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K-pop star arrested for filming and sharing sex video

Seoul - K-pop star Jung Joon-young has been arrested, hours after he apologised for filming and distributing illicit sex videos, in a scandal that has rocked South Korea's entertainment industry.

Vietnam family of Kim murder suspect urge her not to lose hope

Nam Dinh - The father of a Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korea's leader had washed bed sheets in anticipation of her homecoming after her Indonesian co-accused was suddenly freed earlier this week.

Rights group calls for end to South Korea military sex law

Seoul - An international human rights group called on Thursday for South Korea to stop criminalising homosexual acts between soldiers, calling the military law a "blight" on the country's human rights record.

Australia to bar visitors with domestic violence convictions

Sydney - Visitors who have been convicted of violence against women and children will be kicked out or barred from entering Australia, Immigration Minister David Coleman said Sunday, as Canberra steps up its crackdown on foreign criminals.

'Monster' husband gets 25 years in Singapore for sex abuse

Fpo - A Singaporean man described as a "monster" by prosecutors was sentenced to 25-and-a-half years in jail Tuesday for forcing his wife into prostitution and sexually abusing their six-year-old daughter and a niece.

Hungary's Orban bets on baby boom to boost population

Budapest - Faced with a plummeting population, Hungary's fiercely anti-immigration Prime Minister Viktor Orban has come up with an answer sparking yet another controversy: "We need Hungarian children".

Pressure grows in Austria for paternity leave for all

Vienna - Austria's leaders are coming under increasing pressure to grant statutory paternity leave to all fathers, despite fierce resistance in business circles.

Poland's new progressive party springs into strong third place

Warsaw - A new progressive political party in Poland led by an openly gay politician scored a strong third place in an opinion poll published on Monday, suggesting it could challenge the governing right-wing party's majority.

Brazil's jailed Lula denied permission to attend brother's funeral

S - Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been denied permission to leave prison, where he is serving time for corruption, to attend the burial of his older brother Wednesday.

Matt Cohen talks 'General Hospital,' Maura West, family and fans Special

Actor Matt Cohen chatted with Digital Journal about playing Dr. Griffin Munro on the hit ABC daytime drama "General Hospital." Cohen offered his advice to aspiring actors, and he spoke about the impact of technology on the entertainment business.

Ex-Marine arrested in Moscow for 'spying' is innocent, family says

Washington - An American ex-Marine arrested in Moscow for alleged espionage is innocent, his family said Tuesday.The detention of Paul Whelan marked the latest in a series of espionage cases between Russia and the West.

Thai man guns down six family members, including kids at New Year party

Bangkok - A Thai man who felt slighted by his in-laws shot dead six family members including his two young children at a New Year's Eve party before turning the gun on himself, police said Tuesday.

Yemeni mother arrives in US to say goodbye to dying son

San Francisco - A Yemeni mother who was granted a waiver from President Donald Trump's ban on travel from several Muslim majority countries has arrived in the US to say goodbye to her dying toddler son.

Yemeni mother to see dying son after US waives visa ban

San Francisco - A mother from Yemen was granted Tuesday her wish to see her dying toddler one last time in the United States, which agreed to issue her a waiver from its ban on citizens from several Muslim-majority countries.

Food ads stir questions in Nigeria about gender roles

Lagos - Adverts in Nigeria depicting career women gleefully juggling their job with kitchen duties have sparked a heated debate about gender roles in the fast-changing society of West Africa's largest economy.

Ivory Coast twins struggle for a way between superstition and poverty

Abidjan - Cutely clad in matching white robes and skullcaps, five-year-old twins Salim and Mahamadou Cisse step carefully through blocked traffic and pedestrians in Abidjan's teeming Abobo district, holding up a begging bowl.

French bishops to set up independent review on sex abuse

Paris - French bishops said Wednesday they were setting up an "independent" commission to "shed light on the sexual abuse of minors in the Catholic church since 1950".

French bishops to set up independent review on sex abuse

Paris - French bishops said Wednesday they were setting up an "independent" commission to "shed light on the sexual abuse of minors in the Catholic church since 1950".

Pregnant migrants want their children 'to be American'

Los Zacatones - Two months ago, Marisol Hernandez's husband was gunned down by gangsters for refusing to work for them. For the pregnant 23-year-old, that was the last straw.

Family of Pakistani Christian on death row pray for freedom

London - The family of Asia Bibi, a Christian mother who faces becoming the first person to be executed for blasphemy in Pakistan, said they hoped the Supreme Court would free her.

Gay marriage: Europe split in two

Paris - A referendum in Romania this weekend to define marriage explicitly as between a man and woman underlines the largely East-West split in Europe over same-sex unions.

Father of boy saved by Paris 'Spiderman' convicted for negligence

Paris - The father of the little boy who was rescued dangling from a fourth-storey Paris balcony by a Malian migrant dubbed Spiderman received a three-month suspended jail sentence Tuesday for leaving the child home alone.

DNA tests bring together French son of GI and US half-brother

Colleville-sur-mer - A Frenchman who spent his whole adult life searching for his American father, a soldier who fought in Europe during World War Two, said he was "bowled over" after coming face-to-face with a previously unknown half-brother on Monday thanks to a chance D...

Review: Rockwells is a gem in Pelham, ideal for the whole family Special

Pelham - Rockwells American Restaurant is a gem in Pelham, New York. It is ideal for friends and family. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Given the right to larger families, Chinese may hold off

Bejing - China's moves to combat an ageing population by relaxing decades-old curbs on family size have hit an unexpected snag: many parents are no longer interested in having more babies.

China may scrap two-child limit: report

Bejing - China appears poised to scrap its two-child policy, with a state-run newspaper Monday citing a draft civil code that would overhaul decades of controversial family-planning rules.

Hard truths from one Korean family reunion

Sokcho - What South Korean Park Ki-dong wanted most of all to learn from his Northern siblings was: when did his parents die and where were they buried?

Emotional farewells as North and South Koreans part for last time

Seoul - Clinging to each other for every last second, elderly North and South Korean family members allowed to meet for the first time in nearly seven decades bid tearful farewells Wednesday, probably forever.

North and South Koreans prepare to part for last time

Seoul - Elderly North and South Korean family members allowed to meet for the first time in nearly seven decades prepared to bid each other farewell Wednesday, in all probability for the last time in their lives.

Abductee families look on at Korean War family reunions

Seoul - As a lucky few Korean families meet decades after being divided by war, Hwang In-cheol looks on lamenting the absence of his father, whose plane was hijacked by the North.
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