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Taiwan High Court First in Asia to Rule Same-Sex Marriage Legal

In a historic decision, Taiwan's Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday that the nation's laws prohibiting same-sex couples from marrying violates their equal protection and personal freedom.

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Remaining TPP Members Vow to Move Forward Without US

Trade leaders of the 11 remaining countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have agreed to continue working to finalize the deal without US participation.

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Amid Concerns Over East Sea, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to Visit US This Month

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will begin a visit to the United States on May 29, culminating in a stop at the White House on May 31.

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Phnom Penh Might Get $800m Sky Train Network

As construction of Saigon’s metro system slowly chugs along – with a few stops along the way – its closest sister city, Phnom Penh, is planning an urban rail system of its own.

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Japanese Princess Mako to Give Up Royal Status to Marry a Commoner

One of Japan’s princesses has set her mind on marrying a member of the public, reigniting debate over the country’s outdated imperial law.

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Asia's Rapidly Aging Population Is a Threat to Regional and Global Economy: IMF

Asia’s population is aging so fast that in just a few decades, the region might stop being the top contributor to the global workforce.

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Tokyo's Pride Parade Last Week Draws Record Number of Participants

Last weekend thousands thronged the streets of Tokyo to join Japan's largest Rainbow Pride parade to date.

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Yangon: Lessons From a Neighbor That Banned Bikes

As Saigon is mulling a complete ban on motorbikes – first, in the city’s downtown area and then, city-wide, perhaps - it’s high time to look at the situation in Yangon, where a similar ban was impleme...

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Singapore Airlines Launches First Flight Powered by Sustainable Biofuels

Earlier this week, Singapore Airlines (SIA) successfully launched its first flight supported by sustainable biofuels.

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Saigon's Own Suboi Makes 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia List

Four Vietnamese citizens were named to this year's Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list, which recognizes young difference makers in 10 industries across the continent.

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Taiwan to Become First Nation in Asia to Outlaw Consumption of Dog and Cat Meat

Animal rights activists have recorded a huge win on the island nation of Taiwan.

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Thai Women Enter Male-Dominated World of Motorbike Drivers Amid Economic Uncertainty

In traffic-choked Bangkok, women are moving into the traditionally male-dominated field of motorbike taxi drivers.

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Extreme Heat and Strong Storms Expected to Slam Saigon This Month

As bad weather is expected to continue in coming weeks, dry season downpours similar to those that have recently hit Saigon will return, in addition to brutal heat.

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Officials Concerned as Vietnamese Laborers Overstay Visas in Korea

Vietnamese labor officials fear that South Korea may stop accepting Vietnamese workers since many have overstayed their visa. 

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Asia Suffered $83bn in Damage from Disasters Last Year

In 2016, Asia suffered greater financial losses due to natural and man-made catastrophes than any other region in the world, according to a new report.

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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: ...

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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.