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Claims 100 stray dogs buried alive in China probed

Apr 28, 2014

Claims 100 stray dogs buried alive in China probed

Claims that about 100 stray dogs were buried alive in northern China are being investigated, an official said Sunday, the latest apparent case of animal cruelty to shock the nation. Allegations that a pit pictured online Wednesday containing scores of stray dogs had been ...

China releases trove of Japanese sex slave records

Apr 28, 2014

China releases trove of Japanese sex slave records

China has released previously confidential Japanese wartime documents, including some about “comfort women” forced to serve in military brothels during World War II, state media reported. The publication comes during a fraught period in Japan-China relations. Last week, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. paid about ...

Nation's first bitcoin ATM fired up in Mie

Apr 28, 2014

Nation's first bitcoin ATM fired up in Mie

Japan’s first bitcoin ATM was unveiled at an event in Suzuka, Mie Prefecture, on Friday, allowing customers to buy the virtual currency or withdraw cash from their online bitcoin accounts. The ATM, which visitors were allowed to use, was manufactured by Las Vegas startup ...

Sweden to test remains of King Erik IX

Apr 28, 2014

Sweden to test remains of King Erik IX

Researchers from Uppsala University have opened a small gilded box containing the skull and bones of Swedish King Erik IX, who became a national saint after he was murdered in the year 1160. The researchers also removed the king’s burial crown, which is the ...

Jurassic-era Kryptodrakon from China fills gap in time

Apr 28, 2014

Jurassic-era Kryptodrakon from China fills gap in time

It was the start of something big — really big. Scientists have found a fossil from 163 million years ago that represents the oldest known example of a lineage of advanced flying reptiles that later culminated in the largest flying creatures in Earth’s history. ...

Social media gives new voice to Brazil protesters

Apr 28, 2014

Social media gives new voice to Brazil protesters

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When the battered body of a young Brazilian professional dancer, Douglas Rafael da Silva Pereira, was found in the Pavao-Pavaozinho favela in Rio de Janeiro, locals refused to believe the police statement — that his injuries were “compatible with a death caused by a ...

Family's firstborn most likely to excel: study

Apr 28, 2014

Family's firstborn most likely to excel: study

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What do Angela Merkel, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Christine Lagarde, Oprah Winfrey, Sheryl Sandberg, JK Rowling and Beyonce have in common? Other than riding high in Forbes list of the world’s most powerful women, they are also all firstborn children in their families. Turn to ...

The exodus from Everest

Apr 28, 2014

The exodus from Everest

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The Everest circus is leaving town. With the decision to cancel climbing this year, Sherpas from the 39 expeditions camped at the foot of the mountain are dropping tents and packing gear. Helicopters fly over the Icefall that leads into the Western Cwm, recovering ...

Apr 28, 2014

Politicians running in place

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Today, there's not so much political competition in Japan between the ruling and opposition camps as there is among opposition parties seeking to ally themselves with the ruling camp. Have individual lawmakers become less willing to take risks by speaking up?

Apr 28, 2014

MSDF must clean up its act

A Tokyo High Court ruling for the plaintiff in a damages suit over the suicide of a Maritime Self-Defense Force member highlights the deplorable attempt by the MSDF to cover up evidence that the victim was bullied.

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Japan whaling future in doubt

The future of whaling in Japan was thrown into doubt after the International Court of Justice ruled March 31 that the nation's annual hunt in the A ntarctic was not really for scientific purposes, as Tokyo had claimed, and ordered it halted.

Otani suffers first pro defeat as Marines beat Fighters

Apr 28, 2014

Otani suffers first pro defeat as Marines beat Fighters

Tadahito Iguchi and Katsuya Kakunaka each homered in the first inning off second-year right-hander Shohei Otani, who suffered his first career defeat on Sunday as the Chiba Lotte Marines beat the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 5-1 to complete a three-game sweep at Sapporo Dome. ...

Carter's buzzer-beater gives Mavs 2-1 lead over Spurs

Apr 28, 2014

Carter's buzzer-beater gives Mavs 2-1 lead over Spurs

Vince Carter knew right away the exact date of the last time he had a buzzer-beating try in a playoff game — 13 years ago. It’s seared in the memory of the 16-year veteran because he missed that one. He was on target Saturday. ...

Apr 28, 2014

Hasebe improving but unsure over return

Japan captain Makoto Hasebe is making progress on the road to recovery from knee surgery but said Saturday he could not put a time frame on his return to action. Back with his teammates at relegation-haunted Bundesliga side Nuremberg after rehabilitating in Japan, Hasebe ...

Murphy, Betances help Yanks rebound with win over Angels

Apr 28, 2014

Murphy, Betances help Yanks rebound with win over Angels

John Ryan Murphy spent a while in the minors catching Dellin Betances, hoping they could someday contribute on a higher level. On Saturday, they teamed up in a major way. Murphy hit his first big league homer and drove in three runs, Betances earned ...

Bruins finish off Red Wings

Apr 28, 2014

Bruins finish off Red Wings

The regular season wasn’t much of a struggle for the Boston Bruins, and neither was their first-round playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings. Tuukka Rask made 31 saves Saturday, and the defending Eastern Conference champions eliminated the Red Wings with a 4-2 victory ...

Phelps using new strategy in return

Apr 28, 2014

Phelps using new strategy in return

Michael Phelps tied the fourth-fastest time in the world this year swimming the 100-meter butterfly in his first competition in nearly two years. His comeback has gotten off to a strong start albeit with a much different approach than he took in winning 22 ...