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  • Blame all around for Vietnam War

    In the winter of 1954-55, State Department intelligence analyst Paul Kattenburg was in Saigon puzzling over the wisest course for U.S. policymakers. France, with its army defeated at Dien Bien Phu and colonial ambitions in Asia at an end, was preparing...
  • Intimate partner violence affects 30 percent of women worldwide: WHO

    Intimate partner violence affects 30 percent of women worldwide: WHO
    Around 35% of women experience violence at the hands of their partners or other sexual violence, the World Health Organization reported Thursday, in the first systematic study to examine global data on violence against women. Working with colleagues...
  • Homegrown lemon grass: two varieties of a singular taste

    One of the stands of lemon grass in the middle of the Vermont Square Community Garden is in full flower now, a somewhat unusual occurrence. It’s not a particularly attractive phase for the plants, which look like overgrown weeds on their last legs....
  • Pick your color: Hoya, a succulent in many shades

    In the world of succulents, the hundreds of species and cultivars of the hoya genus stand out. They are in the milkweed family, second only to orchids in the diversity of their flower forms and shapes. Lowland tropicals, hoyas are native to Southeast...
  • Norodom Sihanouk dies at 89; former king of Cambodia

    Norodom Sihanouk dies at 89; former king of Cambodia
    Former King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia, an unpredictable and crafty political survivor whose fortunes were entwined with U.S. military involvement in Indochina, died Monday of natural causes in Beijing, where he had undergone medical treatment,...
  • Stanley Karnow dies at 87; author of epic Vietnam history

    Stanley Karnow, an award-winning author and journalist who combined insightful reporting with personal accounts and historical sweep in books on the Vietnam War and the Philippines and the critically acclaimed public television series that accompanied the...
  • The Right Side of Asia

    The Right Side of Asia
    There’s no other destination on the planet quite like the islands off the coast of eastern Asia — where a vast natural landscape and pristine marine life offer ideal year-round outdoor activities like hiking, biking and diving. Taiwan and...
  • Thornburg's Developing World Fund is ahead of its peers

    This has been a tough year for emerging-markets investors. Fueled by unrest in Brazil and a sluggish economy in China, the broad MSCI emerging-markets index is down 14% this year. The drop has been led by stock market sell-offs in Brazil (-26% in...
  • The Week in Pictures | September 10 – 16, 2012

     
    The Week in Pictures from around the world....
  • On way to Tokyo, Leon Panetta urges restraint in islands dispute

     
    TOKYO, Japan -- Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta on Saturday urged China and its neighbors not to engage in “provocative behavior” over disputed islands and maritime claims, warning that it could escalate into a regional conflict that might...
  • Pictures in the News | September 12, 2012

     
    Pictures in the News from around the world. Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Germany, where A woman sits on a grass-made sofa in Frankfurt. The so-called "Main-Sofa" highlights the upcoming "Day of Sustainability" event....