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Japan opens the door to debate on female succession to the Chrysanthemum throne

New law includes resolution calling on government to swiftly study ways to secure a stable imperial succession including possibility of a future empress Akihito, 83, to abdicate after ...

‘Please God, not on my shift’

When a member of the royal family dies, broadcasting reverts to the social norms of the 50s, writes Tim Luckhurst. If you switch on your radio shortly before Buckingham Palace alerts ...

Royal couple will ‘help tell Canada story’ – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge are honorary members of the Canadian Rangers Still, Tidridge said Canadians will tune in ...

Thailand frees activist ‘Da Torpedo’ after eight years’ jail for insulting monarchy

Daranee Charnchoengsilpakul, imprisoned after speech in 2008, receives royal pardon from remainder of sentence she received under strict lsemajest laws Thailand has freed a political ...

Thailand referendum gets under way as military seeks to cement power

Yes vote on new constitution backed by junta would hand control of senate to commanders, granting them a veto on decisions by elected lawmakers Thailand votes on Sunday in a referendum ...
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