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Mar 06, 2013

Saitama man, 75, turned away by 25 hospitals before dying

A 75-year-old Saitama man died after 25 hospitals refused to admit him to their emergency rooms 36 times over two hours, citing lack of beds or doctors to treat him, an official said Tuesday. The man, who lived alone in Kuki, Saitama Prefecture, called ...

642 register disputed isles as 'home'

Mar 06, 2013

642 register disputed isles as 'home'

As of the end of January, 642 Japanese had registered their legal addresses as isles subject to territorial disputes with neighboring countries, despite living elsewhere.

Iwata puts inflation onus on BOJ

Mar 06, 2013

Iwata puts inflation onus on BOJ

Kikuo Iwata, the LDP government's nominee for deputy governor at the Bank of Japan, places the onus of achieving 2 percent inflation on the BOJ's shoulders.

LDP gives victims disaster relief pitch

Mar 06, 2013

LDP gives victims disaster relief pitch

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party is striving to ensure that evacuees from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami can mark the second anniversary of the disasters with hope for the future, former LDP Vice President Tadamori Oshima said. Nearly two years after the disasters ...

Early tally shows Kenyatta ahead in Kenya election

Mar 06, 2013

Early tally shows Kenyatta ahead in Kenya election

Kenyans nervously eyed results Tuesday trickling in a day after they turned out peacefully en masse for critical presidential elections, the first since disputed polls five years ago triggered a wave of violence. Throughout the night, results slowly filtered in from the polls — ...

Mar 06, 2013

North Korea expands missile launch site

North Korea is expanding a missile launch site in the country's northeast and has changed the shape of warheads to improve missile accuracy, a Seoul daily reports.

Mar 06, 2013

Power is increasingly fleeting

by Moises Naim

In 2009, during his first address before a joint session of Congress, U.S. President Barack Obama championed a budget that would serve as a blueprint for the country’s future through ambitious investments in energy, health care and education. “This is America,” the new president ...

Mar 06, 2013

Italy's opera buffa

If the potential consequences of the Italian national election were not so severe, the outcome would be the stuff of great comedy. After all, one quarter of the votes were taken by a party formed by a standup comedian, while former Prime Minister Silvio ...

| Mar 06, 2013

Not even Google will be around forever

by John Naughton

Some years ago, when the Google Books project, which aims to digitize all of the world’s printed books, was getting under way, the two cofounders of Google were having a meeting with the librarian of one of the universities that had signed up for ...

Mixed reactions to Rodman visit to North Korea

Mar 06, 2013

Mixed reactions to Rodman visit to North Korea

by Ed Odeven

Everyone always seems to have an opinion about Dennis Rodman, the one-of-a-kind former NBA rebounding and defensive ace. Of course, his visit to North Korea last week, one of the more bizarre stories in recent memory, did nothing to stop the chatter. Those with ...