TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe named five women to his new cabinet today, leading by example in a country economists say must make better use of its highly-educated but underemployed women.
TOKYO: At least six people were rushed to hospital today after an explosion at a steel plant in central Japan, media reported.
VILLACOUBLAY MILITARY BASE: A young French mother whose daughter had been smuggled by her father out of the country arrived home with her two-year-old daughter today after they were reunited earlier in Turkey.
LOS ANGELES: Already hounded by paparazzi on their doorsteps, celebrities face a new battle to protect their privacy from hackers willing to splash their most intimate behind-closed-doors photos online.
BEIRUT: Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S.
DAKAR: International medical agency Medecins sans Frontieres said Tuesday the world was “losing the battle” to contain Ebola as the United Nations warned of severe food shortages in the hardest-hit countries.
LONDON: Britain’s advertising watchdog today banned two adverts by clothing brand American Apparel for being offensive and normalising sexually predatory behaviour.
LOS ANGELES: The founder of a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that provides free music lessons to low-income students from gang-ridden neighbourhoods began to notice several years ago a hopeful sign: Kids were graduating high school and heading off to UCLA, Tulane and other big universities.
WASHINGTON: Two mentally impaired half-brothers were freed Tuesday after serving three decades in a United States prison for the rape and murder of a child that they did not commit.
PHOENIX: An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi said Tuesday the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred on a brief excursion during a vacation.
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