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Devotees nailed to crosses on Good Friday in Philippines

Apr 19, 2019

Several Roman Catholic devotees have been nailed to wooden crosses in a gory Good Friday ritual in the Philippines, and others flogged themselves or took part in religious plays to reenact Jesus Christ's suffering

Alibaba head's remarks spark debate over China working hours

Apr 19, 2019

Remarks by the head of Chinese online business giant Alibaba that young people should work from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. six days a week if they want financial success have prompted a debate over work-life balance

In Cantonese opera, Trump finds his twin brother in China

Apr 14, 2019

President Donald Trump is the inspiration for "Trump on Show," a four-day Cantonese opera that reimagines the president's personal life and his fictional twin brother who lives in China

Filipinos plan more diggings where new human species found

Apr 12, 2019

Archaeologists who discovered fossils from a human species that thrived more than 50,000 years ago in the northern Philippines plan more diggings and better protection of the caves where the remains were unearthed

Thai minister says envoys breached diplomatic etiquette

Apr 9, 2019

Thailand's foreign minister says he'll summon representatives from the embassies of the European Union and the United States to discuss why he believes they breached diplomatic etiquette by observing a Thai politician being charged with sedition by police

Brunei invokes laws allowing stoning for gay sex, adultery

Apr 3, 2019

Brunei invokes Islamic laws that punish gay sex and adultery by stoning, triggering international outcry

Singapore carrier grounds 2 Boeing 787-10 jets after checks

Apr 2, 2019

Singapore Airlines grounds 2 Boeing 787-10 jets with engine issues

Air is so dirty in northern Thailand, leader flies to see it

Apr 2, 2019

The air hanging over Thailand's far north has become so polluted that it has drawn a visit by the prime minister to see in person what is being called a severe health crisis

Chinese viewers balk at 'Bohemian Rhapsody' film censorship

Mar 27, 2019

Moviegoers in China say the version of "Bohemian Rhapsody" shown in Chinese theaters erases mentions of Freddie Mercury's sexuality

China defends Tibet policies, bashes exile government

Mar 27, 2019

Chinese officials responsible for Tibet are praising development in the Himalayan region in the 60 years since the suppression of an uprising against Beijing's rule

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