Record 38 Chinese Jets Enter Taiwan Defense Zone on National Day
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1y ago
A record 38 Chinese military jets crossed into Taiwan's defense zone as Beijing marked the founding of the People's Republic of China, Taipei said on Saturday ..read more
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‘Grotesque’: Konami’s ‘eFootball’ Release Mocked by Fans
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by Andrew Mckirdy
1y ago
It was meant to "signal a new era of virtual football", but Konami's "eFootball 2022" appears to have missed the goal, with players mocking its graphics and gameplay ..read more
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Japan’s Princess Mako to Marry after Delay and Controversy
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by Shingo Ito
1y ago
After years of controversy, Japan's Princess Mako will marry this month, but she will forego traditional rites and will not take a usual payment given to royal women marrying commoners ..read more
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Vietnam’s Commercial Hub Back in Business after 3-Month Lockdown
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1y ago
Ho Chi Minh City on Friday lifted a stay-at-home order that had kept its nine million residents indoors for three months and devastated business in Vietnam's economic hub ..read more
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Facebook Puts Instagram for Kids on Hold after Pushback
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by Joshua Melvin
1y ago
Facebook drew outrage for its now paused plans for an Instagram app for kids aged 12 and under. But 13-year-olds are already welcome on social media with few protections and sometimes tragic effects, experts and parents said ..read more
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Influencers but No Fans as Tokyo Game Show Goes Semi-virtual
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1y ago
The Tokyo Game Show welcomed back influencers and media as it opened Thursday, but fans were only allowed virtual access to the top games confab ..read more
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Kim Yo Jong: North Korean Leader’s Newly Promoted Sister
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by Sunghee Hwang
1y ago
Sister, adviser, and now top official: the latest promotion of Kim Yo Jong, sibling to North Korea's leader, solidifies her position in Pyongyang's circles of power, analysts say ..read more
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Hong Kong Approves Jail Terms for ‘Upskirt’ Shots
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1y ago
People who take non-consensual photographs up a woman's skirt face up to five years in jail in Hong Kong under a law passed Thursday aimed at tackling voyeurism ..read more
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China Clamps Down on Pop Culture in Bid to ‘Control’ Youth
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by Jing Xuan Teng
1y ago
From reality TV to online gaming and even pop fandom, China's leadership has launched a crackdown on youth culture in what experts say is a bid to ramp up "ideological control ..read more
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Manny Pacquiao: Philippine Icon, Boxer… Next President?
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by Allison Jackson
1y ago
Manny Pacquiao, who said on Wednesday that he is retiring from boxing at 42, is idolized by many in the Philippines both for his punching power and rise from poverty to the peak of world sport ..read more
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