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To experience New Zealand’s rugged beauty, go by camper van

GLENORCHY, New Zealand (AP) — We crested a hill on the winding lakeside road, and there it was: Middle-earth. Rugged, snow-capped mountains glowed in the setting sun, and dappled gre...

Shinto festival carries on centuries-old tradition in Japan

CHICHIBU, Japan (AP) — As fireworks light up the winter night, scores of men, women and teenagers crying “washoi, washoi” haul the last of six towering, lantern-covered floats up a small hill and into...

Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA:OBAMA -- Wrapping up a historic visit to Vietnam, U.S. President Barack Obama praises the next generation of leaders for being more conscious about the effects of climate change than previous gen...

Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA:OBAMAHANOI, Vietnam -- U.S. President Barack Obama lifts a decades-old arms export embargo for Vietnam during his first visit to the communist country, looking to bolster a government seen as a c...

Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA:OBAMAHANOI, Vietnam -- U.S. President Barack Obama lifts a decades-old arms export embargo for Vietnam during his first visit to the communist country, looking to bolster a government seen as a c...