Bangkok’s Chinatown: a night at the opera

BANGKOK Battles, a search for love and justice, all set in China. Hired by local Chinese shrines, opera companies in Bangkok’s Chinatown perform mythical stories in Mandarin to round off celebrations marking the Lunar New Year in the Thai capital.The...

Evacuations ordered as Texas' flooded Brazos River tops record

SAN ANTONIO Record flooding along the swollen Brazos River in Texas on Tuesday prompted mandatory evacuations after at least six people died in the worst floods in more than 100 years.Forecasters predicted more rain as the Brazos rose to levels not see...

Murdoch, Jerry Hall to celebrate marriage at 'journalists' church' St Bride's

LONDON Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and former supermodel Jerry Hall will hold a marriage service next month at St Bride's church on London's Fleet Street, the spiritual home of British journalism.The 84-year-old executive chairman of News Corp and 21st ...

Bangkok’s Chinatown: a night at the opera

BANGKOK Battles, a search for love and justice, all set in China. Hired by local Chinese shrines, opera companies in Bangkok’s Chinatown perform mythical stories in Mandarin to round off celebrations marking the Lunar New Year in the Thai capital.The...

Dry Ivory Coast weather may cut mid-crop, farmers say

ABIDJAN Persistent hot and dry weather in most of Ivory Coast's main cocoa regions has damaged trees and could reduce the quality of beans and the size of the mid-crop, farmers said on Monday.Ivory Coast's dry season runs from mid-November to March but...

Apple wins dismissal of lawsuit over MacBook logic boards

Apple Inc won the dismissal on Thursday of a lawsuit accusing it of defrauding consumers by selling MacBook laptop computers that contained "logic boards" it knew were defective, and which routinely failed within two years.U.S. District Judge William A...

Newly-weds Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall blessed in London church

LONDON Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and actress and model Jerry Hall celebrated their marriage with a blessing service on Saturday at St. Bride's church on London's Fleet Street, the spiritual home of British journalism.A star-studded guest list included...

Asia watches as GMO legal challenge threatens Philippines food supply

MANILA A legal challenge to the Philippines' rules on genetically modified organisms is threatening to spark a food crisis in the country and could cloud the outlook for GM technology around Asia.Government agencies are scrambling to set new regulation...

Investors aware of climate change risks but still slow to act

LONDON Investors are still slow to act on climate change, despite being more aware of risks to their portfolios, as they focus more on the short term and are unclear about the costs, senior executives told Reuters.At the end of last year, nations agree...

Bangkok’s Chinatown: a night at the opera

BANGKOK Battles, a search for love and justice, all set in China. Hired by local Chinese shrines, opera companies in Bangkok’s Chinatown perform mythical stories in Mandarin to round off celebrations marking the Lunar New Year in the Thai capital.The...