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Seoul mayor's funeral held despite #MeToo objections

Seoul mayor's funeral held despite #MeToo objections

The funeral service for Seoul mayor Park Won-soon, who took his own life after being accused of sexual harassment, was held Monday despite a petition against the city-run ceremony signed by half a million people.Former human rights lawyer Park was a heavyweigh

Hong Kong leaders, tycoons bid farewell to gaming magnate Ho

Hong Kong leaders, tycoons bid farewell to gaming magnate Ho

Hong Kong politicians, tycoons and celebrities joined grieving relatives Friday at the funeral of Stanley Ho, the flamboyant gaming magnate who made his fortune in neighbouring Macau.It was the third day of ceremonies for the Hong Kong-born Ho, who played an i

Virus poses cultural threat to Brazil's Amazon people

Virus poses cultural threat to Brazil's Amazon people

In the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, the advance of COVID-19 presents indigenous people with a cruel cultural dilemma -- remain in their villages with little medical help, or seek safety in the city and risk being deprived of their ancestral funeral rites.Luc

S. Korea's Moon under fire over sex offender's family funeral

S. Korea's Moon under fire over sex offender's family funeral

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who promised to be a "feminist leader" during his election campaign, was under fire Thursday for sending condolence flowers to the funeral of a convicted sex offender's mother.Moon and dozens of senior politicians -- almo

Windies coach Simmons won't be sacked over funeral attendance

Windies coach Simmons won't be sacked over funeral attendance

West Indies coach Phil Simmons was told Wednesday he was in no danger of losing his job after the Barbados Cricket Association president said the former Test batsman should be sacked for attending his father-in-law's funeral.Simmons is currently in self-isola