'Future Shock' author Alvin Toffler dies at 87

Jun 30, 2016

'Future Shock' author Alvin Toffler dies at 87

Alvin Toffler, a guru of the post-industrial age whose million-selling “Future Shock” and other books anticipated the disruptions and transformations brought about by the rise of digital technology, has died. He was 87. He died late Monday in his sleep at his home in ...

North Korean defector criticizes China in rare Beijing talk

Mar 27, 2016

North Korean defector criticizes China in rare Beijing talk

A North Korean defector made a rare public appearance in China on Saturday, criticizing Beijing’s repatriation of asylum seekers despite alleged warnings from South Korea not to speak out. Hyeonseo Lee, who escaped from North Korea to China in 1997, called on Beijing to ...

Hong Kong police say missing book editor Lee Bo returns home

Mar 24, 2016

Hong Kong police say missing book editor Lee Bo returns home

A book editor whose disappearance nearly three months ago rattled civil liberties advocates in Hong Kong returned home from the Chinese mainland Thursday, police said. Lee Bo met with Hong Kong immigration and police officers as part of an investigation upon his return but ...

'Game of Thrones' author says latest installment delayed

Jan 3, 2016

'Game of Thrones' author says latest installment delayed

“Game of Thrones” fans were let down Saturday, when author George R.R. Martin admitted he had missed a Dec. 31 deadline to complete the latest installment in the fantasy series. ” ‘The Winds of Winter’ is not finished,” Martin announced in a lengthy blog ...