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71 articles published/printed


Oct 28, 2013

Terrorist trial to use NSA data

The U.S. plans for the first time to use information acquired from a warrantless surveillance program against a terrorist, setting the stage for a Supreme Court battle over national security.

Car bombs kill at least 56 people in Iraq

Oct 28, 2013

Car bombs kill at least 56 people in Iraq

A new wave of car bombs hit Shiite neighborhoods of Baghdad and a suicide bomber targeted soldiers in a northern city in attacks that killed at least 56 across Iraq on Sunday, officials said. Coordinated bombing onslaughts killing scores of people have hit Iraq ...

Oshima to be designated special disaster area: Abe

Oct 28, 2013

Oshima to be designated special disaster area: Abe

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited typhoon-hit Izu-Oshima Island on Sunday and said it will be put on the fast track for designation as an area hit by a “disaster of extreme severity.” The designation would allow communities on the island about 120 km south ...

Islamists split Syrian rebels

Oct 28, 2013

Islamists split Syrian rebels

While the emergence of al-Qaida’s Islamic State of Iraq and Syria as a major force in the Syrian civil war has caused deep concern for many rebels, one group’s fighters claim its presence has given them a popularity boost. Until ISIS asserted its place ...

N. American weed finds large Asia export market

Oct 28, 2013

N. American weed finds large Asia export market

For the young Vietnamese dope smokers rolling up outside a smart Hanoi cafe, local cannabis is just not good enough. As with their Adidas caps, iPhones and Sanskrit tattoos, so with their choice of bud: Only foreign will do. Potent marijuana grown indoors in ...

Atomic waste piles higher at U.S. plants

| Oct 28, 2013

Atomic waste piles higher at U.S. plants

U.S. lawmakers have debated for decades where to put all the spent fuel generated by the nation’s nuclear power plants. The dithering means that an unintended site has emerged: Illinois. About 13 percent of the country’s 70,000 tons of radioactive waste is stashed in ...

N.Y. horse carriages threatened

Oct 28, 2013

N.Y. horse carriages threatened

Horse-drawn carriage rides through the streets of New York — an experience nearly as old as the city itself, immortalized in movies and television shows — could be clip-clopping to a halt. Animal activists who have long argued that horses have no place mixing ...

Oct 28, 2013

Taketomi Town's prerogative

The education ministry has cherry-picked a provision of the Local Autonomy Law to try to justify its order to compel a town in the Yaeyama Islands to adopt a textbook for junior high schools.

Oct 28, 2013

Soon under new management

Under a new law, Japan's central and local governments may entrust the collection of landing fees and the management of airport commercial operations to private companies.

Oct 28, 2013

Shimane routs Takamatsu for first victory of season

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Led by big man Jeral Davis’ powerful presence (five dunks), the Shimane Susanoo Magic salvaged a series split on Sunday, and with it, they took a step in the right direction. Shimane, which advanced to postseason play in each of its first three seasons, ...

Chan wins in Canada; silver for Hanyu, Suzuki

Oct 28, 2013

Chan wins in Canada; silver for Hanyu, Suzuki

Russian teenager Julia Lipnitskaia claimed her first Grand Prix gold medal at Skate Canada on Saturday while Canada’s three-time reigning world champion Patrick Chan pocketed his fourth. Lipnitskaia topped the women’s field with a magnificent, seemingly flawless and technically superlative performance that earned a ...

Just a Way runs away with Tenno-sho title

Oct 28, 2013

Just a Way runs away with Tenno-sho title

Just a Way stole the show from favorite and reigning horse of the year Gentildonna with a phenomenal run to win the Tenno-sho on Sunday for his first Grade 1 title. The 4-year-old Just a Way, who went off as the fifth choice, lifted ...