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Historic British Embassy Building in Bangkok Demolished for Shopping Mall

The nearly 100-year-old compound was sold and dismantled to make way for a shopping mall.

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Singapore Will Ban Domestic Ivory Trading From September 2021

The National Parks Board (NParks) said that Singapore will ban the domestic trade of elephant ivory from September 1, 2021.

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Bangkok Imposes Heavier Fine on Motorbikes Driving on Sidewalk

Bangkok's city government has doubled the THB2,000 (US$65) fine for motorcyclists driving on sidewalks starting August 1.

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Low Rainfall, Hydropower Dams Lead to Record-Low Mekong River Levels

Water levels in the lower Mekong basin during this early flood season from June to July have hit record lows.

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South Korean Man Arrested After Clip Showing Beating of Vietnamese Wife Goes Viral

The brutal beating, caught on camera, has made national headlines in both Vietnam and South Korea. While the man has been detained, some are worried that this incident represents just the tip of the iceberg.

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Jakarta's Own Citizens Are Suing Their Government Over Air Pollution

Fed up with air quality that ranks among the worst in the world, 31 Jakarta residents have sued seven Indonesian government bodies — including the presidential office, Jakarta’s gubernatorial office and the Ministry of Environment — hoping to raise awareness and establish tangible changes.

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ASEAN Countries Confirm Bid to Co-Host FIFA World Cup 2034

On June 22, a meeting between representatives of ten ASEAN countries was held to discuss the prospect of co-hosting the FIFA World Cup.

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The Startup That's Bringing Abandoned Bikes to Burmese Children

As ofo and oBike bumble towards bankruptcy, thousands of bicycles are finding their way to poor communities in Myanmar.

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Hong Kong Transport Authorities Ban, Then Unban Ad Showing Gay Couple

The Cathay Pacific ad depicts two well-dressed gentlemen strolling hand-in-hand down the beach accompanied by the phrase "move beyond labels" as part of a larger inclusivity campaign.

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Taiwan Becomes First in Asia to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

It's been an emotional week for Taiwan's same-sex couples.

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[Photos] Huawei's New European-Inspired Campus Has Its Own Private Trams

The Chinese technology behemoth's new campus in Dongguan, north of Shenzen, consists of 12 different "towns," each designed to resemble iconic European cities such as Paris, London, Bruges and Granada. Four of the 12 towns are still under construction.

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