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Jul 21, 2014

North Korean facility in Sinuiju houses abductees: source

A facility in the North Korean city of Sinuiju, near the border with China, is being used to provide accommodation for more than 10 Japanese nationals, including those abducted by Pyongyang agents decades ago, reporters learned Saturday. Residents at the facility include a Japanese ...

SDF plans Osprey deployment in Saga in 2015

Jul 21, 2014

SDF plans Osprey deployment in Saga in 2015

Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said Sunday the Self-Defense Forces plans to deploy Osprey transport aircraft at Saga airport when it begins introducing the U.S. tilt-rotor plane in fiscal 2015. In his first public mention of an expected deployment site for SDF-operated Osprey aircraft, Onodera ...

Chinese reserve bigger parking spaces for women

Jul 21, 2014

Chinese reserve bigger parking spaces for women

The parking spaces outside a Chinese shopping mall are distinctive: marked out in pink, sign-posted “Respectfully reserved for women,” and around 30 cm wider than normal. The slots at the Dashijiedaduhui — or “World Metropolis” — center have sparked debate in China, which officially ...

Private nursery schools strive to offer novel services

Jul 21, 2014

Private nursery schools strive to offer novel services

With the number of privately run nursery schools increasing in Japan, many such facilities are working to come up with novel services to survive, including original educational materials and English conversation classes. While the number of children on nursery waiting lists remains high, nursery ...

Marijuana edibles industry burgeoning in U.S.

Jul 21, 2014

Marijuana edibles industry burgeoning in U.S.

Marijuana edibles and infused products such as snack bars, olive oils and tinctures have flourished into a gourmet market of chocolate truffles, whoopie pies and hard candies as Colorado and Washington state legalized the recreational use of pot in the past year. The proliferation ...

Jul 21, 2014

Godzilla's message still relevant

Ahead of the first run of the latest, Hollywood-produced version of "Godzilla," the digitally remastered edition of the original 1954 movie has been making the rounds at theaters across the country to mark the 60th anniversary of the birth of the pop culture icon. ...

Hakuho still unbeaten

Jul 21, 2014

Hakuho still unbeaten

Yokozuna Hakuho won a tough match against Egyptian giant killer Osunaarashi on Sunday to maintain his share of the lead at the 15-day Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho got all he bargained for from Osunaarashi, who had already defeated both yokozuna opponents he had ...

McIlroy moves 6 shots ahead

Jul 21, 2014

McIlroy moves 6 shots ahead

Rory McIlroy looked as though he had just thrown a knockout punch at the British Open, and it was only Saturday. When he rolled in a 10-foot eagle putt on the final hole for a 4-under 68, he straightened his back, stared defiantly at ...

Uehara notches 20th save in triumph over Royals

Jul 21, 2014

Uehara notches 20th save in triumph over Royals

Rubby De La Rosa quietly walked up behind reporters waiting for him and went unnoticed before he got their attention. His actions are much louder on the Fenway Park mound. De La Rosa had another strong home start, going seven solid innings to lift ...

Olympic leaders support IOC TV channel, bidding changes

Jul 21, 2014

Olympic leaders support IOC TV channel, bidding changes

Moving forward on IOC president Thomas Bach’s reform process, Olympic leaders backed his proposals Saturday for setting up an Olympic television channel, reshaping the bid city procedure, and adding more flexibility to the sports program. Bach convened a summit of 16 key IOC and ...

Cards pound Greinke early

Jul 21, 2014

Cards pound Greinke early

Zack Greinke is getting tripped up by first innings. The Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander allowed the first four St. Louis hitters to reach base and score in a 4-2 loss to the Cardinals on Saturday, which gave him losses in consecutive regular-season starts for ...

Majka takes stage as Nibali ups lead

Jul 21, 2014

Majka takes stage as Nibali ups lead

Panting hard with his jersey unzipped and wide open in the heat, Polish rider Rafal Majka sped to a solo breakaway victory on Stage 14 as the Tour de France wrapped up its foray in the Alps on Saturday. The two stages were expected ...

Wozniacki, Vinci set to clash for Istanbul title

Jul 21, 2014

Wozniacki, Vinci set to clash for Istanbul title

Top seed Caroline Wozniacki will tackle Roberta Vinci for the Istanbul WTA title on Sunday as the magical run of 16-year-old Ana Konjuh was ended at the semifinal stage. Wozniacki made the final with a 6-2, 6-3 win over France’s Kristina Mladenovic, while second-seeded ...