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Finding Harmony Between Humans and Elephants

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….How one non-profit organisation is encouraging alternative crops to reduce human–elephant conflict in Thailand. Text Sarah Eichstadt When elephants enter her farm, Roengrom “Rom” Amsamarng runs...

Travel and Adventure

Science

3 of Asia’s Latest Forays into Space

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Asia is conquering the final frontier, one launch at a time. Here are some of its most recent achievements in space
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Culture

The serenading suitors of the Philippines

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Under a courtship ritual called harana, it was compulsory for Filipino men to sing to their sweethearts
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Lost in the Process

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Leaena the Lioness

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This is the story of a woman and her devotion to improving the lives young disabled individuals in Singapore. Through her determination, she has developed spaces in which these children and youth can rise out of adversity to live normal, fulfilling lives. The legacy of Leaena Tambyah continues to inspire and empower.

Spirits of the Yellow Leaves

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Text Shu Nimonjiya | Photos Geza J. Holzinger When development and preservation collide. In the highlands of Northern Thailand, there was once a truly isolated tribe whose individuals were called phi (spirit/ghost). Staying hidden largely out of fear, they lived deep in the forest, completely isolated from the prying eyes of...
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From Shell to Shore

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Witnessing the exodus of baby turtles from sand to sea might seem out of reach, but they are really just a hop, skip, and a boat ride away

Yangtze’s Chinese Paddlefish: Declared Extinct

China’s Yangtze River was once teeming with Chinese paddlefish (Psephurus gladius). The largest specimen recorded was seven metres long and weighed 450KG, making it one of the largest freshwater fish in the world – aptly referred to as "megafish" and the “king of freshwater fish”. This species of fish had...

Current Affairs

Observing The New Uzbekistan

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Central Asia's most populous nation Uzbekistan was voted for their leader. Around 20 million Uzbeks are eligible for an election on 9 July at...

Palm Progress

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Can palm oil plantations and endangered rainforests really coexist? One conservationist says yes. Text and images credit: Nathan Sen The island of Borneo, divided among Malaysia,...

Above the Water: Sea Science

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Text by Benjamin P.Horton 340 MILLION people are at risk of flooding from sea-level rise by 2050. We know that rising sea levels affect every coastal...

The Gold Trap: How COVID-19 is pushing Filipino children into hazardous work

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By Marielle Lucenio The Philippines had been making slow progress in its long fight against child labour, but the pandemic reversed the gains that had...

A culture of silence blunts the impact of a new Vietnamese law against sexual...

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By Trang Vu Vietnam’s new labor law requires employers to put in place mechanisms to prevent and penalize sexual harassment in the workplace. But Vietnamese...

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The Road to Independence: Burma (1945 – 1962)

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From the 1962 Democracy Protests, through the 1974 U Thant Crisis, the 1988 Uprising, and the 2007 Saffron Revolution, to the 2021 Spring Revolution, Myanmar has fought against the whims of its military leaders and suffered at the hands of the army. To make sense of the tumultuous events of the past six decades, we must understand the complex politics and power struggles that have dominated this country once known as Burma.

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