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Haneda rebounds to No. 4 in world

Mar 30, 2013

Haneda rebounds to No. 4 in world

Tokyo’s Haneda airport was rated the world’s fourth-busiest in 2012, regaining a position it last held in 2008, according to data from Airport Council International, an organization of global airport operators. Haneda, formally known as Tokyo International Airport, was pushed down to fifth place ...

The car of the future that runs on air

Mar 30, 2013

The car of the future that runs on air

by Tim Lewis

There was a sense, when I arrived in Paris a couple of weeks ago, that France was if not quite in meltdown then certainly enduring a profound existential crisis. Unemployment had metastasized to 10.6 percent, and the country’s credit rating was in the dumps. ...

Indonesian antiterrorist unit now 'fueling jihad'

Mar 30, 2013

Indonesian antiterrorist unit now 'fueling jihad'

The elite police unit on the front line of Indonesia’s lauded terrorism clampdown faces fresh allegations of torture and unlawful killings, raising concerns it is fueling the jihadist cause. Detachment 88, established after the 2002 bombings on Bali that killed 202 people, mostly Western ...

No driver, no problem: how road travel will change

Mar 30, 2013

No driver, no problem: how road travel will change

by Kit Buchan

Navigation Innovation in motoring has always involved the gradual removal of human agency from the general business of operating a car. The hand crank, the choke and the double-dip clutch are thankfully behind us, and new cars can not only turn the wheels and ...

Britain needs Japan food show: chef

Mar 30, 2013

Britain needs Japan food show: chef

by Richard Sunley

British chef Valentine Warner developed a taste for Japanese food at a younger age than most Europeans in his generation. Until he was 3, he lived in Japan while his father was the ambassador. After the family moved back home, his mother continued cooking ...

Warming is redrawing the wine map

Mar 30, 2013

Warming is redrawing the wine map

It is 2050 and shoppers are stopping off at Ikea to buy fine wine made in Sweden. A Nordic fantasy? Not according to climate experts who say the Earth’s warming phase is already driving a wave of change through the world of wine. As ...

What sculpture reveals about sex and the Romans

Mar 30, 2013

What sculpture reveals about sex and the Romans

by Carrie Vout

Nothing is more likely to inspire us to see for ourselves than a warning about the effects of looking. Take the media interest this month when it was revealed that the British Museum’s exhibition, “Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum,” is to include ...

Summly highlights how smartphones are upending media models

Mar 30, 2013

Summly highlights how smartphones are upending media models

Many this week celebrated the latest tech wunderkind, a British teenager who made a fortune selling an app that boils down news reports, no matter how important or complex, into a pithy 400 characters. But for some of those who prefer heartier servings of ...

Survivor recalls Dachau  on its 80th anniversary

Mar 30, 2013

Survivor recalls Dachau on its 80th anniversary

by Kate Connolly

Max Mannheimer will never forget the words of his block leader when he entered the gates of Dachau concentration camp on Aug. 6, 1944. “You’re veterans at this by now,” said the prisoner, a communist. “You know the most important thing is not to ...

Mar 30, 2013

U.S. to set new rules for cleaner gasoline

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was to move ahead Friday with a rule requiring cleaner gasoline and lower-pollution vehicles nationwide, amounting to one of President Barack Obama’s most significant air pollution initiatives, according to people briefed on the decision. The proposed standards would add ...

Mar 30, 2013

Sri Lanka raises patrols to help protect Muslims

Elite police commandos patrolled a suburb of the Sri Lankan capital Friday after hundreds of rampaging Buddhist hardliners torched a Muslim-owned business in the latest of a series of mob attacks. At least three people were hurt when majority Sinhalese mobs stoned and later ...