| Jun 13, 2014
In his best-selling "The World Without Us" (2007), the veteran journalist Alan Weisman painted a startling portrait of what might happen on Earth if human beings suddenly vanished from the planet. In Weisman's exhaustively researched vision of a...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 1:53 PM
The general who led a military coup in Thailand three months ago took on the civilian mantle of prime minister Thursday when the legislators he appointed nominated him as sole candidate and voted overwhelmingly to make him government chief.
| Aug 13, 2014
| 5:51 PM
A historic hotel in downtown Pasadena that served as sedate senior housing for decades is about to make a splashy comeback.
The $60-million makeover of Hotel Constance reflects Pasadena's rising profile as an international travel destination. As part of...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 4:30 AM
HONG KONG - The Thai government confirmed Tuesday that it had banned popular computer game "Tropico 5."
News of the ban first emerged on the Facebook page of the game's local distributor New Era Interactive Media. Confirmation came from the state-...
| May 30, 2014
Friday's Pictures in the News begins in Southern California, where SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk unveiled a cone-shaped spaceship that he hopes will one day ferry yo to seven astronauts and equipment to the International Space Station...
| Jun 26, 2014
In Thursday's Pictures in the News, festival-goers gather ahead of this weekend's Glastonbury Festival of Music and Performing Arts on Worthy Farm in Somerset, southwest England. Bangkok, Thailand: Taitan, a male Shih Tzu from Thailand, yawns while being...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 7:50 AM
Thailand’s military rulers detained hundreds of people without charges, tortured some prisoners and systematically stifled dissent since seizing power in a May coup, a leading human rights watchdog reported Thursday.
Amnesty International said...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 6:15 PM
I broke my own cardinal rule of travel, which is this: If you're going to visit a country, start in its capital to embrace the cultural customs and nuances of a new destination.
For Laos, that would be Vientiane, which sits on a plain that's northeast...
| Aug 4, 2013
Thaitanic Sushi is a little restaurant with a lot of heart, serving up not only top-notch sushi but elegant curries and tempura dishes.
The simple menu embodies the best of Japanese and Thai fare. The kitchen doesn't take on too much but tackles just...
| May 5, 2013
MAE WANG, Thailand — As we sat together on a long, narrow raft of bamboo, Alexa Pham dipped her hand into the quickly moving river. "It's the really simple things," she said with a long breath, "that make it beautiful here in Mae Wang."
| Dec 11, 2013
| 11:21 AM
Somewhere in the world, there is a Sriracha fan who has turned his beard into a bowl. It sags below his chin in the form of an elongated cup made of wiry brown hairs. He fills the beard bowl with ramen noodles. And before eating them with a pair of wooden...