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30 Sep
Asian Games organizers on Tuesday expelled Malaysia's wushu gold medal-winner Tai Cheau Xuen after she became the third doping failure of the giant event. Tai, 24, tested positive for a banned stimulant after winning Malaysia's first gold in at the Games on Sept 20, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA)…
30 Sep
Rescue operations on a volcano were halted for the day Tuesday because of fears there could be a fresh eruption, officials said, with at least 24 bodies still on the mountain. Helicopters were ordered to remain on the ground while troops, firefighters and police were stood down for the day,…
30 Sep
Nissin Foods has announced that the price of raw ingredients used to make many of its manufactured food products has risen due to the weaker yen, and that as a result, the company will increase the price of some of its main lines such as Cup Noodles, Samurai-Don and Chicken…
30 Sep
Tokyo stocks fell 0.84% Tuesday following a surprisingly weak batch of economic data and a sell-off on Wall Street while investors are keeping an eye on political unrest in Hong Kong. The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange slipped 137.12 points at 16,173.52, while the Topix index of…
30 Sep
Police in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture, said Tuesday they have arrested a 37-year-old man for kidnapping and assaulting a 12-year-old boy. According to police, the suspect, identified as Daisuke Ishida, approached the boy from behind as he was returning home on the evening of Sept 26. TBS reported that Ishida took…
30 Sep
The Japanese government said the sudden deadly eruption of a volcano in central Japan won't derail its push to restart two reactors located near active volcanoes, even though the public remains opposed to nuclear power after the Fukushima crisis. The government on Monday said the latest eruption in one of…
30 Sep
A shop employee puts up posters on a window displaying discounted electrical appliances for the autumn sale, as a pedestrian walks past outside an electrical retail store in Tokyo on Tuesday.
30 Sep
Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system. Although the new software won't be formally released until next year, analysts already consider its success crucial for Microsoft…
30 Sep
Japan's factory output saw a surprise drop and household spending kept falling in August, data showed Tuesday, fanning fears about the impact of April's sales tax rise on the economy. The figures will add to worries that the country's tentative recovery has been knocked off kilter by the increased levy…
30 Sep
Ukraine's truce and troops withdrawal deal lay in tatters Tuesday after the deadliest wave of attacks by pro-Russian insurgents in more than a month left nine soldiers and four civilians dead. Thirteen soldiers and civilians were killed in 24 hours, officials said Monday, in the worst violence since the government…
30 Sep
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday pressed on with a diplomatic offensive aimed at securing his first-ever summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping. A recent flurry of activity has thawed relations that had been in deep freeze for two years, and Abe has embarked on a concerted effort to…
30 Sep
Authorities were searching Monday for 57 students reported missing after weekend violence left at least six people dead and 25 wounded in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero. Twenty-two police officers from the city of Iguala were detained in connection with the incidents, Guerrero state prosecutor Inaky Blanco said. He…
30 Sep
Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) soldiers run after landing in a helicopter for a rescue operation near the peak of Mt Ontake on Monday. At least 36 people are believed to have died after the volcano erupted without warning at the weekend, raining ash and stones on hikers.
30 Sep
Hong Kong's embattled police defended their use of tear gas but softened their tactics Monday after forceful attempts to quell pro-democracy protests drew tens of thousands more people into the streets in an unprecedented show of civil disobedience. "The students are protecting the right to vote, for Hong Kong's future.…
30 Sep
Militants of the Islamic State group were closing in Monday on a Kurdish area of Syria on the border with Turkey — an advance unhindered so far by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, including one that struck a grain silo, killing two civilians, according to activists. Islamic State fighters pounded the city…
30 Sep
Do you love traveling? Is there nothing more thrilling than strapping on a backpack and jumping on a plane, bus, train or whatever and going new places? If so, then there is a good chance you've also considered teaching English abroad. You definitely wouldn't be the first, nor the last.…
30 Sep
Murata Manufacturing Co Ltd has developed a film-like temperature sensor using a surface-mounted NTC thermistor and a flexible printed circuit (FPC) board. It is targeted at smartphones and tablet computers, in which an advanced thermal design is required, as well as wearable devices that use temperature information for monitoring the…
30 Sep
Like so many people these days, on the rare occasion that I order food in, I’m far more inclined to reach for my laptop than my phone, and a kitchen drawer stuffed with fast food menus is now something that I associate only with my childhood and university days. Even…
30 Sep
The man who breached security at the White House this month overpowered a U.S. Secret Service officer and ran through much of the main floor, penetrating farther into the building than previously disclosed, the Washington Post reported on Monday, citing three people familiar with the incident. A Secret Service official…
30 Sep
Toyota on Monday said it was recalling about 690,000 Tacoma pickup trucks in the United States to fix a suspension system flaw that could result in vehicle fires. The safety recall covers model years 2005-2011 Tacoma 4x4 and Tacoma PreRunner pickup trucks, the U.S. unit of Toyota Motor Corporation said.…
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