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/ Mar 24, 2017

Coral reefs in hot water: study

A spike in water temperature lasting only days bleached all the coral in a South China Sea atoll and killed 40 percent of the tiny organisms within weeks, researchers reported Thursday. The surge of 6 degrees Celsius (10.8 Fahrenheit) at Dongsha Atoll in June ...

Top-seeded Gonzaga edges West Virginia to reach Elite 8

Mar 24, 2017

Top-seeded Gonzaga edges West Virginia to reach Elite 8

Jevon Carter fired up two potential tying 3-pointers only to see them go off-target and Gonzaga didn’t allow West Virginia to get off a third. A defensive stop was a fitting way for this offensively challenged Sweet 16 matchup to end. Jordan Mathews hit ...

First Japanese food court opens to Myanmar diners

Mar 24, 2017

First Japanese food court opens to Myanmar diners

Myanmar’s first Japanese food court opened this week in Yangon under a joint venture between Tokyo-based trading giant Sojitz Corp. and local retail chain City Mart Holdings. Dubbed “Tokyo Dining City,” the facility has six restaurants that bring together the authentic culinary arts of ...

U.K. parliament reviews culture of openness following attack

Mar 24, 2017

U.K. parliament reviews culture of openness following attack

Security at Britain’s parliament was under review on Thursday after a terror attack in the shadow of Big Ben, but lawmakers spoke proudly of a remarkably open policy for public access as part of democracy. Prime Minister Theresa May hailed the response to Wednesday’s ...

North Korea prepping nuclear test in next few days: report

Mar 24, 2017

North Korea prepping nuclear test in next few days: report

North Korea is now in the final stages of preparing for yet another nuclear test that could come in the next few days, Fox News reported Thursday, quoting U.S. officials. U.S. defense officials have confirmed that Pyongyang has completed digging new tunnels around the ...