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    Philippine gangs ink over tattoos to combat jail violence

    Agence France-Presse .Manila | Updated at 10:44am on December 03, 2020

    Heavily tattooed Philippine prisoners wince in pain as fellow inmates use improvised tattooing machines to cover up gang symbols — an effort to reduce jail...

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    Indian man paraded naked for Facebook post 'punishment'

    Agence France-Presse. Ahmedabad | Updated at 05:57pm on December 02, 2020

    Five brothers have been arrested in India after a man was paraded naked in the streets allegedly in punishment for a social media post, police...

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    Unilever New Zealand to trial four-day work week

    Agence France-Presse .Wellington | Updated at 10:29am on December 01, 2020

    Unilever New Zealand said on Tuesday that it would trial a four-day work week for staff in the country, with no cut to their pay,...

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    Tired of mockery, Austrian village changes name

    Agence France-Presse .Vienna | Updated at 11:14am on November 27, 2020

    Residents of an Austrian village will ring in the new year under a new name — Fugging — after ridicule of their signposts, especially on...

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    British man survives malaria, COVID-19 and cobra bite in India

    Agence France-Presse. New Delhi | Updated at 09:59am on November 22, 2020

    A British charity worker who survived coronavirus, dengue and malaria was recovering after a potentially deadly snake bite in western India's Rajasthan state. Ian Jones...

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    Indonesian man becomes instant millionaire

    United News of Bangladesh. Dhaka | Updated at 09:07pm on November 21, 2020

    A coffin maker in Indonesia became an overnight millionaire after a £1.4 million meteorite crashed through his roof. Josua Hutagalung, 33, was working just outside...

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    Robot reminds Japan shoppers to wear masks

    Agence France-Presse. Tokyo | Updated at 11:13am on November 20, 2020

    Asking someone to put on a mask is a touchy subject, so one shop in Japan has enlisted a robot to make sure its customers...

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    French porn sites to adopt code of ethics

    Agence France-Presse. Paris | Updated at 11:06am on November 20, 2020

    Two top French porn companies on Thursday said they would adopt ethics codes, in a new turn for an industry hit with claims of abuse,...

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    Nigeria to build new museum for looted art

    Agence France-Presse . Abuja | Updated at 08:30pm on November 13, 2020

    Nigeria intends to build a new museum over the next four years that could exhibit looted Benin bronzes currently displayed in European and American museums,...

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    Trolls get creative after WHO allegedly censors Taiwan

    Agence France-Presse. Taipei | Updated at 04:55pm on November 12, 2020

    Alleged censorship of Taiwan on the World Health Organization's Facebook page inspired some creative trolling Thursday, with special characters and foreign scripts called up to...