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And in Myanmar, dissing Buddha can bring on death threats and prison time.
What it takes to tell the story of modern warfare.
Trading sex for favors is often legal, or difficult to enforce. Vietnam is cracking down.
The astoundingly bad idea highlights the terrible state of affairs in Thailand's fishing industry.
This quintessentially Filipino mashup, harking back to the US occupation, usually transports the poor and their livestock.
The communist government just reversed its ban on same-sex marriage.
Yoga? Death Metal? Petting puppies? They’re all forbidden by Malaysia’s Islamic clerics.
This spear-wielding tribe has long kept away intruders, but now they're facing a whole new threat: Sea cucumber poachers.
Thanks to Asia’s rising middle class, the stratosphere is getting really crowded.
Ruling says 'cross-dressers' have a disorder and can’t help violating Sharia law.
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An increasingly extreme Islamic insurgency surfaces from the shadows to taunt its prey.
A holy war in the city where Muslims indulge in sleaze forbidden back home.
Tests show it works as well as women’s birth control pills, with far fewer nasty side effects.
13-year-old Pink — whom the reality star wanted to adopt — is 'indifferent' to Kardashian’s riches.
This week, on a trip to Myanmar, Obama is expected to let them know that’s just fine.
Though grilled canine is sold legally in roadside stalls, dog snatchers are deeply reviled.
Shopkeepers dispense needles as small change. Addicts prefer them to dirty, worn bills.
Amid rampant corruption, police can score $300 just for turning down payoffs.
The Indonesian province is also now authorized to punish homosexuality with 100 months in jail or 1,000 grams of gold.