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South Korean ferry sinks, 292 missing

By Hyung-Jin Kim and Youkyung Lee SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea’s southern coast on April 16, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least […]

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Posted in Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/25, World News0 Comments

Fukushima children start new school after f leeing radiation

Fukushima children start new school after f leeing radiation

By Yuri Kageyama Associated Press MATSUMOTO, Japan (AP) – The 12-year-old girl didn’t want to leave her younger

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Posted in Features 16, Vol 33 No 16 | 4/12-4/18, World News0 Comments

WHO declares India polio-free

By Manik Banergee Associated Press SHAHPARA, India (AP) – The scourge of polio ends in India with a lively 4-year-old girl, Rukhsar Khatoon, who became ill as a baby after her parents forgot to get her vaccinated.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/11, World News0 Comments

Life of Fukushima nuke worker recorded in comic-book style

Life of Fukushima nuke worker recorded in comic-book style

By Yuri Kageyama Associated Press TOKYO (AP) – First off, no one who works at Japan’s wrecked nuclear power plant calls it Fukushima Dai-ichi, comic-book artist Kazuto Tatsuta says in his book about his time on the job. It’s ichi efu, or 1F.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 14 | 3/29-4/4, World News0 Comments

Behind jet’s passenger list is rich human tapestry of life

Behind jet’s passenger list is rich human tapestry of life

By Rod McGuirk and Stephen Wright BANGKOK (AP) – Numbered 1 to 227, the passenger manifest for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is an outwardly unremarkable document.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 14 | 3/29-4/4, World News0 Comments

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban wins Pritzker Prize

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban wins Pritzker Prize

By Jocelyn Noveck Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) – The Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who has combined a talent for innovative design and experimental use of everyday materials with extensive humanitarian efforts around the globe, has won the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 14 | 3/29-4/4, World News0 Comments

Hong Kong dock workers shut down port, win raises

Hong Kong dock workers shut down port, win raises

By Jane Mee Wong Northwest Asian Weekly Eight months ago, dock workers at Hong Kong’s Kwai Chung terminal went on a historic 40-day strike. Faced

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Posted in Vol 33 No 13 | 3/22-3/28, World News1 Comment

Chinese media uses racial slur at Ambassador Locke

By Didi Tang Associated Press BEIJING (AP) – A major Chinese government news service used a racist slur to describe the departing American ambassador in a mean-spirited editorial on Feb. 28 that drew widespread public condemnation in China.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 11 | 3/8-3/14, World News1 Comment

Three years later, Japan earthquake still resonates

Three years later, Japan earthquake still resonates

By Marino Saito Northwest Asian Weekly Across Japan, people will pause and pray at 2:46 p.m. on March 11.

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Posted in Features 11, Vol 33 No 11 | 3/8-3/14, World News1 Comment

Honda taps woman for board, promotes foreigner — Child care, housework are typical obstacles for corporate women

Honda taps woman for board, promotes foreigner — Child care, housework are typical obstacles for corporate women

By Yuri Kageyama Associated Press TOKYO (AP) – Honda appointed a woman to its board for the first time and gave a major promotion to a foreigner in signs the automaker wants to change perceptions of a hidebound corporate culture.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 10 | 3/1-3/7, World News0 Comments

No release for three of Rajiv Gandhi’s killers

No release for three of Rajiv Gandhi’s killers

By Ashok Sharma Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) – India’s top court on Thursday stopped the Tamil Nadu state government from releasing three of the seven prisoners serving life sentences for the 1991 assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, a lawyer said.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 10 | 3/1-3/7, World News0 Comments

China dispatches pollution inspectors amid bad air

By Associated Press BEIJING (AP) – China’s environment ministry said on Feb. 23 that it had sent inspectors to Beijing and other areas of the country to inspect polluting industries and check construction sites amid a spell of severe air pollution.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 10 | 3/1-3/7, World News0 Comments

Admiral Nimitz’s WWII diary is posted online

Admiral Nimitz’s WWII diary is posted online

By Michelle R. Smith ASSOCIATED PRESS PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The U.S. Naval War College released a trove of World War II information Monday by posting online the operational diary kept by the Pacific commander, Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, during the war against Japan. The 4,000-page multivolume collection includes a running summary of the situation […]

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Posted in Vol 33 No 10 | 3/1-3/7, World News0 Comments

Japan plan has nuclear as key energy source

By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press TOKYO (AP) – Japan unveiled its first draft energy policy since the Fukushima meltdowns three years ago, saying nuclear power remains an important source of electricity for the country.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 10 | 3/1-3/7, World News1 Comment

Children become latest victims of Thai violence

By Thanyarat Doksone Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) – The father grimaced and wept, as he struggled to contain his grief at the death of his two children in a grenade attack during a weekend trip to a mall in downtown Bangkok — the latest casualties in Thailand’s months of political crisis.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 10 | 3/1-3/7, World News0 Comments

Indian villagers live in fear of man-eating tiger

Indian villagers live in fear of man-eating tiger

By Tim Sullivan Associated Press MANIWALA, India (AP) – She lies in wait while her victims are collecting firewood, or taking cattle to graze, or working in the fields. She has grabbed people in broad daylight, carrying them away silently into the forests or the sugarcane fields. By the time the victims are found, often […]

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Posted in Vol 33 No 9 | 2/22-2/28, World News1 Comment

China falling in love with Sherlock Holmes

China falling in love with Sherlock Holmes

By Fu Ting Associated Press SHANGHAI (AP) – Zhou Yeling dragged herself out of bed at 5 a.m. for a long-awaited date with her favorite Englishman — Sherlock Holmes. Zhou, 19, watched the third season premiere of the BBC’s “Sherlock” on Jan. 2 on the British broadcaster’s website. Two hours later, the episode started showing […]

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Posted in Vol 33 No 9 | 2/22-2/28, World News0 Comments

Thai police clash with protesters; four dead — Prime minister in jeopardy of impeachment

By Thanyarat Koksone Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) – Gunbattles broke out Tuesday, Feb. 18, as hundreds of riot police made their strongest attempt to clear anti-government protest sites around Thailand’s capital, leaving at least four people dead and 64 others injured.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 9 | 2/22-2/28, World News0 Comments

China, Taiwan hold highest-level talks since 1949 split

China, Taiwan hold highest-level talks since 1949 split

By Christopher Bodeen Associated Press NANJING, China (AP) – China and Taiwan hailed a new chapter in their relations on Tuesday and said their ties would advance after they held their highest-level government talks since they split amid civil war in 1949. The two-hour discussions in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing marked a leap […]

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Posted in Vol 33 No 8 | 2/15-2/21, World News0 Comments

North Korea rescinds invitation to U.S. envoy for Bae talks — Jesse Jackson offers to intervene

North Korea rescinds invitation to U.S. envoy for Bae talks — Jesse Jackson offers to intervene

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea has canceled for a second time its invitation for a senior U.S. envoy to visit the country to discuss a long-detained American’s possible release, the State Department said Feb. 10.

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Posted in Vol 33 No 8 | 2/15-2/21, World News0 Comments

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