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Gallery: Bracing for Bangkok floods

Gallery: Bracing for Bangkok floods

Ahead of expected floods, many are stockpiling water and food. Others are carrying on with life as usual
10 snapshots of Tokyo life after the quake as residents pull together

10 snapshots of Tokyo life after the quake as residents pull together

In spite of media hype and the definite problems elsewhere in Japan, it's business as usual in the capital
Chinese rescue team arrives in Japan

Chinese rescue team arrives in Japan

As China lends its expertise to Japanese rescue efforts, netizens react to the crisis
How you can help the Jing’an fire victims: BEAN Fundraiser for the Red Cross

How you can help the Jing’an fire victims: BEAN Fundraiser for the Red Cross

Just a few days after the horrific fire in Jing’an BEAN and Kaiba are mobilizing to support those affected
Earthquake reported near Solomon Islands

Earthquake reported near Solomon Islands

A tsunami warning was lifted following a 7.6-magnitude quiake near Solomon Islands Sunday morning
Airport 'Hobbit' sculpture plummets as quake hits NZ

Airport 'Hobbit' sculpture plummets as quake hits NZ

Quake brings giant eagle sculpture hanging in an airport down to the floor
Magnitude-7.1 earthquake hits the Philippines

Magnitude-7.1 earthquake hits the Philippines

Quake centered approximately 400 miles southeast of Manila, near Baliliha
Cod Satrusayang: To Thailand in the coming times

Cod Satrusayang: To Thailand in the coming times

As the nation faces the mammoth task of rebuilding from the floods, this writer searches for solace and hope
Japanese tourism chiefs out to woo visitors with disaster updates

Japanese tourism chiefs out to woo visitors with disaster updates

Warning website to reassure would-be tourists they’ll be safe if the worst happens
Bali hit by earthquake

Bali hit by earthquake

No tsunami warning issued: 50 people injured, at least three in critical condition
Will a monster tsunami hit Tokyo soon?

Will a monster tsunami hit Tokyo soon?

The experts tell us what could happen to the capital if another massive quake strikes