The secret weapon in China and Vietnam's turf war: Swanky cruise ships
The islands may be tiny and toilet-free, but nationalists will pay to visit them if it helps the motherland win territory.
Vietnam might let rich convicts buy their way off death row
The new proposal by Vietnam's powerful National Assembly is morally confusing to say the least.
Venezuela’s Maduro is racing to collect 10 million signatures against Obama
Even school kids are reportedly signing the petition, which the Venezuelan president plans to deliver in person to Obama next week.
Dog Thief Down: Vietnam's pet lovers fight back
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Eat, Prey, Love: Vietnam’s dogs double as family members and dinner
That’s not as odd as it may sound.
Dog Thief Down: Pet lovers turned vigilantes in Vietnam (VIDEO)
Some see them as pets. Some consider them dinner. Others see dogs as a lucrative source of illicit cash.
The real story behind the Vietnamese girl who found her dog 'Flower' dead at a meat stall
The photo's going viral. Expect more photos like this one.
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Vietnam's dog lovers fight back.
This insane fruit is probably the world’s most celebrated (and persecuted)
It smells like hell but tastes like heaven to those who know it best. And it kind of makes you high.
It turns out communist Vietnam loves capitalism more than the US does
Polls show the 'American Dream' is alive in Hanoi. In America? Not so much.
Across Asia, sex is a handy form of bribery
Trading sex for favors is often legal, or difficult to enforce. Vietnam is cracking down.
Thailand considered sourcing your fish dinner with prison labor
The astoundingly bad idea highlights the terrible state of affairs in Thailand's fishing industry.
On gay rights, Vietnam is now more progressive than much of the US
The communist government just reversed its ban on same-sex marriage.
Chinese meth bust smells a lot like ‘Breaking Bad’
Unemployed family man seized the opportunity, got busted, but ended up a folk hero.
Vietnam offers foreign-invested enterprises special favors
Analysts have voiced concern over the generous incentives given to foreign invested enterprises in Vietnam.
Vietnam's dog thieves now resort to homemade tasers to catch their prey
Though grilled canine is sold legally in roadside stalls, dog snatchers are deeply reviled.
Why Obama should keep quiet about the Hong Kong protests
Already, China is exploiting the US stance for propaganda.
Alibaba.com: Supermarket for torture devices?
Alibaba may be Wall Street’s wunderkind, but for dictators searching for thumb cuffs and shock devices, it's a great place to shop.
Message to Vietnamese Facebook users: Don’t post incriminating stuff. The cops will bust you
Crimes unwittingly exposed have included bear poaching, revenge porn and even murder.
Vietnam jails bloggers so much it rivals China ...
… and yet they keep speaking out.
Did the Khmer Rouge really commit genocide?
Whether the regime’s hideous brand of cruelty actually qualifies as ‘genocide’ will soon go on trial in Cambodia.
The Vietnam War might seem like ancient history, but thousands still risk arrest and torture for helping the US
4 decades later, Hmong who helped the US ‘fight communism’ are still persecuted and on the run.
Here’s the scandal that an Australian court has banned from the media
WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange says the gag order is about 'preventing embarrassment' in the highly sensitive money-printing business.
Asia’s heroin now sold in lemon yellows and cotton-candy pinks
Why pastel-colored smack is being produced in the wilds of Myanmar.
Here are the world's 10 biggest refugee groups compared to populations of US cities
There are almost as many refugees from Afghanistan as people in Denver, Colorado.
This Singapore mall has real live maids for sale
They are on display and marketed as 'sweet-natured and compliant.'
In Cambodia, toxic air threatens timeless ruins
It’s Angkor Wat versus ancient tour buses.
Cambodia is finally starting to get serious about commemorating genocide victims
Survivors had hoped for money. Instead, they'll have to settle for books, memorials and maybe a day off.
For Vietnam, leftover American bombs mean the war has never ended
Bombs have killed at least 42,000 Vietnamese since the US pulled out — more than the number of Americans killed in action.
China evacuates 3,000 citizens from Vietnam after deadly attacks
On Sunday, police flooded major cities in Vietnam trying to avert anti-China protests.
Anti-China riots in Vietnam are turning deadly
A doctor in Vietnam said up to 21 people were killed, while the country's foreign ministry spokesman confirmed one death.