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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.

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Japan Floods Uproot Houses, Leave Thousands Homeless

Earlier this week, while Saigon residents pushed their motorbikes through murky floodwater or sat in bumper-to-bumper traffic, Japan was busy handling its own rain-related troubles.

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Chinese Developer Builds Villas On Shopping Mall Roof

In many of Asia's ever-expanding cities, that availability of prime real estate is increasingly rare. So what do you do when you've run out of good locations? Build your house atop a shopping mall, of...

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Laos Officials Shut Down Vietnamese Nightclub In Historic Cave

When you think of Laos' historic Viengxay Cave, a major military base and home to thousands during the 1953-1975 Laotian civil war, the first thing that springs to mind is pole dancers. Obviously.

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[Video] Meteorite Explodes Over Bangkok

A massive airborne explosion believed to be a meteorite was caught on camera yesterday in Bangkok, taking residents of the Thai capital by surprise.

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22 Pictures Of China's Strangest Chairs

In his series “Bastard Chairs”, German photographer Michael Wolf captures some pretty interesting seating arrangements.

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What Happened When the South Korean Government Invested in K-Pop

Long before Psy sang about 'Gangnam Style', K-Pop was spreading like wildfire across Asia and around the world.

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Over 1,500 Vietnamese Passengers Denied Entry Into Singapore Since January

As many as 1,515 Vietnamese passengers flying VietJet Air have been denied entry into Singapore in the first half of this year, according to Tuoi Tre News. Despite showing sufficient paperwork, the ma...

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22 Killed, 120 Injured In Blast At Central Bangkok Shrine

A massive explosion tore through a popular Hindu shrine at the Ratchaprasong intersection in Bangkok last night, killing 22 and injuring 120 more.

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[Video] 44 Dead, 500 Injured In Massive Explosion At Chinese Port

A series of explosions ripped though a port facility Tianjin late Wednesday night, killing 44 and injuring 500.

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North Korea To Set Clocks Back 30 Minutes To Create Its Own Time Zone

On August 15, all the clocks in North Korea will be turned back 30 minutes, signaling the creation of “Pyongyang Time.”

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[Video] Much Of Bangkok Could Be Underwater In 15 Years: Report

A recent study conducted by the Thai government found that large swaths of the city could be underwater in 15 years. While climate change and rising sea levels are the main actors in the tragedy,...

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Cambodian Police to Keep 70% of Traffic Fines Under New Regulation

Starting next year, a new traffic law will be implemented in Cambodia that not only raises penalties five-fold, but also allows police to keep 70% of the fines they dole out.

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These Cutting-Edge Japanese Rice Cookers Cost Up To US$1,000

Not all rice is cooked equally, or so goes the thinking behind a slew of new rice cookers in Japan that can fetch prices of almost US$1,000.

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Singapore Refuses Entry, Sends A Number Of Vietnamese Visitors Home Without Explanation

Vietnam will soon ask its Singaporean counterparts for an explanation as to why a number of mostly female passengers were recently denied entry into the country.

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[Video] Massive "Komodo Dragons" Are Crawling Through Bangkok's Sewers

Though Bangkok is a sprawling metropolis, parts of the city have proved to be excellent incubators for wildlife.