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Teenage monks practice playing prayer flutes at the Dechen Phodrang monastery on June 14, 2018, in Thimphu, Bhutan.

Modern technology is slowly killing the mood in the ‘happiest country in the world’

Bhutan measures success not by gross domestic product, but by "Gross National Happiness." Although the country is sometimes thought of as the happiest in the world, modern problems are hurting its reputation.
Sri Lankan soldiers during a rehearsal for Sri Lanka's 69th Independence Day celebrations in Colombo, February 2, 2017.

China is giving away a warship, and it’s the latest sign of the growing rivalry between Asia’s 2 most powerful militaries

India has watched with concern as China has courted countries throughout South Asia, seeking expanded economic and diplomatic relationships.
Technology is changing the way of life in Bhutan.

Cell phones and computers are slowly taking hold in one of the most mysterious countries in the world — and they’re not making people any ...

Bhutan, one of the most mysterious countries in the world, has resisted modern technology for decades. But lately, cell phones, computers, and TV has transformed life in Bhutan.
Queen Jetsun Pema, 27, is the world's youngest living queen.

Meet the world’s youngest queen, 27-year-old Jetsun Pema of Bhutan

She took the throne in 2011 at the age of 21.

7 things you never knew about Bhutan

You've probably heard...

A border standoff between 2 nuclear powers has been festering for months

Tensions between China and India have heated up over a remote frontier region in the Himalayas.

8 heads of state under 40: Meet the world’s youngest leaders

The eight youngest leaders hail from across the globe — from democracies, monarchies, and dictatorships in Eastern and Western Europe, Asia, and Middle East.

Welcome to Bhutan, the tiny Himalayan kingdom where happiness is more valuable than money

In Bhutan, a Gross National Happiness is valued over a Gross Domestic Product.