The flamboyant young pianist has been called the 'Tiger Woods' of classical music.
Modern technologies update Chinese traditions as billions of text messages zing phone to phone.
A federal judge said a US military base proposed for the depressed area must evaluate impact on the marine mammal.
The money will help build schools and storms shelters, three months after Cyclone Sidr killed more than 3,000 and left millions homeless.
Going beyond deploying troops to manage crowds, officials have fanned out across snowstorm-hit areas to reassure residents.
With monthly inflation at 6.5 percent, Beijing applies its first price controls in 15 years.
The shield has implications for Asia's security balance.
Observers say civil courts often defer to Islamic courts on key issues.
Millions of Chinese workers, many headed home for the New Year's holiday, face delays amid some of the country's worst weather in the last 50 years.
Well-known politician Imran Khan argues that reinstating the judiciary is more important.
The former dictator, who died Sunday, ruled with a strong hand for 32 years.
The majority coalition is expected to name a controversial prime minister.
Seven of the 10 bestselling dailies are in Asia, a result of rising incomes and literacy levels.
He was detained for writing that 'subverted the state.'
Just the 30th favorite nation to visit, Japan hopes to boost tourism – and the economy.
Peasants want to own their land and have organized rallies in several provinces. More are planned.
In a country that has long prided itself on homogeneity, it's becoming cool for youth to embrace the growing number of foreigners in their midst.
The donor has been leaving envelopes of cash for needy people at a police station for over 33 years.
The resurgence of pro-China opposition party, Kuomintang, which took a majority in Saturday's legislative elections, boosts its chances for the presidential vote in March.
In 2003, a violent government antidrug campaign resulted in more than 2,500 deaths.