Asia

Crowd in Hong Kong

Poor in cages show dark side of Hong Kong boom

HONG KONG (AP) — For many of the richest people in Hong Kong, one of Asia’s wealthiest cities, home is a mansion with an expansive view from the heights of Victoria Peak. For some of the poorest, like Leung Cho-yin, home is a metal cage.

02/07/2013

Malala Yousufzai

Pakistani girl: ‘I am alive, I can speak’

A Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban has made her first video statement since she was nearly killed. Speaking clearly but with the left side of her face appearing rigid, 15-year-old Malala Yousufzai said she is “getting better, day by day.” WATCH the video here.

02/04/2013

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Starbucks to open 1st Vietnam cafe

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Starbucks Corp. will open its first Vietnam cafe early next month in Ho Chi Minh City as part of its strategy to expand across Asia, the company said Thursday.

01/03/2013

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‘Fiscal cliff’ deal sends markets shooting higher

NEW YORK (AP) — The “fiscal cliff” compromise, for all its chaos and controversy, was enough to send the stock market shooting higher Wednesday, the first trading day of the new year. All the major U.S. stock indexes swelled by at least 2 percent.

01/02/2013

Obama to pardon Thanksgiving turkey

WASHINGTON (AP) – Just back from Asia, President Barack Obama is pardoning two turkeys in an annual Thanksgiving rite. Cobbler, the newly designated national turkey, and his alternate, Gobbler, are getting a reprieve. Both are […]

11/21/2012

For travelers, Sandy's aggravation spans globe

NEW YORK (AP) – Superstorm Sandy has a long reach, with flight cancelations stranding air travelers around the globe. The flight-tracking service FlightAware says more than 6,000 flights were canceled today, bringing the total to […]

10/30/2012

Can religion save Africa's elephants and rhinos?

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – Standing before a pile of charred elephant ivory in Kenya, Christian, Muslim and Hindu religious leaders have grasped hands and prayed that “God’s creatures” will survive. Poachers are escalating their assault […]

09/26/2012

People line up in North America, Europe, Asia for new iPhone

HONG KONG (AP) – It’s a familiar scene whenever Apple unveils the latest version of a popular product — and it’s playing out again today around the world. There have been long lines today outside […]

09/21/2012

33,000 fleeing Guatemala volcano eruption

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) – Guatemala’s head of emergency evacuations says more than 33,000 people are fleeing the eruption of a long-active volcano just outside one of the country’s most famous tourist attractions. Sergio Cabanas says […]

09/13/2012

Is that a tree-climber in your pants or are you happy to be here?

Three United Arab Emirates nationals have been arrested after security guards at India’s capital airport found two of the men hiding slender lorises in small pouches in their underwear. The BBC says security guards at […]

09/11/2012

World beer production hits new high

(AP) – A new report says the world’s appetite for beer hit a new high last year, with China leading the way. The report released Wednesday by the research arm of a major Japanese brewery […]

08/08/2012

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