Kimchi is a traditional food made from a vegetable called cabbage. The process of making kimchi is an important part of Korean culture. The process is so important that the city of Seoul held a festival this month celebrating it.
At least 100 bodies have been recovered and 100 are still missing following a landslide near a jade mine in northern Myanmar Saturday. Rescue workers continued to pull bodies from the landslide on Monday. The area produces some of the highest quality of jade in the world.
Crimea officials declared a state of emergency after power lines were blown up, cutting off electricity to much of the Russian-controlled country. Efforts to restore power were delayed as protestors in the Ukraine temporarily blocked repair crews.
Pope Francis’ first visit to Africa will take place Nov. 25 to 30. He has drawn large crowds and praise for his progressive statements on global inequality and climate change. But his views on homosexuality may create controversy among some African Catholics.
Islamic State militants targeted Paris last week, killing 130 people and injuring many hundreds more. It is also known as ISIS, ISIL and Daesh. It began in 2003 after US forces invaded Iraq, and has been active in large parts of that country and in Syria since 2013.
Ethiopian Airlines made history Wednesday night by sending an all-female crew on a flight from Addis Ababa to Bangkok, Thailand. The flight was the first in the 70-year history of the airline in which the whole crew was female.
Gunmen shouting "God is great" took over a luxury hotel and seized 170 hostages in the African country of Mali on Friday.The Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, the capital of Mali, is popular with international visitors. Officials say U.N. and Malian troops have surrounded the hotel. | In the News
Police discovered a third body amid the debris at an apartment that French police had raided Wednesday, officials said. And French officials said Friday that the death toll in the Nov. 13 Paris terrorist attacks has jumped to 130.
South Korean media say North Korea could test-launch a missile during a period in which the North has declared a no sail zone in seas near the country’s eastern coast. The move comes as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon plans to visit North Korea.
French officials say the man suspected of organizing the deadly attacks in Paris last week was among those killed Wednesday. Police say Abdelhamid Abaaoud was shot many times during a raid on an apartment in Saint-Denis, a suburb north of Paris.
Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy will not return to his home country until a warrant for his arrest is revoked. He and the government of Hun Sen are negotiating his way back, sources said.
French officials say they have killed two suspects in the Paris terrorism attacks last week, but are unsure if they killed the mastermind. President Francois Hollande says his country is at war with the Islamic State group. He wants to build a large coalition to target the militants. | As It Is
Planes being rerouted, trains delayed to check suspicious packages and cancelled trips are just some of the effects of recent terrorist attacks.
Organizations have emerged to expose stories of government corruption. One of the agencies is called Conflict Intelligence Team or (CIT). CIT is not alone. There are other Internet sleuths in Russia. An anti-corruption blog regularly writes about the lavish homes of government leaders.
Almost anywhere in the world, people can find a Japanese restaurant. Many walk by because they do not know the customs or the kinds of food. VOA Learning English went to a Japanese- style bar called Izakaya. We will show you what to do in a Japanese restaurant.
After the Paris terrorist attacks, U.S. lawmakers are debating admitting Syrian refugees to the country. Some U.S. state governors say Syrian refugees are not welcome. Other politicians say the refugees get background checks before entering the U.S.
Russia admits that last month’s airplane crash in Egypt was a terrorist attack. Explosives were found in the wreckage and luggage section of the airplane, said Russia’s Federal Security Service chief.
China says it will oppose attempts to make its island-building activities the main subject at the ASEAN leaders’ meeting in Malaysia. The planned five-day-long summit opens Wednesday in Kuala Lumpur. Some non-ASEAN member countries -- including China, Japan and U.S.-- are also there.
President Obama promised to give up to $259 million in new aid over the next two years. The Philippines will get $79 million, Vietnam $40 million and Indonesia $21 million. The U.S. will also give a Coast Guard cutter and a research ship to the Philippines.
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