Diamonds are forever: In Hong Kong, there’s burial, cremation, or becoming a gem
By Abiodun Ogundairo
04 October 2020 | 12:43 pm
We take a look at an increasingly popular and frugal trend in Hong Kong: being turned into a gem, instead of being buried. We also discuss how the American press is covering the run-up to the first presidential debate. Finally, we find out why a gift to Britain's Prince George is creating a fuss.
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