| Dec 24, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Martin Scorsese's corrupt Wall Street tycoon is poised for a solid initial box office showing over the crowded Christmas weekend as a pack of new movies, including "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," "Grudge Match" and "47 Ronin," competes for moviegoers. ...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 6:03 AM
Gentlemen, start your batteries.
Formula E, the world’s first fully electric race series, has confirmed its 10-city calendar for the 2014-15 season, including a stop in Los Angeles in early 2015.
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is among those getting in...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 11:07 PM
Hong Kong film magnate Run Run Shaw, who built the Shaw Bros. studio into the largest in Asia in the 1960s and ’70s, popularized the kung fu genre around the world and later became a major philanthropist, died Tuesday at 106.
| Jan 10, 2014
| 12:40 PM
Vietnam, Taiwan, the Philippines and the United States have criticized China for imposing new access rules for the vast South China Sea, saying Beijing's demand that foreign vessels get approval to enter the disputed maritime area is provocative and...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 7:56 PM
Robert A. Pastor, an influential scholar and policymaker who spent decades working for better inter-American relations and democracy and free elections in the Western Hemisphere, died Wednesday at his home in Washington, D.C., after a three-year battle...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 12:05 PM
Another mega entertainment company jumped into the theme park business Tuesday when Twentieth Century Fox broke ground on a 25-acre theme park in Malaysia.
The project, to be called Twentieth Century Fox World, was unveiled in July but new details...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 10:15 PM
Sergio Garcia won the Thailand Golf Championship on Sunday for his first victory in a year, finishing with a four-under-par 68 to beat Henrik Stenson by four strokes at Chonburi.
Garcia had a 22-under 266 total at Amata Spring for his fourth Asian...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 5:39 PM
BEIJING — Jang Song Taek, the uncle by marriage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was executed for attempting to seize power for himself, the official news service reported early Friday.
In a rambling report, the Korea Central News Agency...
| Dec 15, 2013
If you go
THE BEST WAY TO YANGON, MYANMAR
From LAX, Korean, China, Singapore, Thai, Malaysia, Air China, China Southern and Asiana offer connecting service (change of planes) to Yangon. Restricted round-trip airfares range from $882 to $1,574,...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
THABYUCHAING, Myanmar — U Abdul Samat spent his life farming the rice paddies that stretched, brilliant green, in all directions. Now he was nearly 90 years old, a great-grandfather who walked with a cane.
He was also a Muslim, and the men who...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 5:04 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama pushed his staff for several days this week to keep a long-planned trip to Southeast Asia on his schedule, even after advisors concluded he could not leave the country with the government in shutdown mode.
But with dozens...