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Apr 15, 2015

Australian supermarket pulls controversial ANZAC ad

Australian supermarket chain Woolworths has pulled an advertising campaign after a backlash on social media and from the government, which said it trivialized the memory of ANZAC soldiers who fought in World War I. Veterans’ Affairs Minister Michael Ronaldson criticized the campaign for relying ...

North Korea celebrates founder who forged nuclear-armed dynasty

Apr 15, 2015

North Korea celebrates founder who forged nuclear-armed dynasty

North Korea marked the birthday Wednesday of its founder, Kim Il Sung, worshiped at home as a virtual deity for laying the foundation for a five-decade-old dictatorship capable of threatening superpowers such as the U.S. For Kim Young-hwan, a one-time pro-unification activist from South ...

Bribery allegations snare South Korean leader's circle

Apr 15, 2015

Bribery allegations snare South Korean leader's circle

South Korean President Park Geun-hye faced charges Wednesday that members of her administration received bribes from a businessman found dead in an apparent suicide last week. A Seoul prosecution official said that an investigation team has been formed to look into suspicions that Prime ...

High-end China sex dolls offer alternative to adultery

Apr 14, 2015

High-end China sex dolls offer alternative to adultery

She lay quietly on a narrow bed, greeting potential customers with an impassive stare and a disproportionately buxom form: meet “156,” a stand-in companion for Chinese men with empty beds. Named for her height, she is a high-quality sex doll made of thermoplastic elastomer, ...

Apr 14, 2015

Singapore high school math problem stumps the Internet

A math problem that first appeared in a test for Singapore’s elite high school students has baffled Internet users around the world after it went viral, prompting a rush of attempts to solve it. The question, involving a girl asking two boys to guess ...

Apr 14, 2015

Australia targets anti-vaccers in 'no jab, no pay' move

The Australian government has ramped up pressure on parents who oppose vaccination by threatening to withhold child care and other payments from families that fail to immunize their children. The government announced this week that families could lose up to 15,000 Australian dollars ($11,400) ...