Canine soldiers, beloved and battle-tested

2011-05-22 08:28:44

American Marines were on a foot patrol last fall in the Taliban stronghold of Marja, Afghanistan, when they shot and killed a lethal threat.

Beasts of burden returning as farms spurn diesel fuel

2011-05-22 08:29:24

On a sunny Sunday just before the vernal equinox, Rich Ciotola was setting out to prepare a pasture using a tool so old it seems almost revolutionary.

A risky creature comfort: sleeping with a pet

2011-05-22 08:29:24

Every night for the last year, Kathy Ruttenberg has been getting into bed with Trixie, a 7-kilogram Vietnamese pot-bellied pig.

Eatery's recognition puts a zing in Mexican cuisine

2011-05-21 07:54:40

Mexico's cuisine has long been overshadowed by the greasy Tex-Mex burritos and nachos sold around the world, but efforts to refine its image are now beginning to pay off.

Food for the season

2011-05-21 07:54:40

It's been a really short spring and according to the Chinese almanac, summer is here. Pauline D. Loh looks at some healthy recipes for that change in season.

Drinkingin the sweet sights

2011-05-21 07:54:40

On May 8, 1886, American John S. Pemberton created a new beverage to serve in his pharmacy and sold nine drinks a day for the first year.

Appetite for vengeance

2011-05-22 08:28:44

A line between revenge against innocents and justice for murderers.

Tomb Raider

2011-05-20 11:01:29

Israeli tour guide leaves no gravestone unturned in bid to save Shanghai’s Jewish history.

Great expectations

2011-05-20 10:55:51

Hong Kong-born singer songwriter rises to the top of the UK pops.

Cool Iron lady

2011-05-20 11:18:16

One of China’s leading businesswomen gives top priority to her company’s research and development.

While some bury the hatchet, others have an ax to grind

2011-05-20 08:07:25

It seems some stars who fall together and then burn with animosity for each other are willing to let bygones be bygones.

More than a minor worry

2011-05-20 08:07:25

The age-old obsession with virginity is seeing a revival under both moral and commercial pretenses.