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44 articles published/printed


A drone of your own in the near future?

Aug 19, 2013

A drone of your own in the near future?

by Michael S. Rosenwald

Kevin Good thought there was an 80 percent chance he could successfully deliver his brother’s wedding rings with a drone. “The other 20 percent is that it could go crashing into the bride’s mother’s face,” the Bethesda, Maryland, filmmaker told his brother. His brother ...

Investors jump ship as panic over rupee spreads in India

Aug 19, 2013

Investors jump ship as panic over rupee spreads in India

Indian policymakers are looking increasingly panicky as they battle the worst currency crisis in more than two decades, and more worryingly there is no sign their remedies are working. The rupee lurched to a new lifetime low of 62.03 to the dollar on Friday ...

U.N. still feels impact of deadly Iraq blast 10 years on

Aug 19, 2013

U.N. still feels impact of deadly Iraq blast 10 years on

A massive Baghdad bombing a decade ago, termed “the 9/11 of the U.N.,” killed 22 people and drove heightened security measures that ultimately limited interactions with ordinary Iraqis. On Aug. 19, 2003, a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged truck next to the Canal Hotel, ...

Indian cancer patients sleeping rough

Aug 19, 2013

Indian cancer patients sleeping rough

With just a patchwork of colorful plastic sheets to shield patients from the heavy monsoon rains, a Mumbai street close to one of India’s top cancer treatment centers acts as a kind of unofficial ward. Every year, the Tata Memorial Hospital draws tens of ...

Aug 19, 2013

Privacy for child assault victim

The Tokyo District Court should not press prosecutors to identify the child victim of an indecent assault as police have a new policy of safeguarding victims' privacy.

Lions pull off great escape to sink Eagles

Aug 19, 2013

Lions pull off great escape to sink Eagles

The Seibu Lions overturned a three-run, ninth-inning deficit to beat the Pacific League-leading Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 12-11 on Sunday. Takumi Kuriyama’s two-run sayonara single off Eagles closer Darrell Rasner (1-2) capped a wild slugfest at Seibu Dome. Trailing by a run with two ...