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Japan's emperor reports to Shinto gods week after succession

May 8, 2019

Japan's Emperor Naruhito has performed a Shinto ritual at the imperial palace to report to the gods the plans for the main ceremonies of his succession later this year

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Chinese researchers try brain implants to treat drug addicts

May 8, 2019

Clinical trials in China using deep brain stimulation or DBS may hold the key to treating drug users, literally with the flip of a switch

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Brunei death penalty moratorium applied to new Shariah laws

May 6, 2019

Brunei's sultan says a moratorium on capital punishment is in effect for new Shariah criminal laws including stoning people for gay sex and adultery that sparked an outcry

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Thai king celebrates coronation with spectacular parade

May 5, 2019

Thailand's newly crowned King Maha Vajiralongkorn made a spectacular public appearance in front of his countrymen, carried atop a golden palanquin by soldiers in ancient fighting uniforms in a procession through Bangkok's historic quarter

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Thai king is officially crowned, boosting his regal power

May 4, 2019

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn has been officially crowned in an elaborate centuries-old royal tradition that last happened seven decades ago

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Supporters of Chinese billionaire's accuser decry censorship

May 3, 2019

Six Chinese social media accounts have been shut down after they advocated support for a woman who has accused the founder of online shopping giant JD.com, Richard Liu, of rape in Minnesota

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Emperor announces abdication as Japan marks end of era

Apr 30, 2019

Japanese Emperor Akihito has announced his abdication at a palace ceremony, as the nation embraced the end of his reign with reminiscence and hope for a new era

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Thousands march in Hong Kong against extradition law

Apr 28, 2019

Thousands of protesters have marched through downtown Hong Kong in opposition to changes to an extradition law that many see as eroding the territory's independent legal system

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Xi: China wants to expand sprawling infrastructure project

Apr 27, 2019

Xi calls for more countries to join China's sprawling infrastructure-building initiative as other leaders expressed support for a project Washington worries is building Beijing's strategic influence

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The Latest: Hammond says Britain a good Belt & Road partner

Apr 26, 2019

British treasury chief Philip Hammond says the U.K.'s finance industry would be a "natural partner" for future projects under China's Belt and Road infrastructure initiative

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