Recreation And Leisure

Japanese author Murakami reveals plan for library of works

Nov 4, 2018

Japanese author Haruki Murakami has announced a plan to set up a library that would showcase his works and also serve as a meeting place for research and international exchanges

China building boom uncovers buried dinosaurs, makes a star

Oct 25, 2018

China's rapid city building has churned up a motherlode of new dinosaur fossils, and no one has seized the scientific opportunity more than one paleontologist

Melting glacier in China draws tourists, climate worries

Oct 22, 2018

On the edge of the Third Pole, a retreating glacier draws tourists and worries over climate change

Weeping relatives receive bodies of South Korean climbers

Oct 17, 2018

Relatives wept in grief as the bodies of five South Korean mountain climbers arrived home from Nepal where they died in a storm last week

Apparent white tiger attack kills keeper at Japan zoo

Oct 9, 2018

Japanese police investigate the death of a zookeeper in an apparent attack by a white tiger

Thailand keeping 'The Beach' of movie fame closed for rehab

Oct 4, 2018

Thailand extending closure of a beautiful bay made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie "The Beach" until it recovers from years of environment damage caused by too many tourists

Thailand's celebrity cave boys head out on overseas tour

Oct 3, 2018

The 12 village boys who were trapped with their soccer coach in a cave in northern Thailand for almost three weeks are ready to spread their wings, heading out to meet fellow youth players in Argentina and do a brief tour of the United States

The Latest: Indonesia quake, tsunami deaths climb to 384

Sep 29, 2018

A tsunami has left a path of devastation in central Indonesia, sweeping away buildings, cutting off communities and leaving several hundred dead.

Nintendo wins damage suit against Tokyo go-kart business

Sep 28, 2018

Nintendo says it has won a damage lawsuit against a Tokyo business that has been renting carts for people to ride around in Super Mario costumes

As talks with US stall, North Korea preps military parade

Sep 6, 2018

As nuclear talks with the U.S. stall, North Korea is preparing to hold a big military parade on the 70th anniversary of the country's founding