Suicide bomber at Yemen Shiite ceremony kills at least 24

Jan 1, 2015

Suicide bomber at Yemen Shiite ceremony kills at least 24

A suicide bomber attacked a ceremony Wednesday hosted by Shiite rebels commemorating the birth of the Prophet Muhammad, killing at least 24 people and wounding 48 in a country plagued by militants, authorities said. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack on a cultural ...

Physics trio collect Nobel prize at gala

/ Dec 11, 2014

Physics trio collect Nobel prize at gala

The three Japan-born physicists who won this year's Nobel Prize in physics for inventing energy-efficient blue light-emitting diodes received their prize at a ceremony in Stockholm on Wednesday. The three are Shuji Nakamura, a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who was born ...

Survivors gather to remember Pearl Harbor attack

Dec 8, 2014

Survivors gather to remember Pearl Harbor attack

Veterans who survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the event that launched the United States into World War II, attended Sunday's 73rd anniversary ceremony with the help of canes, wheelchairs and motorized scooters. Wearing purple orchid lei, about 100 Pearl Harbor and World War ...

/ Feb 22, 2014

VIP attends Takeshima ceremony

A senior government official attended a ceremony Saturday commemorating the "incorporation" of two tiny islets at the center of a territorial dispute with South Korea. Yoshitami Kameoka, parliamentary secretary with the Cabinet Office, represented the government at the Takeshima Day ceremony, which is named after ...