Asia Pacific

Chinese bookworms 'pay if they want' in Nanjing

Chinese bookworms 'pay if they want' in Nanjing

A busy public square in the Chinese city of Nanjing is home to an unusual experiment
Swim here now: The surprising pools of Hong Kong

Swim here now: The surprising pools of Hong Kong

A swimmer's paradise? Turns out, Hong Kong is loaded with picturesque pools
Behave, foreigners! Kyoto issues etiquette guides for tourists

Behave, foreigners! Kyoto issues etiquette guides for tourists

The Japanese city has published a guide on toilet protocol and a list of "don'ts" aimed at tourists
Would you risk your life for $4,500?

Would you risk your life for $4,500?

Mount Everest's crack team of route setters earns just $4,500 per season to keep climbers safe
5 spectacular new structures in Singapore

5 spectacular new structures in Singapore

Something crazy, something colorful and something from Jackie Chan, the tiny island city is welcoming a marvelous fleet of new modern construction
Most unlikely UNESCO site: The empty citadel of Vietnam

Most unlikely UNESCO site: The empty citadel of Vietnam

With merely four walls built during a short-lived dynasty, the Ho Citadel is an unusual UNESCO World Heritage Site
Hawaii beaches shut after 500,000-gallon sewage spill

Hawaii beaches shut after 500,000-gallon sewage spill

Wastewater escaped from manholes in Waikiki and entered storm drains leading to the ocean
Meet Nitama, Japan's new cat stationmaster

Meet Nitama, Japan's new cat stationmaster

New appointment is the first graduate of the Cat Stationmaster Training School and a protege of the late, great Tama
Don't say we didn't warn you: 7 super-spicy Korean dishes

Don't say we didn't warn you: 7 super-spicy Korean dishes

Get ready to burn a hole in your gut and cry like a baby alongside our most fearless -- and slightly masochistic -- Korean foodie.
All Blacks rugby stars rap in safety video

All Blacks rugby stars rap in safety video

Rugby legends appear in new "Men in Black" parody video for New Zealand Airlines

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