TOKYO - When North Korea's foreign minister took the podium last week at the UN General Assembly, it marked a relatively rare public appearance of a representative from Kim Jong Un's regime.

Asean's 50th Anniversary


During the 1980s, a popular joke in Malaysia's north-eastern Kelantan state went something like this: Even a blind man in a car would know when he crossed the border into neighbouring Pahang or Terengganu because of the bumpier ride on the uneven and pot-marked roads.
What do you do if you’re driving to a party but would like to have a tipple? In Japan, you call a daikou driver to take you home in your car.
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