By Manik Banerjee The Associated Press KOLKATA, India (AP) — A former Mr. Universe, who has just turned 100, said that happiness and a life without tensions are the key to his longevity.
By Nesha Starcvic The Associated Press FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — When Hiroshi Hoketsu first went to the Olympics in 1964, he was 23 and the games were in his native Tokyo. Now nearly 71, Hoketsu will be going to the Olympics again this summer — to compete, not to watch.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Asian Football Confederation on Monday urged football’s top lawmaking body to approve a headscarf with safety features for use by Islamic female players.
By Simon Haydon The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The fixing scandal that saw three Pakistani cricket stars led away to prison Nov. 3 more than a year ago when one of the players literally overstepped the mark on a damp summer’s day in London.
By Kelvin Chan The Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — An uneven set of results from Sotheby’s autumn Hong Kong sales that wrapped up Thursday indicates that the surging Asian art market is pausing for breath amid rocky times for financial assets such as stocks.
By Maria Cheng The Associated Press MANCHESTER, England (AP) — For the Iranian competitors, simplicity rules. Whereas for the Taiwanese, it’s grace and accuracy. But for the Europeans, it’s strength and speed. At last weekend’s British Open in Manchester, regional interpretations of Korea’s oldest martial art are clashing in one of the key taekwondo competitions […]
By Irfan Shariff Northwest Asian Weekly Consider the 1961 classic “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” where Mickey Rooney, a white actor, portrays Audrey Hepburn’s Japanese neighbor, Mr. Yanioshi. This depiction is a prime example of “yellowface,” or the caricaturing of Asians — much like blackface was to Blacks.
The Artist Trust Fellowship recognizes Washington state artists of exceptional talent. Fellowship recipients each received a cash award of $7,500. Of 409 fellowship applicants, 16 artists were awarded fellowships. Three of the fellows are Asian American.
NEW YORK (AP) — Ajay Banga leads a company that is synonymous with plastic, yet he encourages his staff to focus on cash.
KOCHI, India (AP) — Traditional drums rolled as hundreds of spectators bid farewell and good luck Sunday to scores of flimsy autorickshaws starting