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The blue-eyed rare triplet cubs were born nearly three months ago at the Yunnan Wildlife Zoo (AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

China purrs over white tiger triplets

By Agence France-Presse Three playful white Bengal tiger cubs are charming visitors as they clamber around their enclosure at a zoo in China. The rare,…


Tiny one-person cubicles in underground stations, camping tents under towering skyscrapers and even karaoke clubs are popping up as alternative workspaces all over Japan (AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

Karaoke office: Japan inc. shifts to unusual workspaces

By Agence France-Presse From tiny one-person cubicles in underground stations to camping tents under towering skyscrapers and even karaoke clubs: in workaholic Japan, salarymen are…

(AFP / Jewel SAMAD// MANILA BULLETIN)

Ouch! Thailand’s cheek-piercing vegetarian festival

By Agence France-Presse As burning incense fills the air, devotees in trances force skewers and swords through their cheeks in ritualistic acts underpinning southern Thailand's…