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Successful Korean designer Son Jung Wan launches e-commerce site

South Korean designer Son Jung Wan can count many celebrities as clients, including Kelly Rutherford, Kelly Bensimon , and Adrienne Bailon.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Asia, Internet, Science / Technology, Adrienne Bailon, Seoul, South Korea Travel, Travel, South Korea Travel,

5 hrs ago | SFGate

Doomed ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed

Cranes wait near the buoys installed to mark the sunken ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea, Friday, April 18, 2014.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Asia, Travel, South Korea Travel, Boat Disaster,

9 hrs ago | Wharfedale Observer

Leeds-Bradford International Airport

Pakistan International Airlines could be on the verge of pulling out of Leeds-Bradford International Airport - leaving the area without any direct flights to the sub-continent.


Related Topix: Pakistan Travel, World News, Pakistan

13 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Murakami's new book unveiled in Japan

Customers read books by Japanese author Haruki Murakami as Murakami's new novels of the book "Onna no Inai Otokotachi" which can be translated as "Men Without Women" are displayed at the Sanseido bookstore in Tokyo on on August 18, 2014.


Related Topix: Travel, Japan Travel, Tokyo, Japan Travel, Web Design

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Forest Grove News-Times

After poop stings, we can sell air to China

Neighbors, students and staff have had enough. So, with fair warning, Multnomah County Animal Services announced they will conduct poop stings at Beach School, da Vinci Arts Middle School, and Duniway Elementary because certain dog owners are not picking up after Fido's business.


Related Topix: Multnomah County, OR, Travel, Beijing, China Travel, China Travel, Milwaukie, OR


The Island in South Korea's Ferry Tragedy Wants Chinese Tourists

China's holiday getaway spot is Hainan , a tropical island in the Gulf of Tonkin not far from Vietnam, while Japanese seeking a beach far from Tokyo head to Okinawa.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, South Korea, Travel, China Travel, South Korea Travel, Japan Travel, Tokyo, Japan Travel

Fox News

Evacuation Came too Late for Many on Sinking Ferry off South Korea

An evacuation order was not immediately issued for the ferry that sank off the South Korean coast because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a crew member said.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Asia, Travel, South Korea Travel, Education Etc., Boat Disaster

National Public Radio

Man Reaches For The Sun For A Solution To Pakistan's Gas Crisis

Pakistani motorists wait in line at a refueling station in the outskirts of Islamabad on Jan. 20, 2013.


Related Topix: Travel, Pakistan Travel, World News, Pakistan

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Lake Charles man survives IED attack in Afghanistan

After 9-11, Tommy Thibodeaux couldn't just sit around and do nothing. So he quit his job on an offshore rig and joined the Marines.


Related Topix: Lake Charles, LA, Uzbekistan Travel, Travel, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan Travel

National Public Radio

Classmates Celebrating 60th Birthday Among Missing

Kim Jeong-keun woke up on his cabin bed to find out his friends had smeared lipstick on his face while he had been asleep, a prank harking back to their school days.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Asia, Travel, South Korea Travel

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Town Talk

Families cling to hope, texts amid ferry disaster

Families of missing passengers showed anger and anguish Thursday as they protested the South Korean government's handling of the Sewol ferry sinking as an increasingly anxious search continued for 287 passengers still missing a day after the ferry capsized off the southern coast of South Korea carrying 475 people.


Related Topix: Boat Disaster, South Korea, World News, Asia, Travel, South Korea Travel,

WNYC-AM New York

Iranian U.N. Ambassador's Past Makes Fodder For Diplomatic Dust-up

The U.S. has denied a visa to Hamid Aboutalebi, Iran's choice as ambassador to the United Nations, which is based in New York.


Related Topix: Travel, Iran, Azerbaijan Travel, Iran Travel, Azerbaijan Travel, Pakistan Travel, Europe Travel, Iran, Pakistan Travel, Middle East Travel

Charleston Business Journal

S.C. governor leading trade mission to expand portfolio

Led by Gov. Nikki Haley , the state's 10-day trade mission to India this fall will be far more than a visit to her parents' homeland.


Related Topix: Travel, India Travel, Nikki Haley, US Governors, North America Travel, Canada Travel, Bob R. Riley, Pat McCrory, World News, India,

283 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

South Korean coast guard officers try to rescue passengers from a ferry sinking in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 16, 2014.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Asia, Travel, South Korea Travel, Boat Disaster, Education Etc., Seoul, South Korea Travel

Norwalk Citizen News

If filed, plane lawsuits might not get heard in US

In this Saturday, April 12, 2014 photo, David Tang, a London-based lawyer working with U.K. firm Stewarts Law and an American firm, speaks during an interview at a hotel room in Beijing.


Related Topix: World News, China, Travel, Beijing, China Travel, China Travel

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Sub makes 2nd dive to search for Malaysian plane

As a robotic submarine dove into the ocean to look for lost Flight 370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a teleconference meeting Wednesday to protest the Malaysian government for not addressing them in person.


Related Topix: Beijing, China Travel, China Travel, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing 777

Tue Apr 15, 2014

KVOR-AM Colorado Springs

Rescue Underway in South Korea for Passengers of Sunken Ferry

A rescue team is working desperately to save people on a capsized ferry off South Korea.


Related Topix: Travel, South Korea Travel, South Korea, World News,

Chosun Ilbo

N.Korea Asks Chinese Wax Museum to Make Kim Il-sung Taller

North Korea asked a Chinese waxwork expert to make a figure of nation founder Kim Il-sung taller than he really was.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, North Korea Travel,

From Asia To California

Several months ago, Global Hotel Network invited me to share my views of the impact on Orange County, California-and the entire US-that the coming avalanche of tourists from mainland China will have on all of us in the hospitality industry and beyond.


Related Topix: Orange County, CA, Travel, China Travel, Avalanche, Beijing, China Travel

The Washington Post

Afghan economy faces serious revenue shortfall amid tenuous political transition

When the next president of Afghanistan takes office later this year, he will inherit a growing budget shortfall that could leave tens of thousands of civil servants unpaid and force key public programs to shutter.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan Travel, Travel, Afghanistan Travel, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan Travel, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)