January 23, 2013 A Washington showcase of work by the Chinese dissident artist reveals his preoccupation with the tragic 2008 Sichuan earthquake: To create one of the pieces, Ai ran afoul of Chinese authorities, asking for help collecting the names of children who died when their schools collapsed.
January 23, 2013 A Chinese man in Beijing has set up a cafe identical to the New York hangout on the hit TV show. For owner Du Xin, Friends is "like a religion" — and he's not the only one. He's opened a second Central Perk in Shanghai, capitalizing on the Chinese fondness for the six friends and their laid-back, freewheeling lives.
January 23, 2013 The genes of the root vegetable have a juicy story to tell of trans-oceanic adventure. A DNA analysis of sweet potatoes adds evidence to the theory that ancient Polynesians visited South America long before the Europeans arrived.
January 22, 2013 One of the men accused in the case that has provoked outrage across India has asked that the trial be moved out of New Delhi. The December rape and killing of a young woman put a harsh spotlight on the issue of violence against women in India.
January 21, 2013 A team of researchers hopes to verify a fantastic tale that British troops leaving Burma in 1945 buried dozens of Spitfire fighter planes around the country. For 16 years, an English farmer has hunted the aircraft. Now, he believes he is close to unearthing them — and, he hopes, restoring them to flying condition.
January 17, 2013 Bangkok has seen spectacular growth in recent decades, but this has created a city divided by wealth and poverty. As part of a series on income inequality worldwide, GlobalPost looks at the disparities in Thailand's capital.
January 15, 2013 The new Boeing jets have had a series of problems in recent weeks. Tuesday's incident involved an All Nippon Airways flight with 137 passengers, all of whom were evacuated from the aircraft.
January 15, 2013 Pollution around Beijing has been stifling for the past few days. NASA has released a pair of satellite images, showing the extent of the smog from space and how the air has changed in the past couple weeks.
January 15, 2013 Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf denies he accepted bribes when he was minister for water and power. The court order comes as Pakistan tries to prepare for elections later this year. There are fears that the military might move to install a "caretaker" government.
January 13, 2013 "Stopping the terrorists, that's done," Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said in an interview Sunday. He also said the three-day-old intervention in Mali was getting support from the U.S. and other countries.