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The Food Lab: The Best Wonton Soup

GalleryThe Food Lab: The Best Wonton Soup<p>My love for wonton soup may not be as deep as my sister's, who dives into a bowl with a passion only rivaled by her love of beef chow fun, but it still ranks up there in the "top five soups" category for me.<p>I'll admit it: the wonton soups of my youth—the one …

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Sri Lanka dolphins caught in poaching crisis

Sri Lanka's marine life, including dolphins, which are one of the country's largest tourist attraction, is under threat from poachers who use illegal nets.<p>Dolphins are a valuable resource for traditional fishermen because the mammals helps them catch fish.<p>These traditional fishermen are now urging …

Rail tours: 10 of the best new train trips

These are some of the new rail-based tours for 2013 provided by leading operators of railway holidays. Prices include flights, where relevant.<p><b>Scandinavian Highlights</b><p>An escorted 10-day all-rail tour beginning with Eurostar to Brussels and overnight sleeper from Cologne to Copenhagen before moving on …

NASA Satellite Spots Foul Pollution Trails Over Shipping Lanes

Sri Lankan military 'still raping and torturing suspected rebels'

Sri Lankan security forces continue to use torture, rape and other forms of sexual violence against suspected members of the Tamil Tiger rebels and …

Big Discovery and Big Challenges for the World’s Biggest Animal

Changing Planet<p>During the TED Fellows presentations at the 2013 TED Conference in Long Beach, California, marine biologist Asha de Vos presented an update on her work with blue whales off the coast of Sri Lanka (get blue whale facts).<p>While most other blue whales migrate vast distances between cold …

Central India's incredible Ahilya Fort

On a road in Maharashtra, hurtling along in front of me, is a flatbed truck with a motorbike balanced on the back, a man sitting precariously astride it. Despite a cacophony of revving engines, hooting traffic and a dust cloud, he is talking casually on his mobile. I thought of what a friend had …

5 Life Lessons from Climbing Adam’s Peak In Sri Lanka

Two weeks in Sri Lanka

For all of Sri Lanka's cultural treasures and natural riches, the resilience and kindness of its everyday people are its greatest assets.<p>Despite a history of civil war and the setbacks of 2004's tsunami and more recent brutal flooding, Sri Lankans are determined and optimistic. They're proud of …

Market Tours: Lanka Grocery, Staten Island's Destination Sri Lankan Market

GalleryMarket Tours: Lanka Grocery, Staten Island's Destination Sri Lankan Market<p>The sloping, tree-lined Victory Boulevard that crisscrosses Staten Island's Tompkinsville neighborhood offers visitors a spectacular view of Manhattan. But it's more than a pretty residential street with views that …

Could Sri Lanka Become Asia's Next Casino Hotspot?

<i>Sri Lanka has become one of Asia’s most promising economies in recent times, yet the potential of it’s gambling sector is only starting to gain recognition amongst international operators looking to expand their presence in Asia.</i><p>With marque casinos propping up in Macau, Singapore, and now the …

Indian Tamils protest over Sri Lankan abuses

Tamils in India are demanding that India and the international community take a firm stand against Sri Lanka on issues of human rights violations.<p>Human rights group allege there may have been war crimes committed during the final stages of the civil war in 2009.<p>The conflict between the majority …

Sri Lankans protest UN war crimes resolution

Protesters have come out on the streets of the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, to denounce a UN Human Rights Council resolution that has called for the government to fully investigate alleged war crimes during its offencive against Tamil Tiger rebels four years ago.<p>Rights groups said that in 2009, …

Sri Lanka violence prompts security measures | Sri Lanka News

Elite police commandos are patrolling a suburb of the Sri Lankan capital after hundreds of Buddhist hardliners torched a Muslim-owned business in the latest in a series of mob attacks.<p>At least three people were wounded when mobs from the ethnic Sinhalese majority stoned and later set fire to a …

Walking Sri Lanka