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New sexual assault case in Daejeon

By Tue, Oct 20, 2009 7:56AM UTC

If police have the evidence, perhaps the outcome of this will be a test case of whether the judiciary will be taking such crimes more seriously after the Jo Du-sun affair: With controversy still unabated over the Jo Du-sun case, in which a young girl was sexually assaulted, police in

Life on the climate change front line

By Tue, Oct 20, 2009 5:10AM UTC

There are some great reasons to believe in human-induced climate change. The main one is being able to travel a lot and stay in great hotels. For once, the Australian taxpayer apparently did not put up the bill for this one, but was it really necessary for Australia’s climate change

Drinking in San Francisco: Perry’s for lunch

By Tue, Oct 20, 2009 3:51AM UTC

I am told this place is an institution so it became a must to visit. But for what I discovered was not just a venerable food joint but also the memorabilia – a mounted poster of the Beatles’ last concert for instance. In fact, the place is a hall of

Kazakh eagle hunters of Bayan Olgii

By Tue, Oct 20, 2009 3:45AM UTC Kazakh eagle hunters of Bayan Olgii

The Kazakh Eagle Hunters of Bayan Olgii live in the mountains of far western Mongolia. Having fled Kazakhstan two hundred years ago as the soviet empire advanced, these diaspora Kazakhs have been able to hold onto traditional kazakh practices much more successfully than those they left behind in Kazakhstan. In

How green is my Asia… better than it was

By Mon, Oct 19, 2009 11:13PM UTC

  I got a phone call a while ago from the commander-in-chief of Asian Correspondent asking about green issues in Asia and would I be willing to write a blog. My own interest is vested: I’m involved in a new venture covering these issues, but more importantly, I’d prefer not

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