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New look at Thai royal riches

  Is the Thai royal family the world’s richest royalty? Over the years, journalists and academics have attempted to put a value on the Crown Property Bureau (CPB), the business arm of Thail... Read More...
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An Extraordinary Christian Life in China

  One November evening in 1902, a teacher in a school in the west of Ireland received a telegram from a missionary in a remote town in northeast China asking her to marry him. So began a ... Read More...
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Tokyo’s ‘Human Accidents’

“We regret to inform you that this train has been delayed by a human accident.” I boarded the train at Kichijoji Station on the Chuo (Main) Line around 6 pm to go downtown for my regular... Read More...
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Singapore Raps (video)

{mosloadposition video} It’s kind of like a night out with your office mates, including the boss. Everybody gets a little drunk and heads for the karaoke ... Read More...
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Ginza Gets its Groove Back

After years of stagnation, Tokyo’s famed Ginza shopping area is undergoing an extraordinary renaissance. Ten years ago the area seemed to be in danger of dying. The large department store... Read More...
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King Duck’s Last Reward

  When Chen Chi-li returned to Taiwan for the last time, a motorcade of three black limousines and five coaches carried him to a memorial hall lined with 2,000 white orchids and Buddhist priests ... Read More...
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A Different Kind of Thai Sex Bar

Bar manager Ruchaneekon U-para, or Lek, middle.   When the words “bar” and “sex” are put together in Thailand, one doesn’t usually think about progress... Read More...
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Wedding Wows!

Namrata Kaur of Mumbai married her childhood sweetheart Vijay Kalra in September in a burst of bling and blazing lights. About a thousand guests participated in her five-day wedding extravaganza feat... Read More...