PARIS (AP) — The French are living up to their image as lovers of food and, according to a survey, can add a new love to the mix: sleep. In fact, the French excel at the two leisure activities, spending more time at table and in bed than many other nations.
TOKYO (AP) — Everybody, it seems, is wearing them. It is impossible to go anywhere in Japan this time of the year and not notice that the Japanese love surgical masks and wear them just about everywhere they go.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court has overturned the rape conviction of a U.S. Marine from Missouri whose case became a rallying point for activists demanding American forces leave the country.
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Satellite dishes that allow people to get international news and entertainment programs should be banned in Myanmar because foreign powers are using them to sow unrest and spread immorality, a state-run newspaper said Friday, April 24.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean scientists say they have engineered four beagles that glow red using cloning techniques that could help develop cures for human diseases.
In Oysterville, squirrels sing like birds and raccoons roam like bears, according to renowned mainland Chinese writers Qingbang Liu and Yinong Xiao.
By Bharatha Mallawarachi The Associated Press COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A thick line comprising thousands of Sri Lankan civilians — with only a handful of backpacks for belongings among them — streamed out of the last sliver of land held by rebels on Monday, April 20. Video footage provided by the air force showed […]
By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — A new English-language paper published by China’s Communist Party hit newsstands on Monday, April 20; it’s part of Beijing’s efforts to raise its profile on the global stage and find an international audience for the party line. The inaugural English edition of the Global Times led […]
By Eric Talmadge The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Under a big red flag, the headquarters of the Communist Party of Japan are at the center of the most vibrant grassroots movement in the country. The party’s ranks are swelling. It has 24,000 branch offices, and more than a million people read its newspaper. As […]
By Denis D. Gray The Associated Press SIEM REAP, Cambodia (AP) — By the walls of ancient temples, survivors of Cambodia’s killing fields and minefields drop their crutches, put aside their artificial limbs, and blindly grope for their instruments — and then play music.