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The Mighty Khone Falls of Laos
April 20, 2016
The Mighty Khone Falls of Laos
Near the Laos-Cambodia border, the falls stretch across the breadth of the Mekong.
The Mighty Khone Falls of Laos
Russian Hockey Comes to China
April 13, 2016
Russian Hockey Comes to China
The KHL -- like Russia -- is shifting its focus from Europe to China.
Russian Hockey Comes to China
Bumpy Start for Malaysia’s First Sharia-Compliant Airline
April 05, 2016
Bumpy Start for Malaysia’s First Sharia-Compliant Airline
Delays, canceled flights and handwritten boarding passes.
Bumpy Start for Malaysia’s First Sharia-Compliant Airline
Kagyu Samye Ling: Scotland's Buddhist Monastery
April 04, 2016
Kagyu Samye Ling: Scotland's Buddhist Monastery
In 1967, Choje Akong Rinpoche helped found the first Tibetan temple in the West.
Kagyu Samye Ling: Scotland's Buddhist Monastery
Mentally Ill Indonesians Living in Chains
April 03, 2016
Mentally Ill Indonesians Living in Chains
Despite the practice being banned over three decades ago, people with psychosocial disabilities are still chained.
Mentally Ill Indonesians Living in Chains
Thangka: Painting the Roadmap to Enlightenment
April 01, 2016
Thangka: Painting the Roadmap to Enlightenment
An interview with thangka master painter and teacher, Ambar Lama, on the state of this iconic Tibet-an art.
Thangka: Painting the Roadmap to Enlightenment
Netflix's Great China Challenge
March 25, 2016
Netflix's Great China Challenge
The company’s global expansion has hit a wall in China.
Netflix's Great China Challenge
The Hiccup in Ip Man 3’s Hype
March 24, 2016
The Hiccup in Ip Man 3’s Hype
The film was bound to do well, but "ghost screenings" clued regulators onto the Chinese distributor’s clumsy fraud.
The Hiccup in Ip Man 3’s Hype
The Bunong vs. The Sesan II Dam
March 23, 2016
The Bunong vs. The Sesan II Dam
For the indigenous Bunong people, a desperate battle against the Sesan II dam will decide if their community has a future.
The Bunong vs. The Sesan II Dam
Nepal’s Mortal Goddesses
March 21, 2016
Nepal’s Mortal Goddesses
Goddesses usually exist in the spiritual realm. Not in Nepal.
Nepal’s Mortal Goddesses
Confronting Obesity in Asia’s Cities
March 19, 2016
Confronting Obesity in Asia’s Cities
Obesity is a growing crisis that governments cannot afford to ignore.
Confronting Obesity in Asia’s Cities
Gundam: Japan's Top Pop Culture Phenomenon
March 16, 2016
Gundam: Japan's Top Pop Culture Phenomenon
Think of Star Wars and Star Trek merged into one franchise to visualize the impact of Gundam on Japanese pop culture.
Gundam: Japan's Top Pop Culture Phenomenon
Afghanistan's <em>American Idol</em>: Americanization or Anti-Americanism?
March 15, 2016
Afghanistan's American Idol: Americanization or Anti-Americanism?
Afghanistan’s “Afghan Star” has become a venue for forging Afghan identity.
Afghanistan's American Idol: Americanization or Anti-Americanism?
Hollywood Movies Attack the Indian Market
March 11, 2016
Hollywood Movies Attack the Indian Market
Hollywood movies are increasingly popular among Indian audiences.
Hollywood Movies Attack the Indian Market
<em>Turquoise Mountain</em>: Discovering Afghan Art
March 11, 2016
Turquoise Mountain: Discovering Afghan Art
A new exhibit focuses on showcasing the arts, crafts, and architecture of Afghanistan.
Turquoise Mountain: Discovering Afghan Art
Blocking the Flow: Cambodia’s Sesan II Dam
March 09, 2016
Blocking the Flow: Cambodia’s Sesan II Dam
In Cambodia’s far north, the Mekong is under threat from one of the most controversial environmental project in the country.
Blocking the Flow: Cambodia’s Sesan II Dam
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