| Nov 4, 2013
| 11:48 AM
MOSCOW -- Thousands of right-wing nationalists marched in cities and towns throughout Russia on Monday, demanding the eviction of migrants, as the nation observed the day officially designated as National Unity Day.
In Moscow, about 8,500 people marched...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:09 PM
BEIJING -- China’s top security official has concluded that the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, a separatist group, was responsible for the deadly attack Monday in which a car mowed down pedestrians at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square before...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Get ready for the water wars.
Most of the world's population takes water for granted, just like air -- two life-sustaining substances. After all, the human body is nearly two-thirds water.
But a Hindustan Times blogger said that in India right now, as...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:34 PM
Don’t be quick to blame Internet commerce for the invasion of the Turkestan cockroaches in the Southwest. The insects are more likely the result of U.S. military entanglements in the Middle East and Central Asia, according to UC Riverside...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 9:00 AM
You may have heard that Italy was introduced to pasta by Marco Polo, who brought it from China. It's a great story, but it was probably cooked up by a 1920s Don Draper — it's just not true. Italians were eating pasta before Polo was born.
| Aug 10, 2013
| 9:41 AM
What do Richard Feynman, Willie Nelson, Frank Zappa and Boris Yeltsin have in common?
The answer was embodied in a radiant, round-faced Siberian singer named Kongar-ol Ondar, whose voice was unlike any in the western world.
Ondar was a master of...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 9:54 AM
That the name Tugan Sokhiev has yet to ring a bell with most American concertgoers is perfectly understandable: Until his podium debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Thursday night at Symphony Center, he had yet to wield a baton in front of any...
| May 3, 2013
| 1:25 PM
BISHKEK (Reuters) - A U.S. military refueling plane on its way to Afghanistan exploded in mid air and crashed in Kyrgyzstan on Friday when its cargo of fuel ignited, the Central Asian country's Emergencies Ministry said.
The aircraft took off from the U....
| Sep 10, 2012
| 9:03 AM
Tuberculosis is still a very deadly disease – especially in the former Soviet Union. The number of patients with very difficult to treat forms of tuberculosis is growing steadily in that part of the world. Photographer Misha Friedman has spent the...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 4:36 PM
A lawsuit over the charity founded by Greg Mortenson, the author of "Three Cups of Tea," has been settled....
| May 4, 2012
| 4:38 PM
The founder of the Moscow gay pride movement was convicted Friday of promoting homsexuality and fined $167 in the first prosecution under a controversial new St. Petersburg municipal law that human rights activists have denounced as homophobic....