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Japan Avalanche Kills 7 Teenage Mountaineers and a Teacher
The members of a high school mountain climbing club were killed in Tochigi Prefecture a day after the authorities had issued an avalanche warning.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 04:05:18 -0500


W.B.C. Championship Will Be a Study in Contrasts
The staid United States team — in the final for the first time — will face a passionate Puerto Rican squad determined to bring victory home to a place coping with economic strife.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:27:37 -0500


U.S., Exploiting Japan’s Miscues, Reaches First W.B.C. Final
Adam Jones drove in the winning run in the eighth inning when his grounder was bobbled, leading the United States team into the title game against Puerto Rico.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 01:19:27 -0500


Surprising Sale at Christie’s Lifts Asia Week New York
One auction, on March 15, of Chinese art from the Fujita Museum, brought in about $263 million.

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:57:34 -0500


For Japan’s Hitting-Hurling Double Threat, a Complex Path to the Majors
What stands between Shohei Otani and a star turn in the major leagues? Besides differences in training and culture, there are financial hurdles to transcend.

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 17:00:18 -0500

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Washington state site of ‘Atomic Man’ nuclear accident demolished

Workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state have finished demolishing the site of a famous nuclear accident during the Cold War that exposed a man to the highest dose of radiation from the plutonium byproduct americium ever recorded, the U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday. The McCluskey Room was named for Harold McCluskey, […]

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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 21:19:01 +0000


Woman sets spacewalking record as ISS crew lose shield, use patch in its place

Spacewalking astronauts carried out an impromptu patch job outside the International Space Station on Thursday, after losing a vital piece of cloth shielding when it floated away. As the drama unfolded, Peggy Whitson set a record for the most spacewalks by a woman — eight — and the most accumulated time spent spacewalking — just […]

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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 20:40:33 +0000


South Korea’s ousted leader Park arrested for bribery, abuse of power, leaks

South Korea’s ousted president, Park Geun-hye, was arrested early Friday over the corruption and abuse of power scandal that brought her down. The Seoul Central District Court issued a warrant to arrest Park on charges of bribery, abuse of authority, coercion and leaking government secrets, after a marathon court hearing the previous day. “It is […]

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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 20:26:18 +0000


‘Angel of Death’ serial killer of dozens of patients dies after attack in Ohio prison

A serial killer known as the “Angel of Death” after he admitted killing three dozen hospital patients in Ohio and Kentucky died Thursday, two days after investigators said he was attacked in prison, Ohio’s prisons department said. Donald Harvey, who was serving multiple life sentences, was found beaten in his cell Tuesday afternoon at the […]

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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 19:57:57 +0000


Ford taps 400 from BlackBerry for Canada connected car research

Ford Motor Co. will hire approximately 400 employees from embattled communications company BlackBerry Ltd. as part of sizable new investments in Canada that include a connected-vehicle research center in Ottawa, the smartphone maker said Thursday. Ford said the Ottawa research center is part of a 500 million Canadian dollar ($376 million) investment. The company also […]

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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 19:50:12 +0000


U.N. experts see ‘alarming, undemocratic’ U.S. trend against free speech, protest

Nineteen U.S. states have introduced bills that would curb freedom of expression and the right to protest since Donald Trump’s election as president, an “alarming and undemocratic” trend, U.N. human rights investigators said on Thursday. Concerns for free speech in the United States have risen in part because of the Republican Trump’s antagonistic relations with […]

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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 19:41:59 +0000


AP-NORC poll finds 6 in 10 disapprove of Trump, except on economy

Two months into Donald Trump’s presidency, Americans mostly disapprove of his overall performance. But they’re more upbeat about at least one critical area: his handling of the economy. Nearly 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of Trump’s overall performance, and about the same percentage say the country is headed in the wrong direction, according to a […]

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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 19:29:50 +0000


Government, Tepco appeal case claiming negligence in nuclear crisis

The central government and the operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex on Thursday appealed a court ruling that found them negligent for insufficient measures to deal with tsunami at the plant hit hard by the March 2011 disaster. The state and Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. respectively filed an appeal with […]

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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:23:03 +0000


Malaysia releases body of Kim Jong Nam to North Korea, travel bans lifted

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Thursday that the body of Kim Jong Nam, half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has been released to North Korea, bringing an end to a diplomatic spat that escalated over nearly seven weeks. Najib said nine Malaysians barred from leaving North Korea had been allowed […]

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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:16:58 +0000


Prosecutors will probe subsidies given to scandal-hit school operator

Prosecutors will investigate the receipt of government subsidies by an Osaka school operator at the center of a political scandal connected to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, investigative sources said. Contracts that school operator Moritomo Gakuen submitted to various authorities gave three different figures for construction costs, suggesting it exaggerated costs to get more subsidies, understated […]

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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:31:28 +0000
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