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First Asian Country Rules in Favor of Same-sex Marriage

Taiwan has just become the first Asian country to begin the process of legalizing same-sex marriage. The nation's highest court, the council of grand justices, ruled...

Taiwan Becomes First Asian Country to Ban Consumption of Dogs, Cats

In a landmark amendment to their pre-existing laws, Taiwan has become the first country in Asia to totally ban the consumption of dog and...

Adoption Rates Up, Euthanasia Down in Canadian Animal Shelters

This new survey of Canadian animal shelters shows an exciting decline in euthanasia and intake, while adoption rates have gone up.

Rare Sumatran Rhino From US Zoo Moves to Asia to Save His Species

A rhino from the Cincinnati Zoo is officially on a mission to Southeast Asia to save his entire species. Harapan, an 1,800 pound Sumatran Rhino,...

Not Seen for 100 Years “Royal Turtles” Crawl Back from Extinction in Asia

14 years ago, conservationists were overjoyed to come across three “royal turtle” nests. The 3–5 females and their mates and offspring were believed to...

Dog Saved From Euthanasia Ended Up “Saving” Veteran‘s Life

A German shepherd who narrowly escaped death at a shelter went on to become a nominee for National Hero Dog of the Year. A group...

Built by Quarterback Tim Tebow, Children’s Hospital in Asia Opens

NFL quarterback Tim Tebow has scored a win for suffering children in the Philippines. His foundation has opened a five-story, 30 bed hospital in...

A Decade After Asian Tsunami, New Forests Protect the Coast

The tsunami that struck Indonesia in 2004 obliterated vast areas of Aceh province. But villagers there are using an innovative microcredit scheme to restore...

Asians Try to Define Beauty

As I’m getting ready to go out I start thinking about how easy it must be for a man to get ready. They shower,...
India Polio-free-WHO photo

India and Southeast Asia Are Now Officially Polio-Free

Older Americans remember when, in the 1940s and 50's, polio crippled about 35,000 people each year. After Jonas Salk developed the polio vaccine, the...
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Slowly, Asia’s Factories Begin to Turn Green

Intel’s new $1 billion chip factory in Vietnam, about 10 miles from downtown Ho Chi Minh City, embraces environmental and sustainability measures far beyond...
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New Fund for Asia to Protect Poor From Climate Extremes

A new $140 million fund to boost climate resilience in cities in six Asian countries was launched on Friday by the Rockefeller Foundation, the...
hero dog Kabang

UPDATE: Hero Dog Arrives Back in Asia After Facial Surgery in US

Thronged by news photographers and well-wishers, Kabang the hero dog arrived back home in the Philippines yesterday after 8 months in the U.S. enduring...

First Asian-American Judge Ever in Virginia

Prosecutor John M. Tran, elected to the Fairfax County Circuit Court on April 4 by the state's General Assembly, became the first Asian-American to...
Asian Heroes in 2012 Ramon Magsaysay Awards

The Power of Selflessness: 6 Asians Who Lift the Lives of Millions

An Indonesian mountaineer who faced death threats while battling illegal loggers and a Bangladeshi lawyer who fought to keep old rusty ships from being...
Child reading in Mongolia -Bookbridge photo

Are Your Children’s Books or Dictionaries Collecting Dust? Book Drives Help to Educate Children in Asia

A small team of 11 people and numerous volunteers around the world have made Bookbridge a successful social program that is measured not by...
Child reading in Mongolia -Bookbridge photo

Are Your Children’s Books or Dictionaries Collecting Dust? Book Drives Help to Educate Children in Asia

A small team of 11 people and numerous volunteers around the world have made Bookbridge a successful social program that is measured not by...
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Woman Gives Birth on Flight From Asia to San Francisco

A new mom and her child are resting comfortably in the hospital after giving birth 35,000 feet up on a flight from the Philippines...
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First World Cup for Asian Team is Sweet Win for Disaster-ridden Japan

A come-from-behind victory for the Japanese women in the World Cup finals Sunday was particularly sweet, not only because they were the underdogs in...
coral reef in Forida

Indonesia Launches Southeast Asia’s Biggest Marine Park

A migration route for almost half the world's whale species which contains vast amounts of rare coral will be preserved in the Savu Sea...