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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) ...

Apr 14, 2015

Indonesian lawmakers propose bill to ban alcohol consumption

Two Islamic parties have proposed laws to ban all alcohol consumption and bring jail terms of up to two years for offenders in Indonesia, home to the world’s largest Muslim population, the Jakarta Post reported Tuesday. It was not immediately clear how much support ...

Apr 14, 2015

China to strengthen surveillance, security in anti-terror push

China will establish a national population database linked to ID information and credit records, state media reported late Monday, as part of a larger push to beef up surveillance and security in response to violent unrest. China has already taken a series of measures ...