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  • Bodies recovered from South Korea ferry; death toll rises to 49

    Bodies recovered from South Korea ferry; death toll rises to 49
    SEOUL — The official death toll in South Korea's ferry disaster rose to 49 early Sunday after divers gained access to the submerged vessel and recovered more than a dozen bodies. Government officials reported that divers had retrieved the bodies...
  • President Obama has some convincing to do on Asia tour

    President Obama has some convincing to do on Asia tour
    WASHINGTON — Two and a half years after President Obama vowed to shift America's diplomatic, economic and military focus to Asia, he will head back to the region this week to try to convince allies and adversaries alike that he really meant it....
  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai relieved his term is winding down

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai relieved his term is winding down
    Six weeks before the Afghan election, at a meeting at the presidential palace, women's rights activist Sima Samar gently teased President Hamid Karzai about being a short-timer. Karzai suddenly grew emotional, Samar recalled. "To be honest, my sister, I...
  • Artists finding inspiration in China's bad air

    Artists finding inspiration in China's bad air
    Photographer Wu Di's studio, tucked away in a dusty corner of northeast Beijing, isn't easy to find, but the mannequin out front wearing a military-style gas mask and a Roots sweatshirt is a sign you're in the right place. Inside, Wu showed off some...
  • Kashkari does not rule out additional contributions to his campaign

    He’s already invested $2 million of his own cash in a bid for the governor’s office, and on Sunday, GOP candidate Neel Kashkari said he wouldn’t rule out future campaign infusions from his own bank account. “Nothing is determined...
  • Northbrook's Taste of Asia offers new activities

     Northbrook's Taste of Asia offers new activities
    Demonstrations of Chinese lantern making, Japanese flower arrangement and martial arts will be added to the menu of festivities Sunday at the 10th annual Taste of Asia in Northbrook. The festival, which celebrates Asian-American and Asian cultures and...
  • Vietnam mobs torch foreign factories in anti-China protests

    Vietnam mobs torch foreign factories in anti-China protests
    Thousands of anti-China protesters ransacked, looted and set fire to foreign-run factories in southern Vietnam on Tuesday and Wednesday in a wave of violence sparked by a dispute over China’s placement of an oil rig in waters claimed by both...
  • En route to Asia, Obama to survey Washington landslide damage

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama, on his way to a weeklong trip to Asia, is headed to Washington state Tuesday to survey damage from the landslide and meet with survivors, first responders and local officials one month after the tragedy. More than 40...
  • HBO Speeds up Content to Asia Region

    HONG KONG - HBO Asia is to further cut the time delay between the North American screening of its original content and its subsequent screening on its regional Asian feed. From July HBO and Cinemax original content, starting with Steven Soderbergh-...
  • Turner, Lee Take on WarnerTV in Asia

    HONG KONG -- Turner International Asia Pacific has taken operational responsibility for WarnerTV, a general entertainment channel that focuses on U.S. TV series. Turner announced that it had appointed Marianne Lee to run the channels as VP, content,...
  • Schiff pays a visit to comfort-women statue

    Schiff pays a visit to comfort-women statue
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) called on the Japanese government on Tuesday to “speak plainly” about a dark chapter in the country’s history in which Korean, Chinese and other women were used as sex slaves by the Japanese Imperial Army...
  • Two L.A. Asian American banks near top of national stock ratings

    Two L.A. Asian American banks near top of national stock ratings
    Two of Los Angeles' many Asian American banks ranked near the top of analysts' national lists of bank stocks that investors should buy, a signal of economic strength in local immigrant communities. Financial information provider SNL Financial ranked...