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As Vietnam’s women go abroad, dads tend the home

In this photo taken April 17, 2014, Pham Duc Viet works in his carpentry shop in Vu Hoi, Vietnam. Nine years ago, when Viet's wife moved to Taiwan to work as a maid, he took over her household chores and childcare responsibilities. Now his double duty is second nature. "There are lots of other guys around here who do the same thing," he said, adding that his wife plans to return home for good this year. AP

When his wife moved to Taiwan nine years ago to work as a maid — earning far more than she could in the rice paddies of this northern Vietnamese hamlet — Pham Duc Viet took over the household chores and raised their two children on top of his regular work as a farmer and carpenter.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

A look at China’s territorial claims

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China’s efforts to counter the United States’ “pivot to Asia” and raise its own influence on the continent are complicated by territorial disputes, mostly at sea but also along its land border. Many of the disputes have been simmering for decades, although some have heated up in recent years.

Posted: July 11th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Indonesians vote for president in tight race

Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto, center,  talks to journalist  after casting his ballot at a polling station at a polling station,  Bojong Koneng in Bogor, Indonesia, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. AP

After the most polarizing campaign in Indonesia’s history, millions of people voted to elect a new president Wednesday in a race too tight to predict, hoping for change that will fight corruption and poverty.

Posted: July 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Asian Muslims start Ramadan, World Cup fever undiminished

Indonesia muslims perform an evening prayer called 'tarawih' marking the first eve of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, Saturday, June 28, 2014. AP

Muslims in much of Asia began celebrating the holy month of Ramadan Sunday, but in Indonesia even threats by hardliners to raid “sinful” bars could not stop football fans heading to nightspots to watch the World Cup.

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines, Indonesia discuss border activities

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Strengthening its peaceful relations with each other, the Philippines and Indonesia discussed border activities of the two nations Wednesday in Davao City.

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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