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On the coat of arms, the giraffe’s long neck extends out beyond the bounds of the shield
Thalugaz, literally "breaking through (tear) gas" in Thai, is a loosely organized group of working-class youth with no formal structure

‘Nowhere is safe’: Philippine typhoon victims live in fear

As global warming brings increasingly extreme weather, people in the province of Albay fear that "nowhere is safe"

‘Lost church’ in Cambodia rediscovered

The church in the village of Taom has been forgotten during the years of war in Cambodia and Vietnam

Video: Filipinos Remember the Dead in the Time of COVID

The annual two-day tradition of visiting tombs is a major family affair before the pandemic and an occasion for celebrations

Israeli diver finds 900-year-old crusader sword

"The sword, which has been preserved in perfect condition, is a beautiful and rare find and evidently belonged to a crusader knight"

Photos: Diocese of Borongan celebrates Diamond Jubilee

"We have responded to the signs of the times, and we received a lot of blessings, so let us give thanks for all these years”

Democracy languishes 30 years after Cambodia peace deal

Three decades after end of war, Cambodia's ruler has crushed all opposition, shattering hopes for a democratic future

‘Running out of time’: Asia struggles to kick coal addiction

Asia-Pacific accounts for about three-quarters of global coal consumption even as the region struggles with the impacts of global warming

China says comics from South Korea should avoid promoting ‘separatism’ or...

China prohibits comics that are perceived as promoting religious movements banned as xie jiao, superstition, or “illegal” religion

The Gold Trap: How COVID-19 is pushing more Filipino children into...

The coronavirus pandemic has pushed back to zero the anti-child labor efforts of the Philippines

Desperate Indians sell family gold to survive COVID cash crunch

Business closures and job losses pushed more than 230 million Indians into poverty in the past year

‘Left behind’: Climate activists fight for inclusive COP26

Activists from poor countries fear that without their presence, their voices will be ignored at the upcoming COP26 summit

Thai diners whet their appetites at flood cafe

A tropical storm and heavy monsoon rains have caused flooding in 33 Thai provinces, inundating more than 300,000 households

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