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  • Enjoying golf and greener pastures in Cambodia

    Enjoying golf and greener pastures in Cambodia
    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — It was just before 9 a.m. on a Monday as I stepped out of the luxurious, air-conditioned changing rooms of the Garden City Golf Club and onto the first tee. The temperature was already in the 90s and rising. But the heat...
  • A shrine within a shrine reveals evidence of Buddha's birth

    A shrine within a shrine reveals evidence of Buddha's birth
    Ancient bricks, tile roofing and wood charcoal discovered beneath a Nepalese pilgrimage site are providing new evidence for the time of Buddha's birth, according to archaeologists. In research published Monday in the journal Antiquity, scholars wrote...
  • Preah Vihear temple grounds belong to Cambodia, U.N. court rules

    Preah Vihear temple grounds belong to Cambodia, U.N. court rules
    Border land around the cherished Preah Vihear temple belongs to Cambodia and Thailand's police and security forces must leave the territory, the United Nation's highest court ruled Monday in a decades-old dispute between the Southeast Asian neighbors....
  • Sultan's vision realized: New 'Iron Silk Road' links Europe, Asia

    Sultan's vision realized: New 'Iron Silk Road' links Europe, Asia
    Turkey brought to life a 150-year-old vision of the Ottoman sultans on Tuesday with the opening of a submerged tunnel linking Europe and Asia and repurposing the fabled Silk Route from caravan to rail service. The $4-billion Marmaray project will...
  • World Book Night announces 2014 picks

    World Book Night announces 2014 picks
    If in general it's better to give than receive, the rule ought to hold true for books -- and giving is the basis of World Book Night, in which millions of books are distributed, for free, by willing volunteers. World Book Night launched in Britain and...
  • A Mexican Renaissance: Arts and culture are thriving south of the border

    A Mexican Renaissance: Arts and culture are thriving south of the border
    Mexican culture permeates Los Angeles.  Part of the Republic of Mexico from 1821 to 1848, L.A. is now home to more than 1.2 million Mexican Americans. By night, a brilliant 158-mile ribbon of lights connects L.A., literally and symbolically, to the...
  • Stolen-artifacts case has cost much, yielded little, critics say

    Stolen-artifacts case has cost much, yielded little, critics say
    When hundreds of federal agents raided four Southern California museums early one January morning in 2008, it set the art world ablaze, suggesting that even amid an international looting scandal, museums had continued to do business with the black...
  • Egyptian antiquities looted, damaged in unrest, reports say

    Egyptian antiquities looted, damaged in unrest, reports say
    The latest political unrest in Egypt has resulted in the theft and destruction of more than 1,000 artifacts in a museum south of Cairo, according to multiple published reports. The looting is believed to have taken place over several days starting last...
  • Photo essay | Mt. Fuji

     
    By ELAINE KURTENBACH MOUNT FUJI, Japan — They trudge up well-trod cinder paths by the thousands, headlamps glowing in the dark, and then settle in, shivering, to await and cheer the sun's blazing ascent over the horizon. Climbing Mount Fuji, Japan's...
  • Ray Dolby dies at 80; engineer's sound system eliminated underlying noise

    Ray Dolby dies at 80; engineer's sound system eliminated underlying noise
    Before an audio revolution in the mid-1960s, just about all music, dialogue and other sounds played on tape recordings had one thing in common: hiss. The bothersome, underlying noise seemed especially unavoidable during quiet passages on the once-...
  • To protect Syria's antiquities — don't buy them

    To protect Syria's antiquities — don't buy them
    The conflict in Syria is destroying not only the lives of the Syrian people but their heritage — the world's heritage — as well. Syria is a treasure house of history. Damascus, Aleppo, Palmyra and almost 10,000 other archaeological sites...