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Japan Avalanche Kills 8 Teenage Mountaineers on School Trip
The members of a high school mountain climbing club were killed in Tochigi Prefecture a day after the authorities 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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U.S.-backed forces battle Islamic State for key town of Tabqa after lull to check safety of dam

U.S.-backed forces battled the Islamic State group around a key Syrian town Monday, after the capture of an airbase brought them closer to besieging the jihadis in their stronghold Raqqa. Backed by air power from the U.S.-led coalition that has been bombing IS since 2014, the Syrian Democratic Forces are laying the groundwork for an […]

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:42:23 +0000


Iraqi forces make new push in Mosul, mull closing off Old City as U.S. denies loosening airstrike rules

Iraqi forces said they launched new assaults in Mosul’s Old City on Monday after more than two weeks of only small advances and a high civilian death toll appeared to prompt a change in tactics. A March 17 explosion that killed between 60 and 240 people, according to conflicting accounts, cast a shadow over the […]

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:38:31 +0000


Like Tillerson, Cabinet counterparts DeVos, Chao also seem press-averse

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who has famously declared himself “not a big media press access person,” isn’t alone in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet. But it’s too early to call him a trendsetter, either. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, both with extensive private sector backgrounds, have similarly been press-averse at the […]

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:04:01 +0000


Sessions threatens to pull federal funds from sanctuary cities; Mississippi bans them

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Monday that cities and states that protect immigrant felons from federal immigration laws may lose grants from the Justice Department. “Failure to deport aliens who are convicted of criminal offenses puts whole communities at risk, especially immigrant communities in the very sanctuary jurisdictions that seek to protect the […]

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:50:17 +0000


GOP House intel chair met source of surveillance info on White House grounds

The Republican chairman of the House intelligence committee met on the White House grounds with the source of the claim that communications involving President Donald Trump’s associates were caught up in “incidental” surveillance, the congressman’s spokesman said Monday. The meeting occurred before Nunes disclosed at a news conference last Wednesday that U.S. spy agencies may […]

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:10:34 +0000


Arkansas inmates ask judge to halt four double-executions planned over 10-day stretch

The eight inmates facing lethal injection in Arkansas next month asked a federal judge on Monday to block the state’s unprecedented plan to conduct four nights of double executions over a 10-day period. Attorneys for the inmates sought a preliminary injunction to halt the executions, which are scheduled to begin April 17, arguing that the […]

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:00:16 +0000


Trump’s health care debacle sends stocks, dollar falling as investors turn cautious

President Donald Trump’s failure to reform U.S. health care, his first legislative setback since entering the White House in January, weighed on global stock markets Monday, with many investors cautious about his ability to deliver on other campaign promises, such as tax cuts and big infrastructure spending. The dollar was a major loser, falling to […]

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:51:58 +0000


Ex-Tokyo ballet school student, 42, gets 4½ years for lopping off his teacher’s thumb

A court sentenced a former ballet school student to four years and six months in prison on Monday for cutting off a female ballet instructor’s thumb at a ballet studio in Tokyo last year. The Tokyo District Court said 42-year-old Hiroaki Hashimoto prepared his weapon beforehand and premeditatedly chopped off the instructor’s thumb in a […]

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:42:48 +0000


Avalanche at Tochigi ski resort leaves eight dead

Seven students and one teacher from Otawara High School in Tochigi Prefecture died Monday after being caught in an avalanche at a ski resort during a climbing event.

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:05:28 +0000


Thai government suspends Thaksin TV station for a week over its reports

Thailand’s broadcast regulator has ordered a television channel to suspend its over-the-air broadcasting for a week for what it called biased reports affecting national security. The reasoning for the order issued Monday by the National Broadcasting and Television Commission was challenged by Voice TV, which said in a statement that although it presents views contrary […]

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Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:29:47 +0000
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UPDATE1: H.K. pro-democracy protest activists to be prosecuted


Tue, 28 Mar 2017 03:11:11 +0900


UPDATE1: Meat traders go on indefinite strike in India


Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:02:36 +0900


Meat traders go on indefinite strike in India


Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:00:30 +0900


Myanmar military asserts role, cites pitfalls of party politics


Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:22:21 +0900


H.K. pro-democracy protest activists to be prosecuted


Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:19:19 +0900


UPDATE1: China protests Japanese gov't official's Taiwan visit
BEIJING - China voiced strong opposition Monday to a senior Japanese government official's visit to Taiwan ove...

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:07:13 +0900


UPDATE3: Arrest warrant sought for ousted S. Korean president Park


Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:32:42 +0900


URGENT: China protests Japanese lawmaker's visit to Taiwan
BEIJING - China expressed strong opposition on Monday to a Japanese lawmaker's official visit to Taiwan over t...

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:31:33 +0900


UPDATE1: 2 trainer aircraft on lease from Japan delivered to Philippines


Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:22:11 +0900


2 trainer aircraft on lease from Japan delivered to Philippines


Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:47:32 +0900