Lifestyle

Michelin star boosts chef at outdoor Thai kitchen to stardom

Jan 12, 2018

A Thai chef who has spent over 30 years wielding her wok in an unassuming outdoor, coal-fired kitchen has been awarded a Michelin star, propelling her to culinary stardom

Chinese authorities demolish well-known evangelical church

Jan 12, 2018

Authorities in northern China's coal country demolished a well-known Christian mega-church, underscoring long tensions between religious groups and the officially atheistic Communist Party

US Navy locates crashed plane deep on Pacific seabed

Jan 6, 2018

The U.S. Navy has located a transport aircraft deep on the Pacific Ocean floor where it crashed in November, killing three sailors on board

Red Square, Bangkok temple among ice festival sculptures

Jan 5, 2018

Ice sculptures of Moscow's Red Square and Bangkok's Temple of the Emerald Buddha are among landmarks featured in the world's largest ice festival

Bluefin tuna sold for $320,000 in Tsukiji's last new year

Jan 5, 2018

A 892 pound (405 kilogram) bluefin tuna has been sold for 36.5 million yen ($320,000) in what may really be Tsukiji market's last auction at its current site in downtown Tokyo

China's Geely buying stake in Swedish truck maker Volvo

Dec 27, 2017

The Chinese owner of Sweden's Volvo Cars is buying a stake in truck manufacturer AB Volvo

AP PHOTOS: Hong Kong village holds once-a-decade festival

Dec 25, 2017

AP PHOTOS: Far from Hong Kong's hustle and bustle and towering skyscrapers, villagers hold one of the southern Chinese city's rare and colorful local festivals

Japan Emperor turns 84, thanks people over abdication plans

Dec 23, 2017

Japan's Emperor Akihito marks 84th birthday, pledging to fulfill his duties until the day of his abdication in 2019

Philippine president declares Christmas truce with rebels

Dec 20, 2017

The Philippine president has declared a Christmas truce with communist guerrillas and urges them to replicate the goodwill gesture after recently scrapping peace talks with the insurgents and declaring them terrorists

Conservation group says Japan aiding in illegal ivory trade

Dec 20, 2017

A conservation group says Japan's lax controls over its domestic stock of ivory are encouraging illegal exports to other countries and undermining efforts to end trafficking in elephant tusks