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Japan, Korea fans upbeat at festival

Sep 23, 2013

Japan, Korea fans upbeat at festival

Japan and South Korea were in a festive mood over the weekend despite continuing tensions over history issues and territorial disputes. A two-day cultural exchange festival ended Sunday after participants at Hibiya Park in central Tokyo enjoyed a variety of performances by people from ...

Gun-violence victims often greeted by silence

Sep 23, 2013

Gun-violence victims often greeted by silence

by Eli Saslow

The survivors took their places onstage from memory, because by now they knew exactly where to go. The shooting victims in wheelchairs entered first, rolling into the front row, wearing bracelets engraved with the words “Aurora,” “Oak Creek” or “Virginia Tech.” Behind them stood ...

Hotel-style prison likely awaits Bo

Sep 23, 2013

Hotel-style prison likely awaits Bo

Fallen highflier Bo Xilai can expect hotel-style treatment at a jail for China’s political elite, where he will enjoy comfortable surroundings but be constantly monitored by government agents, former prisoners say. Hidden in wooded hills north of Beijing, guards stand outside the red gate ...

Hong Kong braces for Typhoon Usagi

Sep 23, 2013

Hong Kong braces for Typhoon Usagi

After killing two people in the Philippines and unleashing landslides in Taiwan, Typhoon Usagi barreled toward Hong Kong on Sunday, shutting down one of the world’s busiest seaports and throwing flight schedules into disarray. On Saturday Usagi — which means rabbit in Japanese — ...

Computer pioneer getting a reboot

Sep 23, 2013

Computer pioneer getting a reboot

by Anthony Faiola

A founding father of the modern computer, Alan Turing devised a machine that unraveled Nazi codes and aided the defeat of Adolf Hitler. Convicted of homosexuality after World War II and sentenced to chemical castration, Turing — an avid fan of the film “Snow ...

Mexico turns to rebuilding after deadly storms

Sep 23, 2013

Mexico turns to rebuilding after deadly storms

Mexico on Saturday looked to the Herculean task of rebuilding after a rare double onslaught of storms, with at least 170 people feared dead in the path of destruction. The death toll in the tragedy soared, with President Enrique Pena Nieto saying 68 people ...

Syria Islamists rake in funds

Sep 23, 2013

Syria Islamists rake in funds

Syria's Islamist extremists are getting a fresh torrent of cash from Arab donors hoping for an uprising to erupt across the region.

Sep 23, 2013

Protecting kids from disaster

In the first ruling of its kind, a Sendai court orders a kindergarten to pay compensation for the deaths of four children in a school bus engulfed by the March 11, 2011, tsunami.

Sep 23, 2013

The Fed's surprise decision

The decision by the U.S. Fed to continue its bond-buying program surprised financial market players who had thought that the U.S. was on a path of gradual economic recovery.

Nadeshiko Japan sweeps past Nigeria in friendly

Sep 23, 2013

Nadeshiko Japan sweeps past Nigeria in friendly

Women’s world champion Nadeshiko Japan eased to a 2-0 win over Nigeria on Sunday night in the first of two home friendlies against the Africans. Yuki Ogimi opened the scoring late in the first half and Nahomi Kawasumi added the second to wrap up ...

Hakuho survives scare to keep perfect record

Sep 23, 2013

Hakuho survives scare to keep perfect record

Yokozuna Hakuho nearly slipped up but regained his balance, wore down his opponent and maintained his perfect record on the eighth day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Before another full house at Ryogoku Kokugikan, the popular Mongolian didn’t disappoint although an ...

Late Kakitani goal gives Cerezo share of spoils

Sep 23, 2013

Late Kakitani goal gives Cerezo share of spoils

Japan striker Yoichiro Kakitani scored a late equalizer to rescue a point for Cerezo Osaka in a 1-1 draw at home to Kashiwa Reysol on Sunday. Masato Kudo’s first-half strike looked set to give Reysol maximum points and cap a memorable week after they ...

Sep 23, 2013

Yoshida sets 2020 as target

Fresh from winning her 11th consecutive 55-kg title at the world wrestling championships in Budapest, Olympic champion Saori Yoshida reiterated her determination to keep on competing until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after arriving back in Japan on Sunday. The 29-year-old Yoshida comfortably defeated Sofia ...