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News in Asia Loves Links

This week’s version of “News in Asia” is linky because it’s hard to write with a five-month-old in your arms (even if she is adorable). Auntie duty calls. [Trigger warning for rape and violence against trans women.]

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News in Asia

The aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan continues to be a clusterfuck. The Philippines have 7000 islands, and getting aid to hard hit areas has been a logistical nightmare. The U.S. carrier group USS George Washington just arrived in the Philippines, bringing food and helping to provide logistical support.

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Reading the Man Booker Prize 2013: The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

It’s done, I’ve read them all! Not only do I feel a bit more up to date with what’s going on in the world of literature, I also really enjoyed reading this year’s shortlisted novels. All of them were good. Some of them were great. And The Luminaries was simply amazing.