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Jun 29, 2013

Bailed-out Ireland back in recession

Ireland has fallen back into recession for the first time since 2009, revised official data showed on Thursday, as the bailed-out eurozone nation was rocked by sliding exports and consumer spending. Gross domestic product shrank by 1.0 percent in the third quarter of 2012 ...

Jun 29, 2013

Violence against Brazil natives up

Violence against indigenous Brazilians more than tripled between 2011 and 2012, often due to land feuds, a new report said Thursday. A total of 1,276 natives were the target of attacks last year, compared with 378 in 2011, the Indigenous Missionary Council said in ...

Jun 29, 2013

Kawasaki recalled by Blue Jays

Infielder Munenori Kawasaki’s luck has yet to run out. After just two days back in the minors, the Toronto Blue Jays need him for duty again. Kawasaki, who was optioned on Tuesday to make room for Jose Reyes after the Blue Jays star shortstop ...

Jun 28, 2013

Texts that say teachers told to obey axed

The Tokyo board of education finds two textbooks inappropriate for high schools, as they state local governments are forcing teachers to sing the national anthem and hoist the Hinomaru flag.

Honda upbeat on prospects for 'flying sports car'

Jun 28, 2013

Honda upbeat on prospects for 'flying sports car'

Honda Motor Co., preparing to enter the market for business jets, said it’s won two to three years of orders for what it calls “flying sports cars” and signaled the business will turn profitable before the end of the decade. The aviation business is ...

Bands urge fans to ditch phones

Jun 28, 2013

Bands urge fans to ditch phones

There are few experiences that compare to the life-affirming thrill of a live music event, knowing that you are one of a privileged few being treated to a display of raw artistic skill and power. But just as the atmosphere reaches fever pitch, a ...