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

Fri Dec 9, 2016 8:02 am

'Canada's Rosa Parks,' Viola Desmond, to become the first woman on a Canadian banknote By Samantha Schmidt, The Washington Post
Nine years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus, Canada's Viola Desmond was refusing to give…


Japan doubles cost estimate for Fukushima cleanup

Fri Dec 9, 2016 6:28 am

Japan doubles cost estimate for Fukushima cleanup By MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press
TOKYO (AP) - The estimated cost of cleaning up Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant has doubled to nearly 22 trillion yen ($190…


Aid groups descend on Indonesia quake zone; deaths reach 102

Thu Dec 8, 2016 6:43 am

By BINSAR BAKKARA, Associated Press, STEPHEN WRIGHT, Associated Press
MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) - Humanitarian organizations descended on Indonesia's Aceh province Thursday as the local disaster agency called for urgent food supplies…


Japanese prime minister to visit Pearl Harbor

Mon Dec 5, 2016 6:29 am

Japanese prime minister to visit Pearl Harbor By Anna Fifield · NATIONAL, WORLD, NATIONAL-SECURITY, ASIA-PACIFIC, The Washington Post
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Pearl Harbor with President Obama later this month, becoming the first Japanese leader to visit…


Russian chess prodigy, 20, dies after Jason Bourne-style Parkour balcony leap

Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:11 am

Russian chess prodigy, 20, dies after Jason Bourne-style Parkour balcony leap By Ben Guarino, The Washington Post
In his games of chess, young grandmaster Yuri Eliseev was not afraid to try bold maneuvers. The Daily Telegraph, reporting from the…


5,000 fish in ice at Japan skating rink sparks uproar

Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:59 am

By KAORI HITOMI, Associated Press
TOKYO (AP) - An amusement park in western Japan sparked an uproar after it displayed about 5,000 dead fish in the ice…


Cuba's Fidel Castro, who defied US for 50 years, has died

Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:19 am

By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and PETER ORSI, Associated Press
HAVANA - Former President Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the…


Airstrike hits Mosul bridge, disrupting IS supply lines

Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:30 am

Airstrike hits Mosul bridge, disrupting IS supply lines By BRIAN ROHAN, Associated Press, QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) - An airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition on Wednesday "disabled" the fourth bridge on the Tigris River in Mosul,…


Blue pills in Blue House: S. Korea leader explains Viagra

Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:41 am

Blue pills in Blue House: S. Korea leader explains Viagra By KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Little blue pills in South Korea's presidential Blue House?

President Park Geun-hye's office on Wednesday confirmed revelations…


Robbery goes awry in Austria after suspect finds bank closed

Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:52 am

Robbery goes awry in Austria after suspect finds bank closed VIENNA (AP) - This robbery failed before it began. The bank was closed.

Austrian police have arrested a man who they say…


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