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  • Missing Malaysia plane inquiry focuses on the 239 on board

    BEIJING — Like an Agatha Christie whodunit, the investigation of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is now focusing on a finite circle of suspects: the 227 passengers and 12 crew members of the missing plane. While loath to call...
  • U.S. pulls out ship, sends in planes to hunt for Malaysia jetliner

    U.S. pulls out ship, sends in planes to hunt for Malaysia jetliner
    The U.S. military pulled its warship out of the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Monday and will rely instead on sophisticated submarine-hunting aircraft, a sign of just how complex the international search for the missing Boeing 777 has...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Kongar-ol Ondar dies at 51; master of Tuvan throat singing

    Kongar-ol Ondar dies at 51; master of Tuvan throat singing
    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...
  • Follow the pasta trail around the globe in 'On the Noodle Road'

    Follow the pasta trail around the globe in 'On the Noodle Road'
    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. How,...
  • Shilajit is unproven yet touted as a panacea for many ills

    Shilajit is unproven yet touted as a panacea for many ills
    It has a smoky, bitter taste, a deeply unpleasant odor and bears a close resemblance to black gobs of tar. Pricey tar, mind you: 10 grams (a month's supply) will set you back $80. The substance, called shilajit, is an ancient ayurvedic medicine. On...
  • 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...
  • Global warming protesters ramp up with climate talks' failure

     
    The failure of global climate negotiations to slow greenhouse gas emissions is fueling protest movements in the U.S. and other countries, as the effects of sea level rise, longer droughts and stronger storms begin to take a toll. More than......
  • CENTRAL ASIA: WikiLeaks dispatches reveal a Great Game for the 21st century

     
    The Americans were confounded. Maksat Idenov (pictured), the Harvard Business School-educated head of Kazakhstan’s state-owned oil company, had abruptly booted Guy Hollingsworth, a Chevron Corp. executive, from a meeting and from talks over a...