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On the green, Vietnam army's capitalist streak

May 3, 2015

On the green, Vietnam army's capitalist streak

by Mike Ives

Vietnam’s busiest airport, once a major gateway for thousands of U.S. troops headed for battle, is now the scene of a slow-burning controversy linked to the commercial clout of the country’s powerful military. To alleviate congestion at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat ...

Thousands of South Koreans protest government labor policies

May 2, 2015

Thousands of South Koreans protest government labor policies

South Korean police said Saturday that they detained 40 people when protests over government labor policies and the handling of a year-old ferry disaster spiraled into violence late Friday. Thousands of demonstrators, many of them carrying banners and wearing yellow jackets, the color identified ...

Nepal quake could have been much worse: Here's why

May 2, 2015

Nepal quake could have been much worse: Here's why

by Foster Klug

The structural engineer strides through Kathmandu’s old city, past buildings reduced to rubble, buildings whose facades are cracked in dozens of places, like the fractured shell of a hardboiled egg. But it’s the many buildings that made it unscathed through the earthquake that amaze ...

Thousands still missing after deadly Nepal quake

May 2, 2015

Thousands still missing after deadly Nepal quake

Thousands of people were still missing in Nepal on Friday as food and help began to trickle through to those stranded in remote areas after last week’s earthquake, which killed at least 6,250. The death toll could rise further. Bodies are still being pulled ...