For the Olympics, it’s so long Rio, hello Asia.
BANGKOK (AP) — A celebratory occasion for a Thai Olympic bronze medal winner’s family turned somber as the athlete’s grandmother collapsed and died minutes before he won third place in the 56-kilogram weightlifting category. A mourning ritual was held Aug. 8 at the home of Sinphet Kruithong, whose grandmother was among scores of family and […]
BERLIN (AP) — Vienna Zoo is celebrating the birth of a rare giant panda. The baby bear was born on Aug. 7 to mother Yang Yang and father Long Hui. It’s their fourth cub, after Fu Long, Fu Hu and Fu Bao. In a statement Aug. 8, the zoo said its newest addition was just […]
By Gerry Shih Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — A great flood at the dawn of Chinese civilization was said to have swept away settlements, the water rising so high that it overran hills, mountains and even heaven itself. It was the sage King Yu who tamed the waters by building ditches, the legend went, thus […]
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines said July 27 it has agreed to buy up to 50 Boeing Max planes in a deal worth $2.75 billion as part of its fleet renewal and said it hopes to relist on the stock exchange by 2019. The airline’s new CEO, Peter Bellew, said the deal included […]
By Biswajeet Banerjee Associated Press LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Police arrested a shopkeeper for axing to death a couple from a lower caste for not promptly paying a meager debt of 15 rupees (22 cents) for groceries, an official said July 29. District Magistrate Pramod Chandra Gupta said the upper caste shopkeeper killed the couple […]
By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — A Korean tourist who was arrested after he became violent when he wasn’t allowed to do yoga on a plane leaving Hawaii won’t get additional jail time. But he must pay United Airlines more than $44,000. On July 28, a federal judge in Honolulu sentenced Hyongtae […]
TOKYO (AP) — “Pokemon Go” players are descending on an atomic bomb memorial park in Hiroshima, and officials of the western Japanese city are displeased. They have asked game developer Niantic Inc. to remove the “Pokestops” and other virtual sites that show up in the park for those playing the addictive augmented reality game. The […]
North Korean authorities are increasingly sending information and communication technology workers abroad to steal advanced technology from China that the isolated country cannot develop on its own, sources inside North Korea said. To read the rest of the story, click here.
BEIJING (AP) — Siberian tigers at a wildlife park in Beijing mauled a woman to death and wounded another when they stepped out of their car in an enclosure, a Chinese state-run newspaper said. A tiger pounced on one of the women after she got out of a private car in which she was touring […]