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Arizona's Slut-Shaming Preacher Was Arrested for Kicking a Girl in the Chest

University of Arizona has banned the wannabe preacher from its campus for a year, where he'll no longer be able to spread his anti-gay, anti-feminist, anti-Muslim, anti-yoga pants …

Vietnam to teach Chinese language in primary school from 2017 - Culture

Vietnam will begin to teach Chinese language in primary school from 2017, according to the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) on Monday.<p>The …

Education

Amid communist rule, a Catholic university opens in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Sep 21, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After 40 years, the first Catholic Church-operated university opened in Vietnam …

After the Vietnam War, America Flew Planes Full of Babies Back to the U.S.

The image is common enough: A passenger plane with human cargo belted snugly into their seats. But look for another second and you will see that every passenger is a child, and each one has been bundled up inside an identical cardboard box. Most of them are babies, but some are older and their …

Taiwan

K-pop’s gross double standard for women

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Dutch 'horror dentist' gets 8 years in French prison

A French court has convicted a Dutch dentist to eight years in prison for mutilating patients' mouths, and for fraud. The French media dubbed …

President Xi Jinping’s Most Dangerous Venture Yet: Remaking China’s Military

The Chinese leader’s plan to revamp the armed forces, a milestone in the nation’s emergence from isolationism, faces hurdles at home<p>BEIJING—China’s stock market was swooning. Investors were panicking. Yet when Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke that first Monday in January, he didn’t address the …

China

Free speech is under siege in Vietnam

NGUYEN HUU VINH is a Vietnamese blogger better known by the name Ahn Ba Sam. He’s no radical; he was once a police officer in the Ministry of Public Security in Hanoi, later a private investigator, and is the son of a former Vietnamese government minister who served as ambassador to the Soviet …

Rights & Freedoms

Lowly Concrete Block Gets Stylish Remix at Vietnam Home

A utilitarian material gets a makeover<p>Though concrete is revered in some circles for its brutish charms, the concrete <i>block</i> is generally considered less of a looker. This house in Vietnam by local firm Khuôn Studio could change that, as it deploys 1,300 custom-designed concrete blocks to interesting …

Beautiful Japanese "minimalist survival kit" that fits in a tube you wear on your back

The Minim+Aid is a "minimalist survival kit" from Japanese design firm Nendo that features "a whistle to alert others of one’s presence, a radio …

'Polish Catholic posed as rabbi' in Poznan

<b>A man entrusted to give talks at Polish schools about Judaism and lead Jewish prayers was neither a rabbi nor even Jewish, media reports say.</b><p>The man who called himself Jacoob Ben Nistell from Haifa in Israel was in fact a Catholic cook named Jacek Niszczota, the reports say.<p>The bearded man with …

Israel

China just started unloading its biggest problem on the rest of the world, and the world is already freaking out

And the world is already starting to feel the pain.<p>The problem is that China's got too many companies producing things like coal and steel, and the state-owned enterprises (SOEs) doing this have racked up debt that's now eating up their profits.<p>The government is trying to shift the whole economy …

Chinese Op-Ed Says Trump's Rise Illustrates Perils of Democracy

This week, in an op-ed published by the state-run Global Times, the Chinese government used Trump’s rise as an object lesson on the perils of democracy. “Fist fights among voters who have different political orientations is quite common in developing countries during election seasons,” it says, …

Vladimir Putin

Protest Is Planned for Donald Trump’s Speech Before Pro-Israel Group

Donald J. Trump could be staring at some empty seats when he comes to Washington on Monday to make a foreign affairs address before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s policy conference.<p>Some rabbis and others who will be attending the pro-Israel group’s event are organizing a walkout …

Watch China's Weirdly Cheerful Antigraft Propaganda Video

If your taste in propaganda videos runs to cheery and whimsical with a dose of social disgrace and humiliation, the Chinese government has got you …

Good Morning Future Wealth, Vietnam

Vietnam has been among Asia’s top performers in recent times, bucking a region-wide trade recession despite tensions with China, its biggest trading …

Justice Thomas asks questions in court, 1st time in 10 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas broke 10 years of courtroom silence Monday and posed questions during a Supreme Court oral argument, …

Clarence Thomas

Rats breathing Beijing's polluted air gained serious weight in just 19 days, study finds

A new study funded by the Chinese government and undertaken by researchers at Duke University has found that rats breathing highly polluted air not …

China to Ban Unusual Architecture

Visitors to China frequently admire the country’s love for unusual buildings. There’s the sky-high diamond-shaped Famen Temple near Xi’an, Beijing’s …

How the Vietnam War's 'Napalm Girl' Is Finally Getting Her Scars Treated – 43 Years Later

For the past 43 years, Kim Phuc has learned to live with constant pain.<p>In June 1972, when she was just 9 years old, Phuk suffered burns on over 65 …

Vietnam

Here's one way to escape death row in Vietnam: Get pregnant

A convicted drug trafficker in Vietnam looks set to avoid the death penalty after becoming pregnant in prison.<p>Nguyen Thi Hue, 42, is being held in a jail in the northeastern province of Quang Ninh, which borders southern China, after being sentenced to death for drug trafficking offenses in …

How important is Vietnamese 'xông nhà' custom during Tet?

Born in a close-knit Chinese-Vietnamese family with nearly 20 members as I was, I have been taught a lot about Lunar New Year customs prevalent in …

Here's What You Can Buy to Celebrate New Year in Vietnam: Bear Paw, Pangolin, and Snake Wine | VICE News

Only after dusk do the shops selling wildlife wine open for business in Danang, and during the Vietnamese New Year business is good.<p>Wines made from whole or parts of wild animals are popular holiday gifts for those who can afford them. Despite a ban on selling trafficked wildlife, it's pretty easy …

Master forger arrested in Thailand over fake passports for migrants to Europe

Skilled counterfeiter known as ‘The Doctor’ ran a sophisticated international operation to supply bogus documents to Middle East, police allege<p>Thai police say they have busted an international fake passport syndicate and arrested an Iranian master forger known as “The Doctor” who was wanted in …

Armed Forces

12 fascinating facts about the Chinese economy

And analysts aren't feeling too optimistic going forward.<p>But just looking at what's going on in the markets doesn't give the full flavor of the Chinese economy.<p>As such, we took a look at the nitty-gritty, and put together some fascinating facts about China's consumption, production, and …

If There Is a Recession in 2016, This Is How It Will Happen

More and more news headlines and stock market analysts’ reports have started predicting, or at least insinuating, that a recession could be near in the United States.<p>I’ve been skeptical; the economy may not be great, but I’ve had a hard time envisioning how economic turmoil in countries like China …

Economy

Vietnam chooses stay-the-course leader over more reform-minded challenger

HO CHI MINH CITY — Vietnam's communist regime ended an unprecedented internal power struggle Wednesday by deciding to stick to the status quo over a more reform-minded challenger.<p>Vietnam's National Party Congress, meeting behind closed doors, concluded a week of deliberations by naming ruling …

Vietnam

This gorgeous series of photos from Vietnam will take 10 years to complete

Most travelers to Vietnam only visit a few cities and areas, but French photographer Réhahn Croquevielle is on a mission to show them what they’re missing. With more than 56 official ethnic groups, each with different traditions and dialects, Vietnam is a sparklingly diverse country, and Réhahn has …

Vietnam

Chuon Chuon Kim Kindergarten / KIENTRUC O

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This project is a conversion of an existing town house into a private kindergarten in Tân Định ward, one …