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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.

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[Video] China Is Transforming Beijing Into A Supercity 10 Times The Size Of Saigon

China is doing away with strict, decades-old policies that sought to limit the size or Beijing, instead putting the wheels in motion to transform the megacity into a supercity capable of supporting a ...

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Chinese Island Building Destroying Fragile East Sea Ecosystem: Expert

While the geopolitical fracas in the East Sea has strained diplomatic relations between China and its neighbors, more than just regional stability is at stake.

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[Photos] 32 Of The Most Ridiculously Mistranslated Shirts You Can Find In Asia

Pick any country in Asia and you’re likely to find a treasure trove of clothes with some seriously lost in translation English phrases.

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Free WIFI Service Launches On Mount Fuji

While Vietnam continues to add free WIFI to trains, busses and public spaces, Japan is ahead of the game, launching the service on the iconic Mount Fuji last Friday.

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[Photos/Video] Train Of Typhoons Threaten Asia

Asian nations are bracing for a trio of typhoons that are quickly approaching from the Pacific Ocean. The first in line, Typhoon Linfa, has already made landfall in the Philippines and is expecte...

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[Video] Breakdancing Thai Police Go Viral

So what’s the best way for a military junta to appease the populace? Police dance videos, of course!

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Manila Times Gives China The Finger With Its Own “Nine Dash Line” Map

The Philippines’ oldest newspaper recently made what could be considered a provocative gesture towards China regarding its notorious “nine-dash-line.”

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Controversial Chinese Oil Platform Returns To East Sea

Chinese oil platform Haiyang Shiyou 981 has retuned to the East Sea to conduct oil and gas exploration.

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China Seizes Rotting Frozen Meat From The 1970s Smuggled Through Vietnam

While Chinese are faced with a public health crisis due to poisonous clouds of pollution chocking the country’s cities, they must also be wary of what they eat following a food scandal involving nearl...

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[Video] Korean Stars Attempt To Eat Noodles On Roller Coaster

Welcome to Infinite Challenge, an absurd South Korean variety show that is the most popular non-drama television show in the country.

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[Photos] New Asian Trend: Shaving Dogs Into Cubes (And Other Ridiculous Shapes)

Perhaps a sign that Minecraft has become a pervasive cultural force, dog groomers in Japan and Taiwan have begun to apply cubist aesthetics to their techniques.

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US Detects Chinese Artillery On Disputed Island

US surveillance imagery taken last month found two pieces of Chinese artillery deployed on one of the artificial islands the country is developing in the East Sea.

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[Photos] Roads Melt In India As Temperatures Hit 50 Degrees

If you thought the Saigon heat was bad, take solace in the fact that you don’t live in Southern India where a recent heat wave has resulted in over 1,000 deaths and melting streets.

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U.S. Military May Send Aircraft, Ships To Disputed East Sea Zone

On Tuesday, a Pentagon official said that the U.S. is contemplating the deployment of military assets to the East Sea to ensure freedom of navigation around disputed islands that are claimed by 19 nat...

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Oops: Viral Photo Of Nepal Earthquake Victims Was Taken In Vietnam 10 Years Ago

This photo, credited as "Two-year-old sister protected by four-year-old brother in Nepal," has been making the rounds on social media since the Nepal Earthquake. There’s only one problem – the image w...

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Indonesian Politicians Push To Ban Alcohol

If two of Indonesia’s Islamic parties have their way, those caught drinking beverages containing over 1% alcohol will get slapped with up to two years in prison, or a fine of up to US$38,529.

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[Video] How Japan Is Using Anime To Justify An Expanded Military Role

Japan is in the midst of expanding its military’s operating limits to a point unseen since the end of World War II. To help “justify” what many see as an illegal pivot when it comes to the use of mili...

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[Video] American Tourist Chased By Police And Angry Mob In Thailand After “Road Rampage”

In what sounds like something out of a movie, an American tourist managed to escape the wrath of an angry crowd in the resort city of Pattaya after a “wrecking spree” that damaged 13 vehicles and an r...