May 10, 2013 Sago palms were a key food source in prehistoric China, long before rice, a new study finds. Although it's no longer a staple, it is still used in dishes throughout South Asia today. Sago pudding, anyone?
May 9, 2013 Officials said 1,021 bodies had been pulled from the rubble. It's unclear what the final toll will be from the April 24 collapse of the Rana Plaza building that houses several garment factories.
May 9, 2013 The couple went missing a day before they were reported overboard and authorities say it's not yet clear whether they fell or jumped.
May 9, 2013 Gunmen abducted candidate Ali Haider Gilani during a campaign event in the city of Multan in the latest violence to hit the campaign trail ahead of Saturday's nationwide elections.
May 9, 2013 The deaths of hundreds of workers in Bangladesh are taking place in a garment sector that has seen explosive growth over the past three decades. Amid market pressures to cut prices, the country has managed to lure clothing-makers through a combination of low wages and light regulation.
May 9, 2013 Women account for only 36 of the more than 4,000 candidates on the ballot in Saturday's parlimentary election. One of them, Naz Baloch, is following her father into politics, but acknowledges it's a rough-and-tumble game in a country where opportunities for women are limited.
May 8, 2013 The latest death toll comes as recovery efforts continue at the eight-story complex that collapsed last month.
May 8, 2013 Dennis Rodman, America's unlikeliest link to Kim Jong Un, wants his friend to release Kenneth Bae. A 44-year-old U.S. citizen, Bae was this month sentenced to 15 years in a North Korean labor camp for unspecified "hostile acts."
May 8, 2013 A month after dead pigs washed ashore in a Shanghai river, the city got an even more serious meat problem: A new bird flu appeared at poultry markets. But even a recent rat meat scandal hasn't kept Shanghai's omnivores from enjoying KFC and Kung Pao Chicken.
May 8, 2013 Those people who have contracted the H7N9 virus have become very sick. And unlike the older bird flu virus, this one shows some adaptation to mammals, making it a matter of concern. But it doesn't make chickens sick, posing unique difficulties in fighting this kind of flu.