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Taiwan's still the happiest country in all of Asia. This article, Singapore retains 34th spot in World Happiness Index; still the happiest country in Southeast Asia, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company. Want more Coconuts? Sign up for our newsletters!Entertainment Associated Press
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - K-pop singer Jung Joon-young was attending a South Korean court hearing Thursday on whether a warrant will be issued for his arrest on allegations he illegally shared sexually explicit videos of women taken without their knowledge or consent.News Yahoo News UK
Linda Avery was rumbled after being pictured at Crufts and seen lifting heavy dogs.Finance Reuters
Japan's 24-hour convenience stores are struggling to stay open around the clock as an industry that has continually expanded now finds itself at the sharp end of a labour shortage. Franchise owners, some of whom were forced to work amid massive snowstorms or in the wake of a family death, have launched a campaign to persuade industry leader 7-Eleven to allow stores to close earlier. Although the debate has focussed on their plight, it has also raised doubts over the future of a $100 billion industry that faces an ageing population, slow economic growth and new competitors such as Amazon Prime.News Associated Press
BANGKOK (AP) - The leader of Thailand's oldest political party said if he becomes prime minister after Sunday's elections, he will make forceful but careful efforts to undo undemocratic provisions in the constitution imposed by the military government that seized power in 2014.Entertainment HuffPost
That's the Oscar-winner's take on the scheme, in which dozens of people,including "Full House" actress Lori Loughlin and "Desperate Housewives" starFelicity Huffman, are chargedNews Reuters
"You are a foreigner," Maria, who was heavily pregnant at the time, recalls the woman saying. "Your place is not here." Maria was stunned. The 31-year-old, who asked to use just her first name, said she was now preparing to leave Britain later this year with her husband and two children, fed up with what she described as xenophobia, as well as the rising cost of living in London.