In a rare move, Japan's Panasonic gives corporate blessing to same-sex marriages

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In a rare move, Japan's Panasonic gives corporate blessing to same-sex marriages

TOKYO -- Japan's electronics maker Panasonic Corp said on Thursday it plans to change its company rules to recognise same-sex marriages, joining a growing trend toward acceptance in a country where being openly gay largely remains taboo.

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'India's cleanest village' clings on to its serenity

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'India's cleanest village' clings on to its serenity

In the tiny hamlet of Mawlynnong in India's far north east, plastic is banned and spotless paths are lined with flowers -- but its reputation as Asia's cleanest village has proved a mixed blessing.

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Hoi An anti-flooding project threatens 50 historic houses

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Hoi An anti-flooding project threatens 50 historic houses

Around 50 ancient houses in the ancient town of Hoi An are at risk of collapsing due to construction activities as part of a major river embankment project that aims to prevent serious flooding in the area.

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China will press ahead with reform despite yuan blessing: Zhu

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China will press ahead with reform despite yuan blessing: Zhu

China will not stop financial sector reforms after an International Monetary Fund decision to add the yuan currency to the fund's benchmark currency basket, a senior Chinese policymaker said on Tuesday.

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Mixed blessing from China’s stock market crash

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Mixed blessing from China’s stock market crash

While the devaluation of the yuan may work in overseas property markets’ favour, including Cambodia, what has been referred to as‘Black Monday’ could drag down the local real estate sector, said industry experts.

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Germany backs Greek bailout as Tsipras mulls early polls

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Germany backs Greek bailout as Tsipras mulls early polls

The German parliament approved a third bailout for Greece on August 19 after Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said the country should get "a new start", while in Athens the government agonized over whether to call a snap election.

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New rice ceremony of the Raglai

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New rice ceremony of the Raglai

VietNamNet Bridge – The Raglai people have several ceremonies relating to the life cycle of a man or a tree. The new rice ceremony is the biggest event of all. After harvesting and stockpiling rice in warehouses, the Raglai organize a ritual to thank the heaven God, genies, and ancestors for blessing them with a bumper crop.

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Nuclear deal will not change Iran's relations with US: supreme leader

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Nuclear deal will not change Iran's relations with US: supreme leader

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on July 18 the nuclear deal with world powers did not signal any wider shift in Iran's relationship with Washington or its policies in the Middle East.

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New rice ceremony of the Raglai

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New rice ceremony of the Raglai

(VOV) - The Raglai people have several ceremonies relating to the life cycle of a man or a tree. The new rice ceremony is the biggest event of all.

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Kathmandu's 'living goddess' survives quake

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Kathmandu's 'living goddess' survives quake

When a devastating quake hit Nepal last week, a nine-year-old girl worshipped as a living goddess was preparing to receive devotees at her home in the heart of Kathmandu's Durbar Square.

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Safe Mekong Joint Operation’s second phase successful

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VietnamPlus English 13 month(s) ago 1 related news

The Thai Ministry of Justice has said the second phase of Safe Mekong Joint Operation has been successful, as many drug dealers have been arrested.

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Safe Mekhong Joint Operation’s second phase successful

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VietnamPlus English 13 month(s) ago 1 related news

The Thai Ministry of Justice has said the second phase of Safe Mekhong Joint Operation has been successful, as many drug dealers have been arrested.

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Commerzbank to pay $1.45bn for US banking violations

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Commerzbank to pay $1.45bn for US banking violations

Germany's second-largest bank, Commerzbank, has agreed to pay a total of $1.45bn (£980m) to US authorities for violating economic sanctions against businesses in Iran and Sudan.

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Patient of Vietnam's breakthrough heart transplant calls his life 'magic'

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Patient of Vietnam's breakthrough heart transplant calls his life 'magic'

When Tran Mau Duc elbowed through a huge crowd to get into a rock concert seven years ago, he didn't know that it would be a killer show.

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Animal blessing in Mexico, Rhinos on the loose in Israel

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Báo Thanh Niên English 16 month(s) ago

This week's animal stories feature a blessing for animals big and small in Mexico, rhinos on the loose in Israel, injured kangaroo joeys on the mend, and bears taking a cool dip at a Rio zoo.

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