'Canada's Rosa Parks,' Viola Desmond, to become the first woman on a Canadian banknote

Nine years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus, Canada's Viola Desmond was refusing to give up a seat of her own. When she was told she had to sit in a movie theater balcony because she was black, the Nova Scotia businesswoman defiantly took a seat downstairs - leading police officers to forcibly remove and arrest…

Japan doubles cost estimate for Fukushima cleanup

TOKYO (AP) - The estimated cost of cleaning up Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant has doubled to nearly 22 trillion yen ($190 billion), with decommissioning expenses expected to continue to increase, a government panel said Friday. The estimate raises the decommissioning part of the total costs to 8 trillion yen ($70 billion) from the

Aid groups descend on Indonesia quake zone; deaths reach 102

MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) - Humanitarian organizations descended on Indonesia's Aceh province Thursday as the local disaster agency called for urgent food supplies and officials raced to assess the full extent of damage from an earthquake that killed more than 100 people. Volunteers and nearly 1,500 rescue personnel concentrated their search on

Japanese prime minister to visit Pearl Harbor

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Pearl Harbor with President Obama later this month, becoming the first Japanese leader to visit the site of the attack on Hawaii 75 years ago. The joint visit comes after Obama went to Hiroshima with Abe in August, becoming the first American leader to visit the site where the U.S. dropped an atomic

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Zimbabwean lion, companion to Cecil, dies of natural causes

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Conservationists in Zimbabwe are reporting the death of an old lion who was a companion of Cecil, the lion whose illegal killing by an American hunter last year prompted an international outcry. Lion researchers at Zimbabwe's Hwange…

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