A submerged street after heavy rains in Qingyuan, in China's southern Guangdong province, on Sunday
Unseasonal floods batter 'factory floor of the world' in China
As home to factories crucial to the world, China's Guangdong province has prepared for floods — but not on this scale.
Boxes of mRNA vaccines against COVID-19 developed by Walvax Biotechnology and Abogen Biosciences
China's drugmakers can't sell mRNA shots but haven't quit yet
While Chinese firms are pursuing new targets for the novel messenger RNA technology, they face a tough path, crimped by a lack of revenue.
Medical school students discuss striking against the government's medical policies, in Seoul in August 2020. The proposal at the time was shelved after intense opposition.
South Korean trainee doctors quit to protest plan to add more physicians
Doctors throughout the country held rallies on Thursday, calling on the government to scrap the plan.
People cross a street in the Mong Kok district in Hong Kong in 2011.
Hong Kong loses global lead for life expectancy, trailing Japan
Women in Hong Kong were expected to live for 86.8 years on average in 2022, compared with 87.1 for their Japanese counterparts, according to the latest statistics.
Desi Permatasari, 32, comforts her daughter, Sheena Almaera Maryam, 5, who was prescribed contaminated cough syrup last year in their home in Bogor, Indonesia.
When children take toxic cough syrup — and live
In Indonesia, one of the places most impacted by the contamination, families struggle to care for survivors while taking action against those responsible.
A live projection from a microscope displays a magnified image of a bedbug during a lecture on bedbug control at the Korea Pest Control Association in Seoul on Nov. 28.
South Korean blockchain engineer fights bedbugs with data
Self-professed insectophobe maps out reported infestations on a website that also displays real-time news reports to keep track of the outbreak.
The Mai Po nature reserve in Hong Kong neighboring mainland China's southern city of Shenzhen (background).
In bustling Hong Kong, forest bathing offers a therapeutic escape
Following a bout of depression and a chance encounter, the founder of Moments In Woods discovered the therapeutic practice of immersing in nature.

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Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan