| Oct 26, 2012
| 5:03 AM
Global Focus: Fracking Australia -- Lock the Gate appears to be a fitting name for Australia’s protest movement against hydraulic fracturing. It took activists years to identify threats to public health from "fracking," a classic case of getting...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 3:03 AM
“reFramed” is a feature showcasing fine art photography and vision-forward photojournalism. It is curated by Los Angeles Times staff photographer Barbara Davidson. twitter@photospice Alessio Romanzi was born in Colle Sant'Angelo, a small...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 4:33 PM
John Malkovich will give the annual message for World Theatre Day in Paris at a March 22 kickoff gala of events leading up to the 50th annual celebration on March 27. Here's the text he'll deliver....
| Mar 8, 2012
| 4:40 PM
A UNESCO commission Thursday condemned the violence against civilians in Syria but did not remove the embattled nation from its human rights committee, as the U.S. and other nations had hoped....
| Apr 6, 2012
| 4:32 PM
“For me, the mysteries [of Titanic] have never died.” So says filmmaker James Cameron during the opening of his new National Geographic Channel special about the legendary, doomed ship. Ever since the “unsinkable” RMS Titanic hit...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 9:35 AM
Four a.m. is a terrible time of day, too late for night owls, too early for early risers. The exception is 4 a.m. at Borobudur, waiting for the sun to rise over the Kedu Plain in central Java with 504 figures of Buddha.
The temple is one of three great...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 9:37 AM
Ambassador Herbie Hancock believes what the world needs is a little jazz diplomacy.
The renowned jazz pianist's first major initiative since being named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador last July is to establish International Jazz Day to be held on April...
| Dec 18, 2011
Phileas Fogg went around the world in 80 days. I did it in 23. And I bet I visited more amazing sites than he — India's Taj Mahal, Easter Island, Tibet, Cambodia's Angkor Wat, the African plains, to name a few — all without having to endure...
| Dec 24, 2011
| 1:11 PM
Tens of thousands of tourists and Christian pilgrims packed the West Bank town of Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebrations Saturday, bringing warm holiday cheer to the traditional birthplace of Jesus on a raw, breezy and rainy night.
With turnout at...
| Jan 1, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Tickets are on sale for the Aberdeen Zonta Club's annual Rose Luncheon at 11 a.m. Jan. 28 at the Ramada Inn.
The gathering will feature entertainment, a silent auction and door prizes. Tickets are $15 with the cut-off date for ticket sales Jan. 13; call...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 4:39 PM
As winter looms and travelers line up for a Caribbean holiday, sorting through all the island options for the best values can be a challenge.
Four destinations rise to the top of the list when it comes to bang for your buck in the form of modest...