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Southeast Asia

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  • Gates Foundation battling big new threat in malaria fight

    YANGON, Myanmar One of the world's most challenging and deadly races is underway in the forests of this turbulent country. A new strain of drug-resistant malaria has emerged in Myanmar just as the country is emerging from a half-century of isolation,...
  • Holding all the cardamoms

    Here is the wildest, craziest, most mind-blowing fact about cardamom: Not only is it a spice that is used in both savory and sweet dishes, it is an important ingredient in the cuisines of India, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Scandinavia. If...
  • In Iraq, echoes of Vietnam

    In Iraq, echoes of Vietnam
    A corrupt government that has alienated many of its people finds itself unable to overcome a growing insurgency in an endless civil war and expects a superpower on the other side of the globe to come to its rescue. That's the story in Iraq today —...
  • Boycott Hobby Lobby? Sure, but only if you want to increase its sales

    Boycott Hobby Lobby? Sure, but only if you want to increase its sales
    You could have seen this coming a mile away. “Counter the leftist hate,” someone named Marji Wojack tweeted earlier this week. “Join me in Hobby Lobby Love Day-Thursday, July 3.” Those who support Monday’s Supreme Court...
  • Having our seafood and eating it too, with 'American Catch'

    Having our seafood and eating it too, with 'American Catch'
    More than 90% of the seafood we eat in the United States is imported -- typically cheap farmed tilapia, salmon and shrimp. Almost one-third of the fish we catch here is exported -- mostly high-value wild species. If those statistics make you scratch...
  • Going alone, but not lonely

    Going alone, but not lonely
    My recent column on the joys of traveling alone launched a steady flow of email from readers who shared their own stories of solo travel. Far more was submitted than can fit here, but this is a sampling. Submissions were edited for space. I went alone...
  • William J. Coughlin dies at 91; former L.A. Times foreign correspondent

    William J. Coughlin dies at 91; former L.A. Times foreign correspondent
    Veteran journalist William J. Coughlin, a former Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent who as editor of a small North Carolina newspaper won a Pulitzer Prize for public service in 1990, died Thursday at a hospice facility in Bolivia, N.C. He was 91....
  • Review: 'Tambora' by Gillen D'Arcy Wood

    Review: 'Tambora' by Gillen D'Arcy Wood
    In Ireland, families huddled together and died by the thousands, killed by typhus and starvation. In the agriculturally rich province of Yunnan, China, some parents sold children for a mouthful of rice. In the delta of the Bay of Bengal, cholera killed...
  • Star Chinese Movies at 20: Movie Channel has Evolved With Asian Market

    Star Chinese Movies was launched in Taiwan in 1994 by regional pay-TV pioneer Satellite Television Asian Region (Star Television), which only a couple of years earlier had been bought by News Corp. from Hong Kong telecom giant PCCW. The choice of...
  • Anthony Guptaitis Jr., decorated Vietnam vet, 1949-2014

    Anthony Guptaitis Jr., decorated Vietnam vet, 1949-2014
    During the Vietnam War, while carrying out an assignment as a helicopter door-gunner and crew chief in the Navy's Helicopter Attack Squadron (Light) 3 support of river patrol boats and Navy SEALs along the Mekong River, Anthony Guptaitis Jr. and his...
  • CANNES: Chinese 'The Great Hypnotist' Sells Strongly for Fortissimo

    Fortissimo has conjured up a raft of sales for Chinese hit "The Great Hypnotist." The Wanda Media-backed pic, which has grossed $35 million in China, was picked up by Golden Scene for Hong Kong to release in mid-June; Clover Films for Singapore and...