Recreation And Leisure

China frees top Australian Crown casino executive from jail

Aug 12, 2017

Australia's foreign minister says Chinese authorities have released from jail a top Australian executive at a casino company following the completion of his sentence on gambling-related offenses

Chinese president oversees military parade in show of might

Jul 30, 2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping has overseen a large-scale military parade in a show of China's fighting prowess

Philippine police say suspect in casino attack was a heavily indebted Filipino who was hooked on gambling.

Jun 4, 2017

Philippine police say suspect in casino attack was a heavily indebted Filipino who was hooked on gambling.

36 die from smoke in Philippine casino after gunman set fire

Jun 2, 2017

A gunman stormed a casino in the Philippines and torched gambling tables in the crowded space, creating a choking level of smoke that killed at least 36 people, authorities said

4 tons of garbage collected in China's Everest cleanup

May 11, 2017

Chinese state media say volunteers have cleared four tons of garbage from the Chinese north side of Mount Everest in the first five days of a cleanup operation

Climbing Mount Tai: 6,000 steps up China's sacred mountain

May 9, 2017

Taishan, or Mount Tai, is China's most sacred mountain

China plans panda preserve 3 times size of Yellowstone park

Mar 31, 2017

China plans a preserve for giant pandas that will be three times the size of Yellowstone National Park in the U.S.

Fears for Indonesian park's rare species as Trump town rises

Mar 29, 2017

A sprawling "Trump Community" that will rise next to a pristine national park in West Java has alarmed conservationists

US-born panda Bao Bao makes first public appearance in China

Mar 24, 2017

American-born giant panda Bao Bao has made her first appearance before the public in southwestern China following her move there from Washington, D.C. Bao Bao was born at the National Zoo in Washington to pandas on loan from China

Thai government seeks to collect big tax bill from former PM

Mar 15, 2017

Thailand's military government is seeking to collect at least $360 million in unpaid taxes and penalties from a prime minister toppled in a coup 11 years ago, in what his supporters consider a continuing political vendetta

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