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Will Singapore Become a Safety Net for Hong Kong’s Millionaires?

A wealth manager has admitted to seeing a large flow of money coming to Singapore following Hong Kong's protests.
Meera Navlakha
5 days ago
japan

People in Japan Are Renting Cars to Charge Phones, Nap and Practise Rapping

A few others are choosing to watch TV, get dressed for Halloween, and do facial stretches, instead of drive.
Dhvani Solani
7.8.19
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The Nine Countries Most Threatened by Climate Change Are All in Asia, Report Finds

Nearly a billion people around the world live in areas with high exposure to environmental hazards such as cyclones, floods, and rising sea levels.
Gavin Butler
6.13.19
LGBTQ

I Am a Queer Bhutanese, and My Country Is on Its Way to Scrapping Anti-LGBTQ Laws

“Bhutan has never had a pride parade, and never will because it’s not just the queer community who fights for us, it’s everyone in the country.”
Tashi Tsheten
6.13.19
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Parents in South Korea Are Upset They Can’t Beat Their Kids Anymore

The country’s plan to scrap the law allowing parents to physically discipline their children is causing quite the controversy among adults.
Shamani Joshi
5.28.19
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Asia's First Official Same-Sex Weddings Have Taken Place in Taiwan

After a three-decade battle, about 300 couples are expected to legally tie the knot for the first time in the continent.
Shamani Joshi
5.26.19
LGBTQ

Taiwan Legalises Same-sex Marriage in a First for Asia

One week before an assigned two-year deadline, Taiwanese lawmakers pass a bill where same-sex couples can register as a married couple with government agencies.
Lex Celera
5.17.19
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Can Singapore’s New Law Against Fake News Affect Free Speech?

Activists say the law grants the government sweeping powers and could lead to censorship.
Shamani Joshi
5.13.19
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Brunei Won't Enforce the Death Penalty for Homosexuality Following Global Backlash

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah has announced that Brunei will not execute people for being gay, despite the controversial anti-LGBTQ laws that were rolled out last month.
Gavin Butler
5.6.19
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Man Presses Charges Against Ex-Girlfriend for ‘Breaking’ His Penis

He walked into the police station to lodge a complaint with nothing but a hat protecting his junk.
Shamani Joshi
4.23.19
Drugs

A Japanese Uni Professor Allegedly Taught Students How to Make Ecstasy

The 61-year-old could face 10 years in prison for showing students how to manufacture MDMA.
Gavin Butler
4.18.19
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A Dog Was Rescued After Being Found 220 Kilometres Out to Sea

It's not clear how the animal made it out to an oil rig in the middle of the Gulf of Thailand.
Gavin Butler
4.17.19
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