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Mar 26, 2014

Fukushima fishermen OK water discharge

A local fishermen’s organization decides to allow Tokyo Electric Power Co. to dump groundwater from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex into the sea on condition that the water meets certain decontamination standards.

Race is on to find Malaysia airliner's black boxes

Mar 26, 2014

Race is on to find Malaysia airliner's black boxes

Time is running out to find the crucial keys that could solve the mystery of how and why Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went down. After the excruciating 17-day wait for confirmation that the Boeing 777 crashed into the southern Indian Ocean, searchers are racing ...

West Africa battles Ebola; traveler confined in Canada

Mar 26, 2014

West Africa battles Ebola; traveler confined in Canada

Health officials in Guinea battled to contain West Africa’s first outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus as neighboring Liberia reported its first suspected victims and a traveler returning to Canada was hospitalized with suspicious symptoms. At least 59 people are known to have died ...

Stores looking to tourists for big sales

Mar 26, 2014

Stores looking to tourists for big sales

Many major department stores are zeroing in on foreign tourists and other visitors exempt from paying the consumption tax if they spend over a certain amount, anticipating that sales of luxury items will plunge following the sales tax hike next Tuesday. Department stores have ...

Air pollution killed 7 million people in 2012: WHO

Mar 26, 2014

Air pollution killed 7 million people in 2012: WHO

Air pollution by sources ranging from cooking fires to auto fumes contributed to an estimated 7 million deaths worldwide in 2012, the U.N. health agency said Tuesday. “Air pollution, and we’re talking about both indoors and outdoors, is now the biggest environmental health problem, ...

Ukraine crisis could have implications for Nonproliferation Treaty: Ban

Mar 26, 2014

Ukraine crisis could have implications for Nonproliferation Treaty: Ban

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned international leaders Monday that the Ukraine crisis could have profound implications for the integrity of a global treaty designed to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. Ukraine gave up its Soviet-era nuclear arsenal under the 1994 Budapest Memorandum, which ...

Mar 26, 2014

Hashimoto fails in his gambit

Results of Osaka city's snap election Sunday suggest that Toru Hashimoto, although re-elected as mayor, fell short of his aim to garner sufficient voter support for his plan to integrate the city with Osaka Prefecture.

Mar 26, 2014

'Abenomics' after the tax hike

Uncertainties are deepening with regard to the course of Japan's economy after the three-percentage-point sales tax hike takes effect in April. Meanwhile, "Abenomics" appears to be losing steam.

76ers drop 25th straight game

Mar 26, 2014

76ers drop 25th straight game

The San Antonio Spurs knew the Philadelphia 76ers were coming in on a long losing streak. They had no intentions of taking it easy on them. Austin Daye had 22 points and Tim Duncan added 19 as the Spurs earned their 14th straight win ...

Serena, Sharapova make quarters; Nadal thrashes Istomin

Mar 26, 2014

Serena, Sharapova make quarters; Nadal thrashes Istomin

World No. 1 Serena Williams breezed into the quarterfinals of the Sony Open on Monday, while Russian fourth seed Maria Sharapova battled through three sets to advance. Top-seeded defending champion Williams routed American qualifier Coco Vandeweghe 6-3, 6-1 in 78 minutes to book a ...

Boston's streak finished at 12

Mar 26, 2014

Boston's streak finished at 12

Montreal coach Michel Therrien wanted to continue his team’s drive to the playoffs more than to snap Boston’s 12-game winning streak. The Canadiens accomplished both. Alex Galchenyuk scored the only shootout goal, and the Canadiens got their fifth win in six games, 2-1 over ...