| Sep 3, 2013
| 2:30 AM
SEOUL - The Busan film festival will open with dance drama "Vara: A Blessing," the third film by Buddhist monk Khyentse Norbu, and the first time that the South Korean festival has not opened with either a local Korean or a Chinese film.
| Jul 3, 2013
| 4:35 AM
Want to do something to make a difference during your summer vacation? It is easy: try a service vacation. Here are some voluntourism opportunities to consider:
· Florida Keys – Visitors who want to add an enriching element to their...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 7:43 PM
Stanley Karnow, an award-winning author and journalist who combined insightful reporting with personal accounts and historical sweep in books on the Vietnam War and the Philippines and the critically acclaimed public television series that accompanied the...
| Dec 2, 2012
THE BEST WAY TO MANILA
From LAX, Philippine Airlines offers direct service to Manila, and Asiana, JAL, All Nippon Airways, Delta, Air China, Hawaiian, China Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, EVA Airways, Singapore, Korean and Qantas offer...
| Dec 2, 2012
BALANGA, Philippines — The school day at Balanga Elementary on the Bataan Peninsula was winding down, and children poured from the classrooms into the stifling afternoon heat.
Behind their classrooms, they played around the statutes of grim-...
| May 7, 2013
| 5:18 AM
Officials said they were stunned by the loss of life after a limousine burst into flames Saturday night on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, leaving five women dead.
“Any time we have a significant loss of life it's very difficult, but given the...
| May 9, 2013
After more than 15 years on the lam, former fugitive Giovanni Spiller was convicted late Tuesday of a 1996 slaying that left the victim's family shattered and exposed weaknesses in America's system for apprehending international fugitives.
| Jan 10, 2013
| 9:44 AM
It’s not just the “Grey’s Anatomy” mid-season premiere Thursday night weighing on Patrick Dempsey’s mind – the would-be coffee company owner is facing several objections to his pending purchase of Seattle’s Tully&...
| Dec 2, 2012
Dec. 7, 1941: Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Dec. 8, 1941: Japanese bomb the Philippines, destroying many aircraft at Clark Field
Dec. 22, 1941: About 43,000 Japanese troops begin the main invasion of Luzon; American and Filipino troops begin to...
| May 26, 2013
BORACAY, Philippines — Can a million and a half people be wrong? That's how many vacationers are expected to visit Boracay Island this year.
Can Travel & Leisure be wrong? That's the magazine that crowned Boracay the best island in the world....
| Jul 28, 2013
Delfin Santos Jr. was in Army basic training when his father died.
His father was himself an Army veteran, a prisoner of war during World War II who died in his 90s. Santos listened — really listened — to his father's stories as a child...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 1:08 PM
A Saudi princess living in Irvine was charged Wednesday with human trafficking after a Kenyan woman who worked in her home fled and contacted the police. Orange County prosecutors allege that Meshael Alayban forced the woman to work 16 hours a day,...