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Honda's first jet takes flight

Jun 30, 2014

Honda's first jet takes flight

Honda’s first business jet has already made its maiden flight ahead of its expected certification and delivery next year, the company said in a press release over the weekend. The 84-minute flight of the HondaJet took place Friday near the world headquarters of Honda ...

Nigeria's epidemic: divorcee kids

Jun 30, 2014

Nigeria's epidemic: divorcee kids

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By the time she ran away, Maimuna bore the scars of a short but brutal marriage. Her battered face swelled so much that doctors feared her husband had dislocated her jaw. Her back and arms bristled with angry welts from the whipping her father ...

Bum parachute mars U.S. 'saucer' test

Jun 30, 2014

Bum parachute mars U.S. 'saucer' test

A helium balloon carrying an experimental saucer-shaped NASA spacecraft floated off a launch tower at the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, on Saturday to test landing systems for future missions to Mars. A novel inflatable shield to burn off speed ...

How WWI shaped the 20th century and beyond

Jun 30, 2014

How WWI shaped the 20th century and beyond

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There is one line from Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” that might easily have been written about the legacy of World War I. “It will have blood; they say, blood will have blood.” As the guns fell silent in 1918, the victors all agreed on one thing: ...

Bosnia marks end of Europe's violent century

Jun 30, 2014

Bosnia marks end of Europe's violent century

Artists and diplomats declared a new century of peace and unity in Europe on Saturday in the city where the first two shots of World War I were fired exactly 100 years ago. On June 28, 1914, the Austro-Hungarian Crown Prince Franz Ferdinand was ...

Jun 30, 2014

Shamelessness of neocons

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How do we impress on U.S. neocons-cum-chickenhawks — and their Australian-British fellow-travelers — the enormous disparity between the vision dreamed for Iraq, the goals pursued, the means used and the results obtained?

Jun 30, 2014

Rushing on collective self-defense

The Abe administration may adopt a Cabinet decision as early as this week to change the government's long-standing interpretation of the Constitution so that Japan can participate in "collective self-defense." Opinions from the public do not seem welcome.

Aizawa homers in ninth as Carp storm past BayStars

Jun 30, 2014

Aizawa homers in ninth as Carp storm past BayStars

Tsubasa Aizawa hit a tiebreaking home run with one out in the ninth inning, Brad Eldred went deep twice, and the second-place Hiroshima Carp rallied once to beat the Yokohama BayStars 7-5 on Sunday afternoon. Yoshihiro Maru opened the scoring in the first with ...

Cesar's heroics carry Brazil past Chile, into quarterfinals

Jun 30, 2014

Cesar's heroics carry Brazil past Chile, into quarterfinals

Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar kept the host nation’s hopes of World Cup glory alive on Saturday, saving two spot-kicks in a shootout against Chile to send it into the last eight 3-2 on penalties following a pulsating 1-1 draw after extra time. Four years ...

Rodriguez fires Colombia by Uruguay, into last eight

Jun 30, 2014

Rodriguez fires Colombia by Uruguay, into last eight

A sensational display from James Rodriguez fired Colombia into the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time on Saturday with the attacking midfielder scoring twice in a 2-0 victory over Uruguay including a contender for goal of the tournament. Rodriguez became the World Cup’s ...

Darvish rolls to 8th victory

Jun 30, 2014

Darvish rolls to 8th victory

Yu Darvish threw eight scoreless innings on Saturday to earn his eighth win as the Texas Rangers beat the Minnesota Twins 5-0. Darvish (8-4), who had lost his previous two starts, gave up four hits, three over the first two innings, while walking one ...

FIFA came down hard on Suarez for his lack of remorse

Jun 30, 2014

FIFA came down hard on Suarez for his lack of remorse

FIFA opted to punish Luis Suarez heavily for biting an opponent in a World Cup match because the Uruguayan showed no remorse for the incident and previous bans had not changed his behavior, according to an internal FIFA document. Suarez was hit on Thursday ...

Serena sent packing in third round

Jun 30, 2014

Serena sent packing in third round

All of a sudden, Serena Williams is failing to stick around for long at Grand Slam tournaments. Betrayed by her backhand and, more surprisingly, her usually dangerous serve, five-time Wimbledon champion Williams lost to 25th-seeded Alize Cornet of France 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 Saturday in ...

Wade, Bosh tell Heat they will become free agents

Jun 30, 2014

Wade, Bosh tell Heat they will become free agents

Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh told the Miami Heat on Saturday they are opting out of their contracts and will become free agents on Tuesday — the same decision LeBron James revealed during the week. Also, Udonis Haslem told the Heat he will not ...