TOKYO (AP) — Japanese actress Noriko Sakai turned herself in to Tokyo police and was arrested on drug charges on Saturday, Aug. 8, according to local broadcaster NHK.
It was an unassuming trip.
Paige Stringer traveled to Vietnam for her work and discovered a cause so personal that she established a foundation to help raise funds for deaf children in Vietnam. Last year, Stringer, a freelance travel writer, was working on an article about customized vacations when she traveled to Vietnam and volunteered at a school for deaf children.
BEIJING (AP) — China locked down a remote farming town after three people died and 10 more were sickened with pneumonic plague, a lung infection that can kill a human in 24 hours if untreated.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An activist from military-ruled Myanmar who has documented human rights and environmental abuses, and a Thai scientist who devoted her life to finding a cheaper AIDS drug were among the 2009 winners of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A rare lawsuit filed by four North Korean siblings staking claim to their late South Korean father’s fortune is making its way through the South Korean court system, closely watched by legal experts who say it could inspire other families divided by war six decades ago.
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has won Amnesty International’s highest award for her defense of human rights, underscoring international support for the Nobel laureate, whose trial ended Tuesday, July 28.
HONG KONG (AP) — A drunken American university student challenged a murder charge Monday, July 27, after being accused of causing the crash of a Hong Kong taxi and the death of its driver before commandeering the vehicle and slamming it into another cab.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, faced with the prospect of civil unrest unless she steps down at the end of her term, vowed Monday to not extend her time in office.
NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s top court on Monday, July 20, refused to temporarily suspend a lower court ruling that made gay sex legal among consenting adults, an attorney said.
In 1994, it was a just a chance flyer from Group Health that encouraged LaRelle Catherman to go on a research and medical trip to Hue, Vietnam. Influenced by her work as a nurse and her graduate studies on health care systems, she decided that the trip would broaden her knowledge in international health care.