanese protesters continue to gather and march near the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum. Sudan’s military rulers faced heavy pressure from protesters and Western governments to hand power to a new civilian government as the mass protest entered its 10th day.