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Silver chariot procession kicks off Thaipusam celebration in KL

The silver chariot carrying the Lord Muruga deity kicked off the annual Thaipusam celebration on Saturday night. The chariot was decorated with light-emitting diode (LED) lights, to match the newly renovated, vibrant Sri Subramaniar Swamy temple in Batu Caves, as well to help reduce the heat, according to the temple’s volunteer electrician, P. Ravichandran. Read more at

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Meet Dr Fruit: the Chinese surgeon who goes to grape lengths to promote precision surgery

Wang Yexiao originally started making short videos of his ‘fruit operations’ to entertain his two-year-old son
He now regularly posts these unusual slices of surgical skill on Beijing-based video-sharing platform Kuaishou

‘World’s cutest dog’ Boo dies

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network): Boo, an adorable Pomeranian dubbed as the “world’s cutest dog” died on Friday, January 18, in the United States, his humans said. He was 12 (human years).

Peppa Pig trailer strikes a chord with Chinese ahead of Lunar New Year

Five-minute clip tells story of the British cartoon character from perspective of old Chinese man living in mountain village, and it’s winning hearts in China
Grandson wants ‘Peppa’ for the festival

Shinawatras out, Lee Kuan Yew in: Asian leaders’ differing treatment by China’s ancestry tourism

Pilgrimages by former Thai leaders Thaksin and Yingluck to Guangdong village where they have roots are no longer as celebrated
Nearby village generates tourism from tenuous link to Singapore’s founding father Lee, who never visited it

Chinese nanny caught abusing 10-month-old infant on home security camera

Video triggers police investigation and an online conversation among mothers about the struggles of combining career and caring for children

Indonesian domestic helper ‘raped twice by Hong Kong employer’ kept evidence of attack on underwear, court told

Prosecutor says assaults took place within two weeks of woman beginning her employment with accused

Law student in court accused of indecently assaulting two Cathay Pacific crew on flight to Adelaide

Canadian national was arrested after plane landed in Australia and has been remanded into custody
Magistrate orders psychiatric report on 28-year-old who was travelling on four-year student visa

Hong Kong man tried to lure home girl, 8, with HK$200, court hears

Shum Tin-wai pleads guilty to loitering in Sai Ying Pun

Hong Kong man’s sex assaults on teen daughter over two years revealed after tissue paper find, court hears

Wife discovered a pile of used tissue in their room, and daughter’s behaviour aroused her suspicions, leading to the girl finally telling her mother
Prosecutors say first case took place when girl was 12, and after multiple assaults, her father had offered her HK$50 to HK$100