A Tourist in North Korea
It was early summer, a time for rice planting and balmy weather, yet North Korea's first ski resort was open. Masikryong is a complex of nine slopes, imported ski lifts, and grand ambitions to host international tournaments. The nine-floor chalet had a ...
North Korea executes 10 officials for watching South Korean soap operas
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Sri Lanka Landslide's Toll Is Lower Than Previously Thought, Officials Say
New York Times
People gathered to look at a list of names of survivors of a mudslide at a relief center in the Badulla district, about 140 miles east of Colombo. Credit Eranga Jayawardena/Associated Press. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the main story.
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The revolution is over
TALKS to curb Iran's nuclear programme have less than a month to run. Even now, after 12 years of sporadic argument, Iran insists that it wants civilian nuclear power and not a bomb. But nobody really believes that. If the talks break down, atomic ...
Allegations of Mass SAT Cheating Delay Test Scores in China and South Korea
Students in China and South Korea who took the SAT on Oct. 11 will have their test scores delayed. More. Chinese and South Korean SAT Students Face Nervous Wait After Scores Delayed. All students living in China and South Korea who took the SAT on ...
Bosch chief wants labour reforms in India
Times of India
BANGALORE: Volkmar Denner, chairman of the Euro 46-billion Bosch Group, said India needs to undertake urgent labour reforms to help boost productivity and enjoy a competitive edge in manufacturing, within the Asian landscape. Given the many free ...
Bosch aiming at doubling sales in India by 2020
N. Korea to quarantine foreigners over Ebola fears
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean officials announced they will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus. An announcement distributed to foreign diplomatic missions in Pyongyang said that, regardless of ...
New York Times (blog)
Bhutan: A Higher State of Being
New York Times (blog)
In the vertiginous mountains of the South Asian nation, where happiness is akin to holiness, bicycling has become much more than a national pastime. It's a spiritual journey. Photo. A rider in the Tour of the Dragon, a 166.5-mile, one-day bike race ...
China Is Very, Very, Very, Very Big
Larry Summers and Lant Pritchett have written a paper predicting a Chinese growth slowdown. In 2013, Barry Eichengreen, Donghyun Park, and Kwanho Shin wrote a paper with much the same message, which accurately predicted the recent Chinese ...
Angelo Mathews expects tough India tour
No one has scored 5k runs at his age & quickest to reach 1k & 5k runs! His unbeaten 174* is the highest score ever played by a SL @ his age (2nd highest in SL ODI batting history). Highest number of 200+ partnerships is a World Record! UT overall total ...
EconomyBank of Japan expands its monetary stimulus
Japan's central bank has given in to calls to crank up its monetary stimulus programme as the early gains from prime minister Shinzo Abe's economic revival campaign have faded. The BoJ said in a statement that it would expand the country's monetary ...
Yen Plunges as Japan Stocks Jump on Bank of Japan Stimulus; Gold Retreats
Japan expands stimulus to spur recovery
Japan shares soar, yen skids after BOJ stuns with more easing steps