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Sixteen Buddhist stupas, around 1,000-year-old, have recently been unearthed at Nateshwar in Munishiganj district, 29 kilometers off Dhaka city, with a rich archaeological background.
16 1,000-year-old Buddhist stupas found in Bangladesh

 

The man groaned from the painful point of a needle as a tattoo artist pierced his arm, making way for the black ink to run under his skin.
Tattooing of jailbirds: symbol of time spent behind bars

 

"Chin, ton, shan" -- the ringing notes of the shamisen bring the atmosphere of the Edo period (1603-1867) palpably to life. However, though many people have had the chance to listen to the traditional musical instrument, far fewer have actually tried their hand at playing it.
Craftsman in Japan invents simplified version of shamisen

 

A defense official says a U.S. Navy ship has sailed near a disputed island in the South China Sea to exercise the U.S.' freedom to navigate in international waters.
 

The education officials of South Korea, Japan and mainland China on Saturday held the first three-way meeting among the countries that often spar over how their wartime past is described in textbooks.
Trilateral education meet held for 1st time

 

In Japan, where communal ties to local Buddhist temples are fading, families have in recent years been able to go online to find a Buddhist monk to perform funerals and other rituals.
Monks delivered online as role of Japan temples fades

 

Malaysia's top prosecutor said Saturday he will cooperate with Swiss authorities, whose investigation into an indebted Malaysian state investment fund indicated that US$4 billion may have been misappropriated from Malaysian state-owned companies.
 

The Zika virus is spreading rapidly in Latin America, and Asian governments have issued advisories in a bid to contain the mosquito-borne disease, which could be linked to birth defects and can cause temporary paralysis.
 

Malaysia's top prosecutor said Saturday he will cooperate with Swiss authorities, whose investigation into an indebted Malaysian state investment fund indicated that US$4 billion may have been misappropriated from Malaysian state-owned companies.
Malaysia prosecutor, fund will help in Swiss graft probe

 

A court said Friday that exposure to carcinogens at a Samsung chip factory caused a worker's ovarian cancer in the first ruling in South Korea to link the disease with chemicals that chip workers were exposed to.
 

With a mournful bow, Emperor Akihito paid his respects in a war memorial in the Philippines Friday to the largest number of Japanese invasion troops who died outside their homeland in World War II.
Emperor Akihito honors Japan's war dead in Philippines

 

A mainland Chinese ship equipped with advanced sonar equipment will soon join the search for the Malaysian airliner believed to have crashed in the southern Indian Ocean almost two years ago, an official said on Friday.
 

Australia's prime minister gave a personal assurance on Friday that his government would legalize gay marriage if a majority of Australians choose marriage equality in a popular vote.
 

A Seoul court sentenced an American to 20 years in prison Friday for fatally stabbing a South Korean university student at a Seoul Burger King restaurant in 1997.
 
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