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Married, with AIDS

Radhika, 26, and her boyfriend Mohan, 32, are excited about their October marriage in the Mumbai suburb of Thane. They have booked a banquet hall, invited 500 guests, lined up the best florist in town and a... Read More...
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Switzerland comes to Shenzhen

“I love to go a-wandering along the mountain track/ And as I go, I love to sing, my knapsack on my back/ Valderi, Valdera, Valderi /Valdera-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha” It looks kind of like the place whe... Read More...
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Elite Malays and Mixed Marriage

In early June, the Malaysian media blossomed with pictures of Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in the traditional Malay suap-menyuap ceremony, exchanging bites of colored glutinous rice with his new bri... Read More...
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Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

The drama of the bloody shooting death of Korean pastor Bae Hyng-Kyu, 42, Wednesday by Taliban militants in Afghanistan and concerns over the release of his 22 Christian mission comrades points up the i... Read More...
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Hong Kong’s Literary Follies

The old aphorism that fact turns out to be stranger than fiction is pretty shopworn, but the recent goings on within the small world of the Hong Kong literati certainly seem to bear out the truth ... Read More...
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The passion of Gan

Photo: A church procession before a marriage ceremony Guangzhou, the sprawling industrial heart of the Pearl River Delta, seems an unlikely adopted home for a film director. But it might be an ... Read More...
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Vietnam Joins the Amateur Idol Brigade

Boyish, cheeky and immaculately groomed, 20-something model Tommy Tran bears a striking resemblance to his American counterpart, Ryan Seacrest, the host of the runaway television success Americ... Read More...
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Korea Invades the Philippines

They came without warning, trickling in almost unnoticed until there were too many to ignore. It seemed, all of a sudden, that South Koreans were practically everywhere in the Philippines – in malls, ... Read More...