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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.

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[Video] Reshuffle May Spell the End for China's Military Performers

China’s military cultural troupes traverse the globe, winning top awards for their odd, circus-like feats. But as Chinese president Xi Jinping reshuffles China’s military power structure the...

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Japanese Comedian to Represent Cambodia at Rio Olympics

For the first time ever, Cambodia will be represented in both the men's and women's marathons at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.

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Chinese Man Tries to Pay Ticket With Small Change, Gets Detained

A Chinese man was recently detained after protesting a US$7.61 ticket by paying it with small change, much to the chagrin of police officers.

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Cambodia, Thailand Take Baby Steps Toward Nuclear Power Development

As Vietnam's own nuclear power plant sits on the backburner, our neighbors are beginning to take an interest in atomic energy.

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This Chinese Mask Factory Is Betting on a Trump Victory

It's the stuff of nightmares: a factory full of plastic masks, each bearing the face of United States presidential candidate Donald Trump. In one Chinese factory, this is an everyday scene.

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[Video] Foreigner Calls out Chinese Line-Jumper in 3 Different Dialects

In Vietnam, where creative queuing is often practiced – if queuing is practiced at all – dealing with someone who cuts in line is a common occurrence.

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[Photos] 19 Images of 1972 Singapore

Today, Singapore is far and away one of the most developed cities in Asia. The Lion City routinely ranks among the most liveable cities in Asia and represents for much of its region the pinnacle of cl...

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19 Singlish Words Added to Oxford English Dictionary

Earlier this year, the prominent Oxford English Dictionary added to its tome a host of new Singlish words, recognizing more of the Lion City's colloquial terminology.

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[Photos] One Year After Earthquake, Nepal’s Monuments Still in Ruins

Nearly one year and one month has passed since Nepal's devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake.

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[Video] No More Fruit: China Bans Erotic Banana-Eating Online

 While South Korea is busy going wild for stray cats eating food, China has its own ideas about dining while in view of a webcam.

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This 92-Year-Old Singaporean is McDonald’s Oldest Employee

While McDonald’s food has proven its ability to withstand the test of time, so has Madam Goh Gwek Eng, the company’s oldest employee.