BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — Thailand’s new prime minister faces the difficult task of unifying a country torn apart by months of violent anti-government protests — demonstrations that battered the key tourism industry just as the global economy was slipping into its worst crisis in decades.
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Voters cast their ballots in the fifth phase of state elections in Indian Kashmir on Saturday, Aug. 13, as scattered clashes between protesters and government forces left one person dead.
ANILA, Philippines (AP) — From five-star hotel lounges to army camps to Manila’s slums, Filipinos celebrated a victory by boxer Manny Pacquiao that gave this country a break from its financial worries.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anh “Joseph” Cao was taken from war-ravaged Vietnam as an 8-year-old boy, leaving his parents for the safety and hope of America. He immigrated to the United States in 1975.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Barack Obama has chosen retired Gen. Eric K. Shinseki to be the next Veterans Affairs secretary, turning to a former Army chief of staff once vilified by the Bush administration for questioning its Iraq war strategy.
Approximately 30 community members gathered at the University of Washington for a memorial service for the Mumbai terror victims. The India Arts and Heritage Society (IAHS), Indian Association of Western Washington (IAWW) and Monson Masala organized the memorial.
Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Chu is President-elect Barack Obama’s choice for Energy secretary.
Newlyweds Bill Huynh and Stacy Huynh held their wedding reception at New Hong Kong Restaurant on Nov. 15. More than 300 people attended and celebrated as the happy couple started off their new lives together. The groom is a self-employed landscaper. The bride is a bakery supervisor.
On Nov. 15, the Laos Heritage Foundation had a formal dinner called, “A Celebration of the Light Festival,” which signified the end of Buddhist Lent. It was its second annual cultural show.
Densho’s seventh annual Sushi Sake Fest took place on Nov. 5 at the Westin Hotel in Seattle. The event was attended by more than 1,400 people, and raised over $75,000. It consisted of silent auctions, food, artist booths, and performances by local musicians.