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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 27, 2016

South Korea denies using missionaries to smear North

South Korea on Wednesday rejected allegations — leveled in a video “confession” by a detainee in North Korea — that Seoul was supporting an anti-Pyongyang campaign through missionaries based in China. “We express strong regret that the truth is being distorted, while our national ...