| Oct 9, 2012
| 1:12 PM
Three years after the United Nations grabbed headlines with the stunning announcement that more than 1 billion people could be going hungry across the globe, it now says hunger has actually dropped. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization says hunger...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 4:53 AM
Laos plans to start building a dam on the Mekong River this week over the objections of Cambodia and Vietnam downstream, a step that neighboring countries fear could imperil fish and cripple rice fields. The Xayaburi dam is expected to reap profits for...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 4:39 AM
Earthquake Indonesia Tsunami : A major earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia Wednesday afternoon with a reported magnitude of 8.6, sparking tsunami warnings for Australia and coastal nations across Southeast Asia, central Asia and parts of the...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 10:10 AM
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....
| Mar 31, 2012
| 12:18 PM
Fresh mango glistening the brilliant orange of a late-summer sun, glutinous rice balls glowing a radiant pandan green, tender taro cakes blooming the same piercing purple as a field of lilacs.
Bhan Kanom Thai is a rainbow rush of colors. The Hollywood...
| Oct 15, 2012
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,...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Corrigan's bar was on the corner of 237th and White Plains Road in the Bronx. It's now a Dominican market. The last time I was there, I was 23 and drinking with the Bronx boys. I was shipping out to Vietnam in the morning.
“One more round, Joey...
| May 6, 2012
The Passage of Power
The Years of Lyndon Johnson
Alfred A. Knopf: 736 pp., $35
"The Passage of Power," the fourth volume in Robert Caro's epic biography of Lyndon Baines Johnson, encompasses the period of LBJ's deepest humiliation and...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 1:04 AM
KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia (Reuters) - A traveler's first stop in Borneo, the world's third largest island, should be Kota Kinabalu.
It's the capital of Malaysia's Sabah state, with nearby islands and forests, scrumptious seafood, tribal cultures and a...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 2:10 PM
Although Americans wish to focus on the anemic economy and upcoming election, the wider world may intervene. Competing claims over sovereignty in the waters around China — the East China Sea and the South China Sea — threaten to transform from...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 9:17 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, get your fancy dresses and tuxedos ready because we're going to talk about the opera...and gibbons. Not ZZ TOP's Billy Gibbons, the apes.
Japanese scientists say gibbons and opera singers use the same techniques to project their...