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  • Fake, faulty malaria drugs alarmingly common, study finds

     
    More than one-third of malaria medicines tested in Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa were fake or faulty, according to a new study that warns shoddy drugs could fuel the rise of hardier parasites....
  • Homegrown lemon grass: two varieties of a singular taste

    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....
  • Panetta explains Pentagon's 'pivot' toward Asia

     
    As the U.S. seeks to reassert its role as a Pacific power after a decade of distant ground wars, the Obama administration has run into a problem: It’s hard to convince allies and rivals that the enhanced military commitment to Asia is sufficiently...
  • Pentagon seeks return to long-abandoned military port in Vietnam

     
    The Pentagon is seeking a return to Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, a sheltered anchorage off the strategically-important South China Sea....
  • Chinese to Panetta: focus on diplomacy, not military might

     
    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta came here hoping to allay Chinese concerns that U.S. is pursuing a new military containment strategy aimed at Asia’s biggest power, but he failed to fully convince the leaders in Beijing....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • The Week in Pictures | September 10 – 16, 2012

     
    The Week in Pictures from around the world....
  • Joel Brinkley: Food security still a major issue in Southeast Asia

    LUANG PRABANG, Laos -- Travel through Southeast Asia, and wherever you go you'll find statues of Buddha -- meditating, cogitating, calling for peace or for rain. The multiple poses are varied, and each one has its own meaning. But only one pose shows the...