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Newly recruited Houthi fighters march during a parade in Sanaa, Yemen, on Dec. 2.   REUTERS
WORLD
Dec 14, 2023
U.S. working with allies to stop Houthi Red Sea attacks
The Houthis — based in Yemen and backed by Iran — vowed to target Israel’s assets until it abandons its campaign to destroy Hamas.
Armed men stand on a beach as the Galaxy Leader commercial ship, seized by Yemen's Houthis last month, is anchored off the coast of al-Salif, Yemen, on Dec. 5.
WORLD
Dec 13, 2023
With missiles and ship attacks, Yemen’s Houthis gain regional clout
In a major escalation of Houthi actions against Israel, the Iran-backed militia hit a Norwegian tanker on Monday with a cruise missile.
Yoshinobu Yamamoto greets the crowd at a fan appreciation event at Kyocera Dome Osaka last month.
BASEBALL / MLB
Dec 13, 2023
Dodgers, Red Sox and Jays to meet with Yoshinobu Yamamoto
While only one MLB pitcher has ever signed for over $300 million, speculation has Yamamoto potentially landing a deal that would approach that figure.
Newly recruits in the Houthi military force march through Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, on Dec. 2.
WORLD
Dec 12, 2023
Yemen's Houthis claim attack on Norwegian tanker
The ship had loaded vegetable oil and biofuels in Malaysia and was headed for Venice, Italy.
Armed men stand on the beach as the Galaxy Leader commercial ship, seized by Yemen's Houthis last month, is anchored off the coast of al-Salif, Yemen, on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 7, 2023
Saudi Arabia urges U.S. restraint as Houthis attack ships in Red Sea
Riyadh is concerned about a derailing of its own peace process with the group that rules much of Yemen even as war rages in the Gaza Strip.
The USS Carney guided-missile destroyer transits Egypt's Suez Canal on Oct. 18.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 4, 2023
U.S. warns Iran-backed Houthis after attacks on Red Sea shipping
The attack on two commercial ships in international waters in the Red Sea marked a significant escalation in the threat to shipping in the area.
Hayao Miyazaki came out of retirement this year with “The Boy and the Heron,” which opened to critical acclaim and has so far earned ¥8.56 billion — a good showing but not enough to take the top spot at the box office for the year.
CULTURE / Film / 2023 in Review
Nov 30, 2023
The year that defined the post-Miyazaki era
The success of “Oshi no Ko,” “Detective Conan” and “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” proved that anime is the mainstream now.
The Galaxy Leader cargo ship is escorted by Houthi boats in the Red Sea in this photo released on Nov. 20.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Nov 30, 2023
Red Sea attacks on ships spark safety concerns for sailors
Commercial ships face increasing dangers after armed groups have attacked and seized vessels in waters around the Red Sea and off the coast of Yemen.
Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing celebrates on the podium with the trophy after winning the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on Sunday.
MORE SPORTS / Auto Racing
Nov 28, 2023
Room for improvement for Red Bull? Rivals hope not
Red Bull will hope to defend its titles in 2024, when there will be a record 24 races, with an even better car.
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen (right) celebrates with engineer Gianpiero Lambiase after winning the Qatar Grand Prix in Lusail, Qatar, on Oct. 8.
MORE SPORTS / Auto Racing
Nov 25, 2023
Gianpiero Lambiase embraces role as man in Max Verstappen’s ear
Lambiase has helped Verstappen win 53 Grand Prix titles and three Formula One drivers’ championships in their time together.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton denied having talks with Red Bull's Christian Horner about joining the team.
MORE SPORTS / Auto Racing
Nov 24, 2023
Lewis Hamilton denies having talks about joining Red Bull team
Hamilton says no one from his team has spoken to Red Bull.
A picture taken during an organized tour by Yemen's Houthi rebels on Wednesday shows the Galaxy Leader cargo ship, seized two days earlier, at a port on the Red Sea in Yemen's province of Hodeida.
WORLD
Nov 23, 2023
The Houthis warn they may seize more Red Sea ships
On Monday, rebels released a video claiming to show Sunday's seizure.
Max Verstappen celebrates winning the Las Vegas Grand Prix on Saturday
MORE SPORTS / Auto Racing
Nov 19, 2023
Verstappen battles through to win Las Vegas Grand Prix thriller
Ferrari's Charles Leclerc overtook Red Bull's Sergio Perez on the last lap to grab second place ahead of the Mexican.
Boston Red Sox left fielder Masataka Yoshida strikes out to end a game on Sept. 26 against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park in Boston.
BASEBALL
Nov 9, 2023
Red Sox's Yoshida vows to build on 'tough' rookie season
The two-time batting champion with the Orix Buffaloes in the Pacific League finished his first MLB season with a .289 average and 15 home runs.
Peter Maurer, former president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, speaks in Bern on Monday.
JAPAN
Nov 3, 2023
Ex-Red Cross head among 103 foreigners decorated in Japan
Peter Maurer, a Swiss diplomat who served as ICRC chief from 2012 to 2022, will be bestowed with the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun.
A Japanese Red Cross Society worker calls for blood donations in Osaka in January 2021.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 30, 2023
Concerns mount for elderly as fewer Japanese donate blood
The number of people under the age of 40 who have donated blood in the last decade has declined 33%, posing a concern as the population rapidly ages.
Israeli army artillery personnel near Sderot, Israel, on Saturday
WORLD
Oct 29, 2023
Israel pounds Gaza as Red Cross warns of 'intolerable' suffering
The U.N. warned thousands more civilians could die in Gaza as Israel declared the war had entered a "second stage."
Polish Ambassador to Japan Pawel Milewski (left), Polish development bank BGK President Beata Daszynska-Muzyczka (second from left), Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker and member of the Japan-Poland Parliamentary Friendship Association Hirobumi Niki (second from right), and social welfare corporation Fukudenkai President Takaaki Ota attend a ceremony at the Polish Embassy in Tokyo on Oct. 19.
JAPAN / History
Oct 26, 2023
Japan and Poland mark centennial of orphans' rescue from Siberia
The Japanese Red Cross Society conducted rescue and relief missions from 1920 to 1922 for a total of 765 Polish children.
Max Verstappen won his third straight Formula One title in Qatar on Oct. 8.
MORE SPORTS / Auto Racing
Oct 20, 2023
Max Verstappen keeping foot on gas with more milestones in sight
Max Verstappen will be racing for pride, points and records this weekend at the United States Grand Prix.
Red Bull's Max Verstappen (center) celebrates with his team after winning the Formula One driver's championship in Lusail, Qatar, on Saturday.
MORE SPORTS / Auto Racing
Oct 8, 2023
Max Verstappen says third F1 title is his best
Red Bull's star Dutchman is the 11th driver overall to win three drivers' titles and one of only five to win three in succession.

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