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Botox: what is it, who uses it, and what are the risks associated with injecting the deadliest substance known to man?

Millions of people use the drug each year, turning Botox into a multibillion dollar industry
The procedure is not without its risks, and side effects range from temporary paralysis of a muscle to more severe outcomes

Chinese Bonnie and Clyde stole from Uniqlo to travel country

Couple reportedly chose retailer because they found its shops were an easy target
They allegedly sold the loot online at a discount to fund their trip

Boeing jet lands at Hong Kong International Airport – only to find another plane on the runway

China Southern Airlines flight, coming in from Zhejiang province, ends up within half a runway’s length of hitting business jet

Man who raped teenage daughter gets 26 years' jail, 24 strokes

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): A man who raped his daughter repeatedly when she was 14 was sentenced to 26 years' jail and 24 strokes of the cane on Wednesday (Nov 14).

Man drowns in concrete jar

BANGKOK (The Nation/Asia News Network): A man was found drowned in a 500-litre concrete container at his house in Phichit's Muang district on Wednesday.

Paedophile admits sexually assaulting 2 sisters after luring them to his flat

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): Posing as a Housing Board officer, a 52-year-old paedophile and career criminal tricked a 16-year-old neighbour to his flat, where he sexually assaulted her and recorded the abuse on his mobile phone.

Woman, 23, latest Hong Kong phone scam victim with HK$136,000 lost to fraudsters posing as mainland officials

Case comes amid 133 per cent surge over past four months, with most of them involving mainland and local tertiary students

It’s a struggle for women to get a job in South Korea

Seoul: In her year-long quest for a job, South Korean college graduate Casey Lee has faced a barrage of personal and contradictory questions.

Tough going: Job seekers looking at notices while searching for employment during a jobs fair in Seoul. Women often struggle to find a foothold in South Korea’s male-dominated corporate culture. — AFP

PM refuses to get in on sausage debate

Singapore: It’s the debate that has been sizzling Down Under for days, but new Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (pic) refused to take sides on the hot topic of whether onions should be served on top or under a sausage.

For better or worse, Japanese man weds holographic singer

TOKYO: When newlywed Akihiko Kondo returns from work at a middle school in a Tokyo suburb, he is greeted by the love of his life, who lights up – literally – in welcome.

Virtually ever after: Kondo posing with a doll of Hatsune Miku as he shows their marriage certificate at his apartment in Tokyo. — AFP