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    China is cracking down on funeral strippers, but it's a decades-old 'religious practice' in Taiwan
     22 February 2018
    China might have launched a crackdown on the bizarre practice of hiring strippers to attract mourners to funerals, but one researcher say it's "part of institutionalised religious practice" in Taiwan.
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    A Fantastic Woman review: Transgender actor Daniela Vega shines in Oscar contender
    22 Feb: Trans actor Daniela Vega is an enigmatic force of nature in this Oscar-nominated tragic thriller, shining in the role of a woman facing prejudice as she mourns the loss of her lover.... more
    Category six cyclone rating needed as storms get bigger, New Zealand Climate Minister says
    22 Feb: As the region cleans up after Cyclone Gita, New Zealand's Climate Minister says scientists may need to create a sixth category for cyclones as climate change creates more extreme weather events.... more
    Champions League: Did Manchester United's David De Gea just make the save of the season?
    22 Feb: The highlight of an exciting 0-0 Champions League draw between Sevilla and Manchester United is a stunning point-blank save from Red Devils keeper David De Gea. But should striker Muriel have done better?... more
    Cape Town's Day Zero pushed back, but authorities say drought threat still real
    22 Feb: Cape Town's 'Day Zero' has been pushed to July, but with a crippling drought continuing, there remains a very real threat the South African hub will become the first modern city to run dry.... more
    Islamic State: What will the hard-line jihadist group look like in 2018?
    22 Feb: Now that the Islamic State caliphate across Syria and Iraq has been largely dismantled, the question remains as to what shape and form the group will take in 2018 and how it will manifest itself throughout the region.... more
    China cracks down on funeral strippers hired to entertain mourners, attract larger crowds
    21 Feb: Chinese authorities urge witnesses to call a special hotline to report people hiring strippers as funeral entertainment, a ploy some rural families use to increase the turnout at a loved one's final farewell.... more
    Winter Olympics: How the Aussies fared on day 11 in Pyeongchang
    21 Feb: A pair of gallant but ultimately unsuccessful efforts in the speed skating headlined day 11 for Australia — see how the Aussies got on in Pyeongchang.... more
    Alfie Evans: UK parents lose legal battle to keep seriously ill toddler on life support
    21 Feb: The parents of a toddler with a mystery degenerative brain condition say the High Court in London's decision to take their son Alfie Evans off life support is the same as "sentencing him to the death penalty" and vow to continue to fight to keep him alive... more
    Bali beaches swamped by garbage as tourists, hotel workers sweep up each morning
    21 Feb: It's garbage season in Bali, as an annual and worsening tide of trash swamps the beaches of the holiday island, polluting the sand making the prospect of a swim less than appealing.... more

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