By Eric Talmadge Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — To the untrained eye, it’s just a lot of birds on an otherwise deserted stretch of muddy, flat coastline. But for ornithologists, North Korea’s west coast is a little piece of paradise each spring — and both the birds and a dedicated group of birdwatchers travel a […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “Nunatak.” Any guess as to what the word means? More importantly, how do you spell it? For 14-year-old Gokul Venkatachalam of Chesterfield, Missouri it meant either sharing the glory of being the champion of the Scripps National Spelling Bee with 13-year -old Vanya Shivashankar of Olathe, Kansas or the […]
By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly “Where are you from?” he wants to know. The tour guide. It’s 7:45AM and I’m rubbing my eyes in the morning in Dalat. “Asia,” I say, mindlessly. It’s a lifelong question, this sense of fromness. Identity, the search for “who am I?” all that existential angst that only recently […]
By Katy Daigle Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — One is Muslim, the other Hindu. One a Pakistani, the other Indian. One a school girl just starting out in life, the other a man with decades of experience.
Twenty journalism students from Bangladesh, Nepal, India, and Sri Lanka arrived in Seattle on June 22. The students are here for five weeks and will be staying at the University of Washington for most of the period. They will be studying topics related to journalism and the media, along with working on community service projects, […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly On Dec. 15, Seattle natives Thuy Do and her husband, Jesse Robbins, met Linh Doan, director of One Body Village (OBV) in Cambodia. They had a long day ahead. They would visit two villages, where Do, a doctor, would be examining 30 patients. The villages stand in stark contrast […]
By Nirmala George The Associated Press NEW DELHI, India (AP) — The condition of a 5-year-old girl who was allegedly kidnapped, raped, and tortured by a man and then left alone in a locked room in India’s capital for two days has improved, a doctor said Sunday, April 21 as protests continued over the authorities’ […]
By Staff The Associated Press NEW DELHI, India — Indian police charged six men with murder on Saturday, adding to accusations that they beat and gang-raped a woman on a New Delhi bus nearly two weeks ago in a case that shocked the country.
The Seattle Rotary Club, the largest Rotary Club in existence, honored former Washington Secretary of State Ralph Munro, as well as six additional members of the Rotary Club International, at a dinner, hosted at the Westin Hotel on Nov. 14. Munro and the team ventured to Africa and South Asia to help eradicate polio. Each […]
By Jim Kuhnhenn The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will become the first U.S. president to visit the once pariah nation of Myanmar, drawing attention to the country’s shift to democracy and highlighting what his administration regards as a marquee foreign policy achievement.