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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.

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Japan Recalls Over 18,000 Bottles of Vietnamese Chili Sauce Due to Food Safety

A popular chili sauce from Vietnam is under fire for food safety concerns.

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Grab to Train Drivers to Detect Human Trafficking

Corporations and NGOs are working together to fight against human trafficking.

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Hanoi's Legendary Pho Thin Opens Restaurant in Tokyo

Nguyen Trong Thin opened Pho Thin back in 1979. Since then, its reputation has grown steadily. Now, he’s set up his first franchise in Tokyo.

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Thailand Is Sending Obese Cops to an Exercise Boot Camp to Get in Shape

Thailand is going all out to help its obese police officers shed their excess kilograms.

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Thailand's Illegal Wildlife Trade is Open 'For All to See' on Facebook

Facebook is once again in the spotlight, this time for the rampant illegal wildlife trade being facilitated through its groups in Thailand.

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In Thailand, Monks Ordain Trees to Protect Them Against Loggers

As development in Thailand is increasing, so is deforestation. Acres of forests are cleared for contract farming, habitats are torn down to make room for new factories, and soil is eroded, causing mas...

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What We Know So Far About the 152 Vietnamese Tourists Who Went Missing in Taiwan

The recent disappearance of 152 Vietnamese tourists in Taiwan has the potential to severely affect the visa application process for Vietnamese citizens in the future.

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Thousands of Myanmar Women Are Trafficked for Forced Marriage in China: Report

The report was conducted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT).

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South Korea to Grant 5-Year Multiple-Entry Visa to Saigon, Hanoi, Da Nang Residents

The South Korean government will consider extending the policy to other Vietnamese provinces if the implementation of the policy goes smoothly.

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Chinese Scientist Claims to Have Created World’s First Gene-Edited Babies

Dr. He Jiankui’s declaration prompted a group of 122 scientists to issue a statement condemning his actions as “crazy.”

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Taiwan Votes Against Marriage Equality in Referendum, but All Is Not Lost

While the voting result is a setback for Taiwan's progress on LGBTQ rights, there is still hope.

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Dead Whale Found in Indonesia with Plastic Bottles, Bags, Flip-Flops in Stomach

A dead whale washed ashore in Indonesia this weekend with thirteen pounds of plastic in its stomach.