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Indian sari weavers toil to keep tradition alive

Varanasi's hand-weavers have cultivated a reputation for excellence over centuries, specializing in intricate patterns

Sri Lanka’s most sacred elephant dies aged 68

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa decreed that the animal be declared a "national treasure" and ordered its remains be preserved

‘The bottom line’: Scuba divers help preserve historic Bangkok mansion

The city's breakneck reinvention over recent years has seen gleaming malls and flashy condos fly up, and old structures come down

‘Woven air’: Bangladesh revives elite forgotten fabric

The textile once brought magnificent riches to the lands where it was spun

Valentine’s Day: flowers, chocolates or a good whipping?

From pagan festival to marketing ploy, we look at the rich Valentine's mix

Photos: Filipinos celebrate Lunar New Year with temple visits, prayers

Although predominantly Catholic, Filipinos are highly influenced by Chinese culture before the arrival of Spanish colonizers in the 1500s

Photos: Filipinos celebrate Chinese influence on Lunar New Year

Chinese influence in the Philippines dates back to the 10th century, many years before the colonization of the islands by Spain

Indonesian community tells the story of Jesus through shadow puppets

The initiative showcases religious tolerance in the country as Javanese shadow puppetry is traditionally linked to Hindu traditions

Malaysians take a shot at ancient pastime

Horseback archery was common for thousands of years in hunting and warfare but declined with the introduction of modern combat gear

Pope Francis: Digital revolution forces us to rethink what it means...

Pope Francis highlighted what he called the “fluidity of the contemporary cultural vision”

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