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Japan Is Preparing to Build the World's Tallest Wooden Skyscraper in Tokyo

Tokyo's skyline will soon feature the world's largest wooden skyscraper. 

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Uber Prepares to Sell Its Operations in Southeast Asia to Grab: CNBC Report

Although no deal has been reached yet and it’s unclear when the said deal will be made, many believe that the merge seems inevitable given Uber's current business situation in Asia.

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Myanmar's First Public Drag Olympics Was a Celebration of Queer Identities

As part of the fourth annual &PROUD LGBT Film Festival, the country's first ever Drag Queen Olympics took place at Thakin Mya Park in downtown Yangon on January 28.

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Chinese Scientists Have Successfully Cloned Monkeys Using SCNT Technique

Scientists in China recently achieved a major scientific breakthrough by cloning two monkeys.

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Southeast Asia's Fondness of Air-Conditioning Is Putting Strains on Local Environment

As our world continues to warm up, tropical dwellers depend heavily on cooling technologies to combat their habitat's harsh elements. For most of Southeast Asia, this means cranking up the air-conditioning, thus putting immense strain on the already-fragile regional environment.

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Vietnamese-Thai Wildlife Kingpin Arrested in Thailand for Smuggling $1m Worth of Rhino Horn

A notorious Vietnamese wildlife trafficker was arrested by Thai police for his involvement in the smuggling of over US$1 million worth of illegal rhino horns.

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Taiwan Finalizes Vietnamese Language Syllabus for Children of Cross-National Marriages

Taiwanese grade schools are responding to demand for Vietnamese language lessons by opening language classes in grade schools this year.

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After China Bans Plastic Imports, Southeast Asia to Become World's Largest Recycling Plant

With China’s plastic import ban going into effect on January 1, environmental experts worry that Southeast Asian nations will now have to shoulder the bulk of the world's plastic waste.

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Inside Southeast Asia's First Dating Platform for Sugar Daddies

TheSugarBook, a Malaysia-based dating platform aimed at matching wealthy individuals with others who are interested in being lavished with expensive gifts, has attracted more than 55,000 users since its founding in late 2016.

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North Korean Defector Given Free Lifetime Supply of Choco Pies

South Korean confectionery giant Orion has announced that it will bestow a lifetime supply of Choco Pies to a North Korean soldier who recently defected.

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New Report Finds Indonesian LGBT Activists Under Increasingly Violent Threat

A new report has found that supporters of Indonesia's LGBT community are facing increasingly violent, personal threats in the country.

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