5 years since Japan's triple disaster
Five years ago a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off Japan’s northeastern shore—the most powerful earthquake ever recorded to have hit Japan—generating enormous tsunami waves that spread across miles of shoreline, climbing as high as 130 feet (40 meters).
Dizzying Cityscape of Hong Kong
Splendid photos of the Dizzying Cityscape of Hong Kong, courtesy of the Atlantic.
China's sex revolution
Over the last 20 years, Chinese attitudes to sex have undergone a revolution - a process carefully observed, and sometimes encouraged, by the country's first female sexologist, Li Yinhe.
Australia must take stand against China
Australia should conduct routine freedom of navigation exercises through the contested waters of the South China Sea, former defence minister and Labor leader Kim Beazley says.
Indonesia's gays a threat!!
Indonesia's gay community has come under attack, with the country's Defence Minister labelling the community a "threat" and likening fighting it to "a kind of modern warfare".
India Celebrates Republic Day
Today, India held its 67th Republic Day celebration, honoring the day in 1950, when it adopted its current constitution. French President Francois Hollande was among the guests of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited to view the spectacle of the parade held in New Delhi, filled with marching bands, floats, camels, military hardware, and stunt performers.
Pictures of a Massive Landslide of Mud and Construction Waste Strikes Shenzhen, China.
Academic freedom and Korea's comfort women
Disputing Korean Narrative on ‘Comfort Women,’ a Professor Draws Fierce Backlash.
Bhutan's gross national happiness
In Bhutan, Gross National Happiness Trumps Gross National Product. In this secluded Buddhist kingdom, money can be a downer; ‘extensively’ vs. ‘deeply’ content.
China's one-child inertia
State planners who scrapped China’s notorious one-child policy are running into a major obstacle as they try to boost the nation’s birthrate: couples who say they can’t afford a second child.
US schools draw more Chinese
A record number of Chinese students are enrolling in American primary and secondary schools, public and private, according to new figures from the Department of Homeland Security, many with the goal of getting an edge in U.S. college admissions.
Becoming official in China
China will give official status to all of its "unregistered" citizens, many of them children born illegally under the one-child system, in plans announced this week.
Indonesia's Volcanic Ghost Villages
AP photographer Binsar Bakkara recently visited newly-formed ghost villages near Indonesia's Mount Sinabing, documenting the crumbling houses left behind that serve as “eerie reminders of how life suddenly stopped when the volcano erupted and everyone was forced to evacuate their homes.”
Nippon Kaigi, Japan's ultra-nationalistic group
Nippon Kaigi is an ultra-nationalistic group which is trying to restore the might of the Japanese Empire, reports the ABC.
Manila's traffic woes
Traffic woes highlight Philippines' infrastructure issues
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