Aug 27, 2015

National lawyers' group joins opposition to security bills

Japan’s national bar association has thrown its weight behind the growing opposition to security bills that could pave the way for the Self-Defense Forces to engage in combat for the first time since World War II. Hundreds of demonstrators, including members of the 36,000-strong ...

Aug 27, 2015

Fracking caused Canadian quake: media report

Fracking by a Canadian subsidiary of Malaysian oil and gas giant Petronas triggered one of the world’s largest earthquakes linked to the controversial practice, according to a report Wednesday by Canada’s public broadcaster. The British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission said it has linked ...

Deadly U.S. shooting becomes ghoulish Internet hit

Aug 27, 2015

Deadly U.S. shooting becomes ghoulish Internet hit

It almost looked like a first-person shooter video game: A handgun in a man’s grasp comes into view. A woman appears in the gunman’s sights. Shots are fired. But this was no game. It was the chilling video by a killer of him stalking ...

Aug 27, 2015

Inui leaves Frankfurt for Spanish side Eibar

Japanese international midfielder Takashi Inui has requested to leave Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt for Spanish club Eibar, the German club announced on Wednesday. Eintracht, currently 12th in the Bundesliga after two games, said in a statement that it had agreed to the 27-year-old’s request ...

Aug 27, 2015

England's Cipriani set for World Cup ax

Danny Cipriani had been omitted from host England’s squad for the upcoming Rugby World Cup, the BBC and other British media organizations reported Wednesday. The 27-year-old Sale playmaker pressed his case for inclusion in a 31-man squad that was to be announced by coach ...

Aug 27, 2015

'Enemy' seaweed can save coral from starfish: researchers

Under attack from hordes of ravenous starfish, Pacific coral is getting help from an unexpected source — seaweed, an archenemy, researchers said on Wednesday. Seaweed is no friend of the fragile ecosystems of coral reefs, pumping out harmful chemicals, blocking out life-giving sunlight, and ...

Regional governments vie to host pre-2020 Games training camps

Aug 27, 2015

Regional governments vie to host pre-2020 Games training camps

The 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games are not all about Tokyo. Regional governments across Japan are campaigning to host camps for athletes from participating countries, with one highlighting a wide variety of seasonal foods and another playing up its sports facilities. Their hope is ...