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Indian search turns up no trace of Malaysia Airlines plane

Mar 16, 2014

Indian search turns up no trace of Malaysia Airlines plane

Indian Navy ships supported by long-range surveillance planes and helicopters scoured Andaman Sea islands for a third day Saturday without any success in finding evidence of a missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, officials said. Nearly a dozen ships, patrol vessels, surveillance planes and helicopters ...

In Moscow, 50,000 protest Russia's intervention in Crimea

Mar 16, 2014

In Moscow, 50,000 protest Russia's intervention in Crimea

Around 50,000 people rallied in central Moscow Saturday in protest at Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, a day before the Crimean peninsula votes on switching to Kremlin rule. Waving both Ukrainian and Russian flags and shouting slogans heard during the anti-government protests in Kiev, the ...

Thailand urged to aid Uighurs

Mar 16, 2014

Thailand urged to aid Uighurs

The United States on Friday urged Thailand to protect about 200 asylum seekers who belong to China’s Uighur minority, and activists fear Beijing will pressure the kingdom to deport them. Thai police said Thursday that they had discovered the families during a raid in ...

STAP papers discredited, but science may be sound

Mar 16, 2014

STAP papers discredited, but science may be sound

Although two high-profile research articles on stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency (STAP) cells were found to be flawed in an interim investigatory report by Riken, the state-affiliated institute stopped short of categorizing it as wrongdoing. In announcing the interim report, Riken said Friday there had ...

Man known as kissing sailor in WWII photo dies

Mar 16, 2014

Man known as kissing sailor in WWII photo dies

Glenn McDuffie, who became known for claiming he was the sailor kissing a woman in New York’s Times Square in a famous World War II photo taken by a Life magazine photographer, has died at age 86. McDuffie died March 9 in a nursing ...

Lost Malaysian airliner may have run out of fuel over Indian ocean

Mar 16, 2014

Lost Malaysian airliner may have run out of fuel over Indian ocean

Faint electronic signals sent to satellites from a missing Malaysian jetliner show it may have been flown thousands of kilometers off course before running out of fuel over the Indian Ocean, a source familiar with official U.S. assessments said. Analysis in Malaysia and the ...

Mar 16, 2014

Disaster supplies on shaky ground

In the three years since the Great East Japan Earthquake, a survey finds that a large percentage of municipalities across the country still have not taken steps to ensure enough food or fuel to operate for more than a day if another serious earthquake ...

Mar 16, 2014

Good year to sell to the mega-rich

The number of individuals in the world with $30 million or more in net assets increased between 2012 and 2013 to 167,000 worldwide, according to a report used by high-end specialty services that cater to the mega-rich.

Mar 16, 2014

Special Asian wisdom for skating on thin ice

by Tom Plate

Olympic skater Kim Yuna's classy, gracious performance, on and off the ice, at Sochi — even as her fellow Korean countrymen complained that she had been robbed of the gold medal for women's figure skating — makes her a model in sports and in ...

JR Nagoya Station: Almost a town within a city

Mar 16, 2014

JR Nagoya Station: Almost a town within a city

by Stephen Carr

Of the 193,000 people who pass daily through the main station of Japan’s third city, Nagoya, most are probably unaware they are in a building with no rival in the entire world. The station complex, known as the Twin Towers, is a Guinness World ...

Portrait of the assassin as a young man

Mar 16, 2014

Portrait of the assassin as a young man

by Mark Schreiber

Sometime in the 1970s, as more Americans began to rally against the Vietnam War, an unknown cynic parodied the U.S. Army’s promotional recruitment tagline with the slogan, “Join the Army! Travel to unusual places. Meet interesting people, and kill them.” The killing part, at ...

Scandal

| Mar 16, 2014

Scandal

by Stephen Mansfield

When a respected Catholic novelist by the name of Suguro meets an inebriated woman at a party, he is astounded to hear that she recognizes him from a portrait hanging in a club she claims he patronizes in one of Tokyo’s more sleazy night ...

Gadget Girl: The Art of Being Invisible

Mar 16, 2014

Gadget Girl: The Art of Being Invisible

by Yasmine La Salle

In her new book, ” Gadget Girl: The Art of Being Invisible,” award-winning author Suzanne Kamata shows her young audience that invisibility is not always a superpower, and becoming a young adult is not always easy. Gadget Girl: The Art of Being Invisible, by ...

Marinos handle Vortis

Mar 16, 2014

Marinos handle Vortis

by Andrew Mckirdy

Yokohama F. Marinos maintained their perfect start to the J. League season with a comfortable 3-0 win over promoted Tokushima Vortis on Saturday. Seitaro Tomisawa broke the deadlock with a 14th-minute header at Mitsuzawa Stadium before Sho Ito added a second 15 minutes into ...

Daly cards 19-over 90;  three share overall lead

Mar 16, 2014

Daly cards 19-over 90; three share overall lead

Justin Rose had another great finish, chipping in from 40 feet on his last hole for a 3-under 68 that gave him a share of the lead among the early starters Friday in the Valspar Championship. Even without as much wind, the Copperhead course ...

Osunaarashi keeping up with yokozuna duo

Mar 16, 2014

Osunaarashi keeping up with yokozuna duo

Eleventh-ranked Egyptian maegashira Osunaarashi kept pace with the yokozuna duo of Hakuho and Harumafuji with a seventh consecutive win at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. Osunaarashi, sumo’s first wrestler from Africa, outsmarted 14th-ranked Masunoyama (4-3) after the tachiai and sent him to ...

Source: Jackson to run Knicks

Mar 16, 2014

Source: Jackson to run Knicks

Phil Jackson won NBA titles as a player and a coach. He’ll now try winning as an executive. And this quest will take him back to where his career began. Jackson has agreed to run the New York Knicks’ front office and will be ...

Smith signs with Ravens

Mar 16, 2014

Smith signs with Ravens

Steve Smith is eager to continue his NFL career in Baltimore, where he’s just a short flight from his permanent home in Charlotte. The longtime Panthers standout wide receiver didn’t waste any time finding a new home, signing a three-year contract with the Ravens ...

Djokovic, Isner reach semis

Mar 16, 2014

Djokovic, Isner reach semis

For the first time in four years, Novak Djokovic is without a big title to start the year. Or any title. The Serb is used to arriving at the BNP Paribas Open with the Australian Open in his back pocket, having won the season’s ...

Heat's struggles continue

Mar 16, 2014

Heat's struggles continue

A year ago at this time, the Miami Heat couldn’t lose. These days, they can’t win. And what at first looked like a mere rough stretch is now concerning to the Heat, who watched the Denver Nuggets come into their building and outscore them ...

Flames spoil Stars' return

Mar 16, 2014

Flames spoil Stars' return

Calgary’s Mike Cammalleri had a different ending in mind on another emotional night for the Dallas Stars. Cammalleri scored two goals, Corban Knight netted the winner in a shootout, and the Flames erased a two-goal deficit in the third period to beat the Stars ...

Anelka set for exit from West Brom

Mar 16, 2014

Anelka set for exit from West Brom

Striker Nicolas Anelka announced Friday he was leaving West Bromwich Albion and terminating his contract with immediate effect after being suspended for five matches by the Football Association for a racially aggravated goal celebration. The Premier League club responded by saying the player’s statement ...