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Seoul hospital damaged by fire

By Mon, Nov 02, 2009 10:59AM UTC

At 7.21am on November 1, Boramae Hospital in Dongjak was hit by fire. The fire began on the second floor, which is currently being remodeled, and 120 patients were evacuated.

Pilgrimage to Kyoto

By Mon, Nov 02, 2009 8:15AM UTC

I have had an enduring love affair with Japanese cuisine ever since my first visit to Japan when I was 13 years old. I visited my aunt and cousins living in Osaka and had my first bowl of udon noodles and seafood pancake, okonomiyaki, and I was hooked. This wasn’t

Rescue under way after boat sinks off Australia

By Mon, Nov 02, 2009 8:01AM UTC

An Australian military plane dropped an inflatable life raft Monday to dozens of apparent asylum seekers clinging to the wreckage of a boat that sank in the Indian Ocean far from shore. Up to 11 others were still missing and one person was confirmed dead. Two merchant ships that responded

Mission impossible

By Mon, Nov 02, 2009 6:53AM UTC

The Oceanic Viking impasse continues with the Sri Lankan asylum seekers attempting to apply additional compassion-pressure on the Australian government: at least some of Sri Lankans say they will kill themselves if forced to return to Indonesia. Also, it is claimed that a nine-month-old baby is not getting enough to

Grange auction – Australia’s best in Hong Kong

By Mon, Nov 02, 2009 4:20AM UTC

This week will have a historic auction evening in Hong Kong when both 750 ml and 1500 ml (magnums) of Penfolds Grange go up for sale. There are ten known 750ml sets of Grange (1951-2004) around with the most recent acquired in an Australian auction in 2007 for AU$250,000 (HK$1.75 M,