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Chinese Cartoon Warns Female Civil Servants Against Dating Foreign Spies

In honor of its first-ever National Security Education Day, China put together a 16-panel cartoon warning its government employees against being seduced by ginger-haired foreign spies.

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South Korea's Latest Drama Is a Hit...in North Korea

Thanks to the unstoppable power of Hallyu, South Korea's latest drama, Descendants of the Sun, is fast gaining a worldwide audience. The 14-episode series has become a sensation not only in its home c...

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After Elephant Dies, Petition to End Cambodia's Elephant Rides Reaches 56,000 Signatures

An online petition which aims to put a stop to elephant rides in Siem Reap has garnered more than 56,000 signatures after the sudden death of an elephant at Angkor Wat last week.

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[Video] In Thailand, Sleeping Driver Goes for a Spin

We've all had a morning commute where we probably could have used more coffee or, better yet, more sleep. You would think – what with the honking and the traffic and the general melee – that it's damn...

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[Video] Chinese Workers Hold Bulldozer Fight in City Streets

Show of hands: who hasn't driven past a construction site and wondered what would happen if the bulldozers challenged each other to a duel? If you're one of the unique spirits who has had this experie...

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In China, New Vehicle Ban Results in Motorbike Graveyard

Following China’s latest crackdown on illegally operated vehicles, scores of motorcycles are piling up under Nantou Toll Bridge expressway in the city of Shenzhen.

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Indonesia Threatens to Deport Leonardo DiCaprio for Palm Oil Comments

Actor, environmentalist and noted bear fighter Leonardo DiCaprio is definitely not getting any Instagram likes from the Indonesian government.

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Japan's Bullet Trains Now Travel to Hokkaido

Last weekend, Japan debuted a brand-new JPY550 billion (US$4.9 billion) high-speed rail line which travels from Tokyo to Hokkaido in just over four hours.

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Chinese Tourists Draw Online Criticism After Destroying All-You-Can-Eat Buffet in Thailand

Earlier this week, mainland Chinese tourists engaged in a feeding frenzy that drew ire from netizens both in the country and abroad.

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Japan Wants to Host 2020 Summer Olympics Baseball Games in Fukushima

After winning the bid to host 2020's Summer Olympics, Japan is stepping up its game by not only adding its favorite sports – baseball and softball – to the roster but also by using Fukushima as a venu...

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Bangkok Restricts Songkran Water Fights Due to Drought

Songkran revelers in Bangkok will have their water-throwing sessions cut short this year thanks to an increasingly serious drought in the Land of Smiles.

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South Korean Universities Now Offer Vietnamese Language Exams

South Korea now offers a Vietnamese language test on its university entrance exams.

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North Korean Author's Short Stories Gain International Attention

An anonymous North Korean author who goes by the pseudonym Bandi is turning heads in the international literary community with a collection of short stories about life in the oppressive country.

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US Carrier Strike Group Arrives in East Sea

The United States has sent an aircraft carrier strike group into the East Sea.

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Indonesian Man Creates Horseback Library to Promote Local Literacy

While knowledge is often centralized in libraries and universities, one Indonesian man is taking it to the streets of his village with the help of his trusted steed.

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UberMOTO Launches in Thailand

In an effort to compete with regional car-hailing apps like GrabBike and Go-Jek, Uber launched its own motorbike taxi service in Bangkok on Wednesday.

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Phnom Penh Gives Initial Approval for 133-Story Skyscraper Project

As Saigon's skyline reaches ever higher, the southern hub is not the only one growing up.

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Indonesia Bans Same-Sex Emojis From Messaging Apps

The Indonesian government recently asked instant messaging apps to remove same-sex emojis out of respect for the country’s “culture and local wisdom”.

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[Photos/Video] China's New Year Mayhem Is Infinitely Worse Than Vietnam's

Tan Son Nhat International Airport may be hell on earth during the Tet holiday, but Saigon's travelers would probably think twice about complaining if they saw what their fellow holidaymakers in China...

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Myanmar's Elephants Have the Unemployment Blues

If you've ever found yourself unemployed for an extended period of time, you know how hard life can be without the sense of purpose a job brings. These days, there are a couple thousand elephants in M...