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A Guangdong Province man was detained after he was caught on video stepping all over a Chinese flag while conducting a traditional ceremony, thepaper.cn reported. The man surnamed Zhong was charged with flag desecration, a crime that carries a maximum sentence of three years. Zhong turned himself in to Guangning…

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Several major Chinese video platforms are facing investigation for providing platforms for “Elsagate” videos, China’s anti-pornography office said on Monday. A number of inappropriate cartoons and reality shows involving inappropriate content after Elsagate videos were uploaded to Youtube. Elsagate refers to a trend in which seemingly innocent animation and reality…

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The Clark County Clerk’s Office operates a temporary pop-up marriage license office at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas on February 12, 2018. AFP PHOTO  LAS VEGAS: The Las Vegas airport has given new meaning to rushing to make a connection, offering quickie wedding licenses for lovebirds desperate to get…

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SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has praised the welcome the South gave his sister and said it was important to build on the Olympics-driven momentum for dialogue on the divided peninsula. Kim’s younger sister Kim Yo Jong — one of his closest confidantes — was part of the…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: The citizenship hopes of 1.8 million immigrants brought to the United States as children hung in the balance Monday as Congress launched debate on the hot-button issue, with President Donald Trump eager to “make a deal” on new legislation. In offering a path to citizenship for so-called Dreamers,…

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MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday at the start of talks with Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas that he had discussed the Middle East conflict with his US counterpart Donald Trump. “I just spoke with American President Trump,” Putin told Abbas before continuing the talks behind closed doors. “Obviously we…

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BEIJING: A former Politburo member who was once seen as a contender for China’s top leadership has been charged with bribery, the country’s top prosecutor said Tuesday. Sun Zhengcai, former party chief of the southwestern mega-city Chongqing, “should be held criminally responsible” for “seeking benefits for others” and “illegally accepting…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: With mom, dad and grandma signing up in increasing numbers, Facebook is losing younger users in the United States at a faster pace than previously estimated, researchers said Monday. A report by eMarketer said Snapchat is drawing youths away from Facebook at a quicker clip than Facebook-owned Instagram.…

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LONDON: Britain’s Prince Harry and his US bride Meghan Markle will have a public horse-drawn carriage ride after marrying in Windsor Castle on May 19, Kensington Palace said on Sunday. Following a midday (1100 GMT) ceremony in St. George’s Chapel, the newlyweds will make a “short journey” by carriage through…

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SINGAPORE: Japan on Monday warned against being “blinded” by North Korea’s diplomatic charm offensive at the Winter Olympics, saying the main goal remains ridding Pyongyang of nuclear weapons. Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Kono used a visit to Singapore, the current chair of the ASEAN regional bloc, to call for unity…

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