News in Asia

This week is quick links because I’m moving and getting my own place! No pants days shall commence soon!

The developments in the story of the Doctors Without Borders hospital bombing just keep getting more damning.

The votes are being counted in the first open elections in Myanmar in 25 years.

Hong Kong is looking at ways to control climate change.

This piece argues that on the second anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan devastated parts of the Philippines, world leaders have an obligation to address climate change.

The leaders of China and Taiwan met for the first time in 45 years.

The number of people killed in a factory collapse in Lahore, Pakistan has reached 44.

Women who are able to drive their own cars in Afghanistan have a great amount of freedom, but face harassment and violence (the picture at the top of the article is chilling).

According to South Korea’s intelligence agency, there has been a rise in the number of North Korean officials fleeing the country.

Indian writer Arundhati Roy is the latest literary figure to return a national award in protest of the violence by right wing groups in recent months.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also lost a state poll in a key district, which is a major setback for his party.

Question: is this the harbinger of the apocalypse? Yes or no? A statue honoring the hit song “Gangnam Style” will go up in the Seoul district that bears the same name.

This is pretty close to my dream hotel: you can sleep surrounded by books. My only issue, it’s all one space with no private rooms.

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Florida girl, would-be world traveler and semi-permanent expat. Her main strategy of life is to throw out the nets and hope something useful comes back, but many times it's just an old shoe. She also really, really hates winter and people who are consistently late.

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