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  • South Korean president to disband coast guard over ferry response

    South Korean president to disband coast guard over ferry response
    South Korean President Park Geun-hye announced Monday that she would disband the coast guard because of its inept efforts to rescue those stranded aboard a sinking ferry, which left more than 300 people dead or missing, mostly high school students....
  • Asia to overtake North America as biggest center of personal wealth, study shows

    Asia to overtake North America as biggest center of personal wealth, study shows
    North America, now the world's biggest market for personal wealth, will be overtaken in 2018 by an Asia-Pacific region that is producing an increasing number of millionaires, according to a study by Boston Consulting Group. In the firm's annual review...
  • Hillary Clinton's 'Hard Choices' makes for compelling reading

    Hillary Clinton's 'Hard Choices' makes for compelling reading
    She hasn't decided yet. Or if she has, she's not telling. But if Hillary Rodham Clinton does run for president in 2016, her new book "Hard Choices," a chronicle of her four years as secretary of State, leaves no room for doubt about how she might...
  • Asian Film Buyers Guide

    The theatrical market in the Asian-Pacific region is now the largest single component of global box office, worth $11.1 billion in 2013, the year when it overtook both North America ($10.9 billion) and Europe-Middle East-Africa (also $10.9 billion). And...
  • Deadly attack raises concern about growth of 'evil cults' in China

    Wu Shuoyan was waiting for her husband and their 7-year-old son at a McDonald's when she posted a note on a social media site: "I met some crazy people." Twenty minutes later, she lay dead on the floor, beaten to death with a metal pole. Authorities say...
  • Leland Yee's startling finish in California election race explained

    In a largely sleepy California election, there was one startling result: nearly 300,000 ballots cast for Leland Yee for secretary of state, good enough for third place even though he dropped out after being accused of gun running and political corruption....
  • LACMA Chinese art curator Yu Yu to lead USC Pacific Asia Museum

    LACMA Chinese art curator Yu Yu to lead USC Pacific Asia Museum
    This story has been corrected. Please see below for details. Christina Yu Yu made a great leap eastward in 1998 from her native China to a college campus in Massachusetts. This summer she will make a somewhat smaller one: She’s leaving the Los...
  • Box Office: 'Edge of Tomorrow' Racks Up Impressive Korea Debut

    "Edge of Tomorrow" is struggling to generate buzz ahead of its domestic release this week, but there's good news from overseas. The science-fiction adventure debuted to a sizzling $3.8 million in South Korea on Wednesday. Excluding sneak previews, that...
  • Korea's NAFF Genre Film Market Unveils Selection

    SEOUL -- Canadian indie Quentin Lee ("The People I've Slept With," "White Frog") will line up alongside leading Korean director Jo Jin Kyu ("Man on the Edge," "My Wife is a Gangster") to pitch their upcoming projects at the Network of Asian Fantastic...
  • Bad weather blamed as SeaWorld attendance falls 4%

    While theme parks worldwide drew bigger crowds last year, attendance at SeaWorld parks dropped as the company faced continued criticism over the treatment of its killer whales, a report released Tuesday says. Theme park attendance worldwide jumped 5.4%...
  • Marking 25th anniversary of China's Tiananmen Square takes creativity

    Show tunes. Confetti. A deck of cards. Rubber ducks. A pornographic video. These are some of the props in the annual games underway in Beijing as the most sensitive day of the year approaches. Wednesday is the 25th anniversary of the day when...