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Street scene in Thailand.
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Furor erupts over anti-sex trafficker Exodus Road

Matthew Carroll June 21, 2021

This is a multi-part series. Sign up here to be alerted when new stories are posted. The red flags started for Allison Weber even before she started work with Exodus Road. At a supper in Thailand with...

Tens of thousands of protesters waving US flags marched on Hong Kongs US Consulate to call for help from Trump. Featured Photo by Joseph Chan.

Hongkongers split over the US presidential election

Lausky Liu December 22, 2020

Hongkongers, especially those in Generation Z, are wondering -- and are worried -- about how the victory by President-elect Joe Biden will affect their future.  Young adults in Hong Kong believe...

The Colombian flag waves in the wind. In Colombia, police brutality is often ignored or misrepresented by the media.

Analysis: Colombia’s police brutality – an issue there too, despite the media’s narrative

Daniela Rincon December 21, 2020

While cases of police abuse in the U.S. have received national attention and sparked outrage around the world, cases in other countries, such as Colombia, get little traction in English language news...

As fears of coronavirus dim, night-life is getting back to normal in Chinas cities and towns.

[Picture Story] Nightlife getting back to normal in China

Yuqin Liu December 1, 2020

As fears of the coronavirus fade, the routines of normal life are returning to cities and towns in China -- not just in the big cities, like Beijing and Shanghai, but the smaller places too. Take...

People have dinner in a hot pot restaurant as usual in China Featured Photo by Yunjia Hou
Oct.7,2020. Photo credit: Yunjia Hou

Analysis: How did China eliminate COVID-19 so quickly?

Yunjia Hou December 1, 2020

Life in China has returned to normal. But it took measures by a strong central government that probably would not work in many democratic countries, where politicians must be careful not to offend voters...

The completed dish. Photo: Avantika Panda

[Recipe] Chicken Curry: A delicious Indian spice infused curry

Avantika Panda October 16, 2020
This dish is my comfort food as it reminds me of home. It’s delicious and flavorful, and you’ll be acknowledged as a true curry connoisseur if you can master this recipe.
The completed dish. Photo: Desirée Vignola

[Recipe] Creamy Tortellini with Turkey: A twist to the traditional Italian pasta

Desirée Vignola September 4, 2020
As an Italo-Venezuelan, I am always inventing and reinventing dishes that use ingredients from the regions I come from combined with others that might not be traditional, but still go well together without compromising the flavor.
Fair & Lovely promotes colorism in India.

Why make the world whiter? The shadow of ‘colorism’ in India

Pavithra Rajesh August 18, 2020

Brown. That’s the word that most people use to identify my skin tone, as well as the skin tones of Indians across the world. A seemingly simple word that doesn’t cover the wide range of skin...

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[Recipe] Bolón De Verde: The beloved green plantain ball

Maria Aguirre August 14, 2020
Green plantains are part of everyday meals in Ecuador and they are a must for the classic dishes of Ecuadorian cuisine.
A cinema.

My first movie experience in China amid the coronavirus pandemic

Xiaoxi Ma August 11, 2020

There are signs that the coronavirus in China is on the wane, and one of them is that cinemas in low risk areas reopened in the fourth week of July, with plenty of precautions. Cinemas in China...

The completed dish. Photo: Xiaoxi Ma

[Recipe] LuoBo Xia: A seafood dish from eastern China

Xiaoxi Ma August 7, 2020
LuoBo Xia is the Chinese name for this dish. “LuoBo” means the green radish and “Xia” means shrimp. It belongs to the famous Lu cuisine from China. This is a main course that often appears on the dinner table at my house.
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