Vietnam hopes to make a splash with local caviar

Dec 30, 2014

Vietnam hopes to make a splash with local caviar

At a sturgeon farm on a pristine lake near the town of Dalat, a worker hoists a large white fish out off the water. “It’s an albino,” says Vietnam’s eccentric “Caviar King,” Le Anh Duc, adding triumphantly, “Gold eggs!” Not only are the eggs ...

Aviation's white-knuckle year closes with flying colors

Dec 28, 2014

Aviation's white-knuckle year closes with flying colors

If you weren’t already nervous about flying, that may have changed in 2014, a year that stirred our deepest fears about modern jet travel despite shaping up as one of the safest in aviation history. The tragic dramas surrounding Malaysia Airlines, in particular, played ...

Next phase of underwater MH370 search begins

Oct 6, 2014

Next phase of underwater MH370 search begins

The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 entered a new phase Monday as the underwater search for the aircraft resumed, officials said. Until now, experts had been concentrating on mapping the seabed in the southern Indian Ocean search zone where the plane carrying ...

Oct 1, 2014

Visa requirements eased for Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam

The central government has relaxed visa requirements for visitors from Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. The measure is part of a governmental bid to drive up the number of foreign tourists to 20 million a year by 2020, after hitting the previous target of ...