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Journalist repeats assertion that Nanking Massacre didn't happen

May 27, 2014

Journalist repeats assertion that Nanking Massacre didn't happen

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A British journalist quoted rejecting historians’ accounts about Japan’s actions after occupying Nanking has restated that he believes the 1937 Nanking Massacre did not occur, after saying he was “shocked and horrified” by his Japanese book’s conclusion, which said the Chinese government fabricated the ...

As Egypt votes, some still caught in political crossfire

May 27, 2014

As Egypt votes, some still caught in political crossfire

Samir El-Gamal, a 10-year-old Egyptian boy, died in his mother’s arms last year, struck in the back of the head by a stray bullet while they were walking near clashes between supporters and opponents of deposed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. As Egypt votes this ...

Thai ex-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra freed

May 27, 2014

Thai ex-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra freed

An aide to former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says she has been released from military custody. The aide said Yingluck was freed Monday and has returned to her home. He spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation. Yingluck had ...

Game on as Sony faces Microsoft in China

May 27, 2014

Game on as Sony faces Microsoft in China

Sony Corp. plans to launch its PlayStation 4 video game console in China, according to its Chinese partner for the project and other sources. Following Microsoft Corp.’s lead, Sony will become the second major foreign company to launch a video game console in China, ...

Thai junta leader gets blessing of king

May 27, 2014

Thai junta leader gets blessing of king

Thailand’s coup leader said Monday that the country’s king had officially endorsed him to run the nation after the armed forces seized power last week. The announcement came one day after the junta warned protesters it was ready to crackdown on civilian opposition to ...

Ukraine billionaire claims election victory

May 27, 2014

Ukraine billionaire claims election victory

Chocolate baron Petro Poroshenko claimed a resounding victory on Sunday in Ukraine’s presidential election and immediately vowed to end a bloody pro-Russian uprising that thwarted voting across swathes of the separatist east. The pro-Western self-made billionaire won close to 56 percent of a vote ...

May 27, 2014

Conduct in the South China Sea

Tension has gripped China-Vietnam ties for nearly a month since China brought a deep-water oil drilling rig into an area near the Paracel Islands, which is under China's effective control but also claimed by Vietnam.

May 27, 2014

Noisy nighttime military flights

A Yokohama District Court's award of ¥7 billion in damages to 7,000 residents who live near Atsugi air base underscores the need for the government and the U.S. to get serious about finding ways to reduce the noise from military aircraft.

May 27, 2014

Are disasters inherent risks?

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Clearly current measures worldwide to cope with disasters and threats to human life are considered inadequate, yet some people in Britain think that overbearing health and safety regulations are curbing the spirt of adventure in the young.

Nishikori exits French Open in first round

May 27, 2014

Nishikori exits French Open in first round

Ninth seed Kei Nishikori crashed out of the French Open in the first round on Monday, clearly still suffering from his recent back injury. Nishikori, 24, was the first Japanese man in 75 years to make the fourth round in Paris in 2013. But ...

Ibaka's return ignites OKC

May 27, 2014

Ibaka's return ignites OKC

Serge Ibaka pointed to the sky, soaking in the cheers from the adoring home crowd moments before coming out of a game that just a few days earlier, he never imagined he could play. He scored 15 points in a dramatic return from what ...

Hunter-Reay wins first Indianapolis 500 title

May 27, 2014

Hunter-Reay wins first Indianapolis 500 title

Ryan Hunter-Reay peeked around Helio Castroneves, then reversed course and dipped inside for a daredevil pass and the lead in the Indianapolis 500. Castroneves charged back to the front, winning a drag race down the frontstretch at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. And then, in a ...

Nadeshiko Japan beats Australia to win Women's Asian Cup

May 27, 2014

Nadeshiko Japan beats Australia to win Women's Asian Cup

Japan defeated defending champion Australia 1-0 in the on Sunday to win their first Women’s Asian Cup. Nadeshiko Japan manager Norio Sasaki claimed the title in his third try in the tournament, which doubled as a qualifier for next year’s World Cup in Canada. ...

Beckett pitches no-hitter against Phillies

May 27, 2014

Beckett pitches no-hitter against Phillies

Josh Beckett started talking about throwing a no-hitter in the fourth inning, ignoring traditional superstitions and making his catcher nervous in the process. The big, folksy Texan had stuff that was too dominant to worry about a jinx. Beckett pitched the first no-hitter of ...