Recreation And Leisure

Beijing's Forbidden City illuminated for Lantern Festival

Feb 20, 2019

Beijing's Forbidden City has been illuminated and opened to the public for night visits for the first time to celebrate China's Lantern Festival

China plans major cut in number of Everest climbers

Jan 21, 2019

China says it will cut the number of climbers attempting to scale Everest from the northern face by 1/3 this year as part of plans for a major cleanup on the world's highest peak

Thai military chief urges loyalty ahead of expected election

Jan 18, 2019

Thailand's military has held its annual Armed Forces Day parade as the country prepares for expected elections more than four years after soldiers overthrew an elected government

Thai authorities recover bodies of Korean golf tourists

Dec 27, 2018

Authorities in northern Thailand have recovered the bodies of two South Korean tourists who disappeared when the golf cart they were riding fell into a river on Tuesday.

Alba the albino orangutan returned to jungle in Indonesia

Dec 21, 2018

The world's only known albino orangutan climbed trees, foraged for food and began building a nest after being released into a remote Borneo jungle more than a year after conservation officials found her starving and dehydrated in an Indonesian village

China building boom uncovers buried dinosaurs, makes a star

Oct 25, 2018

China's rapid city building has churned up a motherlode of new dinosaur fossils, and no one has seized the scientific opportunity more than one paleontologist

Melting glacier in China draws tourists, climate worries

Oct 22, 2018

On the edge of the Third Pole, a retreating glacier draws tourists and worries over climate change

Thailand keeping 'The Beach' of movie fame closed for rehab

Oct 4, 2018

Thailand extending closure of a beautiful bay made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie "The Beach" until it recovers from years of environment damage caused by too many tourists

Thailand's celebrity cave boys head out on overseas tour

Oct 3, 2018

The 12 village boys who were trapped with their soccer coach in a cave in northern Thailand for almost three weeks are ready to spread their wings, heading out to meet fellow youth players in Argentina and do a brief tour of the United States

The Latest: Indonesia quake, tsunami deaths climb to 384

Sep 29, 2018

A tsunami has left a path of devastation in central Indonesia, sweeping away buildings, cutting off communities and leaving several hundred dead.

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