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2 hrs ago | Politico

Obama's Asia pivot: A work in progress

The Marine Corps is beefing up its deployments to Guam and Australia. The Navy is sending more ships to Japan.


Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps, US Navy, Travel, Philippines Travel, Manila, Philippines Travel, US News, US Politics, Randy Forbes, Republican, US House of Representatives

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Japan PM makes gift to controversial war shrine, skips visit

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe donated a tree to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine Monday, but did not visit the memorial which is seen by China and South Korea as a symbol of Japan's militarist past.


Related Topix: Travel, South Korea Travel, Japan Travel, Tokyo, Japan Travel

BBC News

Iran's Rouhani urges women's rights

In a speech marking Women's Day, Mr Rouhani criticised "those who consider women's presence society as a threat" and said Iran still had "a long way to go" to ensure gender equality.


Related Topix: Travel, Iran, Azerbaijan Travel, Iran Travel, Azerbaijan Travel, Pakistan Travel, Europe Travel, Iran, Pakistan Travel, Middle East Travel, The National, Entertainment, Television

Weekday Magazine

Azerbaijan Arrests Prominent Journalist For Espionage

Rauf Mirkadyrov, a commentator for the independent Russian-language daily "Zerkalo," was taken into custody by security personnel at Baku's Heydar Aliyev airport on April 19 after being deported from Turkey, where he had lived with his family for the past three years.


Related Topix: Travel, Azerbaijan Travel, Journalism, Europe Travel, Turkey, World News, Middle East, Caucasus, Azerbaijan Travel, Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Sunday Herald

Hot destinations for news junkie holidays: Kosovo, North Korea ... and Scotland

A TRAVEL firm which organises holidays to troubled destinations such as North Korea and Kosovo is reporting strong interest in its latest package holiday to Scotland.


Related Topix: Travel, North Korea Travel, Ukraine, World News, Europe Travel, Glasgow, United Kingdom Travel, United Kingdom Travel, Europe, Central County, Scotland, United Kingdom

West Australian

China auto show opens amid environmental, growth concerns

Leading automakers gathered in Beijing Sunday for China's biggest car show, expressing confidence in the world's largest car market although lacklustre growth and environmental restrictions have thrown uncertainty into the mix.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, China, Travel, China Travel, Beijing, China Travel, Coupe, Ford Mustang, Convertible, Hatchback, Ford,


Philippines' oldest artworks in danger...

On a small rock wall a short drive from the Philippine capital, enigmatic carvings that are believed to date back 5,000 years are in danger of disappearing before their mysteries can be solved.


Related Topix: Travel, Philippines Travel, Anthropology, Science

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Indian Express

Lok sabha polls: Tamizh Talkies

Jayalalithaa started her campaign well in advance like good friend turned mid-poll foe Narendra Modi.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Christmas, Travel, India Travel, World News, India, Chennai, India Travel, Delhi, India Travel

Automotive News

BMW unveils concept previewing 9-series flagship

The Vision Future Luxury concept has carbon-fiber bars that serve as B-pillars. They are barely noticeable when the doors are open.


Related Topix: Travel, Beijing, China Travel, China Travel, Guangzhou, China Travel, Autos

The Age

Street artist Stabs: Inspired by sitting down on the job

Go figure: Street artist Stabs' unique work is on display in Keep It Simple at Backwoods Gallery in Collingwood.


Related Topix: Travel, Indonesia Travel, Painting, Arts


Utah Plane In Iran Actually Belonged To Ghanaians?

To put it mildly, the United States and Iran have a rather strained relationship .


Related Topix: Azerbaijan Travel, Pakistan Travel, Iran, Pakistan Travel, Middle East Travel, Travel, Iran, Azerbaijan Travel, Iran Travel, Europe Travel, Personal Finance, Social Security, Life, Hobbies, Conspiracy Theory, Ghana, Africa, World News

Sky News

Missing Plane Search 'Could Take 5 to 7 Days'

Australian officials supervising the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight have said that an underwater search for the black box recorder based on "pings" possibly from the device could be completed in five to seven days.


Related Topix: Malaysia Travel, US Military, US Navy, US News


4 questions about missing Malaysian plane answered

Travelers at Asian airports have asked questions about the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.


Related Topix: Travel, Malaysia Travel, World News, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Travel, Beijing, China Travel, China Travel, US Military, US Air Force, Germany

Fri Apr 18, 2014


Re: Korea Ferry Sinking Causes Vice Principal To Commit Suicide | News One

The investigation into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it began listing and on the possibility that a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials said Friday, as rescuers struggled to find some 270 people still missing and feared dead.


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

Business Times

From smart cities to start-up hubs

Singapore is on track towards being a successful start-up nation, but there are some hurdles to clear.


Related Topix: Travel, Singapore, Malaysia Travel, Malaysia Travel

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,


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,

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

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