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Mar 27, 2015

Japan takes South Korea's decision to join China-led AIIB calmly

Japanese government officials reacted calmly to South Korea’s decision Thursday to join the planned Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. The South Korean decision “is not surprising,” a senior Finance Ministry official said. A high-ranking government official noted that Japan’s stance toward the AIIB “has ...

Mar 27, 2015

Experimental Ebola vaccine effective in monkeys: study

An experimental Ebola vaccine has been shown to effectively protect monkeys against the often-deadly virus, according to a study published Thursday. The new medicine, described in the journal Science, is what is known as a “whole virus” vaccine. This means it is based on ...

Germanwings co-pilot called a friendly pro who 'dreamed' of flying

Mar 27, 2015

Germanwings co-pilot called a friendly pro who 'dreamed' of flying

Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a Germanwings jet, was a life-long flying enthusiast who had passed all the airline’s psychological tests and had no known terrorist links. Lubitz, 28, had flown for Lufthansa’s low-cost subsidiary for nearly two years and belonged ...

Mar 27, 2015

Illinois National Guardsman, cousin accused of trying to aid Islamic State

An Illinois National Guard specialist and his cousin were arrested on federal charges that they conspired to aid Islamic State terrorists. Guardsman Hasan Edmonds, 22, was picked up Wednesday at Chicago’s Midway International Airport. Jonas Edmonds, 29, was apprehended at his Aurora, Illinois, home, ...

England's Richard III finally gets burial fit for king

Mar 26, 2015

England's Richard III finally gets burial fit for king

Dug out of a municipal parking lot five centuries after his mutilated body was unceremoniously interred, England’s Richard III was to finally be given a burial fit for a king on Thursday in an unprecedented ceremony filled with pageantry and poignancy. Some 530 years ...

Two exotic termites find love in U.S., worrying researchers

Mar 26, 2015

Two exotic termites find love in U.S., worrying researchers

Two particularly hungry, exotic termite species apparently have found love halfway around the world and, as with so many other Florida hook-ups, the results are disturbing. Asian and Formosan subterranean termites are two of the most destructive termite species in the world, responsible for ...