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South Korea Is Saying Goodbye to Classic Karaoke Bars and Late-Night Hangouts with Co-Workers

It was once a common practice for employees to bond with their bosses in karaoke bars after work.
Meera Navlakha
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China Rejects Same-Sex Marriage, Says Only Heterosexual Unions ‘Suit Country’s Condition’

Homosexuality is not a crime in the country but conversion therapy and persecution are rampant.
Pallavi Pundir
women's rights

Alarming Report Finds Not a Single Girl Born in 132 Indian Villages Since April

"We have discovered that out of a total of 216 deliveries, not a single girl child has been born in 132 villages, which is suspicious and has highlighted female foeticide."
Pallavi Pundir

Four-Legged Gladiators: Indonesia’s Outlawed Tradition of Pitting Boars Against Dogs

In this arena, boars and dogs fight to entertain cheering crowds.
Bukbisj Candra Ismeth Bey
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A Myanmar Doctor’s Medical License Was Revoked Over 'Sexy' Facebook Photos

The Myanmar Medical Council felt the doctor-turned-model went against the "Burmese tradition" by posting pictures in bikinis and tight dresses.
Shamani Joshi
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A Frog Wedding Was Held in India in a Desperate Bid to Make It Rain

The event's organisers even sent out invitation cards, got custom wedding clothes made for the frogs, and arranged for them to go on a honeymoon.
Shamani Joshi

In Southern India, Women Are Being Sexually Exploited in the Name of God

The Devadasi practice that makes women ‘wives of god’ might have been banned, but women are still finding themselves stuck in the inhuman tradition.
Archana Nathan
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An Indian Professor Has Been Arrested for His 2-Year-Old Facebook Post About Eating Beef

His lawyer thinks that the BJP waited until after the election to arrest him so they wouldn’t lose the Adivasi votebank.
Shamani Joshi

Fireworks and Pipe Bombs: How Greek Towns Celebrate Easter

On the island of Chios, rival parishes launch makeshift rockets at each other, while on Andros, iron pipes filled with gunpowder blow up right next to the Easter procession.
Nafsika Mavromoustakou
VICE Votes

Tribal Leaders, Not Individuals, Will Shape the Election in Papua

In remote villages in Papua, some Indonesians won't get to cast their vote on election day as tribal leaders represent them in a practice called 'noken'.
Adi Renaldi

An Inside Look at Lathmar, the Holi Festival Where Men Are Beaten up by Women

Every year, thousands gather in the small town of Barsana in India to witness the ancient tradition of men singing provocative songs, and women, in turn, thrashing them.
Aurobindo Sengupta
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Questions You've Always Wanted To Ask a Female Genital Mutilation Survivor

"When did you realize that there's something wrong with this tradition?"
Lee Lian Kong