News of the World | Private firms filling Latin America’s security gap

A panic alert flashed across Alberto Herrera’s computer screen. Men claiming to be with the notorious Gulf Cartel had stopped a convoy transporting chemicals through a lawless region of northeastern

The Wildness of Beauty

United and indivisible as the republic proclaims to be, France is a country of irrepressible diversity, especially in its limitrophe regions such as Alsace, Brittany, Savoie, the Basque and Catalan


There are many cuisines around the world that offer spicy dishes, but Sichuan and Hunan cuisines are on the top of my list due to their complexities. Recently, StarWorld Hotel

Marine Science: Surrogate sushi

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‘Dumb and Dumber To’ lives up to its title

Comedy is all about timing. The dimwitted Lloyd (Jim Carrey) reminds the audience of that simple fact minutes into “Dumb and Dumber To” and the sentiment echoes throughout the disappointing

Bravo host dishes dirt in ‘Andy Cohen Diaries’

In his new book, “The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year,” author Andy Cohen tries to explain to his rescue dog, Wacha, the luck of going

‘Prizefighter’ shows Yearwood’s range

Trisha Yearwood returns with her first new recordings in seven years with “Prizefighter,” which combines 10 of her best- known hits (“XXX’s and OOO’s,” ‘’She’s In Love With The Boy”) with

NEWS OF THE WORLD | Japan biotech for bluefin tuna

Of all the overfished fish in the seas, luscious, fatty bluefin tuna are among the most threatened. Marine scientist Goro Yamazaki, who is known in this seaside community as “Young Mr.

The Spirit of Japan III

Cognoscenti of wine, brandy and whisky would often find shochu both intriguing and confusing. For starters, the lack of established glossary makes it difficult for foreigners to approach


Autumn is a wonderful season for narcissistic personalities, because we can have some quiet time all to ourselves before the Christmas holiday starts, when the streets of Macau are uncomfortably

Big Booty Business

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Preston & Childs return with ‘Blue Labyrinth’

A family secret over 100 years old comes back to haunt FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast in Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child's latest thriller, "Blue Labyrinth." A knock on Pendergast's

The Conservative Innovation

So renowned is the Alpine nature of Austria, that it not only appears on postcards, but also is referred to in the national anthem, sung to the melody of Wolfgang

Pink Floyd say goodbye with ‘The Endless River’

Never was an album more aptly named than "The Endless River," the new — and seemingly final — release from Pink Floyd. It flows unstoppably, and while some listeners may


Born in Kent, England, Sargeant discovered his passion for cooking at a very young age. In 1997, he followed celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and assisted him to gain the 3-Michelin-star

Businesses cash in as women chase bigger butts

The U.S. booty business is getting a big bump. Companies are cashing in on growing demand from women seeking the more curvaceous figures of their favorite stars, who flaunt their

‘Homesman’ reverses the Western’s course

There's been some trouble about the women hereabouts," says John Lithgow's plains preacher in Tommy Lee Jones' "The Homesman." The hereabouts is a tiny, hardscrabble settlement in the Nebraska Territory, sometime

Berlin Wall 25 years on: Tale of Two Cities

Some 440 kilometers away in Dortmund, Ilse-Margarete Bonke tries to save her decaying city from a drug scourge by picking up heroin needles from the streets, but finds her work

A brilliant Redmayne as Stephen Hawking

The famed British physicist Stephen Hawking has never had small ideas or small ambitions, least of all his audacious youthful quest to find a "theory of everything" — one that

Connelly has another winner with ‘Burning Room’

Harry Bosch and his rookie partner tackle a cold case with present-day ramifications in Michael Connelly's latest novel, "The Burning Room." Ten years ago, a man was shot and paralyzed. The

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