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Philippines typhoon ripped bodies from graves

Nov 20, 2013

Philippines typhoon ripped bodies from graves

Skulls lie on tombstones and a hand reaches out from a grave at a cemetery in the eastern Philippines after a typhoon so powerful it pulled the dead from the earth. Shell-shocked survivors speak of how there was nowhere to hide when the storm ...

Suicide blasts near Iran Embassy in Beirut kill 23

Nov 20, 2013

Suicide blasts near Iran Embassy in Beirut kill 23

Twin suicide bombings struck outside the Iranian Embassy in the Lebanese capital Tuesday, killing 23 people, including the Iranian cultural attache, and wounding dozens more in one of the worst bombings to target the predominantly Shiite area in southern Beirut. The mid-morning blasts hit ...

Stasi legacy gives Germans different view on NSA spying

Nov 20, 2013

Stasi legacy gives Germans different view on NSA spying

German officials have been quick to ascribe the fury of their citizens over U.S. spying to their own history with the excesses of the surveillance state. But victims of the fearsome communist East German secret police say: not so fast. Allegations that the National ...

Hyundai hydrogen-power SUV to be marketed in U.S.

Nov 20, 2013

Hyundai hydrogen-power SUV to be marketed in U.S.

For years, the joke in the auto industry was that a mass-produced car that runs on hydrogen was always a decade away. That will change next year when Hyundai starts selling a Tucson SUV powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. It will be the ...

New Ambassador Caroline Kennedy meets Emperor

Nov 20, 2013

New Ambassador Caroline Kennedy meets Emperor

U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy traveled by horse-drawn carriage to the Imperial Palace to present her credentials to Emperor Akihito on Tuesday, giving the public a rare look at a diplomatic tradition. Hundreds of onlookers lined the avenues near the moat-ringed palace to snap pictures ...

Curbs eyed for young Pacific bluefin tuna catch

Nov 20, 2013

Curbs eyed for young Pacific bluefin tuna catch

International regulations on fishing for bluefin tuna in the Pacific will be made tighter next year in the face of sharp declines in stocks of the fish, which is highly prized for sushi. In a report released in July, international researchers estimated the ocean’s ...

'Selfie' edges 'twerk' for word of year

Nov 20, 2013

'Selfie' edges 'twerk' for word of year

“Selfie” is the 2013 word of the year, Oxford Dictionaries announced Tuesday, edging out stiff competition from “twerk.” Usage of the word has increased 17,000 percent over the past 12 months, said Oxford Dictionaries, which publishes the mammoth Oxford English Dictionary (OED), styled as ...

Yahoo vows to encrypt all users' personal data to stymie prying eyes

Nov 20, 2013

Yahoo vows to encrypt all users' personal data to stymie prying eyes

Yahoo is expanding its efforts to protect its users’ online activities from prying eyes by encrypting all the communications and other information flowing into the Internet company’s data centers around the world. The commitment announced Monday by Yahoo Inc. CEO Marissa Mayer follows a ...

Nov 20, 2013

Welcoming Ambassador Kennedy

We hope that Ambassador Caroline Kennedy serves as a firm bridge between Japan and the United States and helps to strengthen mutual understanding.

Nov 20, 2013

View Typhoon Haiyan as an early warning system

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“We’ve been telling the rest of the world we don’t want what’s happening to us to happen to everyone else,” said Lucille L. Sering, the vice chair of the Philippines’ Climate Commission,, as the country struggled to cope with the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. ...

'Doctor Who' at 50: Charming but still a little too alien

Nov 20, 2013

'Doctor Who' at 50: Charming but still a little too alien

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In television’s vast universe, there is perhaps no acquired taste that is more difficult to acquire than the taste for “Doctor Who,” BBC’s long-running sci-fi series about an alien dandy who navigates the time-space continuum in a phone-booth-style British police box. It’s been on ...

Nov 20, 2013

Sano appointed Fukuoka head coach

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When Mack Tuck was hired this summer to coach the Rizing Fukuoka, he took over a team that had reached the bj-league championship game in May but fell one victory short of its ultimate goal. The Rizing, then coached by Atsushi Kanazawa, lost to ...

U.S. prevails over Japan in FIVB Men's Grand Champions Cup

Nov 20, 2013

U.S. prevails over Japan in FIVB Men's Grand Champions Cup

A strong U.S. men’s volleyball squad squad ran into a speed bump in the third set, but managed to defeat Japan, winning 3-1 (25-17, 25-17, 21-25, 25-20) in the teams’ FIVB Men’s Grand Champions Cup opener on Tuesday. Leading the victorious USA in scoring ...

Nov 20, 2013

Eagles eliminated in Asia Series semifinals

The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles became the first Japanese team to fail to reach the Asia Series final after losing to the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions 4-1 on Tuesday. The Japan Series champions, fielding a second-string team, had topped Pool B with two straight wins ...

Panthers hold off Patriots

Nov 20, 2013

Panthers hold off Patriots

As the Carolina Panthers celebrated their sixth straight win, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots were left wondering why a penalty that could have saved them on the final play was wiped out. Cam Newton threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Ted Ginn ...

S.F. Giants add veteran Hudson to rotation

Nov 20, 2013

S.F. Giants add veteran Hudson to rotation

Tim Hudson is headed back to the Bay Area. The San Francisco Giants have agreed to a $23 million, two-year contract with the free-agent pitcher, who began his career with Oakland. Hudson had a physical Monday, and the team said the deal is pending ...

Yokozuna still perfect

Nov 20, 2013

Yokozuna still perfect

Hakuho and Harumafuji didn’t budge an inch in this year’s last title race as the two yokozuna improved to 10-0 at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Two-thirds of the way through the meet, Hakuho beat down fourth-ranked maegashira Tochinowaka to surpass former ...