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41 articles published/printed


Politicians roll up sleeves at Net event

Apr 29, 2013

Politicians roll up sleeves at Net event

by Ayako Mie

Political parties over the weekend competed for the support of heavy Internet users at an event hosted by an online video-sharing site in the runup to the House of Councilors election in July, the first election to allow politicians unfettered access to the Web ...

Indian activists push for clean cities

Apr 29, 2013

Indian activists push for clean cities

As more Indians travel the world and their country’s growing economy and population gain more global attention, they are increasingly embarrassed about one of India’s dirtiest features: its cities. It is not uncommon to see piles of putrefying garbage lying along the streets in ...

Iceland voters oust leftist government

Apr 29, 2013

Iceland voters oust leftist government

Iceland’s center-right opposition declared victory early Sunday in parliamentary elections as voters punished the leftist government for harsh austerity measures during its four years at the helm. It marked a return to power for the rightwing Independence Party and the centrist-agrarian Progressive Party, which ...

Humboldt penguins face extinction in Chile

Apr 29, 2013

Humboldt penguins face extinction in Chile

Several dozen Humboldt penguins sun themselves along the coast of an islet in central Chile where the majestic birds coming to nest once numbered in the thousands. Humboldt penguins — which nest only in parts of Chile and Peru — over the years have ...

Balentien powers Swallows to sweep of Giants

Apr 29, 2013

Balentien powers Swallows to sweep of Giants

Wladimir Balentien took hero’s honors for the second night in a row, redeeming himself after a fatal fielding miscue with a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning to lead the Tokyo Yakult Swallows in a three-game sweep of the Central-League leading Yomiuri Giants. ...

Vegalta held by Sagan ahead of ACL showdown

Apr 29, 2013

Vegalta held by Sagan ahead of ACL showdown

Vegalta Sendai and Sagan Tosu shared the points in a stifling 1-1 draw in the J. League on Sunday. Naoyuki Fujita drew first blood for Tosu in the opening half before Sendai striker Shingo Akamine leveled minutes after halftime as the two struggling sides ...

Apr 29, 2013

Former world judo champ Anai to retire

Former world champion Takamasa Anai said Sunday he will draw the curtain on his career after competing in the men’s under 100-kg category in Monday’s All Japan Judo Championship at Tokyo’s Nippon Budokan. Anai, who crashed out in a second-round match to see his ...

Apr 29, 2013

Albirex capture Eastern Conference title

by Ed Odeven

The Niigata Albirex torched the Sendai 89ers in Sunday’s season finale and collected their first-ever Eastern Conference regular-season title. The final score — Niigata 109, Sendai 63 — was a mere formality. The game had been decided by halftime. The 89ers trailed 54-21 at ...