Philippines mulls pullout of Syria peacekeepers The Philippine foreign secretary says he is recommending to President Benigno Aquino III to pull out all Filipino U.N. peacekeepers from the Golan Heights following the abduction of four by Syrian rebels. More
American gets 15 years of hard labor in North Korea for 'hostile acts' An American tour operator has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea for alleged “hostile acts” against the repressive regime, according to its official state news agency. Kenneth Bae, who is in his mid-40s and lives in Washington state, has been described by friends as a devout Christian who took tourists on trips to North Korea, The Associated Press reported. More
Profile: Andy Zhang, China's teenage golfer Andy Zhang - the 14-year-old poised to become the youngest golfer to play the US Open since World War II - will be one of the big talking points at the tournament which begins on Thursday. The Chinese-born Florida-based player may be half the age of many ... 06/14/2012 - 1:20 pm | View Link
‘Cloud Atlas’ Raises Zhou Xun’s Profile One of China’s most accomplished actresses is uniting with Hollywood royalty. Zhou Xun ... by Andy and Lana Wachowski, the duo responsible for the “Matrix” trilogy, and German director Tom Tykwer (“Run Lola Run”). More In Film Zhang Yimou ... 09/15/2011 - 7:40 am | View Link
The likelihood of a significant outbreak of Ebola in the U. S. is remote, in the view of a top Health and Human Services official who is assuring lawmakers that government agencies are preparing for any contingency.
The comments on Ebola from Dr. Nicole Lurie, assistant HHS secretary for preparedness and response, came in prepared testimony for a hearing Friday by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
New Hampshire Fish and Game officials are holding a public hearing to set dates when snowmobilers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont can ride each other's trails for free.
In addition to having to be legally registered, all other host state regulations apply, including speed limits and Vermont's mandatory liability insurance.
Feeding Pyongyang, the nation's showcase capital and the home of its most privileged citizens, is always a priority.
Since last year, farmers at the Chilgol Vegetable Farm on the outskirts of the city have been using a new mix of fertilizer, said Won Ryong Chon, the cooperative's vice chairman.
A powerful storm that has been soaking Maine for more than 48 hours is beginning to move out.
The National Weather Service says most of the state will see scattered showers on Friday following two days of heavy rain and strong wind gusts that knocked out power for several thousand homes and businesses.
Officials say sunny skies are on tap for the weekend.
But first, scattered showers will continue on Friday.