By Eileen Ng Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) —Badminton’s top-ranked player Lee Chong Wei has failed a doping test, a senior Malaysian sports official said Saturday.
After U.S. war, Vietnamese were stranded 16 years
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly “Immigration is such a huge topic, and it leads to so many different political and geographical<!–more–> and ecological arenas,” Duc Nguyen said at a screening of his documentary “Stateless” in Seattle last week. “Immigration is really hard to pinpoint, to understand. What we’re doing with the film through community […]
International Children’s Fest at Seattle Center
The Turkish American Cultural Association of Washington will partner with the Seattle Center to bring the fifth annual International Children’s Friendship Festival to Seattle on April 12 and 13, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on both days.
Norwegian defeats Indian in world chess championship
Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) –The world of chess has a new king, and it’s a 22-year-old who is as much at home posing for fashion shoots as he is pushing pawns.
2 Calif. chefs charged with serving whale
By Staff The Associated Press LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) — A now-shuttered Southern California sushi restaurant and two of its chefs were indicted on conspiracy and other charges for allegedly serving illegal and endangered whale meat, authorities said Friday, Feb. 1.
Ex-junta prisoner Suu Kyi takes office in Myanmar
By Aye Aye Win and Todd Pitman The Associated Press NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) ― Aung San Suu Kyi capped a tenacious, decades-long journey from political prisoner to office holder in long-repressed Myanmar as the country’s main opposition party moved its struggle for democratic rule inside government for the first time.
Seattle University honoring land mine survivor and activist
By Jack Broom The Seattle Times SEATTLE (AP) — One of his legs ends at the knee. The other, just below it. It’s a disquieting sight, but Tun Channareth, of Cambodia, sitting in a wheelchair he made himself, would not want you to turn away. “Some people understand my English,” he told a group of […]
Artist and father James Leong dies of heart complications at the age of 81
Award-winning artist James “Jim” Leong died on Thursday, April 21. He is perhaps most remembered for painting the first Chinese American historical mural in San Francisco.
Letter: Disappointed with column painting Sea Shepherd as racist
I’m disappointed and offended by Mark Lee’s article [from last week], painting the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS)
You Talkin’ To Me?: Racism sells: The anti-whaling movement and Japan
Japanese whaling and dolphin hunting has attracted international media attention. The Shepherd Society, headed by founder Paul Watson, has been one of the leaders