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Wreak Havoc in Asia
Jan 25, 2023 8:54 AM CST
Freezing Temps Wreak Havoc in Asia
Parts of Japan could see coldest weather in a decade; more than 100 are dead in Afghanistan
- Snow, wind, and freezing temperatures are wreaking havoc across Asia, and in some places it's turned deadly. Earlier this week, more than 120 people died in Afghanistan from the cold, while in China's northernmost city of Mohe, known as "China's North Pole," record lows of...
Just Hit a Milestone
Nov 15, 2022 6:42 AM CST
World Population Just Hit a Milestone
It's estimated to top 8B for the first time on Tuesday
- You are now one of 8 billion people on the planet, according to UN estimates. The organization calculates the world population will cross the 8 billion mark on Nov. 15, though it admits it could be off as counting every single person on the planet is nearly impossible. Regardless, the...
Black Death May
Have Started Here
Jun 16, 2022 12:24 PM CDT
Black Death May Have Started Here
Researchers believe 700-year-old teeth point to what is now Kyrgyzstan
- Researchers say they've discovered "when and where the single most notorious and infamous killer of humans began." They're referring to the Black Death, or bubonic plague, which is thought to have wiped out tens of millions of people in Europe, Asia, and North Africa during...
Lost Continent Explains
a 34M-Year-Old Extinction
Mar 7, 2022 2:55 PM CST
Lost Continent Explains a 34M-Year-Old Extinction
Researchers discover Balkanatolia, an ancient island turned land bridge
- About 34 million years ago, native fauna disappeared from Western Europe, as mammals from Asia took over. The extinction, known as the Grande Coupure or "great break," might as well have been called the great puzzle. For decades, researchers have been unable to explain how animals from eastern...
3-Year-Old Girl Goes
Airborne at Kite Festival
Aug 30, 2020 4:10 PM CDT
3-Year-Old Girl Goes Airborne at Kite Festival
The Taiwanese crowd is shocked as girl twists in the air
- A 3-year-old girl in Taiwan was reported safe after becoming caught in the strings of a kite and lifted several meters into the air, the AP reports. The unidentified girl was taking part in a kite festival Sunday in the seaside town of Nanlioao when she was caught up by...
The 'Ring of Fire'
Jun 21, 2020 3:00 PM CDT
The 'Ring of Fire' Eclipse Looked Like This
People in the eastern hemisphere saw the sun 85% covered by the moon
- Stargazers in Africa, Asia, and parts of the Middle East looked to the skies this weekend to witness a partial solar eclipse, the AP reports. It was known as a "ring of fire" because the moon covered most, but not all, of the sun. It started at at 11:...
This Man Is About
to Get Even Poorer
Jun 11, 2020 7:25 PM CDT
This Man Is About to Get Even Poorer
King's College London warns the world of coming crisis
- Global poverty is set to rise above 1 billion people once again as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, which is reducing the income of the world's poorest by $500 million a day, according to new research published Friday. The research by King's College London and the Australian...
Kim Jong Un's
Apr 26, 2020 12:55 PM CDT
Experts Watch Kim Jong Un's 'Personal Train'
Is the North Korean leader dead? Has his younger sister already seized power?
- Kim Jong Un is in a "vegetative state" or flat-out dead after a failed heart surgery. Or he's got COVID-19. Or just a sprained ankle. The rumor mill is turning after reports emerged that a Chinese medical team had been dispatched to help North Korea's leader in...
Nailed It With
Apr 22, 2020 4:25 PM CDT
One Country Nailed It With the Virus— Until Now
Singapore's numbers were low until recently
- Singapore's much-lauded plan to beat the coronavirus has run into a hitch—and critics are pouncing, the
Wall Street Journal
reports. To be fair, the Asian city-state did lower infections with a mix of testing, quarantining, and impressive contact tracing. But its blind spot seems to be migrant workers....
Worship Across Asia
Feb 16, 2020 9:40 AM CST
Outbreak Affects Worship Across Asia
Many churches close, others advise faithful to avoid contact with others
- In a popular Catholic church in the Philippines, nearly half of the pews were empty for Sunday Mass. The few hundred worshipers who showed up, the AP reports, were asked to refrain from shaking others' hands or holding them during prayers to prevent the spread of the virus that started...
After 150 Years,
Sep 6, 2019 10:39 AM CDT
After 150 Years, Japan Reverts to Old-School Tradition
Surnames will now come before first names, at least in government documents
- For about 150 years, the Japanese have been following the first name, then surname method of being referenced when using the Roman alphabet in written materials. On Friday, however, a big change was announced: The country's government is switching the order of the names and reverting to the former...
Hong Kong Erupts
All Over Again
Aug 24, 2019 1:10 PM CDT
Hong Kong Erupts All Over Again
Democracy protesters clash with police the day after forming a long human chain
- Hong Kong protesters threw bricks and gasoline bombs at police, who responded with tear gas, as chaotic scenes returned to the summer-long anti-government protests on Saturday for the first time in nearly two weeks, the AP reports. Hundreds of black-clad protesters armed with bamboo poles and baseball bats fought with...
When You Sprinkle
Salt, You're Getting
More Than Salt
Oct 19, 2018 12:46 PM CDT
When You Sprinkle Salt, You're Getting More Than Salt
Microplastics infiltrate 90% of it, especially the stuff from Asia, say researchers
- Just like with bottled water , over 90% of the world's table salt contains microplastics—enough that the average human ingests 2,000 pieces each year from salt alone, according to new research. It's been known for years that microplastics are present in salt, per Quartz , but the surprise...
Mother Nature Is About to Put
Longest Sea Bridge to the Test
Sep 14, 2018 10:43 AM CDT
Mother Nature Is About to Put Longest Sea Bridge to the Test
Super Typhoon Mangkhut will show what the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge can withstand
- At 34 miles, it's the world's longest bridge to cross a sea—an impressive $20 billion effort that will soon undergo its first major challenge from Mother Nature. The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge is right in the sights of Super Typhoon Mangkhut, a powerful storm system that's headed...
Crazy Rich Asians
Could Face Prison Term
in case you missed it
Aug 25, 2018 1:33 PM CDT
Crazy Rich Asians
Author Could Face Prison Term
Seems Kevin Kwan didn't perform his national service in Singapore
- As Kevin Kwan is learning, film-biz fame has its downside. The author whose book inspired the hit movie
Crazy Rich Asians
could face fines and/or imprisonment for not completing his national service obligations in Singapore, the
New York Times
reports. Kwan, 44—who moved to Houston as an 11-year-old and...
by Mysterious Rise
in Banned Chemical
May 17, 2018 3:11 AM CDT
Scientists 'Astounded' by Mysterious Rise in Banned Chemical
Source of CFC-11 is somewhere in East Asia
- More than 30 years ago, world governments dealt with an alarming hole in the ozone layer with the Montreal Protocol, which banned damaging chemicals including the chlorofluorocarbon CFC-11. But it looks like somebody failed to get the memo. Scientists say they've detected a mysterious rise in emissions of the...
Bridge Meant to
Look Like It's
Apr 9, 2018 10:25 AM CDT
Officials: Mega-Sea Bridge Meant to Look Like It's Falling Apart
Erosion-preventing concrete blocks for China-Hong Kong-Macau bridge appear to be floating away
- The construction of the world's longest sea bridge, a nearly decade-old project already bogged down by lawsuits, money problems, and other holdups, now has another complication to contend with: Some say parts of the bridge are "floating away," per the
. The new issue for the 34-mile...
Trump: 'It's Been a
Really Great 12 Days'
Nov 14, 2017 12:03 AM CST
Trump: 'It's Been a Really Great 12 Days'
He says Asia trip was 'tremendously succesful'
- President Trump headed for home Tuesday following an extensive tour of Asia that he said had been "tremendously successful" and had put the world on notice that the "rules have changed" for countries that want to trade with the US. Trump also teased a "major statement" on...
Domestic Successes on
First Day of Asia Trip
Nov 5, 2017 9:46 AM CST
Trump Lauds Domestic Successes on First Day of Asia Trip
The president spoke to American troops in Tokyo about unemployment and the stock market
- Donald Trump is in Asia this week to talk trade and the threat of a nuclear North Korea, and at his first stop, Yokota Air Base in Tokyo, on Sunday morning he told the American troops gathered to hear him speak that things are going "really, really well" back...
White House Has a
New Name for Asia
Nov 3, 2017 1:48 PM CDT
White House Has a New Name for Asia
How does 'Indo-Pacific' sound?
- President Trump is known for his nicknames , his unusual suggestions for what to call new legislation , and now, perhaps, for rebranding an entire region. As he starts the first leg of his 10-day visit to Asia on Friday, the AP reports that Trump and administration officials are moving away from...
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