China says 2,500 wartime Japanese chemical weapons destroyed

Jan 17, 2017

China says 2,500 wartime Japanese chemical weapons destroyed

China’s military said Tuesday that more than 2,500 abandoned Japanese wartime chemical weapons collected from northern China, including Beijing and the port city of Tianjin, have been destroyed in a four-year disposal process. Japan and China have been working together on the biggest chemical ...

Chinese official fired after calling Mao a 'devil'

Jan 17, 2017

Chinese official fired after calling Mao a 'devil'

An official in northern China has been fired after he called the founder of modern China, Mao Zedong, a “devil” on social media and called the annual commemoration of Mao’s birthday “the world’s largest cult activity.” Mao, who died on Sept. 9, 1976, is ...

U.S. company recalls boots that leave swastika imprints

Jan 14, 2017

U.S. company recalls boots that leave swastika imprints

A California company that sells footwear has recalled a model of military-style boots after a customer pointed out that the soles leave swastika imprints. Conal International Trading Inc. pulled the Polar Fox boots and issued an apology after a Reddit user on Monday posted ...

Descendants of slaves make a voodoo pilgrimage in Benin

Jan 13, 2017

Descendants of slaves make a voodoo pilgrimage in Benin

Every January, thousands of voodoo worshippers joined by crowds of tourists and descendants of slaves trudge down the long sand track leading to the beach at Ouidah in Benin. The cars, motorbikes and women in wrap skirts with tribal scars on their cheeks head ...

Obama designates Alabama civil rights area as national monument

Jan 13, 2017

Obama designates Alabama civil rights area as national monument

U.S. President Barack Obama signed an order Thursday designating a historic civil rights district in Alabama as a national monument, placing several blocks of a city once rocked by racial violence on par with landmarks including the Grand Canyon. The National Park Service will ...