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The Invisible Struggle: How Thousands Of Female Migrant Workers Lose Their Money And Their Children Every Year
Lidia's son turned nine this month in Sri Lanka, but she did not have the chance to sing him a birthday song. From Hong Kong, where she works as a domestic worker, Lidia cries over the distance that grew between them. "My husband does not allow me to
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Why Hong Kong Should Accept E-cigarettes If It Wants A Smoke-free Future
The Hong Kong government's plan to remove e-cigarettes and other novel tobacco products from the market by prohibiting their sale, import and marketing is a regressive step in tobacco control. It is likely to hinder, rather than help, efforts to redu
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Royal Mess: From A Palace Murder To A Purged Princess, Asia's Aristocrats Have Been Rocked By Scandal
Members of the Nepalese royal family " Crown Prince Dipendra, King Birendra, Prince Nirajan, Queen Aiswarya and Princess Shuriti " pictured in 1990. Photo: Reuters MASSACRE IN THE PALACE It was the night of June 1, 2001 when Narayanhity Palace, the r