12 governments that love to spy on their own people
The US is not alone. Here's just a partial list of the other governments that have been caught spying on its own citizens.
China and The Art of (losing) War
For centuries, China's leaders have relied on Sun Tzu's masterpiece of strategy. The result? Tragedy, weakness and defeat to inferior forces.
Vietnam evacuating 180,000 people threatened by Typhoon Nari
More than a hundred thousand were evacuated from Vietnam's coastal areas on Monday.
Vietnam fireworks factory explosion kills 21: Official (VIDEO)
Fireworks reportedly exploded out of the building for several hours after the blast.
Cambodia’s flooding brings specter of disease
Each year rivers swell, lakes expand and villages sink beneath soupy brown waters. This year’s flooding is particularly miserable.
Wanna do business in North Korea? Good luck!
For the adventurous, North Korea is an untapped — but daunting — business frontier.
As Obama's Asia 'pivot' falters, China steps into the gap
While diplomats downplayed Obama's no-show in Asia this week, the image of a dysfunctional Washington bolsters China's rise.
National funeral for revered Vietnam General Vo Nguyen Giap
Giap, the ruthless but brilliant military strategist, died Friday at age 102.
'Made in Myanmar' clothing, coming to a mall near you
But can this troubled nation avoid Bangladesh-style factory horrors?
Typhoon Usagi lashes southern China, leaving at least 25 dead (VIDEO)
The typhoon, which fell to tropical storm-strength by Monday, battered China's southern coast late Sunday.
Mid-Autumn Festival in Asia: A time for lanterns, moon cakes and family
This centuries-old harvest festival is one of the most important celebrations in the Chinese lunar calendar.
Broke, abandoned and depressed
A tragic end game for Myanmar’s freed democracy advocates
Mock stars: Myanmar’s pop plagiarists
How a censored nation spawned an alternative rock ‘n’ roll reality.
For Wyoming town of one, rebirth as a hub for Vietnamese coffee
"I thought Buford was very amazing and very exciting," Nguyen Dinh Pham said. "After I purchased it, I kept thinking about what to do with the town."
Typhoon Utor shifts down to tropical storm as it hits China
Utor arrives in China.
Father and son coaxed from jungle 40 years after fleeing Vietnam War
Ho Van Lang and his 82-year-old father reportedly lived in a tree house and have had barely any contact with the outside world.
7 things you can do to donuts
You know about cronuts, but have you heard of sushi doughnuts?
Vietnam's President Truong Tan Sang makes rare White House visit (VIDEO)
It’s the first time Truong Tan Sang has visited Washington and only the second time a Vietnamese president has visited the Oval Office since the US and Vietnam normalized relations in 1995.
Who would win a World Idol competition?
Everyone's freaking out about Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf. Check out these other amazing idols from around the world.
Vietnam police get Spiderman-style net guns to trap speeding bikers (VIDEO)
Vietnamese police have a novel way to stop speeding bikers in their tracks.
World Refugee Day 2013: 'Needs of these people are overwhelming'
The world's refugee population is on the incline with a staggering 45.2 million people displaced from their homes.
Inside Southeast Asia's dog meat trade
Insiders deploy drones and bribes in the struggle to staunch trafficking.
Foreign Service official charged with trading US visas for cash
Michael Sestak, in charge of issuing visas at the US consulate in Ho Chi Minh City, allegedly accepted bribes from hundreds of Vietnamese nationals.
Nguyen soon to become Australia's most popular last name
Vietnamese surname Nguyen may soon outpace Smith to become the most commonly used in Australia.
Vietnam will allow the purchase of "quiet" fireworks
Firecrackers that produce noise but don't explode may be permitted for the 2014 Lunar New Year in Vietnam, a nation that has outlawed their use.
US and Vietnam: gradually becoming bittersweet partners?
Commentary: Increased trade setting the stage for defense and security arrangements.
How the World Bank funds illegal logging in Cambodia and Laos
Environmental watchdog Global Witness says Deutsche Bank and the World Bank didn't do their homework before investing in unlawful Vietnamese rubber companies.
How Nike solved its sweatshop problem
When met by protests in the 1990s, Nike implemented programs to improve conditions for its workers and increase transparency. Here's how.
In isolated Myanmar, sanctions breed bogus US franchises
Experience a tiny 'Wal Mart' and a 'KFC' that serves fries with chopsticks.
Was the last rhino in Mozambique killed?
International media has latched onto the story of the "last 15 rhinos killed" in Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park.
Old mortar shell from Vietnam War kills 2 boys
Two boys were killed and several other children injured when a mortar shell exploded as they played with it in central Vietnam.