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Filipino wins first Elvis in Asia contest

Asia Pacific / Offbeat Aug 20, 2017

Filipino wins first Elvis in Asia contest

More than 20 Elvis Presley impersonators shimmied, gyrated and belted out classics like "Jailhouse Rock" in Manila on Saturday at the first Elvis in Asia contest. The King of Rock 'n' Roll died 40 years ago last week and contest organizers said they aimed to ...

Trump, Kim lookalikes take Hong Kong by surprise

Asia Pacific / Offbeat Jan 25, 2017

Trump, Kim lookalikes take Hong Kong by surprise

It is a scene unlikely ever to become reality — U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hugging and leaning in for a kiss on the bustling streets of Hong Kong. The lookalikes of the controversial leaders turned heads and prompted ...

Thousands marry in mass South Korea wedding ceremony

Asia Pacific / Offbeat 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 ...