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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 w...

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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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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 ...

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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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At a High School in China, Top Students Are Rewarded With Raw Pork

Is stationery falling out of fashion?

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Phnom Penh Post Staff Firings, Resignations Follow Sale of Paper to Malaysian Investor

The Phnom Penh Post, Cambodia's last remaining independent newspaper, has fallen into disarray following its sale to a Malaysian businessman last weekend.

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New Report Predicts Asia Will Run out of Fish by 2048

The future looks grim for aquatic life in Asia.

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It's Official: Uber Sells Southeast Asia Operations to Grab

Uber’s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi will also be joining Grab’s board of directors.

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Google Japan Debuts Adorable Dog Version of Street View as Tribute to Hachiko

It was only a matter of time before dog lovers in the town of Odate, Japan strapped a live feed to the lead harnesses of their Akitas.

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Celebrity Endorsements Might Be the Key to Combating Poaching in Asia, Campaign Shows

International conservation organization WildAid is teaming up with the world’s largest outdoor advertising company, JCDecaux, to help save some of the planet’s most endangered species.

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These Fish Slippers Are the Must-Have Items This Summer in Thailand

The latest trend in Thailand involves ultra-realistic fish accessories including sandals, pillows, and keychains.

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Is China’s Social Credit System a 'Black Mirror' Dystopian Scenario?

On 14 June 2014, the State Council of China issued the "Planning Outline for the Construction of a Social Credit System," one of the most ambitious e-governing efforts in the country.

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Taiwan Officially Bans Use of Plastic Items in Restaurants, Shops

Starting next year, in Taiwan, food and beverage outlets will be banned from providing plastic straws to customers for in-store use.

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Japan Is Preparing to Build the World's Tallest Wooden Skyscraper in Tokyo

Tokyo's skyline will soon feature the world's largest wooden skyscraper.