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After Jakarta, Bangkok Is the Next Asian City That's Sinking Too Fast

Bangkok is one of three cities — along with Venice and New Orleans — which are sinking ten times more quickly than sea levels are rising.

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High-Profile Chinese Monk Accused of Coercing Nuns Into Sex

The monk in question is currently the abbot of Longquan Monastery and the head of the Buddhist Association in China.

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Laos Dam Bursts, Displacing Thousands, Claiming at Least Two Dozen Lives

A collapsed hydroelectric dam in a remote region of Laos on July 23 severely floods villages and leaves thousands homeless.

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China's Chili-Eating Competition Is a Hot Slobbering Mess

Last year's winner consumed 15 chilies in just one minute.

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South Korean Women Stop Spending Money a Day Every Month to Protest Sexist Ads, 'Pink Tax'

In a bid to send a strong message to conglomerates and advertisers about gender-based price discrimination in South Korea, an online campaign calling for a spending strike by women was launched last week.

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Channel Your Rage the Healthy Way at Japan's Annual Table-Flipping Contest

Have you ever been so emotional, you felt like flipping a table fully laden with dinner, sending a clamor of glasses, plates and food careening across the room?

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[Photos] Under the Sea: Singapore Artist Depicts Life After Ocean Level Rises

The surrealistic set of photos showcases both the dire future of low-lying cities and mankind’s amazing adaptability in the face of extreme climate shift.

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[Photos] The Boisterous Energy of South Korea's First-Ever Drag Parade

The event was a fabulous kick-start for Pride month in South Korea.

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Thailand Will Launch Durian Into Space to Promote Thai Cuisine

The infamous Southeast Asian fruit will be launched into space as part of the Thai Space Research Agency’s “Thai Food to Space” project.

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In Myanmar, Human Hair Is a Lucrative and Noble Industry

Today, Myanmar is one of the major suppliers of human hair for countries around the world. The niche trade fits comfortably within in Burmese religious traditions and provides income for thousands of people. 

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Adidas, Uniqlo and Nike Factories Are Leaving China for Vietnam

Vietnam now produces twice as many Adidas shoes as China, according to company filings.

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