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Supreme Court in India declares gay sex punishable offence

The apex court in India announced its verdict on December 11, 2013 on a several petitions which challenged the judgement of the Delhi High Court on decriminalizing gay sex between consenting adults in private. The Supreme Court stated that it...
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UK visa applicants in Sri Lanka obligated to pay online

The British High Commission in Colombo made an announcement that all visa applicants to the UK will be obligated to make online payments of their visa fees in US dollars. The payment can be done through Visa, MasterCard, credit cards or e-wallet,...
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US ambassador in Japan visits Nagasaki atomic bomb site

Caroline Kennedy, the US Ambassador in Japan made a visit to Nagasaki on December 10, 2013 in order to pay tribute to people who were killed when the second atomic bomb was dropped on Japan by the United States. Kennedy said, “I am deeply...
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Shanghai dealing with record levels of smog

The city of Shanghai faced record levels of smog, which led to flight cancellations on Friday, December 6, 2013. The current situation also led to shortages of face masks, which is causing many foreigners to reconsider their long-term plans...
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Traditional food from Japan added to world heritage list

Traditional Japanese food has been added by the United Nations cultural organization to its cultural heritage list. With this, Japanese cuisine has become the second national cuisine in the world to receive such honor. The decision was announced...
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South Korea taking measures to tighten rules on hiring foreign performers

A joint inspection of local companies will be conducted in Seoul in regards to hiring foreign artists in South Korea. The inspection will be conducted by the ministries of gender equality, justice and labor in order to control an increasing...
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Philippine typhoon victims receiving treatment one month late

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on December 3, 2013 that a number of people who sustained serious injuries when Typhoon Haiyan hit the central Philippines had to wait almost one month in order to receive their treatment. Julie Hall,...
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Mullah Fazlullah returns to tribal areas in Pakistan

The new leader of outlawed Pakistani Taliban, Mullah Fazlullah has returned to the unruly tribal areas of Pakistan. Reports say that he was first based in neighboring Afghanistan, ever since the military operations in Swat back in 2009. Several...
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University students in Japan begin job hunt

Japanese students who are all set to graduate in 2015 have already started their job hunt on December 1, 2013, as this is the period when companies start their recruitment activities. The job information service companies in Tokyo held seminars...
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China announces launch of lunar probe on December 2, 2013

The Chang’e-3 lunar probe has been launched by China, in addition to the country’s first moon rover aboard on December 2, 2013. The latest mission represents an important step toward the country’s deep exploration into space. The...