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Reactions in Asia to instant noodle study that it’s unhealthy

In this Aug. 19. 2014 photo, Han Seung-youn, 36, eats "ramyeon" instant noodle at a Ramyeon restaurant in Seoul, South Korea. Instant noodles are an essential, even passionate, part of life for many in South Korea and other Asian countries.AP PHOTO

A recent US study linking instant noodle consumption by South Koreans to some risks for heart disease has prompted a passionate response throughout Asia, where the noodles are not just a cheap treat but an essential part of life. Some comments from noodle lovers across Asia:

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Remains of Malaysian MH17 victims to be flown home

In this July 23, 2014 file photo, a man walks past a piece of the crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in a garden in the village of Petropavlivka, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine. AP PHOTO

The remains of at least 15 Malaysians killed when a jetliner was shot down over Ukraine will be returned to their home country this week, the first Malaysian victims of the disaster to be flown home, the country’s defense minister said Tuesday.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Three relatives of pope killed in Argentina accident

Pope Francis, center, greets the faithfuls from his popemobile car upon his arrival at the Holy Mass at Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Hundreds of thousands of people have turned out for one of the highlights of Pope Francis' trip to South Korea: a beatification Mass for 124 Koreans killed for their faith over two centuries ago. (AP Photo/Issei Kato, Pool)

Three relatives of Pope Francis, two great nephews and their mother, have been killed in a traffic accident in Argentina, police said Tuesday.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Astronauts conduct spacewalk outside space station

This photo provided by NASA shows a tiny Peruvian research satellite, right of center, launched by spacewalking astronauts aboard the International Space Station, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. The satellite, weighing barely 2 pounds, holds instruments to measure temperature and pressure and cameras that will photograph Earth. (AP Photo/NASA)

Two space station astronauts are taking a spacewalk. Russians Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemiev ventured out Monday. They will set loose a tiny Peruvian research satellite, install fresh science experiments and retrieve old ones.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

China police detain Jackie Chan’s son–report


Police in Beijing have detained the son of Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan, apparently in connection with a drugs case, local media reported on Monday.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »