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Japan’s top court rules couples must use the same surname

The couples had argued that the provisions were discriminatory, pointing to growing public support for allowing married people to use different surnames. It’s not the first time this debate has come up — the Supreme Court rejected a similar lawsuit in 2015, filed by five plaintiffs who wanted to make …

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Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino: Former Philippine President dies age 61

Popularly known as “Noynoy,” Aquino was the country’s 15th president, serving from 2010 to 2016 following the death of his mother, former President and democracy icon Corazon Aquino. He died at the Capitol Medical Center near the capital Manila, Philippine News Agency reported, adding that his family will release a …

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Dalai Lama Fast Facts | CNN

Here is a look at the life of his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, Buddhist spiritual leader of the people of Tibet. Birth date: July 6, 1935 Birth place: Taktser, Amdo, Eastern Tibet Birth name: Lhamo Dhondup Father: Choekyong Tsering Mother: Dekyi Tsering Education: Geshe Lharampa Degree (Doctorate …

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