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Central Asia

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  • Military, not the Internet, blamed for invasive cockroach

    Military, not the Internet, blamed for invasive cockroach
    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...
  • S. Korea tycoon has high hopes for L.A. hotel project

    S. Korea tycoon has high hopes for L.A. hotel project
    On a honeymoon trip to Southern California in 1974, Yang-ho Cho and his new bride drove into downtown Los Angeles only to get lost among the dark, empty industrial buildings and shuttered shops. Cho remembers he could find no one on the streets to ask...
  • Fraud suit against Greg Mortenson's '3 Cups of Tea' rejected

    A class-action lawsuit claiming damages against Greg Mortenson over "Three Cups of Tea" was rejected Wednesday by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The federal appeals court judges upheld a lower court's decision to dismiss the case. The plaintiffs were...
  • Thousands join in nationalist, anti-migrant marches in Russia

    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...
  • Security official blames Tiananmen Square attack on Islamist group

    Security official blames Tiananmen Square attack on Islamist group
    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...
  • Joel Brinkley: Critical worldwide shortages could lead to water wars

    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...
  • reFramed: In conversation with Misha Friedman

     
    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...
  • Book review: 'A World Without Islam'

    Book review: 'A World Without Islam'
    A World Without Islam Graham Fuller Little, Brown: 336 pp., $25.99 One of the sadder consequences of the near decade of war and violence that has followed the attacks of 9/11 is that so many people are convinced that we are in a clash of...
  • Pasadena Symphony announces its 2012-13 classical season

     
    Pasadena Symphony announces its 2012-13 seasons. A series of guest conductors will lead the concerts at the Ambassador Auditorium....
  • Author Greg Mortenson settles lawsuit, will pay charity $1 million

     
    A lawsuit over the charity founded by Greg Mortenson, the author of "Three Cups of Tea," has been settled....
  • Russian gay activist fined for promoting homosexuality

     
    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....
  • Forklore: Fishing for breakfast

     
    Another in our series of rediscovered gems from food historian Charles Perry: In England, a traditional breakfast dish dating from the days of the British Raj is kedgeree, usually consisting of lightly curried rice mixed with flaked smoked fish, and......