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Thousands marry in mass South Korea wedding ceremony

/ Feb 20, 2016

Thousands marry in mass South Korea wedding ceremony

About 3,000 couples from 62 countries tied the knot in South Korea on Saturday, in a mass wedding ceremony conducted by the Unification Church founded by the late Reverend Sun Myung Moon.A further 12,000 couples worldwide participated in the ceremony via the Internet, said ...

/ Feb 5, 2016

Crew grounded over Bollywood crooner's midair concert

India’s Jet Airways has grounded five crew members for allowing a Bollywood singer to perform over the in-flight announcement system, an airline spokesman said Friday, prompting a social media backlash against the decision.The temporary suspension of the crew comes after a video showing singer ...

North Korea says it's brewing 'hangover-free' alcohol

/ Jan 20, 2016

North Korea says it's brewing 'hangover-free' alcohol

North Korea has created a hangover-free liquor that is between 30 and 40 percent alcohol but leaves you clear-headed in the morning, according to state media.A recent edition of the Pyongyang Times said the drink, Koryo Liquor, used a cunning combination of six-year-old, top ...

Online flap forces review of Asian Games mascot

/ Jan 4, 2016

Online flap forces review of Asian Games mascot

Indonesia said Monday it was reviewing a recently unveiled mascot for the 2018 Asian Games after netizens derided what was supposed to be an exotic, jungle-dwelling bird for resembling a chicken.The country’s sports ministry last week revealed a grinning bird of paradise named Drawa ...

Australian sets Christmas tree record with 518,838 lights

/ Nov 28, 2015

Australian sets Christmas tree record with 518,838 lights

An Australian set his third Christmas-themed world record in as many years Friday by illuminating a tree in downtown Canberra with 518,838 twinkling lights.Guinness World Records confirmed that David Richards had broken the record for the most lights on an artificial Christmas tree that ...