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China: Snuffing Out Smokers
China imposed a nationwide ban on smoking in public places, as authorities moved to end a widespread habit that has taken a severe toll on citizens’ health.
Aging Customs
Elderly Japanese Take End-of-life Planning Into Own Hands
Japanese Diggers Unearth Ancient Beer-Maker’s Tomb
A Japanese archaeological team has discovered the tomb of a leading beer producer from the pharaonic period in the country’s famed temple city of Luxor, Egyptian officials said in January 2014.
Italy: Ancient Romans Dined on Exotic Fare
Ancient Romans dined on giraffes, flamingos and exotic spices from as far away as Indonesia, according to a new review of excavations in Pompeii in southern Italy.
Reinventing the Inter-Korean Relationship
The International Community Must Promote Cooperation to Help Rebuild Trust
Security Details
An Indonesian Air Force commando participates in a security exercise at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar, Bali, in preparation for the 2013 Leaders Meeting of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), which supports sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the region. During the October 2013 forum on the island, commandos helped safeguard world leaders of APEC’s 21 affiliated economies. The organization includes seven members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) — Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam — plus Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan and the United States.
Digital Dentistry
Brush smarter. That’s the message from the makers of what is billed as the world’s first Internet-connected toothbrush. Unveiled at a preview event for the Consumer Electronics Show in the United States in January 2014, the device from French-based startup Kolibree aims “to reinvent oral care,” according to co-founder Loic Cessot.
Thwarting Hezbollahʼs Plans in Southeast Asia
Awareness spreads of the terrorist organization’s use of operatives with dual citizenship