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Climate Change This Week: Energy Efficiency Saves Trillions, US Birds at Risk, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.20.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, much of the U.S. is experiencing well above normal warmer temperatures; the eastern Pacific warm spot continues to prevent much rain from reaching California, sending it into further drought.

From Diagnoses to Dignity -- Barriers to Health Care for Transgender People

Kyle Knight | Posted 09.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Kyle Knight

From being labelled as having a disorder to shouldering the burden of some of the highest rates of violence and HIV infection in the world, the perils of daily life for transgender people are multi-layered and can inflict substantial harm, experts and activists say.

How the Malaysians Used a Skyscraper to Fool the World

Janis Powers | Posted 09.09.2014 | World
Janis Powers

Now that I've visited the Petronas Towers in the city of Kuala Lumpur ("KL") in Malaysia, I have come to appreciate the impact of successful marketing at the global level.

Malaysia Holds A Day Of Mourning As MH17 Bodies Return Home

AP | VINCENT THIAN and CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 08.22.2014 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home F...

Malaysian Food Is Hot, Spicy, Delicious..and Here!

Jay Weston | Posted 08.20.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Malaysian cuisine is a unique melting pot of Malay, Chinese, Indian and Nonya cooking, cultures that build deeply-layered complex flavors without the spicy heat of other Southeast Asian cuisines.

Staycation With Exotic Suspense Fiction

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 08.19.2014 | Books
Terry Kelhawk

Numerous thrillers and suspense writings titillate us by hopping from country to country -- a la James Bond. But let's take a look at some successful examples of exotic suspense written by people who live where they write -- natives or expats.

Predators, Prey, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Ilana Solomon | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green
Ilana Solomon

It is particularly worrying that a previously leaked chapter of the TPP includes only very vague references to shark finning -- not the full ban on shark finning and associated trade that we need.

The 40 Best Beaches on Earth

minube | Posted 08.18.2014 | Travel
minube

It ain't summertime without at least spending a few days at the beach soaking up the rays and relaxing with family and friends.

She Overcame Tragedy To Become Malaysia's Top Disabled Sharpshooter

OWN | Posted 08.11.2014 | OWN

Ras Adiba Radzi, a newscaster in Malaysia, is paralyzed from the waist down. She was not born disabled, but lost the ability to walk after suffering t...

Hold Pakistan Accountable for Its Blasphemous Oppression

Doug Bandow | Posted 08.05.2014 | Religion
Doug Bandow

The world is aflame. Religious minorities are among those who suffer most from increasing conflict. Pakistan is one of the worst homes for non-Muslims. The U.S. government should designate that nation as a "Country of Particular Concern" for failing to protect religious liberty, the most basic right of conscience.

Malaysia's Prime Minister In Netherlands To Discuss Flight MH17

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 07.31.2014 | World

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Malaysia's prime minister on Thursday called on Ukrainian and pro-Russian separatists to agree to a cease-fire in the area surround...

EatinAsian Chronicles: Malaysia Kitchen USA

Kimlai Yingling | Posted 07.30.2014 | Taste
Kimlai Yingling

"What is Malaysian cuisine?" That was my first question interviewing Chef Christina Arokiasamy, the first ever Malaysian Food Ambassador to the U.S. ...

Observers Turned Back From MH17 Crash Site

AP | By DMITRY LOVETSKY | Posted 07.30.2014 | World

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky, the remains of some passengers are feared rotti...

Russia: Malaysian Airliner's Black Boxes Slightly Damaged

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2014 | World

MOSCOW, July 25 (Reuters) - Russia's Interstate Aviation Committee said on Friday the black box flight recorders from the Malaysian airliner downed ...

After MH17: I Am Committed To International Travel More Than Before

Andrew Lam | Posted 07.25.2014 | Travel
Andrew Lam

In the end, it is not fear or fundamentalism, but relentless human movement that shapes and reshapes the world.

Borneo

Terence Clarke | Posted 07.23.2014 | Books
Terence Clarke

With a degree in English Literature fresh in my hands and with little money of my own, I figured the Peace Corps was a good way to travel, something I had almost never done.

Taking On the Entrepreneurial Gender Gap

East-West Center | Posted 07.23.2014 | Hawaii
East-West Center

HONOLULU (July 23, 2014) - A group of women entrepreneurs and senior executives from 12 Asia Pacific countries are currently in Hawai'i to exchange id...

Coffins Containing Downed Jet's Victims Leave Ukraine

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2014 | World

KHARKIV, Ukraine, July 23 (Reuters) - A Dutch air force transport plane carrying the first 16 coffins with the remains of victims of the downed Mala...

Wild Encounters: Sabah, Borneo

Jacada Travel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Avid naturalist and outstanding local guide Jame Marajan gives us an insight into the incredible wildlife the rainforests of Sabah have to offer.

Ukraine Rebels Hand Over Black Boxes

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2014 | World

DONETSK, Ukraine, July 22 (Reuters) - A senior separatist leader, Aleksander Borodai, handed over two black boxes from an airliner downed over eastern...

What Are Rebels Trying To Hide? Potentially A Lot

AP | DANICA KIRKA and JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG | Posted 09.20.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — "What exactly are they trying to hide?" President Barack Obama asked Monday as he demanded that Ukrainian rebels give investigators ac...

MH17's Black Boxes To Be Handed Over To Malaysia: Prime Minister

AP | SATISH CHENEY | Posted 09.20.2014 | World

By SATISH CHENEY, Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The leader of the pro-Russian rebels has agreed to hand over both black boxes fr...

Train With Plane Crash Bodies Leaves Rebel Town

AP | NICOLAS GARRIGA and NICOLAE DUMITRACHE | Posted 09.20.2014 | World

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes...

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Was Shot Down for Money

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.20.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down in Ukraine last week because three crucial actors all played a role, and they all had something in common -- a desire for money.

Ukraine Workers Find More Bodies At Crash Site

AP | DMITRY LOVETSKY | Posted 09.20.2014 | World

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) -- Rescuers retrieved more bodies Monday in the sprawling fields of east Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed, k...