No feasts or fireworks found in Aceh

By Barry Neild BANDA ACEH, Indonesia, AFP Rousing reunions and lavish banquets will usher in the Year of the Rooster elsewhere, but...

Last minute rush ahead of Chinese New Year celebrations

By Martin Parry BEIJING, AFP China’s transport system was stretched to the limit Tuesday and goods were flying off shop shelves in...

Ren Ai doctor hits elderly patient’s son

The China Post staff Taipei’s Ren Ai Hospital, which recently came under fire for refusing to treat a little girl with severe...

North fog lifts as central, south still blanketed

The China Post staff The heavy fog of the past few days is expected to clear in northern Taiwan but continue in...

‘Three mini-links’ popular over holiday period

The China Post staff Passenger on direct ferries between China’s Fujian Province and Taiwan’s island of Kinmen for the Chinese New...

Mehrtens, Hoeft sign for Southern XV to play North in fundraiser?

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) All Blacks flyhalf Andrew Mehrtens and prop Carl Hoeft will join the captains of New Zealand, Australia and South Africa in...

Indonesia’s president orders poison test on sugar for tea; results negative?

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) Indonesia's president, wary after the recent poisoning of a rights activist, ordered a forensics lab test on sugar used for tea...

Poll says John Howard’s government has reached a three-year high in...

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) Prime Minister John Howard's center-right government has reached a three-year peak in popularity, according to a poll Tuesday that was shrugged off...

Singapore’s transport minister heads to Canberra to fight for Australia-United States...

SINGAPORE (AP) Singapore's transport minister will head to Canberra this week, seeking rights for his country's national carrier to fly onward to the United...

Desert son comes up big

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona, AP Despite shots that sailed into the desert and in the water, Phil Mickelson is a winner again, on a...