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Japanese women flocking to pro-wrestling matches

“Do it!” “Hang in there!” Cries from spectators echoed in the dimly lit venue as the packed audience watched muscular men pull fast and furious wrestling moves on each other in the ring under a s...

Updated : 2015.04.14 19:19

Pakistani-American women stand up and deliver

A group of Pakistani women have come together in the United States to push the envelope and challenge stereotypes that women, particularly from Pakistan or of Pakistani heritage, can’t be comedians, ...

Updated : 2015.04.14 19:19

Siblings seek destruction of Lee Kuan Yew’s home

Singapore’s first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew had asked for his house to be demolished after his death, and the executors of his will yesterday asked Singaporeans to respect this wish. Lee died on ...

Updated : 2015.04.14 19:18

Riding amid bombs on Ho Chi Minh Trail

British travel writer Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent shares why she decided to travel one of the world’s most dangerous trails. Alone. On a small Honda Cub. The Pink Panther simply defies expectations. ...

Updated : 2015.04.07 20:18

Preserving the world’s oldest teak bridge

The 160-year-old bridge, thought to be the world’s oldest and longest teak bridge, spans 1.2 kilometers across Taungthaman Lake in Amarapura, an ancient city near Mandalay The famous U Bein Bridge ...

Updated : 2015.04.07 20:17

Once a factory worker, now China’s richest woman

While shattering glass ceilings in a rags-to-riches story has earned Zhou Qunfei the title of China’s richest woman, it is not without irony that her meteoric rise to success is built on manufacturin...

Updated : 2015.04.07 20:16

In need of good luck? Change your handwriting

Elton John sings that it’s all written in the stars. Others beg to differ ― believing that fate, and luck, is all in handwriting. At least, that is what graphologists, experts in the study of hand...

Updated : 2015.03.31 22:12

Buddhism’s right-wing face in Myanmar

Eight years and three months in a Myanmar jail did nothing to soften, let alone change, U Wirathu, the notorious monk who has become the face of right-wing Buddhist nationalism in the country. While...

Updated : 2015.03.31 22:12

Cambodia mourns loss of Pen Samitthy

Pen Samitthy, the editor-in-chief of Cambodia’s largest daily newspaper Rasmei Kampuchea, passed away from an illness on March 30. He was 54 years old. He began his career with a government post in...

Updated : 2015.03.31 20:59

Pagodas in the mist

Long billed as the “Land of Pagodas”, Myanmar does nothing if not live up to its name. It’s 5:30 p.m. in Bagan and I’m standing at the top of stupa 305 with a small group of others travelers wait...

Updated : 2015.03.24 18:32

Releasing tigers a risky business

Following India’s success in protecting endangered tigers, Cambodia says it wants to get some of the big cats from India and reintroduce them to its Cardamoms mountain range. Indonesia, which has o...

Updated : 2015.03.24 18:31

Health warning for working women

China’s workforce has changed rapidly over the past few decades, with the number of women who go out to work steadily rising. Since many women continue in paid employment while juggling their respo...

Updated : 2015.03.17 20:26

Crusading for equality on bikes

Three cats. Four kids. A sprawling house in Subang Jaya, Selangor. Life for hijab-wearing suburban mum Nurulalis Aidil Akhbar seems ordinary ... until the weekend rolls around. Come Saturdays and Su...

Updated : 2015.03.17 20:25

Ethnic Chinese ring in New Year in Thailand

Thailand’s popular Crown Princess Sirindhorn opened three days of raucous festivities in Bangkok’s Chinatown on Feb. 19, walked with the dragon dancers and mingled with the thousands of people who ...

Updated : 2015.02.24 19:41

Poor facilities in China pull plug on electric cars

Li Yongning is a regular visitor to the Huamao Centre, a busy business cluster in the Chaoyang district of Beijing that houses famous designer outlets, high-end jewelry shops and fine restaurants. H...

Updated : 2015.02.24 19:40