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Hundreds of men take part in the annual naked festival at naked festival at Saidaiji Temple in Okayama, Japan on February 15.

Thousands of men wearing only loincloths and socks fought over a stick at Japan’s annual ‘naked festival’ in a centuries-old traditi...

About 10,000 nearly naked men fought for the stick on Saturday, which is believed to bring good luck for a year.
Diseases reveal inequality.

We spoke to workers in Asia impacted by the coronavirus, and it shows how the outbreak could affect white- and blue-collar jobs around the world

Which workers are most vulnerable to the spread of coronavirus? The answer shows how inequality is a public health hazard.
A member of the Thai Airways crew disinfects the cabin of an aircraft of the national carrier during a procedure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Thailand, January 28, 2020.

Here’s how much 13 Asian stock markets have fallen during the coronavirus outbreak

Pledges from China's central bank to cut interest rates helped some Asian markets partially recover, but most remain below their mid-January levels.
Influencer Hai Phong is sharing information about coronavirus on Instagram.

Coronavirus influencers are a thing now. You knew it would happen.

Some social-media influencers are sharing facts about coronavirus while posing in surgical masks and trendy outfits.
The New Zealand Herald reports a woman named Huhana Iripa and her daughters were not allowed to sit in business class from Bangkok to Auckland.

A woman says she and her daughters were moved from business class on Thai Airways because they were ‘too big’

Huhana Iripa says she and her daughters were forced to sit in economy on a flight from Bangkok to Auckland after paying for business class seats.
Security personnel check the temperature of passengers in the Wharf at the Yangtze River in Wuhan, Hubei province, China.

The coronavirus has reached Los Angeles, where the fourth person diagnosed in the US just arrived from China

The fourth person the US to be diagnosed with coronavirus just arrived in Los Angeles from Wuhan, China, where the virus originated.
Supporters of Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr carry placards depicting U.S. President Donald Trump at a protest against what they say is U.S. presence and violations in Iraq, duri in Baghdad, Iraq January 24, 2020.

Hundreds of thousands of protesters marched in Iraq to demand American troops leave the country

Weeks after drone strikes that killed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, Iraqis took the streets of Baghdad to protest U.S. military presence in Iraq.
Wuhan is home to many business operations of international corporations, including McDonald's.

Wuhan, the center of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, is a major business hub for several international corporations

Wuhan is home to factories of companies like Nissan, Honda, and General Motors, and the coronavirus outbreak could have a major economic impact.

Transit going in and out of Wuhan, China is being shut down to contain coronavirus

Planes, trains, ferries, and buses going in and out of Wuhan have been suspended since Thursday to contain the deadly coronavirus outbreak in China.
Nearing port in Hong Kong.

I sailed on a cargo ship from Malaysia to Hong Kong, and it was more luxurious than I ever could have imagined

An eight-day voyage in Southeast Asia on the Amerigo Vespucci, around Singapore and up the South China Sea, is an adventure I'll never forget.