Sharyla Yeany-Harshman

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U.S. Evacuation Drills in South Korea Heighten Fears of Military Action

SEOUL, South Korea — The United States military said on Monday that it would practice evacuating noncombatant Americans out of South Korea in the event of war and other emergencies, as the two allies began a joint naval exercise amid heightened tensions with North Korea.<p>It has conducted similar …

North Korea

Peshmerga: Baghdad to pay heavy price for declaring war

The Kurdish Peshmerga command has said the Iraqi government will pay a "heavy price" for its military campaign in Kirkuk, which it described as "a declaration of war against the nation of Kurdistan".<p>The warning by the Peshmerga General Command (PGC) on Monday came as Iraqi federal forces, backed by …

Middle East

KQED

I am a Vietnamese American, a refugee, and I grew up learning about the Vietnam War the same way most people do here: through movies like <i>Platoon</i> and</i> …

Awesome Collection for Crochet Amigurumi Free Patterns

There are many types of toys available in the market for the kids, but not all of them are safe for the kids and they can also harm them in many …

Yarn

'The Language Of Thorns' Will Ensnare You With Dark Magic

The hardest, sharpest, most attractive magic of fairy tales is their power to make you both want to live inside them — and be glad you never have to.<p>Good fairy tales balance sweetness and nightmares. They are candy apples with razorblades inside; kisses touched with poison. Bad ones are nothing but …

Books

Guide to the Classics: Dante’s Divine Comedy

Abandon all hope, ye who enter here!<p>So warns the inscription on the gates of the inferno, the first realm of Dante Alighieri’s celebrated work, now …

Literature

Soldiers in Cameroon shoot dead several independence activists

Soldiers killed at least eight people and wounded others in Cameroon's restless English-speaking regions on Sunday. Activists held protests calling …

Africa