A fire triggered several explosions and destroyed state warehouses and nearby residential houses in Burma's biggest city Rangoon on Dec. 29, killing at least 17 people and injuring more than 100 others. The blasts jolted the entire city, causing panic among residents. Officials have ruled out a bomb attack but are yet to determine the cause of the explosions. Burma has been hit by several bomb blasts in recent years, which the authorities have blamed on armed exile groups or ethnic minority fighters
The scenes of mourning shown in photos released by North Korea’s state-run news agency (KCNA) seem unreal to a Western audience.
North Korea's Kim Jong Il died on Dec. 17. A third generation of leadership has been groomed.
During the Summer on the prairie, young Tibetan nomads play a simple rock-throw game to pass the time. It is a lot harder than you think. Give it a try!
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton—the first top-level U.S. diplomat to visit Burma in more than 50 years—meets with pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and tours Shwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon.
Students are among those hardest hit by floods in Cambodia as schools lie submerged around the nation.
Heavy rains and flooding since July have left hundreds dead and affected millions in Southeast Asia.
Proper water treatment has not kept pace with construction in Shenzhen.
Cambodian ministers say mismanagement led to a mass fainting of garment workers.
The town of Xintang has earned the title “blue jeans capital.” But local jeans production has come at a huge environmental cost.
Nearly 300 Cambodian workers of M&V International Manufacturing Ltd, a garment factory north of the capital Phnom Penh, fainted in two separate incidents this week.
Villagers from Prey Lang forest in northern Cambodia have staged protests in Phnom Penh to highlight what they said was the destruction of one of Southeast Asia’s last intact lowland rainforests.
A river that was once a primary source of drinking water for Hong Kong has become so polluted that it is now nicknamed “Black Dragon River.”
The stench from a Dong River tributary causes dizziness. Many people won’t eat vegetables grown on its banks.
With an eco-system transformed by uncontrolled mining, locals are first to pay the price of China's race to export rare earth metals.
Unregulated Mining Leaves Behind Ravaged, Toxic Landscape.
Farmers employ heavy doses of fertilizers and pesticides when growing fruit trees. The chemical run-off has helped contaminate the Dong River.
Nearly 100 Vietnamese marched peacefully outside the Chinese embassy in Hanoi on Sunday, despite increased security following an agreement between Chinese and Vietnamese officials to settle maritime disputes.
A planned dam at Xayaburi on the Mekong in Laos has become central to a debate about the river's future. Laos already has seven dams in operation on its river system, with six additional ones under construction. The land locked country plans for no less than 40 more dams.
Some 1.5 million Cambodians under the age of 18 are forced to work, with about 20 percent of them engaged in hazardous jobs such as spraying pesticides or working in brick factories, according to the International Labor Organization.
On April 21, Cambodian police clashed with 100 people who gathered in front of city hall to protest their imminent eviction from Phnom Penh’s Boeung Kak Lake district. Several protesters were injured in the melee, including one woman in her 70s. The protesters have refused to make way for a developer who plans to construct luxury apartments in the area.
Japan's nuclear turmoil sparks a run on salt in China in the false belief it can guard against radiation exposure.
Since China occupied Tibet more than six decades ago and forced the Dalai Lama into exile, Tibetans have been struggling for greater autonomy for the region , including through an exile government which faces key elections on March 20.
A drought in mainland Southeast Asia is drying up key rivers and wells, impacting the livelihood of farmers and fishermen.
The 8.9 magnitude quake that struck Japan was one of the strongest to hit Asia since records began.
Outbreaks of the foot-and-mouth disease virus have been reported in Southeast Asia recently, prompting statements of concern from U.N. agriculture experts.
In the image below, Chinese citizens scramble for condoms distributed on World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, 2010. Photo: AFP
Shuffle the tiles below and see if you have what it takes to solve the China AIDS puzzle.
"Shenma doushi fuyun," or “magic horse floats above the clouds,” is the most popular Chinese Internet phrase of 2010. The phrase is a Chinese pun that also means “just let it go.” Maneuver your magic horse past the clouds in this video game.
The Chinese New Year (often referred to as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival) falls on Feb. 3 this year. Chinese zodiac-wise, 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit, and those born under this sign are said to be ambitious and lucky. Photo: AFP. Shuffle the tiles and see how long it take you to reassemble these rabbits.
In the image below, U.S. President Barack Obama listens to remarks by Chinese President Hu Jintao in Washington, Jan. 19, 2011. Photo: AFP.
Shuffle the tiles and see if you have what it takes to solve the U.S.-China relations puzzle!