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Thailand’s deadly mix of guns, drugs and domestic violence
"Patriarchal culture and toxic masculinity is so ingrained in certain institutions ... and allows certain kinds of violent behavior"
Promoting Filipino cuisine can boost agriculture
Agriculture can transform from over-importing to self-sufficiency. Consumers can enjoy cheaper food.
Theater project aims to ease isolation of Japan’s social recluses
Through an experimental theater project, artists are hoping to offer hikikomori a chance to express themselves and regain self-confidence
Child’s tooth in Laos could offer clues to ancient human relative
Researchers believe the discovery proves that Denisovans -- a now-extinct branch of humanity -- lived in the warm tropics of southeast Asia
Indonesians celebrate Vesak at world’s largest Buddhist temple
Celebrations included prayers and meditation, collecting holy water and the release of flying lanterns symbolizing the letting go of negativity
Indian sari weavers toil to keep tradition alive
Varanasi's hand-weavers have cultivated a reputation for excellence over centuries, specializing in intricate patterns
Strasbourg cathedral loses famed ‘green ray,’ to fans’ chagrin
The stained glass at a cathedral in eastern France will no longer produce a distinctive green ray seen just twice a year, on the...
‘The bottom line’: Scuba divers help preserve historic Bangkok mansion
The city's breakneck reinvention over recent years has seen gleaming malls and flashy condos fly up, and old structures come down
‘Woven air’: Bangladesh revives elite forgotten fabric
The textile once brought magnificent riches to the lands where it was spun
Bananas to fish scales: Fashion’s hunt for eco-materials
Bananatex uses leaves from banana trees in the Philippines to make bags, T-shirts and a line of shoes for H&M that sold out within two hours