- Japan food seeks heritage gong as young spurn rice Updated: Dec-03-13 3:49 am
- Azerbaijani court convicts 29 on terror charges Updated: Nov-25-13 2:51 pm
- Powerlifter's life ban lifted over spiked drink Updated: Nov-08-13 7:45 am
TOKYO - Washoku, the traditional cuisine of Japan, is being considered for designation as part of the world's priceless cultural heritage by the U.N. this week. But even as sushi and sake booms worldwide, purists say its finer points are candidates for the endangered list at home. The younger generation is increasingly eating Krispy Kreme doughnuts and McDonald's, not rice.
BAKU, Azerbaijan - A court in Azerbaijan has convicted 29 people on charges of plotting a series of terror attacks in the Caspian Sea country.
BONN, Germany - A powerlifter from Azerbaijan has had his life ban from the Paralympics lifted after his former girlfriend admitted spiking his drink with an anabolic steroid.