TOKYO (AP) — Acclaimed Japanese film star Ken Takakura, known for many stoic heroes he played on silver screen, has died of lymphoma. He was 83. His office and media reports said Tuesday that Takakura died Nov. 10 at a Tokyo hospital where he had been treated for the illness.
It’s that time of year again when the highly-skilled and meticulous Thai mask dance, Khon, returns in Bangkok (Nov 24-Dec 9). The performances will be as beautiful, traditional and prestigious as last year’s, but does anybody care?
In about two weeks Cambodians who lost their love ones in 2010’s Water Festival tragedy will mark the fourth anniversary of the stampede.
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese online video site says it is bringing the “Big Brother” reality TV show to China.
Thailand has made strides in the fight against HIV, but must do more to directly prevent HIV transmission among men who have sex with men, transgender people, and sex workers. Midnight Poonkasetwattana, Executive Director of the Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (APCOM), says it is crucial that the government and healthcare providers create a more welcoming and supportive environment for high-risk groups.
Malaysia axes fuel subsidies as oil prices drop
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China upholds Uighur scholar’s separatism conviction
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Japan’s lower house dissolved for snap election
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Longer visas for Chinese could spur US tourism
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Thai junta leader pats reporter on head, tugs his ear
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