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Floods, drought, war? It must be El Niño again
The bad boy of weather is 80 percent likely to strike this year. Here’s what to brace for.
Malaysian police arrest almost 200 people over illegal World Cup betting
In neighboring Thailand, police said they had arrested more than 1,000 people, seizing betting slips worth $525,000 during raids.
Asia embraces blackface-style ads. Get ready to cringe
Asian TV is enduring a disconcerting fad — for a laugh or to sell soap.
This Singapore blogger lost everything just by criticizing the prime minister
Now the internet is coming to his rescue.
Humans are not entirely cruel, violent and intolerant creatures. Here's the awesome video that proves it.
Torture. Cruelty. Religious strife. It's all in the human makeup. But, thank our stars, so's this.
Watch 100,000 ducks stampede through this village in Thailand
That's one quacked up commute.
A really expensive nursing home for dogs is opening in Japan
Expect to pay at least $1,000 a month.
Ai Weiwei wants you to pose with your leg as a gun. Here's why.
"Leg-guns" are the hot new selfie craze.
5 political crises that are threatening to wreck the global economy and life as we know it
Tony Abbott is forever alone
Nobody wants to hold your hand, Abbott. Because you are sexist and coldhearted and don't believe in climate change.
South Korean 'kidults' aren't shy about ordering the Happy Meal
If you're a grown man in Seoul, there's more going on than drinking soju.
Are any countries seriously trying to tackle the climate crisis?
Obama wants the US to lead. Is anyone interested in following?
This map shows which disease is most likely to kill you depending on where you live
Most of the world will die of heart disease.
Here's what World Cup teams would look like if immigrants weren't allowed to play
Europe is resounding with cries of 'immigrants, go home!' Here's what would happen to the World Cup if they did.
11 times Japanese businessmen passed out drunk in public — and no one cared
This is a culture where drinking is a job requirement.
World’s oldest pants found in ancient Chinese grave have a seriously huge crotch
They're 3,300 years old and they belonged to some badass Bronze Age mummies.
Refunds for bad sex and other weird consular requests
Some people just shouldn't leave home.
China's deserts are expanding at an alarming rate. So it's fighting back, with straw mats
The expanding sands have already claimed ancient relics, cities and even sections of the Great Wall.
Pakistani Taliban militants who attacked Karachi airport planned to hijack a plane
At least 24 people were killed after the Pakistani Taliban laid siege to Karachi's international airport with suicide vests, grenades and rocket launchers.
Tony Abbott allocates big money for God in schools…
...while slashing Australia's budget for health, science and the environment.
Watch how this awesome Malaysian girl rescues a sinking canoe
Coordination level: Expert.
These adorable Nepalese children literally hugged trees to set a record
Organizers will now submit their claim for a new record to Guinness World Records, which is expected to rule on it within two months.
#tbt: Chinese security use umbrellas to disrupt CNN coverage of the 20th anniversary of Tiananmen
Beijing's umbrella cops are the stars of this week's global throwback.
G7 is prepared to 'intensify targeted sanctions' against Russia over the Ukraine crisis
A tough-talking Merkel said the G7 might even consider sanctions of the phase 3 variety, meaning restrictions on trade, finance and energy sectors.
South Korea debuts new parking spaces that are wide, pink, and really sexist
You know, because women are bad drivers and stuff.
Australia ponders World Cup 2022 bid following Qatar's corruption allegations
South Korea said it would wait for 'confirmed facts' before deciding its position.
Bangkok’s anti-coup flash mobs have adopted the 'Hunger Games' salute
They materialize suddenly, raising a three-finger salute toward the sky. Then they vanish as quickly as they appear, melting into crowds to evade police.
US and China square off at Asia security forum
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned Beijing that the United States was committed to its geopolitical rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region.
These 6 countries are among the worst in the world for workers
In Cambodia, workers demanding better pay have been killed or imprisoned.
#YesAllWomen isn't just an American thing
It's everywhere and has been for a long time.