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Phones for urns: Hong Kong turns to virtual reality to honor ancestors

HONG KONG: A lack of space for cemeteries in crowded Hong Kong clashes with the age-old Chinese tradition of reverence for one’s ancestors. But one entrepreneur uses virtual reality software to reconcile the two, allowing people to honor Confucian traditions of filial obligation in the territory where it can cost up to $130,000 to store the ashes of loved ones. Anthony Yuen’s firm, iVeneration.com, offers users the ability to create virtual headstones anywhere in an augmented reality landscape of Hong Kong, including…

Jordanian kills wife, young daughters for ‘honor’

AMMAN: A Jordanian was charged Thursday with stabbing to death his wife and two young daughters and seriously wounding a third in apparent "honor" killings, judicial and security sources said. The killings took place Wednesday in the northern town of Ramtha and the prosecutor charged the 28-year-old with premeditated murder, a judicial source said. Read More: Mother sentenced to death for daughter’s ‘honour killing’ in Lahore A security source said the man turned himself in to the authorities after the…