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Thais debate child kickboxing

BANGKOK: The death of a 13-year-old boy who was knocked out during a kickboxing match in Thailand has sparked debate over whether to ban matches involving children.

Deadly sport: A mourner praying in front of a portrait of Anucha next to his coffin during the funeral at a temple in Samut Prakan province. — AFP

Pence calls persecution of Rohingya inexcusable

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi that the violence and persecution by her country's military and vigilantes that sent more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh was inexcusable. Pence's comments came off the back of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who accused Suu Kyi of quote "defending the indefensible."

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Tencent seeks to kill silo culture that gave it WeChat as it expands into AI, big data

Tencent's management is out to promote more cooperation across different groups as part of a business restructuring, even though flagship messaging and social media app WeChat came about from internal rivalry.

The days of silos and ultra-competitive internal teams are over, say Tencent execs. — Reuters

Dashcam footage of man throwing food at drive-thru employee goes viral

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/Asia News Network): A video clip of a man throwing food at a fast-food drive-thru employee in Ulsan has gone viral after being shared Sunday on Bobae Dream, a South Korean internet community for car lovers.

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Plane passenger who demanded window seat gets amusing response from flight attendant

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network): Airplane seats beside the window are often the most coveted. One passenger couldn’t sit beside a window, so the flight attendant drew one for him.

‘Drunk’ Chinese man’s Singles' Day shopping frenzy ends with a live pig, peacock and salamander


Man gets more than he bargained for when he drinks and shops in China’s great spending spree

Two men arrested for unlawful detention after attempted suicide by suspected call girl in upmarket Hong Kong housing complex


Police were called to the upscale estate when the woman, 29, threatened to jump from the 22nd floor early on Tuesday morning

Elderly Hong Kong man killed landlord with hammer, then locked rotting body in room, court hears in murder trial


Corpse was only discovered five days later when a housemate noticed stench and maggots
Accused had told officers alleged victim was the one who started fight

Plastic surgeon, 86, involved in Hong Kong’s first Botox fatality released on bail


Dr Franklin Li was arrested for breaching the dangerous drugs ordinance and misleading police officers
Swiss private bank Julius Baer employee Zoe Cheung died on Monday after Botox injections at clinic inside Grand Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui

Chinese parents say boy killed himself after ‘forced’ haircut by school


Family members of 15-year-old in Xian who fell to his death after being forced to get a severe haircut have been protesting outside school gates
School denies responsibility for boy’s death and threatens to take legal action against relatives for damaging its reputation

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