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A bomb went off in Thailand’s restive south and two people were killed

Separatist insurgents in Thailand's southernmost provinces continue to induce chaos and violence.

Two people were killed in southern Thailand violence-plagued south after a bomb they were transporting prematurely exploded, the military said on Thursday. Since 2004, about 6, 800 people have been killed in that chaotic area. News of their deaths came after yet anmother night of violence across districts in three of Thailand’s southern-most provinces near...
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Good Samaritans in Singapore defend white immigrant from harassment

The white immigrant was being sexually harassed by a subway passenger in Singapore when two other passengers came to their defense — and the interaction...

Adam M
A video recently uploaded to YouTube depicts two random passengers jumping to a white male’s defense in a Singapore subway — so it’s easy to see why it has gone viral. The white male passenger who was with a female friend were being assaulted by a rider who appears to be a gay man when...
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How a black man became one of China’s traditional Chinese medicine practitioners

For the black doctor who hails from Mali, traditional Chinese medicine has always been his biggest interest.

Adam M
Diarra Boubacar has a certain way of doing things. Taking the pulse of a Chinese patient, prescribing herbal medicine and practicing acupuncture, all while being a black man in China. For the African doctor who hails from Mali, traditional Chinese medicine has always been his biggest interest. In fact, when Boubacar first came to China...
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Singaporeans are mad that an American child rapist got away with a light sentence

And they are commenting their hearts out.

Lucy G
American Joshua Robinson didn’t get the death penalty for raping two underaged individuals and owning at least 321 child pornographic material, but in a country where some aspects of the 19th century Victorian legal system prevail, it is highly unusual. According to the local Straits Times report, 39-year-old Joshua Robinson will be incarcerated for four...
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Indian person gains fame for having a Chinese name

Only in Malaysia?

Adam M
When this 30-something-year-old man put up a photo of his Malaysian identity card (MyKad), he surprised many of his fellow netizens — and so did some in the international community. If you haven’t heard, Pang Chee Pin is a Indian Malaysian national with a Chinese name, something that is apparently rather rare to the local...
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African-American who renounced US citizenship for Taiwan’s says he feels happiest there

He said he felt happiest in Taiwan.

Adam M
Who would have thought a young African-American male basketball prodigy would give up his US citizenship for Taiwan’s? Honestly, if someone mentions this to me in passing, I would have thought he or she is crazy. But here we are, analyzing and translating news stories from Asia and discovering interesting stuff in the process. Meet...
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How a white American man won the hearts of his Chinese in-laws

Overcoming the challenges his traditional Chinese family in China had for him.

How do you make your way into a tough grandmother-in-law’s good graces? That’s a question that Andrew, a white American, asked himself in China when he was serious about the Chinese girl he was seeing. “I was a young man and my Chinese girlfriend was bringing me to meet her very traditional Chinese family in China,” he recalls. “It was hate at first...
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Taiwanese man marries girl he met while stationed in Nicaragua

A Taiwan-Nicaragua love story.

Tracy J
For this Valentine’s Day week, we’re sharing the story of Hao and Edelma, a Taiwan-Nicaragua couple. During an interview with Taiwan’s FTVNews, the couple was asked these questions. What’s the first thing that came into your mind when you first met her? Hao: The first time I saw Edelma, my heart nearly stopped. I was...
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How a white American girl’s love for China made her stay

Meet Tara Clance, a Georgia native who just recently graduated from Fudan University in China.

Often times, when we aspire to learn a culture, we whine about not having enough time and resources to get it done. If we want to learn a language, we delay doing it because we don’t have a language partner to practice with. If we want to go out of the country for a long...

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