Wallabies won't underestimate U.S. in warmup

Sep 4, 2015

Wallabies won't underestimate U.S. in warmup

Australia scrumhalf Nick Phipps won’t be underestimating the United States in a Rugby World Cup warmup match Saturday at Soldier Field. U.S. coach Mike Tolkin has said the Eagles, ranked 16th in the world, won’t be intimidated by the second-ranked Wallabies. That doesn’t surprise ...

Sep 4, 2015

Japanese wages post 0.6% rise, steepest in a decade

Regular wages increased in July by the most in nearly 10 years, aiding Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s efforts to reflate the world’s third-biggest economy. Base pay climbed 0.6 percent from a year earlier, the biggest increase since November 2005, the labor ministry said on ...

Sep 4, 2015

Mystery man found dead among 3/11 rubble finally identified

A body pulled from burned debris after the March 11, 2011, Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami has finally been identified as that of a 63-year-old man, according to the Miyagi Prefectural Police. The police said Thursday that the charred body was found in ...

Sep 4, 2015

U.S. is urged to let in more Syrian refugees

As the world watches bodies of drowned refugees wash up on Europe’s beaches, the United States is also under pressure to do more to help the desperate victims of Syria’s civil war. Since fighting erupted in 2011 the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees has ...

Lake Baikal area under threat from wildfires

Sep 4, 2015

Lake Baikal area under threat from wildfires

Raging wildfires have turned the shores of the world’s largest freshwater lake in Siberia into an inferno, threatening the health and livelihood of locals and raising questions about Russia’s ability to protect its natural heritage. Critics have blamed authorities’ slow response for allowing the ...