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Memories of massacre made public

In her grievance form submitted to then-Nanjing mayor Ma Chaojun during the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression (1937-45), the 80-year-old widow recalled how Japanese soldiers cleaved her gr...

Updated : 2014.12.16 20:41

The sweet life

This guy has put a new spin on cotton candy.Arnold Castro, who didn’t get the chance to enjoy the sweet confection as a child, now spends his days spinning sugar into the melt-in-the-mouth cotton can...

Updated : 2014.12.16 20:40

Bollywood’s trailblazer

Bollywood likes what are known in the industry as “in character” appearances.When Indian superstar Aamir Khan walks into the conference room at the plush Taj Lands End hotel in Mumbai to promote his...

Updated : 2014.12.16 20:36

Bride or brothel

The two traffickers were detected and stopped by police as they were boarding a flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi. They had three women with them, bought from their families for around $470 each, ...

Updated : 2014.12.09 21:00

High-tech toys attract adults as well as kids

With Christmas approaching, many children are filled with joyful expectations for this year’s presents. But today’s toys have become increasingly high-tech, attracting not only kids but adults as we...

Updated : 2014.12.09 20:59

Little India riot: One year later

Every Sunday, from the living room of his third-floor Housing Board flat in Little India’s Buffalo Road, Singaporean Jumani Hori can see foreign workers playing cricket on a grass patch along Tekka L...

Updated : 2014.12.09 20:59

Colors of the mountain

Doi Tung in Chiang Rai province will be ablaze with color next weekend and for once it won’t just be the flowers in Mae Fah Luang Garden providing the stunning hues. Visitors will also be able to enj...

Updated : 2014.12.02 21:06

Remembering fellow heroes

Barbara McMurrey, a 73-year-old from Texas, believes that her father, Maj. William McMurrey, still has a guiding hand on her, 70 years after his death.“I was 3 when he was killed in 1944, during a fi...

Updated : 2014.12.02 21:06

Tales of a taxi ‘uncle’

On my fourth day as a taxi driver, I drove for six hours at night with just one five-minute toilet break.It was past midnight when I headed home and absent-mindedly got into the wrong lane at the junc...

Updated : 2014.12.02 21:05

China cuts coal use for clear skies

Liu Jinming had a tough time handling the high-tech equipment and coping with the complex information on the computer screens in front of him.Liu, 50, has been working at the coal-fired heating plant ...

Updated : 2014.11.18 20:49

Is that cake on display fresh?

There they sit, scrumptious looking baked goodies that tempt the taste buds.But just how fresh is that quiche or cake or pie or all manner of tantalizing treats behind glass displays?Housewife Janice ...

Updated : 2014.11.18 20:49

We say white coffee, you say latte

“When I was young, I had to walk to school.”How many times did our parents grate us with tales of their old “hard times” and how lucky we were to have buses and cars?Well, guess what? We might just be turning into our parents, singing a similar tune:“When I was young, I had to take th...

Updated : 2014.11.18 20:48

Wisdom of experience

As the deadline for the drafting of the new constitution approaches, the political parties of Nepal persist in their old habits. They continue to treat the Constituent Assembly calendar with indifference, treating deadlines as mere recommendations that can be easily postponed. Meanwhile, e...

Updated : 2014.11.11 19:12

APEC: Common dream of prosperity

Behind the Asia-Pacific dream that president Xi Jinping proposed at the APEC CEO Summit on Sunday lies China’s wish for as large a proportion of the global population as possible to benefit from economic development and the progress of human civilization.The Asian Infrastructure Investmen...

Updated : 2014.11.11 19:12

U.S., China to avoid worst-case scenario

It is not the bad bilateral bond between them but history that calls for China and the U.S. to build a new type of major power relations.With history beckoning, the way to handle China-U.S. relations ...

Updated : 2014.11.11 19:12