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Hong Kong residents fight proposal to remove beloved trams

A controversial new proposal to take Hong Kong’s beloved trams off the streets has sparked a wave of anger from residents who fear losing track of the city’s past. Known as “ding-dings” for the sound of their bells, trams have served the northern coastline of the city’s main island for ...

Aug 7, 2015

China removes cross from church after lengthy rooftop protest

Chinese authorities removed a cross from a church Friday after Christian protesters ended a month-long sit-in on the building’s roof in a bid to protect the cross from what they said was its unfair removal, witnesses said. Communist China officially guarantees freedom of religion ...

For Asia dating apps, love by numbers or chaperone

Jul 29, 2015

For Asia dating apps, love by numbers or chaperone

Move over Tinder — a crop of dating apps in smartphone-addicted Asia is offering to recruit friends for group dates or send along a chaperone to steer the course of romance. While dating apps developed in the West often encourage one-on-one, no-strings-attached meetings, many ...

Jul 20, 2015

How to speak Australian: Just abbreviate everything

Traveling to Australia and want to fit in? Or just trying to understand your mates from Down Under? The Sydney pastor behind a video that has gone viral explaining the local lingo might be able to help. Josh Hawkins put the three-minute clip entitled ...