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Thais treat lucky 'child angel' dolls like pets

Jan 30, 2016

Thais treat lucky 'child angel' dolls like pets

Mix one part superstition, two parts fashion, a dab of celebrity idolatry and a heap of media frenzy, and what do you get? The “child angel” dolls, the latest craze in Thailand. They occupy a niche somewhere between Buddhist amulets, which are beloved by ...

Jan 30, 2016

Swiss seek Malaysian help in probing $4 billion financial scandal

Switzerland’s chief prosecutor said on Friday he had formally asked Malaysia for help with his probe into possible violations of Swiss law by the state-owned fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), saying suspected misappropriations amounted to about $4 billion. The office of Swiss Attorney General ...

Shark swallows shark in Seoul aquarium

Jan 30, 2016

Shark swallows shark in Seoul aquarium

Visitors to a giant aquarium in Seoul on Friday witnessed the gory aftermath of a territorial dispute between two sharks, which left one inside the gullet of the other. Staffers at the COEX aquarium said the fight between a 2.2-meter-long (7.2-foot) sand tiger shark ...