India Celebrates Republic Day
Today, India held its 67th Republic Day celebration, honoring the day in 1950, when it adopted its current constitution. French President Francois Hollande was among the guests of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited to view the spectacle of the parade held in New Delhi, filled with marching bands, floats, camels, military hardware, and stunt performers.
Pictures of a Massive Landslide of Mud and Construction Waste Strikes Shenzhen, China.
Academic freedom and Korea's comfort women
Disputing Korean Narrative on ‘Comfort Women,’ a Professor Draws Fierce Backlash.
Bhutan's gross national happiness
In Bhutan, Gross National Happiness Trumps Gross National Product. In this secluded Buddhist kingdom, money can be a downer; ‘extensively’ vs. ‘deeply’ content.
China's one-child inertia
State planners who scrapped China’s notorious one-child policy are running into a major obstacle as they try to boost the nation’s birthrate: couples who say they can’t afford a second child.
US schools draw more Chinese
A record number of Chinese students are enrolling in American primary and secondary schools, public and private, according to new figures from the Department of Homeland Security, many with the goal of getting an edge in U.S. college admissions.
Becoming official in China
China will give official status to all of its "unregistered" citizens, many of them children born illegally under the one-child system, in plans announced this week.
Indonesia's Volcanic Ghost Villages
AP photographer Binsar Bakkara recently visited newly-formed ghost villages near Indonesia's Mount Sinabing, documenting the crumbling houses left behind that serve as “eerie reminders of how life suddenly stopped when the volcano erupted and everyone was forced to evacuate their homes.”
Nippon Kaigi, Japan's ultra-nationalistic group
Nippon Kaigi is an ultra-nationalistic group which is trying to restore the might of the Japanese Empire, reports the ABC.
Manila's traffic woes
Traffic woes highlight Philippines' infrastructure issues
China's female billionaires
49 out of the 73 self-made richest women in the world come from China, according to the latest edition of the Hurun report.
Photos of the working poor
The annual photo competition of the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), a World Bank initiative, aims to document the struggles and successes of those business owners lacking access to basic banking.
World's deadliest earthquakes in Asia
Most of the world's deadliest earthquakes, often followed by landslides and tsunamis, in the past 30 years have been in Asia.
China's Gansu Province
The Atlantic share with us these beautiful photos of The Dramatic Landscape of China's Gansu Province.
Japan's hidden caste of untouchables by the BBC.
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