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Chinese Restaurant Charges Customers For Clean Air

There's no such thing as a free lunch. Nor, apparently, is there such thing as free air to breathe while you eat that lunch.

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Thailand Will Ban Visitors Who Overstay Their Visas

Thai authorities are getting serious about its visa policies, as the country's Immigration Bureau announced this week that it will begin cracking down on foreign visitors who overstay their visas.

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[Video] Watch Malaysian Puppeteers Bring the Story of Star Wars to Life

As times change, so does culture. The more Southeast Asian nations develop, incorporating global ideas, modern technology, and international pop culture into their societies, traditional arts like mus...

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Chinese Artist Vacuums the Air, Makes a Brick From Smog Dust

When it comes to making a statement, some people choose to do so with their taste in music or their outfit choice. One Chinese performance artist, however, prefers to get his point across by dragging ...

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KL Airport Takes Out Newspaper Ad Seeking Owner of 3 Abandoned 747s

If anyone is missing a Boeing 747, you might want to try the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

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South Korea Just Opened an Incredible Vinyl Record Library

In K-pop-obsessed South Korea, a massive vinyl and music library has opened to the public, showcasing decades of eastern and western music in its beautiful three-level space.

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Chinese Real Estate Developers Are Renting Foreigners to Pose as Fake Celebrities

Times are tough in the Chinese real estate market. After years of enthusiastic development, many housing complexes sit empty on the city limits of smaller urban areas in the country's western region, ...

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Man Uses Passport to Prove to Facebook his Name is Phuc Dat Bich

Facebook may be growing at a rapid pace in Vietnam, but apparently, the social network still has some work to do when it comes to recognizing Vietnamese naming conventions.

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MIT Researchers Finally Figured Out How Many Ghost Cities There Are in China

Over the last several decades, China's meteoric rise to the top of the global economy has brought about many things, including a lightning-speed pace of development. Between 2011 and 2013 alone, ...

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2,000+ Sheep Farts Forced the Emergency Landing of a Singaporean Plane

In case you've ever wondered, it takes the flatulence of 2,186 sheep to force the emergency landing of a plane.

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Aung San Suu Kyi Gaining Ground in Historic Myanmar Election

Yesterday, Burmese citizens took to the streets to celebrate, as results of Myanmar's first free-and-fair elections in a quarter-century poured in from around the country.

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US President Barack Obama to Visit Laos

In the twilight of his final term, Barack Obama will become the first US president to visit Laos.

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There Is Now an Emoji Keyboard So You Never Have to Type Your Feelings Again

There are those revolutionary, groundbreaking inventions which awe and inspire the world: electricity, the wheel, a well-made bánh mì. And then there are those inventions you never knew you needed unt...

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Myanmar Is Getting Krispy Kreme

In the area of glorious, calorie-ridden, sugar-fueled donut news, Krispy Kreme will be coming to Myanmar.

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Chinese Think It's Cool to Wear Fake Bean Sprouts in Your Hair

While China's environment may be hostile to plant life, the heads of its citizens certainly aren't.

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Chinese Authorities Can Now See 100% of Beijing

You can now visit Beijing with the full knowledge that, no matter where you go, someone is watching.

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Miss Universe Thailand Will Dress Like a Tuk-Tuk

Every country has its own signature costume. In Vietnam, it's the áo dài; in Japan, it's the kimono; in Thailand, apparently, it's a bodysuit shaped like a tuk-tuk.

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Japan Invented a RoboCab Because of Course They Did

Fasten your seatbelts: unmanned taxis are coming to Japan.

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Indonesia Is Destroying Its Forests (and Choking Its Neighbors) in the Name of Palm Oil

If you were in Singapore last week, you might have noticed an unusual haze hanging over the city. Normally Southeast Asia's bastion of environmental cleanliness, the Lion City closed schools and shutt...

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[Photos] Meet The Families Who Live In Bangkok's Airplane Graveyard

In a city with rising rent prices and limited space, three Bangkok families are living in the husks of decommissioned commercial jets in the capital's eastern Ramkhampaeng neighborhood.