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Abe says OECD should promote fair international trade rules

May 07, 2014

Abe says OECD should promote fair international trade rules

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday called on the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development to play a key role in promoting fair international trade rules, stressing the importance of creating a new economic order based on healthy competition. Japan will accelerate efforts to ...

Two climbers die of exposure, others rescued from Japan Alps

May 07, 2014

Two climbers die of exposure, others rescued from Japan Alps

Two men died of exposure while climbing a mountain in the Northern Alps in central Japan, police said Tuesday, as a string of mountain-climbing accidents were reported across the nation on the last day of the Golden Week holiday period. The police said the ...

Japanese donate $100,000 for welfare of Nepalese Sherpas

May 07, 2014

Japanese donate $100,000 for welfare of Nepalese Sherpas

Japanese alpinist Ken Noguchi donated $100,000 on behalf of the Japanese public to Nepal on Monday to help the families of Sherpas who die in avalanches and other accidents while climbing Mt. Everest. Ang Tshering Sherpa, president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association, said the ...

Rush of returning Golden Week travelers peaks

May 07, 2014

Rush of returning Golden Week travelers peaks

The rush of travelers returning from domestic and overseas trips during the Golden Week holiday period peaked on Tuesday, with vacationers crowding trains, airports and expressways bound for Tokyo and other cities. Japan Railway companies said reserved seats on the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen ...

OECD warns Japan's economy may suffer inflation without wage growth

May 07, 2014

OECD warns Japan's economy may suffer inflation without wage growth

Japan’s economy may face a slowdown if inflation goes up without wage expansion, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development warned Tuesday, cutting its projections for the country’s economic growth in 2014. The Paris-based club of 34 advanced nations said in its biannual report ...

U.S. Supreme Court refuses to consider case over gun rights

May 07, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court refuses to consider case over gun rights

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up a case over whether Americans have a constitutional right to bear arms in public. It comes amid a rumbling and divisive debate between pro- and anti-gun lobbies after several high-profile shootings or massacres in ...

Civilian diver dies in South Korea ferry search

May 07, 2014

Civilian diver dies in South Korea ferry search

A civilian diver involved in searches for dozens of missing people from the South Korean ferry disaster died Tuesday as other divers helped by better weather and easing ocean currents were picking up efforts to retrieve more bodies from the sunken ship. The Sewol ...

White House to unveil dire climate warning in new report

May 07, 2014

White House to unveil dire climate warning in new report

The Obama administration will release an updated report on Tuesday showing how climate change touches every part of America as the administration seeks to convince the public on the need for a crackdown on carbon pollution. Some environmental and public health groups expect the ...

Nigeria group threatens to sell kidnapped girls

May 07, 2014

Nigeria group threatens to sell kidnapped girls

In a new videotape received Monday, Nigeria’s Islamic extremist leader threatened to sell the nearly 300 teenage schoolgirls abducted from a school in the remote northeast three weeks ago. Abubakar Shekau for the first time also claimed responsibility for the April 15 mass abduction, ...

One dead, 23 injured in Thai quake

May 07, 2014

One dead, 23 injured in Thai quake

An elderly woman died and 23 people were injured after a strong earthquake shook northern Thailand, an official said Tuesday, as aftershocks continued to rattle a mountainous region popular with tourists. The 83-year-old woman died when a wall in her house collapsed after the ...

1,000 ounces of gold recovered from sunken ship

May 07, 2014

1,000 ounces of gold recovered from sunken ship

An expedition to bring back the remaining gold from a steamship that sank in 1857 off South Carolina in one of the worst U.S. maritime disasters has recovered almost 1,000 ounces of gold — the first gold recovered from the wreck in almost a ...

Underachieving Hurricanes part ways with Muller

May 07, 2014

Underachieving Hurricanes part ways with Muller

Ron Francis wasted little time putting his stamp on the Carolina Hurricanes. One week into his new job as general manager, Francis fired coach Kirk Muller and most of his staff. Now leading a franchise that has made the playoffs just once in eight ...

Giants erase six-run deficit, defeat Phillies in wild 13-inning game

May 07, 2014

Giants erase six-run deficit, defeat Phillies in wild 13-inning game

Jean Machi has been playing professional baseball in the United States since 2002 when he pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies’ team in the rookie-level Gulf Coast League. Yet the beefy right-handed reliever, now with the San Francisco Giants, had never been asked to bunt ...

Paul buries eight 3s, controls tempo in Game 1 rout

May 07, 2014

Paul buries eight 3s, controls tempo in Game 1 rout

Chris Paul got the best of Russell Westbrook in a matchup of two of the league’s best point guards. Paul made a career-high eight 3-pointers and scored 32 points to help the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Thunder 122-105 Monday night in Game 1 ...

Liverpool squanders three-goal lead, title hopes vanish

May 07, 2014

Liverpool squanders three-goal lead, title hopes vanish

Luis Suarez dropped into a crouch after the final whistle and sobbed, his chest heaving, until Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard walked over, pulled him up and tried to console him. The star forward pulled his jersey over his face, not wanting the world to ...

76ers guard Carter-Williams named NBA Rookie of the Year

May 07, 2014

76ers guard Carter-Williams named NBA Rookie of the Year

Michael Carter-Williams has something to show for being a bright spot in a dismal season for the Philadelphia 76ers. Carter-Williams won the NBA’s Rookie of the Year Award on Monday after becoming only the third player since 1950-51 to lead all rookies in scoring ...

May 07, 2014

Raptors set to give Casey a three-year extension: source

Dwane Casey started the season in the perilous position of working for a new general manager and coaching a young Toronto Raptors roster that was widely believed to be on the ground floor of a remodel. He turned the situation into an Atlantic Division ...