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  • Ann McFeatters: How you can help honor our Vietnam veterans

    WASHINGTON � The man who said his name was Danny arrived at my door with a huge floral box. Inside was one of the most beautiful bouquets I'd ever seen. Danny was with the Maryland highway department, supervising a crew installing new curbs on...
  • India says it will act against BBC for airing banned film

    India's home minister said Thursday that the government would act against the British Broadcasting Corporation after it ignored a court order and aired a documentary about a fatal gang rape in which one of the attackers blames the victim. "India's...
  • Image of Asia: Well-wishes for the US ambassador in Seoul

    In this photo by Lee Jin-man, South Koreans hold candles in downtown Seoul in support of U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert, who was slashed on his face and wrist by an anti-U.S. protester screaming demands for uniting North and South Korea. Earlier Thursday,...
  • Art, fine wine: Thai auction puts police corruption on view

    At a military base outside Bangkok, soldiers stand guard over Buddha statues, showcases of Rolex watches and some very expensive French wine — a $4,000 bottle of Petrus and choice vintages of Dom Perignon. It all belonged to a man who led Thailand'...
  • Indonesia rejects Australia offer of swap to stop executions

    Indonesian officials said Thursday they will reject an Australian offer to swap prisoners as part of a last-ditch attempt to save the lives of two Australian drug smugglers expected to face a firing squad within days. Minister of Justice and Human Rights...
  • U.S. ambassador to South Korea knifed by activist

    SEOUL, South Korea The U.S. ambassador to South Korea was knifed early Thursday by an activist shouting pro-unification slogans, officials and news reports said. Mark Lippert was hospitalized with injuries to his right cheek and left wrist, as well as...
  • Family: Canadian pastor has been detained in North Korea

    Canada's government has confirmed that a Canadian pastor has been detained in North Korea, the man's family said Thursday. Canadian officials told the family that North Korea's government confirmed the detention of Reverend Hyeon Soo Lim, said Lisa Pak,...
  • Filmmaker Jean-Jacques Annaud goes from outcast to ally in China

    In his 1997 film "Seven Years in Tibet," French director Jean-Jacques Annaud didn't mince words about the Chinese Communist Party. The based-on-a-true-story movie, starring Brad Pitt as an Austrian mountaineer who befriends the adolescent Dalai Lama in...
  • Morton Grove Park District showcases Korean culture

    Morton Grove Park District showcases Korean culture
    The spotlight will shine on Korea at Morton Grove Park District's Seasonal Showcase of Cultures, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 11 at the Civic Center, 6140 Dempster St. "This is part of a series of events that we started to showcase the different cultures...
  • 'Duang!' Chinese poke fun at Jackie Chan with nonsense word

    Jackie Chan might still be popular in China, but nowadays the pro-Beijing actor is as well-known as fodder for jokes as he is for his gritty martial arts and slapstick humor on screen. His latest contribution to the country's mass culture and...
  • A look at US diplomatic security around the world

    Thursday's knife attack on America's ambassador in Seoul was the first major case of violence involving a U.S. ambassador since the deadly siege in Benghazi, Libya, more than two years ago. That's where similarities end. Whereas Libya remains engulfed in...