In China, Conservationists Debate Moving Historical Monuments

While Vietnam's headlong rush to modernization wipes out historical monuments and heritage buildings across the country, in recent years China has taken an unorthodox approach to preserving the past: moving entire buildings to new locations.

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US Ambassador to Cambodia Criticized for Demanding Repayment of Wartime Debt

The United States is under fire for asking Cambodia to repay its wartime debts.

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How Japan Is Using Pokemon GO to Bring Tourists Back to Quake-Hit Areas

Almost a year after Japan’s Kyushu island was rocked by a powerful earthquake, one Pokemon character is helping to boost tourism in the affected Kumamoto and Oita prefectures.

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Sink or Swim: Bangkok Might Be Underwater by 2032

The future is looking dire for Bangkok as the city continues to sink and sea levels continue to rise.

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Indonesia Grants 9 Indigenous Communities Rights to Manage Forests

Indonesian President Joko Widodo recently granted the right to manage customary forests to nine indigenous communities.

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Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia Confirms Identity of Suspect in Kim Jong-Nam Murder

Over the weekend, Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed the identity of Doan Thi Huong, one of the two primary suspects in the high-profile murder of Kim Jong-Nam, estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.

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What We Know So Far About the Assassination of Kim Jong-Nam

It's only February and already an international murder mystery has dominated Southeast Asian news.

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[Video] Urban Planners Don't Know What to Do With Phnom Penh's 'Shit Canal'

An open drainage canal in Phnom Penh, known as the “shit canal” in English, remains a challenge for urban planners and landscape architects working to transform Cambodia’s capital into a more livable city.

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UN Reps Call for Regional Coordination Against Growing Terrorist Activity

As other regions in the world combat the rise of extremist groups, two UN representatives are warning that Southeast Asia could face an uptick in terrorist activities in 2017.

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Japan to Make 2020 Olympics Medals From Recycled Phones

When athletes stand atop their podiums at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games, their sparkling gold, silver and bronze medals will all share a special ingredient – recycled mobile phones.

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Syrian Refugees in Thailand: A Life in Limbo

Instead of heading westward towards Europe – and risk drowning in the Mediterranean during the arduous journey, a slew of Syrian refugees decided to try their luck in Southeast Asia instead. However, for most of them, they escaped death just to step into a life of constant fear and hardship.

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