Tag: Asia

105 articles
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The Lonely End

Looking after the kodokushi – the elderly who die alone – of Japan.

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Returning to the Nepal Earthquake

The humanitarian crisis the rest of the world has already forgotten about.

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Jason Rabedeaux Was Here

The mysterious death of one of college basketball’s most promising coaches.

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The Scene of the Crime

A reporter returns to My Lai.

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The Two Faces of Paradise

A last-minute trip to Sri Lanka.

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Exile On Charles Street

Hamid Karzai’s older brother owns a restaurant in Baltimore.

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A Thin Line of Defense Against Honor Killings

A women’s shelter in Afghanistan protects its inhabitants from their own families.

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The Plot to Free North Korea With Smuggled Episodes of ‘Friends’

USB sticks bearing digital video are the new radio.

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The Vanishing

The despair behind the puzzle of what happened to Malaysian Airlines flight 370.

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How Crazy Am I to Think I Actually Know Where that Malaysia Airline Plane Is?

“Okay,” I said. “What do you think is the percentage chance that I’m right?”

“I don’t know,” she said. “Five percent?”

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How the Killing of a Trans Filipina Woman Ignited An International Incident

Justice isn’t so easy to come by when an American soldier stationed abroad is accused of murder.

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Better Call Ajmal

Critics call it “the radio of pimps and vagina-sellers.” But a popular new call-in show is helping a generation of Afghans navigate a battlefield full of strife and confusion and fear: modern love.