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Southeast Asia

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Top Southeast Asia Articles

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  • RTL Stays on Top of its Game

    On Nov. 25, at a gala ceremony in New York, Anke Schaferkordt, co-CEO of RTL Group and CEO of RTL Germany, will receive the Intl. Emmy Directorate Award from the Intl. Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Schaferkordt is grateful for the award, but...
  • Vietnam Plus-50

    HANOI, Vietnam -- It has been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy ordered U.S. "advisers" to South Vietnam to help battle the communist North and 37 years since the end of that divisive war and the country's unification under Communism. Today,...
  • Dim sum for the mind: A selection of tidbits spicy, sour and sweet

    The president might have been able to get a joint resolution through Congress backing his policy in Syria if only (1) he had been able to hold on to the support of the president, and (2) had a policy. -------- As has been observed before, it can be...
  • 330 orphans arrive in Los Angeles

     
    South Vietnamese and Cambodian orphans are carried from evacuation plane at Los Angeles International Airport in white cardboard boxes that served as bassinettes for the trip from the Philippines....
  • Baltimore Museum of Art showcases work by An-My Le, Gerard Byrne

    Baltimore Museum of Art showcases work by An-My Le, Gerard Byrne
    The Baltimore Museum of Art looks a little off-putting these days. Much of the exterior is covered over and a good chunk of the interior closed off to the public while an extensive renovation project is under way. But once you navigate the temporary...
  • Spirit of Asia's long-ago past makes itself heard

    Those looking to vanish into an unfamiliar realm have a new vehicle: "Longing for the Past: The 78 RPM Era in Southeast Asia." The transcendent four-CD compilation and hardbound book collects nearly 100 early recordings from Burma, Cambodia, Thailand,...
  • Vaddey Ratner's novel brings new perspective on the Cambodian killing fields

    Vaddey Ratner's novel brings new perspective on the Cambodian killing fields
    Vaddey Ratner didn't expect much when she first took on the project of writing a novel about a young Cambodian girl and her family who are forced into the countryside by the Khmer Rouge as part of the communist group's program of genocide that began in...
  • Partner violence affects 30% of women worldwide, says WHO

    Partner violence affects 30% of women worldwide, says WHO
    Around 35% of women experience violence at the hands of their partners or other sexual violence, the World Health Organization reported Thursday, in the first systematic study to examine global data on violence against women. Working with colleagues...
  • Top 5 worst travel scams and how to avoid them

    The pros of traveling definitely outweigh the cons, but that doesn't mean you should throw caution to the wind when exploring new places. While the language barrier and the cultural sites are exciting, they also open up travelers to scam artists and...
  • Travel Postcard: 48 hours in chilled out Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

    Travel Postcard: 48 hours in chilled out Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
    KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia (Reuters) - A traveler's first stop in Borneo, the world's third largest island, should be Kota Kinabalu. It's the capital of Malaysia's Sabah state, with nearby islands and forests, scrumptious seafood, tribal cultures and a...
  • The vagabonds: No home, just travel

     The vagabonds: No home, just travel
    Working as a night-life photographer had its perks, but Matthew Karsten was tired of life in South Florida. Looking at a friend's pictures from a trip through Southeast Asia, Karsten yearned for a bigger world. So he set out to discover it. There are...