Thursday, January 15, 2015
A flurry of NT$1,000 (US$31.5) bills flying in the wind Monday were not early Chinese New Year gifts but merely the monthly salary of an unfortunate truck driver.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Selfies at tourist attractions are nothing new. But until recently, if you wanted a perfectly composed picture of yourself with Times Square or the Colosseum in the background, you might have asked a passer-by to take the photo.
Friday, January 9, 2015
Men in suits order takeaway cappuccinos at the counter. A trendy young crowd occupies comfortable sofas, armed with laptops for a brain-storming session over cafe lattes, frappuccinos and soft jazz.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Members of the Gade family proudly show off a stash of Indian rupees kept in an unlocked tin barrel in their bedroom, despite their home not having a front door.
A dozen dogs originally destined for dinner tables in South Korea arrived in the Washington area Monday to be adopted as pets.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
A new Thai and sushi restaurant sits on a busy corner, not far from the vast prairie that once epitomized Texas' early cattle ranching days.
The people of Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar have lived through countless bombings, shootings and kidnappings in recent years, but now a new peril stalks the streets — huge house rats.
Stuart Scott, the longtime “SportsCenter” anchor and ESPN personality known for his enthusiasm and ubiquity, died Sunday. He was 49.
Hong Kong counts as one of the world's most saturated markets for portable electronic communication devices, with more iPhones and the like in operation here than we have citizens. Indeed, it is not uncommon to come across an individual sporting two or even three of them at the same time.
A giant bluefin tuna sold for more than US$37,000 in the first auction of the year at a Tokyo fish market on Monday, as Japan faces growing pressure to cut back on consumption of the threatened fish.