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Bangkok Banned Street Vendors Last Year. Now, Merchants Are Fighting Back.

Last year, Bangkok's military junta imposed a ban on street vendors on the grounds of maintaining the city's "order and hygiene."

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South Korea Imposes Ban on Sale of Coffee in Schools

The ban will be applied for both students and teachers.

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KFC Bans Straws for All In-House Diners in Hong Kong and Macau

The move is the latest in a wave of Asian initiatives to combat plastic waste. 

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Chinese Bride Abandons Wedding Shoot to Give First-Aid to Traffic Victim

Like thousands of other Chinese couples, Xie Dan and her husband celebrated their wedding on August 18 — the day after Chinese Valentine's Day.

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After Jakarta, Bangkok Is the Next Asian City That's Sinking Too Fast

Bangkok is one of three cities — along with Venice and New Orleans — which are sinking ten times more quickly than sea levels are rising.

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High-Profile Chinese Monk Accused of Coercing Nuns Into Sex

The monk in question is currently the abbot of Longquan Monastery and the head of the Buddhist Association in China.

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Laos Dam Bursts, Displacing Thousands, Claiming at Least Two Dozen Lives

A collapsed hydroelectric dam in a remote region of Laos on July 23 severely floods villages and leaves thousands homeless.

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China's Chili-Eating Competition Is a Hot Slobbering Mess

Last year's winner consumed 15 chilies in just one minute.

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South Korean Women Stop Spending Money a Day Every Month to Protest Sexist Ads, 'Pink Tax'

In a bid to send a strong message to conglomerates and advertisers about gender-based price discrimination in South Korea, an online campaign calling for a spending strike by women was launched last week.

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Channel Your Rage the Healthy Way at Japan's Annual Table-Flipping Contest

Have you ever been so emotional, you felt like flipping a table fully laden with dinner, sending a clamor of glasses, plates and food careening across the room?

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[Photos] Under the Sea: Singapore Artist Depicts Life After Ocean Level Rises

The surrealistic set of photos showcases both the dire future of low-lying cities and mankind’s amazing adaptability in the face of extreme climate shift.

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