Leisure Travel

Holidaying frog game finds fans among China's harried youth

Feb 13, 2018

A mobile game starring a vacationing frog has attracted a massive following in China by speaking to a desire for a less harried existence

Japan displays documents to defend claims to disputed isles

Jan 25, 2018

The Japanese government has opened a museum displaying maps and photos to defend its territorial claims against neighbors South Korea and China

South Korean President Moon in China on visit to repair ties

Dec 14, 2017

South Korean President Moon Jae-in is in Beijing on a visit to repair ties frayed by a dispute over the deployment of an American anti-missile system

As Olympics near, South Korea agonizes over post-Games costs

Dec 14, 2017

As Olympics near, South Korea agonizes over post-games costs and huge financial strain placed on one of its poorest regions

Bali volcano erupts but flights operating normally

Nov 26, 2017

A volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali has rumbled into life with a series of eruptions that temporarily disrupted some international flights to the popular tourist destination

2 dead, 2,000 evacuated as storm strikes Malaysian state

Nov 5, 2017

A northern Malaysian state has been paralyzed by a severe storm that led to two deaths and some 2,000 people evacuated in the worst flooding in years

Landslide in northern Malaysia kills 3, 11 more trapped

Oct 21, 2017

Officials say a landslide at a construction site in northern Malaysia has killed three foreign workers, with rescuers searching for 11 others feared trapped in the rubble

AP Interview: Japan's emoji creator saw nuance in pictures

Sep 21, 2017

AP Interview: The Japanese creator of the first emoji wanted to add nuance to mobile phone messages and never imagined his 1999 work would become a global phenomenon

Appeal filed for 2 convicted of killing British backpackers

Aug 21, 2017

Two migrant workers from Myanmar who were convicted two years ago of murdering two British backpackers on a resort island in Thailand have submitted a final appeal of their death sentences

Rainie Yang stars in Taiwanese horror sequel 'Tag Along 2'

Aug 16, 2017

Taiwanese singer and actress Rainie Yang stars in "The Tag Along 2," a sequel to the 2015 hit that's loosely based on a ghostly urban legend in Taiwan