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  • Pakistan Protest Against Anti-Muslim Film Turns Deadly

    Pakistan Protest Against Anti-Muslim Film Turns Deadly
    The United States braced Saturday for more protests over an independently produced anti-Islam film that has ignited anger in the Muslim world, temporarily closing some of its diplomatic missions and warning American citizens in some countries to be...
  • Zurich through the eyes of a 3-year-old

    Zurich through the eyes of a 3-year-old
    ZURICH - My daddy has written lots about Zurich for about a million years by now, but he says he never realized what a great place it must look like to a 3-year-old like me. He asked me to tell you why it is, so here goes: You may have heard that...
  • Heinrich Rohrer dies at 79; a father of nanotechnology

    Heinrich Rohrer dies at 79; a father of nanotechnology
    The electron microscope revolutionized biology in the 1930s by providing magnifications thousands of times higher than that of light microscopes, allowing scientists to discern the inner workings of cells for the first time. But it was not nearly as...
  • PASSINGS: Galina Vishnevskaya, Lisa della Casa, Paul Rauch

    Galina Vishnevskaya Russian opera singer, wife of Rostropovich Galina Vishnevskaya, 86, a world-renowned Russian opera diva who with her husband defied the Soviet regime to give shelter to writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn and suffered exile from her...
  • Huge Chinese theme-park project aims to be the 'Orlando of China'

    Huge Chinese theme-park project aims to be the 'Orlando of China'
    The first of 10 theme parks planned for a 2,000-acre resort billed as the "Orlando of China" is expected to open in late 2013 after three years of construction. The $2-billion marine-based Chimelong Ocean Kingdom theme park on Hengqin Island in China is...
  • First-class menus elevating airlines to new heights

     First-class menus elevating airlines to new heights
    The food and drink website The Daily Meal has issued its list of top airlines for food in first class. As for the rest of you sitting in economy and grabbing overpriced crackers when the flight attendants pass by, look at what's happening on the other...
  • Travel Postcard: 48 hours at the top of Europe

    Travel Postcard: 48 hours at the top of Europe
    INTERLAKEN, Switzerland (Reuters) - The Virgin, the Monk, and the Ogre — in German, the Jungfrau, the Moench and the Eiger — are three classic Swiss mountains that for centuries have drawn artists, thrill-seekers and tourists. For a weekend...
  • Han Suyin dies at 95; wrote 'Many-Splendored Thing'

    Han Suyin dies at 95; wrote 'Many-Splendored Thing'
    Han Suyin defiantly straddled two worlds decades before multiculturalism became fashionable. "We must carry ourselves with colossal assurance and say, 'Look at us, the Eurasians!' " the half-Chinese, half-Belgian physician and author whose career swept...
  • One man's efforts untangle WWII prisoners' Catch-22

     One man's efforts untangle WWII prisoners' Catch-22
    — The last Illinois survivor of a mostly forgotten World War II prisoner-of-war saga lives in a white farmhouse 7 miles north of town. Retired from grain farming since 1988, Alva Moss, 89, walks a narrow road, mows his lawn and plays tennis for...
  • 'Pre-drinking' or 'pre-funking' common among young alcohol users

    'Pre-drinking' or 'pre-funking' common among young alcohol users
    They call it "pre-drinking," "pre-partying" or "pre-funking," and it usually involves chugging  cheap alcoholic drinks before heading out to a bar, club or sporting event. While addiction experts estimate that 65% to 75% of college-age youths engage in...
  • Belgian chocolate makers seek protection from copycats

    Belgian chocolate makers seek protection from copycats
    Belgian chocolate makers believe their renowned pralines should have similar protection to that enjoyed by French champagne or Italy's Parma ham. They want the term "Belgian chocolate" to be their exclusive preserve and also want to crack down on foreign...
  • Oprah on racism over 'too expensive' handbag; gets Swiss apology

    Oprah on racism over 'too expensive' handbag; gets Swiss apology
    Nobody tells Oprah she can't afford a handbag. Oprah Winfrey is one of the richest entertainers in the world, thanks to her willdly successful 25-season run on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and her latest media foray with the newly revitalized Oprah...