Vietnam's Work Environment Is Asia’s Most Gender-Diverse: Report

Gender diversity throughout corporations in Asia is very low, but Vietnam has the continent's largest percentage of women in its boardrooms.

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China Reveals Plan to Grow Potatoes on the Moon

As part of next year’s Chang’e-4 mission, Chinese scientists plan to grow potatoes inside a moon-bound mini-ecosystem.

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'Brain Drain' Is Taking Its Toll on ASEAN Workforce and Economy: Study

Highly skilled members of the ASEAN workforce are pursuing more lucrative opportunities outside of their home countries.

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A Heroes’ Retirement Plan for De-Mining Dogs in Cambodia

An animal rights activist in Phnom Penh plans to open a specialized retirement home for Cambodia’s de-mining dogs.

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Indonesia's Ongoing LGBT Crackdown Rattles Community

Over the past year and a half, attitudes toward homosexuality in Indonesia have escalated from mild intolerance to violence. 

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A Gang of Pickpocket Monkeys Has Taken Over a Bali Temple

A temple on Indonesia’s popular island of Bali is currently plagued by a gang of kleptomaniac primates.

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China May Ban Sale of Canine Meat Ahead of Dog-Eating Festival

Animal lovers can rejoice - for now - as authorities in the Chinese city of Yulin have issued a short-term ban on the sale of dog meat ahead of the city's infamous dog-eating festival, activists report.

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Offices in Japan Hire Cats, Dogs, Goats to Help Employees Relieve Stress

Companies in Japan are turning to animals like cats, dogs, goats and even alpacas to help employees relieve stress.

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Indian Woman Sets New World Record for Fastest Back-to-Back Everest Ascent

An Indian mountain climber is believed to have set a new women's record for summitting Mount Everest twice in less than a week.

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Taiwan High Court First in Asia to Rule Same-Sex Marriage Legal

In a historic decision, Taiwan's Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday that the nation's laws prohibiting same-sex couples from marrying violates their equal protection and personal freedom.

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Remaining TPP Members Vow to Move Forward Without US

Trade leaders of the 11 remaining countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have agreed to continue working to finalize the deal without US participation.

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