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A meal at a Chinese restaurant in Daly City, California. (Joanne Wan/Flickr)

Myanmar Earthquake Damages Celebrated Buddhist Temple Complex

Collapsed walls surround an ancient pagoda after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Bagan on August 24, 2016. (Soe Moe Ang/AFP/Getty Images)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

The 6.8-magnitude quake killed three and destroyed temples in Bagan, one of the Southeast Asian country's most important tourist areas.

CEO Lulu C. Wang: 'I Was Not Intimidated' by Male-Dominated Financial Field

CEO of Tupelo Capital Management LLC Lulu Chow Wang attends the 'AOL: Women In Business' New York screening at New York Stock Exchange on October 23, 2014 in New York City. (Andrew Toth/Getty Images)
BusinessCurrent Affairs

"There was nothing that could not be done because I was a girl or a woman. If I enjoyed something, I went for it."

NBC Sitcom Reveals Network TV's First Undocumented Asian Immigrant

Mateo, portrayed by Nico Santos, in the NBC sitcom 'Superstore.' (Vivian Zink/NBC | 2015 NBCUniversal Media, LLC)
Current Affairs

Mateo, a character on the show 'Superstore,' evokes the experience of Jose Antonio Vargas.

How Trump's Newest Advisor Sees China's 'Militarism'

UC Irvine economist Peter Navarro discusses his view on Chinese
Current AffairsPolicy

Donald Trump's new advisor Peter Navarro claims China is on the verge of surpassing the United States in military capability.

Roundup: Asians at the Olympics, Beyond the Games

Chinese diver Qin Kai proposes to silver medalist He Zi of China on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's Diving 3m Springboard Final. (Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

A proposal, a shattered taboo, a PR fail, and when just showing up is what counts.

Does North Korea Make the Best Beer in Asia?

A waitress carries jugs of beer to guests before the opening of the Pyongyang Taedonggang Beer Festival on the banks of the Taedong river in Pyongyang on August 12, 2016. (Kim Won-jin/AFP/Getty)
Current AffairsFood & Recipes

Foreign visitors are often surprised by the richness of macro and microbrews in "the hermit kingdom."

25 Remarkable Images Provide Rare Glimpse of 1956 China

Tom Hutchins' Images Ltd., New Zealand.
ArtsMultimedia

A little-known batch from the New Zealand photographer Tom Hutchins present a remarkable display of ordinary life across the country.

Asian Athletes Are Turning In Historical Performances at the Olympics

Tingmao Shi (R) and Minxia Wu (L) of China compete in the Women's Diving Synchronised 3m Springboard Final on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Vietnam's first ever gold medalist, Uzbekistan's seven-time Olympian gymnast, and many others are making history in Rio de Janeiro.

Video: The Painstaking and Mesmerizing Tradition of the Tibetan Sand Mandala

(Joel Luks/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

The sacred tradition from Tibetan Buddhism embodies the universe and serves as a metaphor of the impermanence of life.

How North Korea Is 'Evolving' to Dodge Sanctions

The wreckage of a North Korean rocket is seen at the Second Fleet Command's naval base on December 14, 2012 in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. The debris is the first stage of a long range rocket that launched on December 12, 2012. (Yeong-Wook/DongA Daily/Getty)

Despite increasingly tough international sanctions, North Korea's missile and nuclear programs continue to grow more sophisticated.