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Philippine President Duterte’s War on Crime Is Killing Hundreds, Crowding Prisons

While Vietnam plans to release 20,000 prisoners over the next two years, easing the congestion in its facilities and saving US$9 million in the process, inmates in the Philippines are feeling the crus...

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Chinese Netizens Save Cats From Eviction at Local Museum

A museum in China was recently forced to reverse its decision to evict a litter of stray cats after netizens protested the move.

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[Video] China Takes Its Straddling Bus for a Test Drive

In the world’s largest metropolises, road congestion has always been a tough nut to crack for local governments, which usually attempt to remedy the situation by either banning vehicles or m...

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Singapore Hawker Stalls Become First Street Food Restaurants to Earn Michelin Star

Last week, two street stalls in Singapore made dining history as the first street vendors to be featured in prestigious Michelin restaurant guide.

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Pokemon GO Comes to Asia but Not Vietnam

Over two weeks after the game’s initial release in Europe and North America, Pokemon GO has arrived in Asia.

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[Video] Japan Held International Whistling Competition Because of Course They Did

If you’ve ever yearned to be on stage but lacked the pipes to launch a singing career, do we have news for you.

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Thailand Tries to Get Rid of Sex Tourism

In an effort to attract wealthier visitors, Thai officials are attempting to get rid of the country's reputation as a sex tourism destination.

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Over Half of Southeast Asian Workers Could Lose Jobs in 20 Years: ILO Study

Over half of Southeast Asian workers risk losing their jobs to automation in the next 20 years, according to a recent study by the International Labor Organization (ILO).

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Japan’s First VR Porn Festival Finishes Early Due to Overcrowding

It’s a sticky situation for Japanese smut lovers as the country’s first virtual reality (VR) porn festival was prematurely canceled due to overcrowding, reports the Next Web.

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[Video] China Built the World's Largest Telescope So It Could Look for Aliens

Our search for extraterrestrial neighbors is about to get easier now that China has unveiled the world’s largest radio telescope.

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Unruly Thai Students Could Get Drafted

After two young technical school students shot at their peers on a city bus, Thailand's military junta is considering automatic conscription for unruly students.

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Scientists Discover Venomous Swimming Centipede in Vietnam

It seems one of our worst nightmares has come true as scientists have confirmed the existence of a huge species of swimming centipede in Southeast Asia.

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Singaporean Church Unearths 173-Year-Old Time Capsule

In this age of constant space exploration and advanced aeronautics, it may come as a shock how much we don’t know about our own planet. But if we dig deep enough beneath our feet, interesting fin...

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New Report Claims China Uses Political Prisoners for Organ Harvesting

A disturbing new report compiled by journalist Ethan Gutmann, human rights lawyer David Matas and former Canadian politician David Kilgour suggests China is harvesting the organs of its political pris...

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Foreign Couples Are Keeping Japan's Wedding Industry Alive

As the Japanese government struggles to spur the country's marriage rate, even resorting to matchmaking in some cases, Japan's wedding industry is flourishing thanks to foreign couples.

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Despite Protests, China's Dog Meat Festival Goes Ahead as Scheduled

Amid pressure from animal rights activists, China’s southern city of Yulin commenced its 10-day dog meat festival on June 21.

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6 Vietnamese Arrested in Japan for Stealing Melons

Six Vietnamese men have been arrested in Japan for melon theft.

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Thailand Is Making Its Drunk Drivers Visit the Morgue

In 2015, some 9,000 people in Vietnam died in traffic accidents. Our Thai neighbors, however, faced even greater danger on the road last year with a traffic-related death toll of 24,000. As ...

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Facebook Apologizes for Philippines Flag Mistake

Last Sunday, Filipinos celebrated their country's independence. And, of course, anything that happens in the real world must also happen on Facebook.

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At Angkor Wat, Groundbreaking Research Upends Cambodian History

Today, all eyes in the archaeology world are on Cambodia, as new evidence suggests a lost city near Angkor Wat which upends many of historians' assumptions about Southeast Asian history.