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Southeast Asia

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  • 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....
  • Global hunger has fallen, U.N. agency says after revising numbers

     
    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...
  • Laos to begin building hotly debated Xayaburi dam this week

     
    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...
  • Major earthquake in Indonesia sparks tsunami fears

     
    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...
  • Singaporean restaurant Spice Table to open downtown

     
    Bryant Ng, a chef who helped open Pizzeria Mozza and has worked at Campanile as well as at Daniel in New York and La Folie in San Francisco, plans to open a Singaporean restaurant in downtown's Little Tokyo. Ng's Spice......
  • Hairy-nosed otter, once believed to be extinct, is caught on camera in Borneo

     
    A photograph snapped on Borneo island of an otter once thought to be extinct in Malaysia has raised hopes that there's still time to save the creature, an official said Monday. The image of the hairy-nosed otter -- sometimes called......
  • Your morning adorable: Hungry Asian small-clawed otters jump for joy, blow our minds

     
    Our own Toy fox terrier/Yorkie/Affenpinscher/Shih Tzu mix has always reminded us a bit of an otter. He's small, brown, long and furry -- and, like this troop of Asian small-clawed otters at the U.K.'s Chester Zoo, he has a tendency......
  • 'Top Chef': Gastro-nauts gear up for Singapore

     
    This week, Angelo recovered with a one-two punch, Padma test-drove cross-dressing and the chefs get revved up for street food-savvy Singapore. But before they hopped on a jet for Southeast Asia, the remaining cheftestants were chucked the wine pairing...
  • Really!?! Sirhan Sirhan is or even was a 'political prisoner'?

     
    Retired UIC education professor Bill Ayers has so far refused to comment to reporters regarding the University of Illinois board of trustees decision not to confer on him emeritus status: Ayers could not be reached for comment (Tribune) Ayers did......
  • Your morning adorable: Asian small-clawed otter plays with leaves

     
    What's more adorable than a playful otter? Not much. So we're forever in the debt of YouTube user Misspippylou, who has previously shown us a baby Asian small-clawed otter named Fenway playing with a plush toy, for delighting us once......