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IRVINE — Close to half of the world's population risks contracting malaria on a daily basis. Although Africa ranks among the most dangerous regions for the illness, Southeast Asia has some of the strongest strains of malaria, which are growing...
Tags: Health, China, Asia, Africa, University of California, Irvine
Tribune staff reporterA clump of Elvis Presley's hair is on sale this Sunday at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago. Meanwhile, Chris Rock just came out with a documentary called "Good Hair." And two of the most hair-apparent people alive -- Rod Blagojevich and Donald...
Times Staff WriterWITH the annual flu season bearing down and fears of bird flu in the news, public health officials are girding for battle. Last week, Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt told Americans "we're preparing" for an outbreak of bird flu in the U.S....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAs Vietnam modernizes, vestiges of the French colonial era are fading fast, except for the return of the Emeraude to Halong Bay. Since 2003, the beautiful, wood-lined paddle steamer has been taking guests for one-night cruises in a wonder-world of...
THERE HAD BEEN 17 MILITARY COUPS in Thailand since its absolute monarchy was abolished in 1932. Number 18 occurred Tuesday, when soldiers circled the offices of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra with tanks, seized TV stations and declared martial law. The...
Tags: Death, United Nations, Coup d'Etat, Politics, Bangkok (Thailand)
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With rhetoric that would stir any patriot but logic that should persuade few, President Bush on Wednesday waded into the historical quagmire of the Vietnam War. Then, as now, Bush said, "people argued the real problem was America's presence and that if we...
Tags: Cambodia, Death, John F. Kennedy, Armed Conflicts, Coup d'Etat
Times Staff WriterASIA Dazzling, dizzying Chiang Mai, Thailand In Chiang Mai, the old northern capital of Thailand, a construction boom has given the city some of the most stylish hotels and restaurants in Southeast Asia. Galleries and design stores have opened, showcasing...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSecond of three parts Roxanna Brown never saw the car that hit her. The 36-year-old expert in Southeast Asian art was pulling her motorcycle out of a parking lot in Bangkok when the vehicle knocked her onto a busy road. There she was repeatedly...
Tags: Health, Arts, Minority Groups, Los Angeles, Theft
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThird of three parts On a March visit to the United States from her adopted home in Thailand, antiquities scholar Roxanna Brown met her brother for lunch in Santa Monica. Roxanna was broke, Fred Brown recalled. She seemed nervous. For years, she'd...
ARGENTINA Presentation Wayne Bernhardson, author of Moon handbooks on Argentina, Buenos Aires and Patagonia, will show slides and share insider tips on traveling to the land of tango, gauchos and wide open spaces. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at...
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