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Bangladesh Squad Returns to Pakistan for First Cricket Test Match Since 2003
February 06, 2020

Bangladesh Squad Returns to Pakistan for First Cricket Test Match Since 2003

By Associated Press
It’s another step forward for Pakistani cricket, as security concerns previously prevented the country from hosting international matches.
Asian Soccer Tournament in Turkmenistan Delayed Due to Virus
February 04, 2020

Asian Soccer Tournament in Turkmenistan Delayed Due to Virus

By Associated Press
Of the 16 teams due to take part in the tournament in Turkmenistan, five were from countries with cases of the new coronavirus, including China.

World Health Organization Tackles Misinformation Over China Coronavirus Outbreak
February 04, 2020

World Health Organization Tackles Misinformation Over China Coronavirus Outbreak

By Associated Press
The WHO says the new epidemic has been accompanied by a massive “infodemic” — an overabundance of information, some accurate and some not.

Meeting the Drivers of India’s Growth
February 03, 2020

Meeting the Drivers of India’s Growth

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The goods trucks symbolize a part of contemporary India as such, with all its strengths and weaknesses.

The Face of the Coronavirus: Face Masks
January 31, 2020

The Face of the Coronavirus: Face Masks

By Layne Vandenberg
Exclusively associating face masks with the coronavirus vilifies Chinese culture and fashion. 
‘Minari,’ a Korean Immigrant Drama, Breaks Out at Sundance
January 29, 2020

‘Minari,’ a Korean Immigrant Drama, Breaks Out at Sundance

By Associated Press
With exquisite tenderness and simple beauty, the breakout hit brings to life a classic immigrant tale and a compassionate family drama.

Asian Demand for Face Masks Soars on Fears of Chinese Virus
January 28, 2020

Asian Demand for Face Masks Soars on Fears of Chinese Virus

By Associated Press
Demand for face masks and hand sanitizing liquid has soared across Asia.
‘Don’t Be Dead’: China Mourns Kobe Bryant
January 28, 2020

‘Don’t Be Dead’: China Mourns Kobe Bryant

By Shannon Tiezzi
The basketball legend's sudden death shocked his millions of die-hard fans in China.

Who Is Behind K-pop’s Viral Choreography?
January 23, 2020

Who Is Behind K-pop’s Viral Choreography?

By Layne Vandenberg
The minds behind K-pop dance choreography, one of K-pop’s most iconic features, deserve formal recognition. 

How Chinese Immigrants Found Their Way to Puerto Rico
January 23, 2020

How Chinese Immigrants Found Their Way to Puerto Rico

By Robert Farley
The history of Chinese immigrants in Puerto Rico is intertwined with American restrictions on Chinese immigration through 1965.

How Chinese Immigrants Found Their Place in Puerto Rico
January 21, 2020

How Chinese Immigrants Found Their Place in Puerto Rico

By Robert Farley
By the 1890s, many Chinese immigrants had made their homes in Puerto Rico.
Eggs from Endangered Sea Turtle Stolen from Thai Beach
January 07, 2020

Eggs from Endangered Sea Turtle Stolen from Thai Beach

By Associated Press
Outraged local residents donated 50,000 baht ($1,660) for a reward to catch the thieves.

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