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Indonesia to Build New Capital City in Borneo as Jakarta Sinks Into the Sea

Indonesia could soon begin construction of a new capital city, which will be built in the province of East Kalimantan, Borneo.

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[Photos] Rare Scenes of a Rebuilding Seoul After the Korean War

While Seoul may now call to mind sleek skyscrapers whose neon lights resemble the bioluminescent tentacles of benthic sea creatures, that wasn't always the case. Following the savage civil war that le...

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Singapore Will Ban Domestic Ivory Trading From September 2021

The National Parks Board (NParks) said that Singapore will ban the domestic trade of elephant ivory from September 1, 2021.

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Nuon Chea, Khmer Rouge's Second-in-Command, Dies at 93

Nuon Chea, known as "Brother Number Two," below only Pol Pot, passed away on Sunday.

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Jakarta to Build Giant Sea Wall to Stop City Sinking Into Sea

Last Friday, Indonesian President Joko Widodo warned that in order to stop the country's capital from sinking into the sea, a giant wall surrounding the city must be built quickly.

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Low Rainfall, Hydropower Dams Lead to Record-Low Mekong River Levels

Water levels in the lower Mekong basin during this early flood season from June to July have hit record lows.

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Cambodia's Shocking Rates of Deforestation to Blame for Climate Emergency

As the impacts of climate change become more apparent worldwide, members of the public are connecting more weather events to the phenomenon.

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High-Speed Railway Connecting Bangkok to China in the Works

The modern bullet train system will take Bangkokians to Laos and China from Bang Sue.

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Hong Kong: How China's ‘One Country, Two Systems’ Model Is Being Reshaped

Protest organizers in Hong Kong claim that nearly two million people, most clad in black and many carrying white flowers as a symbol of mourning, took to the streets on June 16 as demonstrations ...

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[Video] Disney Releases Adorable Short Set in Thailand's Floating Markets

It's fried rice versus pineapple when Micky and Minnie Mouse battle in this Walt Disney short that has spawned a variety of memes.

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Jakarta's Own Citizens Are Suing Their Government Over Air Pollution

Fed up with air quality that ranks among the worst in the world, 31 Jakarta residents have sued seven Indonesian government bodies — including the presidential office, Jakarta’s gubernatoria...

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[Photos] How One of Malaysia’s Last Nomadic Tribes Suffers From Societal Neglect

The semi-nomadic Batek, who live in Kuala Koh Village beside Peninsular Malaysia’s Taman Negara National Park, made global headlines recently after their community was torn apart by pollution, disease...

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ASEAN Countries Confirm Bid to Co-Host FIFA World Cup 2034

On June 22, a meeting between representatives of ten ASEAN countries was held to discuss the prospect of co-hosting the FIFA World Cup.

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246 Illegal Vietnamese Workers Arrested in Taiwan

Taiwan continues its crackdown against illegal workers in the country that began in January.

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The Startup That's Bringing Abandoned Bikes to Burmese Children

As ofo and oBike bumble towards bankruptcy, thousands of bicycles are finding their way to poor communities in Myanmar.

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Hong Kong Transport Authorities Ban, Then Unban Ad Showing Gay Couple

The Cathay Pacific ad depicts two well-dressed gentlemen strolling hand-in-hand down the beach accompanied by the phrase "move beyond labels" as part of a larger inclusivity campaign.

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Taiwan Becomes First in Asia to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

It's been an emotional week for Taiwan's same-sex couples.

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Hoi An's Banh Mi Phuong Opens First Overseas Branch in Seoul

After Hanoi’s legendary Pho Thin Lo Duc, another culinary stalwart in Vietnam has brought its creations to East Asia.

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Singapore Trials Growing Plants Atop Buses to Reduce Interior Heat

What appear to be slabs of golf course sod strewn across Singapore public buses are in fact part of a pilot program attempting to ascertain if green roofs for vehicles can reduce heat waste.

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Thailand-Cambodia Railway Reopens After 45 Years

Traveling between the two ASEAN capitals is now a reality thanks to recent efforts by Thailand and Cambodia to reconnect their defunct railway.