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MOSCOW -- Rescue teams found remains of two crew members Saturday morning at the site of a U.S. military plane crash in Kyrgyzstan, an official said. “Fragments of two bodies have already been found as we are continuing the search,”...
WASHINGTON -- When John Kerry’s political foes complained in 2004 that he “looked French” and ordered Swiss cheese on his Philadelphia cheese steaks, the Democratic presidential nominee began keeping his affinities for Europe bien...
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For the premiere episode of its third annual Big Cat Week, National Geographic Wild has upped the stakes. Having already explored man-eating lions and most of their lethally gorgeous kindred, this Big Cat Week opens Sunday night in Kabul where big cat...
Even as the European Union reached out to the East this week, sending its foreign affairs chief touring through Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan for a string of meetings marked with smiling photos and words of goodwill, experts say its...
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FrameworkTuberculosis is still a very deadly disease – especially in the former Soviet Union. The number of patients with very difficult to treat forms of tuberculosis is growing steadily in that part of the world. Photographer Misha Friedman has spent the...
World NowThe founder of the Moscow gay pride movement was convicted Friday of promoting homsexuality and fined $167 in the first prosecution under a controversial new St. Petersburg municipal law that human rights activists have denounced as homophobic....
It has a smoky, bitter taste, a deeply unpleasant odor and bears a close resemblance to black gobs of tar. Pricey tar, mind you: 10 grams (a month's supply) will set you back $80. The substance, called shilajit, is an ancient ayurvedic medicine. On...
Daily DishAnother in our series of rediscovered gems from food historian Charles Perry: In England, a traditional breakfast dish dating from the days of the British Raj is kedgeree, usually consisting of lightly curried rice mixed with flaked smoked fish, and......
Culture MonsterPasadena Symphony announces its 2012-13 seasons. A series of guest conductors will lead the concerts at the Ambassador Auditorium....
Jacket CopyA lawsuit over the charity founded by Greg Mortenson, the author of "Three Cups of Tea," has been settled....
Babylon & BeyondThe Americans were confounded. Maksat Idenov (pictured), the Harvard Business School-educated head of Kazakhstanâs state-owned oil company, had abruptly booted Guy Hollingsworth, a Chevron Corp. executive, from a meeting and from talks over a...
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