Can women and foreigners help drive a ramen renaissance to keep Japan’s noodle shops on the boil?

[ad_1] Tokyo — Japan’s ubiquitous ramen shops have long served that most-proletarian of dishes at no-frills counters, where customers unceremoniously slurp and gulp their way through boiling-hot bowls of noodles.  But while the ramen joints were long an almost exclusively male domain, the cement-floored greasy spoons of yore are giving way to hip décor, handcrafted crockery, … Read more

Rescuers work to get a baby elephant back on her feet after a train collision that killed her mother

[ad_1] New Delhi — Doctors at India’s first-ever elephant hospital are using every method at their disposal, from laser stimulation to ayurvedic massage and physiotherapy, to try to get a baby elephant back on her feet after she was struck by a train. It has been an uphill battle so far, and far from being a … Read more

‘I’ve never seen anything like this:’ One of China’s most popular apps has the ability to spy on its users, say experts | CNN Business

[ad_1] CNN  —  It is one of China’s most popular shopping apps, selling clothing, groceries and just about everything else under the sun to more than 750 million users a month. But according to cybersecurity researchers, it can also bypass users’ cell phone security to monitor activities on other apps, check notifications, read private messages … Read more