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Songkran Festival 2017: Photos of Thailand's Annual Water-Splashing Celebration

Young people line up to splash water on each other during the Songkran festival on April 13, 2008, in Luang Prabang, Laos. (Chumsak Kanoknan/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The Thai celebrate the Songkran festival with a splash.

Nine Events That Shaped Asia in 2016

President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands as they attend a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People on October 20, 2016 in Beijing, China. (Thomas Peter/Pool-Getty Images)
Current Affairs

From Duterte's win in the Philippines to the downfall of TPP, it was an eventful year across the continent.

The U.S. Senate Elects Two New Asian American Members

California Attorney General Kamala Harris was elected to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday night, becoming one of three Asian Americans to serve on the body. (Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Children's Defense Fund)

On an otherwise dismal night for the Democrats, the victories of Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) tripled the number of Asian American U.S. senators.

After the King: What's Next for Thailand?

Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn (L) is poised to replace his late father, King Bhumibol Adulyajev (R), atop Thailand's monarchy. Can he be a unifying force? (Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The likely ascension of Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn to the throne raises uncomfortable questions for the Southeast Asian country.

Remembering King Bhumibol, Thailand's 'Unifying Force'

People react after learning of the death of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej on October 13, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. (Borja Sanchez Trillo/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski considers the legacy of the country's iconic monarch.

How an Outbreak in Asia 'Changes the Conversation' About the Zika Virus

A city worker sprays chemicals with a fumigator to kill mosquitoes in an effort to control the spread of the Zika virus at a school in Bangkok on September 14, 2016. (Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

A conversation with Dr. Ashish Jha of the Harvard Medical Group about how Southeast Asia is increasingly susceptible to the deadly ailment.

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.

Multimedia: 10 Asian Sports That Would Spice Up the Olympics

Lifestyle

Gymnastics, archery, swimming and volleyball are all well and good. But these Asian sports would definitely give the world something to talk about.

'Eventually There Will Be More Paris-Like Attacks in Southeast Asia'

Indonesian anti-terror policemen transfer one of five men (C) following raids related to terror in Malang on February 21, 2016. (Aman Rochman/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Counterterrorism experts discuss how the region can defend itself against threats from groups like ISIS.

Photo of the Day: Blue Skies and Blue Waters in Thailand

Blue skies spill into the bluer waters of Krabi, Thailand on January 21, 2016. (Phalinn Ooi/Flickr)
Multimedia

Blue skies spill into the bluer waters of Krabi, Thailand on January 21, 2016. (Phalinn Ooi/Flickr)