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Southeast Asia

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  • Obama needs Hagel in the Pentagon

    Obama needs Hagel in the Pentagon
    Absent from the discussion about whether former Senator Chuck Hagel would make a good secretary of defense is any focus on lessons learned from personal factors like combat in war, as well as loyalty to the president. As I was grousing about this, my...
  • Vietnam, 50 years on

    HANOI, Vietnam -- It has been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy ordered U.S. "advisers" to South Vietnam to help battle the communist North and 37 years since the end of that divisive war and the country's unification under Communism. Today,...
  • A death from cancer, and a search for answers

    A death from cancer, and a search for answers
    Randy White had just buried a daughter, dead at 30 with a brain tumor. Now his other daughter had been diagnosed with growths in her abdomen. When doctors told White in 2009 that their conditions were likely caused by something in their environment,...
  • From Owings Mills High School to a cell at Guantanamo

    From Owings Mills High School to a cell at Guantanamo
    A studious young man with an aptitude for computers, Majid Shoukat Khan was working as a database administrator in a high-rise office building in Tysons Corner, Va., on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. After American Airlines Flight 77 slammed into the...
  • Uprooting a mystery

    Uprooting  a mystery
    At first, he thought it must be a hoax. The man in the picture didn't have hands at the ends of his arms; he had what looked like tree branches - two masses of tangled, overgrown bark. In more than 20 years of practicing medicine, Dr. Anthony Gaspari,...
  • Shares of Singapore's CapitaMalls surge 22 percent after offer from CapitaLand

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Shares of CapitaMalls Asia surged as much as 22 percent after Southeast Asia's biggest property developer CapitaLand Ltd offered to buy out minority shareholders in the Singapore-listed shopping mall operator. CapitaMalls shares hit...
  • Splendor of Cambodia's Angkor goes global with Google project

    Splendor of Cambodia's Angkor goes global with Google project
    Google Maps has added Cambodia's ancient temples of Angkor to its World Wonders Project. More than 90,000 images captured by the Internet giant's Street View cameras have been collected and made available in a virtual tour of the Khmer temples and...
  • RTL Group's Asian Operations Starting to Take Off

    Compared with its U.S. counterparts, RTL Group was a latecomer in South and East Asia. While HBO has been implanted in the region for some 20 years, the media giant just made its first move in 2012. RTL Group chose the frenetic Indian market for its...
  • Air Products to supply nitrogen for Singapore cavern project

    Air Products announced Monday that the company has been awarded a contract to supply liquid nitrogen to Singapore's Jurong Rock Caverns project, an underground storage facility for petrochemical products and the first of its kind in the country and across...
  • Southeast Asia is polio-free, World Health Organization rules

    Southeast Asia is polio-free, World Health Organization rules
    WASHINGTON – The World Health Organization declared Southeast Asia polio-free Thursday, marking a global health milestone for India, where the disease accounted for nearly half of all worldwide cases just five years ago. The announcement comes...
  • Asia business sentiment improves in first quarter, global worries continue to weigh

    SEOUL (Reuters) - Business sentiment among Asia's top companies edged up in the first quarter, as solid improvement in the Philippines and South Korea outweighed weakness in China, India and Australia amid persistent concerns over the global economy, a...
  • Missing Malaysia plane: Satellites picked up 'pings,' source says

    Missing Malaysia plane: Satellites picked up 'pings,' source says
    Satellites picked up faint electronic pulses from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 after it went missing on Saturday, but the signals gave no information about where the stray jet was heading and little else about its fate, two sources close to the...