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40 Beautiful Vintage Japanese Postcards

The early decades of the twentieth century brought about rapid transformations to countries across the globe. Japan was no exception as it morphed from an agricultural economy to an international indu...

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Scan Finds Monk Hidden Inside 1,000-Year-Old Buddha Statue

Historians at a museum in the Netherlands made an unexpected discovery when they began to restore a millennium-old Buddha statue last year – the mummy of a meditating monk. But it wasn’t until after p...

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[Photos] 11 Hilarious English Translation Fails On Chinese Signs

While Vietnam may boast an impressive amount of entertaining signage, it looks like China has it beat in this category thanks to what appears to be an over-reliance on Google Translate. 

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18 Incredible Photos of 1950s Hong Kong

Like Saigon, Hong Kong has long been one of Asia’s most important commercial centers and both had been shaped by European colonial powers for nearly a century before being captured by the Japanese dur...

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Cambodia Deports Another Group of Tourists for Nude Angkor Photos

Another week, yet another group of international tourists was deported from Cambodia for taking “nude pictures” at the holy temples of Angkor Wat.

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Cambodia Deports 3 French Men for Nude Photoshoot at Angkor Wat

Three Frenchmen were deported from Cambodia last weekend after they admitted to taking nude photos of themselves at the popular tourist destination of Angkor Wat.

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[Video] New Reality Show Puts Fashion Bloggers To Work In A Cambodian Sweatshop

A new Norwegian reality show set to air this April strays from the typical nature of the genre, transplanting three 17-year-old bloggers into Cambodian sweatshops for one month.

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[NSFW] Naked Europeans Deported From Cambodia for 'Violating Country's Beautiful Customs and Culture'

Earlier this month, local police arrested three European tourists for riding naked through the Cambodian countryside.

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Japan Announces Plans to Build Mind-Blowing Underwater City

A Japanese architecture firm, Shimizu, has revealed its plans to build an underwater city that could be finished as early as 2035. The spherical underwater structure, dubbed the Ocean Spiral, is slate...

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Hong Kong Man Detained After Strapping 94 iPhones To His Body

In the grand scheme of things, smuggling electronics is a less risky proposition than say, drugs, but that doesn’t mean it’s an act without consequences as one Hong Kong man learned the hard way.

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Jay-Z And Beyonce's SE Asia Holiday: Motorbikes And $25k Per Night Villas

Star couple, Jay-Z and Beyonce, took a break from their busy schedules to visit SE Asia in recent days.

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Officials: Bodies Recovered In Search For AirAsia Flight QZ8501

After three days of searching for AirAsia Flight QZ8501, The Indonesian Navy has announced that 40 bodies have been found in the Java Sea off the Indonesian part of Borneo, reports the The Jakart...

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AirAsia Flight Carrying 162 Goes Missing En Route To Singapore

An AirAsia flight carrying 162 people has gone missing en route to Singapore.

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Christmas Comes Early For Hong Kong Residents As HK$15mil Spills Onto Streets

On Tuesday, packs of banknotes amounting to HK$15 million (US$1,932,491) spilled from a security Van on the streets of Hong Kong.

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[Photos] Japanese Businessmen Show You How To Pass Out In Public With Class

Japanese work culture is characterized by insane hours and grueling deadlines. To relax and blow off steam, businessmen from the Land of the Rising Sun take the same approach to drinking as they do to...

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Yahoo To Close Offices In Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia: Report

Yahoo is slated to close offices in Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia this month in a restructure of its International operations according to Techcrunch, a California-based tech website.

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[Photos] Bloodshed Erupts At Malaysian Stadium Following Vietnamese Win

As streets and hems across Vietnam erupted in celebration last night after the national football team defeated Malaysia 2-1 in the 2014 Suzuki Cup semifinal, Vietnamese fans at Kuala Lumpur’s Shah Ala...

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[Video] Incredible Japanese “Prawn Cannon” That Cooks Shrimp In 3 Seconds

Japan has built up one of the world’s strongest technology bases, leading the world in the production of creepy robots and sex dolls. But sometimes, Japanese inventors need a break from serious work a...

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[Photos] Hanoi’s Pedestrian-Only Streets Flooded With Vehicles

Back in October, Hanoi officially launched a plan to keep a number of streets in the Old Quarter free from vehicles. Even though signs and barriers have been installed, many have ignored the new schem...

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Man Arrested For Allegedly Murdering Vietnamese Woman In Singapore

Yesterday afternoon, Singaporean police responded to a “call for assistance” from an apartment block on Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 and, upon their arrival at the scene, found the body of an unidentified Vie...