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Walking on the wild side in Chinese cross-dressing contest

Apr 27, 2016

Walking on the wild side in Chinese cross-dressing contest

In a bouffant blond wig and outsize eyelashes, Yu Xiaoyang flamboyantly parades across a Shanghai stage, his fake breasts filling his skintight golden jumpsuit. Yu was among 20 contestants taking part in a cross-dressing competition in China’s commercial hub. “At work, I have to ...

Apr 11, 2016

Samoans divided over young woman's stigmata

Claims that a young woman developed wounds after playing Jesus Christ in a play have sharply divided opinion in Samoa, with people divided over whether the bleeding cuts are an authentic miracle or a hoax. The country’s prime minister is among those who believe ...