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37 articles published/printed


Zimmerman acquitted of Martin killing

Jul 15, 2013

Zimmerman acquitted of Martin killing

A Florida jury acquits George Zimmerman of second-degree murder and manslaughter in a case that both fascinated and appalled large segments of a spellbound America.

New foods spring from school labs

Jul 15, 2013

New foods spring from school labs

by Asako Takaguchi

With popular interest in health and food safety growing stronger in Japan, food products incorporating the finds of university researchers are drawing strong attention. In early June, at Takashimaya’s department store in Shinjuku held a fair to promote a variety of food products produced ...

Reconstruction work still slow under Abe

Jul 15, 2013

Reconstruction work still slow under Abe

Progress remains slow on post-disaster reconstruction in the northeast, despite promises by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to speed up the work. After taking office last December, Abe expanded the reconstruction budget and set up a new organization at the Reconstruction Agency, called the Fukushima ...

Rebels fear 'side war' with jihadists in Syria

Jul 15, 2013

Rebels fear 'side war' with jihadists in Syria

by Loveday Morris

Syrian rebels said Saturday they fear being sucked into a “side war” with jihadists as claims about an overnight attack on a weapons depot at their Idlib headquarters threatened to push the opposition deeper into a spiral of infighting. The friction between Western-backed Free ...

Japanese players show streetball flair

Jul 15, 2013

Japanese players show streetball flair

by Jason Coskrey

Masayuki Kabaya wanted Hideki Mitsui to shoot the rock. Actually, he was daring him to shoot it. Kabaya had just drained a 3-pointer in their one-on-one basketball semifinal match at the Red Bull King of the Rock Japan tournament Saturday afternoon, and instead of ...

Hakuho survives scare, maintains perfect mark

Jul 15, 2013

Hakuho survives scare, maintains perfect mark

Sole leader Hakuho dodged a bullet to stay on track for a 26th Emperor’s Cup with his eighth win, while Kisenosato started to pick up the pieces of his shattered yokozuna promotion bid by beating Kyokutenho at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. ...

Luna hit sees off Giants as Dragons complete sweep

Jul 15, 2013

Luna hit sees off Giants as Dragons complete sweep

Hector Luna’s pinch-hit single broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Chunichi Dragons completed a three-game sweep of the Central League-leading Yomiuri Giants with a 2-1 victory on Sunday. Moments after the Giants tied the game against Dragons ...

Moyes' United reign begins with loss

Jul 15, 2013

Moyes' United reign begins with loss

David Moyes’ reign at Manchester United began with an embarrassing upset as the Premier League champions slumped to a 1-0 defeat against Thailand’s Singha All-Star XI in Bangkok on Saturday. The new manager sat grim-faced on the bench as the highly paid visitors, who ...