Yan Zhuang
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken dines at the Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant at the Yu Gardens in Shanghai on Wednesday.
Apr 27, 2024
When U.S. diplomats visit China, meal choices are about more than taste buds
Visits to China by U.S. officials like Secretary of State Antony Blinken can bring fame to local restaurants, as well as scrutiny to the dignitaries.
An abandoned vehicle on a flooded highway after a rainstorm in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Wednesday. The UAE had its largest rainfall event in 75 years on Tuesday, the government said on social media.
WORLD / Society
Apr 18, 2024
Heavy rain and floods kill 19 in Oman and disrupt Dubai Airport
While some have speculated that cloud seeding could have contributed to the extreme weather, scientists said this was very unlikely.
Chinese runner He Jie, Ethiopian Dejene Hailu Bikila and Kenyans Robert Keter and Willy Mnangat take part in a half-marathon in Beijing on Sunday.
MORE SPORTS / Athletics
Apr 17, 2024
Did three African runners let a Chinese runner win a race in Beijing?
The results of a half-marathon are under investigation after footage of the finish led many to question whether three runners had deliberately slowed down.
Japan Times
Sep 30, 2022
The last days of an outback town where every breath can be toxic
Once a symbol of economic prosperity, Wittenoom is now a ghost town, polluted by decades of asbestos mining.
Japan Times
Jun 15, 2022
Australia’s baby steps toward severing ties with the queen
The Labor Party has made it clear it will not seek a constitutional revision to make Australia a republic during its first term, meaning that change is unlikely before 2025 at the earliest.
Japan Times
Nov 26, 2021
The Solomon Islands riots: What’s behind the protests?
Discontent has simmered for decades, but the archipelago's shifting affiliations with Taiwan and China may have helped turn up the heat.
Japan Times
PARALYMPICS / Summer Paralympics
Aug 31, 2021
How two Afghan Paralympians defied the odds to get from Kabul to Tokyo
Their evacuation and eventual arrival in Japan involved multiple stops and many helping hands.
Japan Times
Oct 29, 2020
Infection-free city ventures outside as Melbourne's lockdown ends
European countries that had similar caseloads a few months ago but ended their restrictions are now struggling with an explosion of new cases.


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