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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
(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 […]