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62 articles published


The science of zombies: Will the undead rise?

World / Science & Health Nov 1, 2019

The science of zombies: Will the undead rise?

Hordes of brain-munching undead terrorizing neighborhoods make for fun television and movies, but zombies could never be real ... or could they? There are, in fact, a growing number of documented examples in the animal kingdom of parasites that change their hosts' behavior — and ...

Thai king creates boot camp-style 'unity' courses

Asia Pacific Nov 1, 2019

Thai king creates boot camp-style 'unity' courses

by Panu Wongcha-Um

Thousands of civil servants, police and teachers are being sent to a military camp in Thailand for intensive training in community service and loyalty to the monarchy, according to the royal palace and interviews with trainees and organizers. The program, established last year, highlights the ...

Brexit translates to 'challenge' for European Union interpreters

World Nov 1, 2019

Brexit translates to 'challenge' for European Union interpreters

English as a common language has in recent years scaled the heights of the European Union's 24-floor Tower of Babel, but will Brexit loosen its grip? London's political influence in Brussels may be slipping, but the language of Shakespeare is still in constant use. It was ...

Display of 'comfort women' artwork canceled in Japan

National Nov 1, 2019

Display of 'comfort women' artwork canceled in Japan

The city government of Ise, Mie Prefecture, has decided against displaying a piece of artwork that features an image of a statue of a girl symbolizing "comfort women" at an ongoing exhibition, it was learned Thursday. The city board of education, which hosts the art ...

U.S. forces seen on patrol in Syria near Turkish border

World Nov 1, 2019

U.S. forces seen on patrol in Syria near Turkish border

U.S. armored vehicles were seen on Thursday near the Syria-Turkey border in a part of northeastern Syria where they had not been observed since early October when Washington announced the withdrawal of American forces, according to a witness and Reuters video footage. A military source ...

WhatsApp hacked to spy on top government officials of U.S. allies, sources say

Business Nov 1, 2019

WhatsApp hacked to spy on top government officials of U.S. allies, sources say

Senior government officials in multiple U.S.-allied countries were targeted earlier this year with hacking software that used Facebook Inc.'s WhatsApp to take over users' phones, according to people familiar with the messaging company's investigation. Sources familiar with WhatsApp's internal investigation into the breach said a ...

Antlers strengthen hold on first place by beating Reds

Soccer / J. League Nov 1, 2019

Antlers strengthen hold on first place by beating Reds

The Kashima Antlers strengthened their title bid by beating Urawa Reds 1-0 on Friday, with Serginho poaching the winner shortly after entering as a second-half substitute. The grudge match at Kashima Stadium saw the two longtime rivals and recent Asian Champions League winners do battle ...

Canada edges Japan in exhibition series opener

Baseball Nov 1, 2019

Canada edges Japan in exhibition series opener

Canada drew first blood in a two-game exhibition series against Japan on Thursday, jumping on starter Shun Yamaguchi for an early lead before holding on for a 6-5 victory. Canadian starter Phillippe Aumont got the win in the series opener at Okinawa Cellular Stadium after ...