Chinese Spring Festival celebrated around the world

BEIJING — On the eve of the approaching Chinese Lunar New Year, the rest of the world is sharing the joy and excitement of the Asian country, a manifestation of the worldwide influence of China’s most important festival, also known as the Spring Festival. OCCASION FOR STRENGTHENING TIES Some national leaders, on the festive occasion, … Read More

Aging veteran recalls Japanese bombing in Baguio on December 8,1941 that triggered WWII

MANILA -– Long before World War II broke out in the Philippines on December 8, 1941, Japan had already an elaborate preparation by posting an advance force of Fifth Columns embedded across the length of the archipelago. These Japanese spies disguised themselves as “traders” and “laborers” working hand-in-hand with unsuspecting Philippine society. It was a … Read More

4,000-year-old “scalpels” show ancient Peruvians practised medicine

LIMA — Can you believe people who lived thousands of years ago were already practising medicine? Researchers have uncovered 4,000-year-old slate-stone instruments similar to scalpels that are believed to have been used by ancient Peruvian healers to make surgical incisions on patients. The finding in central Peru reveals that the local Quechua-speaking Yachaq indigenous people … Read More