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US President Barack Obama arrived in Tokyo Wednesday to launch an Asian tour dedicated to reinvigorating his policy of "rebalancing" US foreign policy towards a dynamic Asia. Obama landed aboard Air...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:40
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Thousands of mourners Wednesday attended the funeral of Win Tin, a giant of Myanmar's pro-democracy movement, in an outpouring of grief for one of the country's best loved champions of freedom....
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:40
Rock giants Led Zeppelin on Wednesday unveiled two previously unheard recordings ahead of the re-issue of the band's first three albums in June. The two tracks -- an early version of their classic...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:40
US President Barack Obama dined Wednesday at a tiny Tokyo sushi restaurant -- a revered spot with three coveted Michelin stars but only a handful of seats -- ruled with an iron rod by its redoubtable...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:40
Uruguay star Diego Forlan struck a precious winner to take his new club Cerezo Osaka into the AFC Champions League last 16 at the expense of China's Shandong Luneng Wednesday. Forlan, who is expected...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:40
Egypt's foreign minister Nabil Fahmy was travelling to the United States on Wednesday, his ministry said, a day after Washington decided to provide Cairo with 10 Apache military helicopters....
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:40
A communist MP has registered as the first challenger for the Syrian presidency in a June election expected to return incumbent Bashar al-Assad to power, the parliament speaker said Wednesday. "We...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:39
The Syrian foreign ministry on Wednesday accused the United Nations and UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi of obstructing the Geneva II peace process aimed at ending the country's three-year...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:39
A decline in binge drinking in England and Wales has likely contributed to a significant fall in reported injuries from violent crime, researchers said on Wednesday. The number of people who sought...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:39
Results from the AFC Champions League on Wednesday: Group E Pohang Steelers (KOR) 0 Buriram United (THA) 0 Shandong Luneng (CHN) 1 (Love 20-pen) Cerezo Osaka (JPN) 2 (Kakitani 46, Forlan 48) Group...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:39
US stocks were slightly lower in opening trade Wednesday despite pulls upward from solid earnings reports delivered by Boeing, Dow Chemical and Delta Air Lines. Ten minutes into trade, the Dow Jones...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:39
Finnish paper manufacturer Stora Enso announced a return to profits in the first quarter of 2014 on Wednesday along with the departure of its chief executive. Following heavy losses and falling...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:39
Northern Bulls captain Flip van der Merwe has been suspended for three weeks on a striking charge, SANZAR said on Wednesday. The lock was charged following an incident in the 75th minute of last...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:39
Nepal's government strove Wednesday to save the Everest climbing season from an unprecedented walkout by sherpa guides as another major mountaineering company abandoned its expedition following a...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:39
Kosovo's parliament approved on Wednesday the establishment of an international court to deal with alleged crimes committed by ethnic Albanian guerrillas during the 1998-1999 war with Serbia. The...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:38
Rock giants Led Zeppelin on Wednesday unveiled two previously unheard recordings ahead of the re-issue of the band's first three albums in June. The two tracks -- an early version of their classic...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:38
Ninety-five percent of the Iranian population signed up to a cash handout programme, dealing a blow to the government which wanted to spend the money elsewhere, a top official said Wednesday....
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:38
More than a week after a South Korean ferry carrying 476 people capsized and sank, North Korea finally voiced its condolences Wednesday for the victims of the disaster, including the many...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:38
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday offered condolences over the massacre of Armenians almost 100 years ago, describing the events of World War I as "our shared pain". Erdogan's...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:38
Japan's Shinsuke Yamanaka floored Belgian challenger Stephane Jamoye four times with his killer left hand Wednesday to retain his World Boxing Council bantamweight title with a fifth straight...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:38
FIFA on Wednesday suspended a ban on Barcelona signing players while the club makes an appeal against a 14-month transfer ban. World football's governing body, which imposed the sanction this month...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:38
Primark, the low-budget British clothing chain, intends to enter the US market with a first store opening next year in Boston, its parent group announced on Wednesday. "We will be taking Primark to...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:38
Spain's Kiko Martinez retained his International Boxing Federation super-bantamweight title Wednesday by beating Japan's challenger Hozumi Hasegawa on a technical knockout. American referee Robert...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:37
A top US diplomat was visiting Libya on Wednesday to meet government officials, amid political upheaval in the North African country, the State Department said. Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:37
Results on the third day of the ATP Barcelona Open on Wednesday (x denotes seeding): 2nd rd Albert Montanes (ESP) bt Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR x8) 7-6 (7/5), 6-3 Nicolas Almagro (ESP x6) bt Martin...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:37
David Moyes declared on Wednesday that he was "proud" to have managed Manchester United, but said that he understood the "frustration" that had led to his dismissal. Moyes, 50, was sacked by United...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:36
US President Barack Obama dined Wednesday at a tiny Tokyo sushi restaurant -- a revered spot with three coveted Michelin stars but only a handful of seats -- ruled with an iron rod by its redoubtable...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:36
Nepalese mountaineering officials on Wednesday denied that sherpa guides on Mount Everest plan to abandon this year's climbing season out of respect for 16 colleagues killed in an avalanche last week...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:36
Four-time finalist David Ferrer stumbled out in the second round of the Barcelona Open on Wednesday, the Spanish second seed losing 6-4, 6-2 to Russian Teimuraz Gabashvili. The loss came five days...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:36
Nobel peace laureate, anti-apartheid icon and government gadfly Desmond Tutu was due to speak out Wednesday on 20 years of freedom in South Africa, the country he dubbed the "Rainbow Nation"....
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:36
David Moyes spoke out Wednesday for the first time since his sacking as Manchester United manager, saying he understood fans' frustration after his ill-fated 10-month spell in charge at Old Trafford...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:35
As ethnic massacres in South Sudan spiral out of control and politicians lose their grip on rampaging militias, only a concerted international effort stands any chance of ending the four-month-old...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:35
The White House has expressed horror at what it called the "abomination" of spiralling violence in South Sudan's civil war, where rebels have been accused of massacring hundreds of civilians. The...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:34
As ethnic massacres in South Sudan spiral out of control and politicians lose their grip on rampaging militias, only a concerted international effort stands any chance of ending the four-month-old...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:34
A South African woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after her three disabled children were found dead at their London home, British police and media said Wednesday. The Metropolitan Police...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:34
Rival Palestinian leaders from the West Bank and Gaza Strip agreed Wednesday to form a unity government within five weeks as peace talks with Israel face collapse. It is not the first time that the...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:34
Japan's Shinsuke Yamanaka floored Belgian challenger Stephane Jamoye four times with his killer left hand Wednesday to retain his World Boxing Council bantamweight title with a fifth straight...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:34
Iran's judiciary has replaced the country's prisons chief after reports of violence against political prisoners during a routine inspection in Evin Prison, media reports said on Wednesday. But Gholam...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:33
Iran's judiciary has replaced the country's prisons chief after reports of violence against political prisoners during a routine inspection in Evin Prison, media reports said on Wednesday. But Gholam...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:33
Washington, Apr 23 (EFE).- Albert Pujols connected on his 500th home run in the Los Angeles Angels' 7-2 victory here over the Washington Nationals, becoming just the 26th player in Major League...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:33
Washington, Apr 23 (EFE).- Albert Pujols connected on his 500th home run in the Los Angeles Angels' 7-2 victory here over the Washington Nationals, becoming just the 26th player in Major League...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:33
SEOUL, April 23 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has expressed its condolences over the sinking of a South Korean ferry in a telephone message through its Red Cross Society, the unification ministry said...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:16
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - One firefighter is in critical condition in hospital and three others were also injured while fighting a massive fire at a warehouse in an industrial area of Mississauga, Ont....
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:16
VANCOUVER - Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) said Wednesday that its takeover offer for Osisko Mining Corp. (TSX:OSK) did not meet its minimum conditions and it has allowed the bid to expire. The senior gold...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:16
DALLAS - Delta Air Lines Inc. is making more money by filling more seats on its planes and paying a bit less for fuel. Delta's first-quarter profit beat expectations and underscored how most big...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:16
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Trips down memory lane are now available on Google's digital maps. The new twist on time travel is debuting Wednesday as part of the "Street View" feature in Google's maps, a...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:16
Boeing's increased rate of commercial jet manufacturing is starting to pay off for shareholders. In the first three months of this year, 161 new airplanes rolled off the company's assembly lines —...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:16
TORONTO - The Canadian dollar was lower Wednesday despite a better than expected reading on retail sales during February. The loonie was down 0.11 of a cent to 90.57 cents US as Statistics Canada...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:16
LONDON - The rundown, overcrowded Terminal 2 at London's sprawling Heathrow Airport is long gone, about to be replaced by a spacious new building built to handle 20 million passengers each year. The...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:16
CINCINNATI - Procter The world's largest consumer product maker's adjusted earnings topped analysts' estimates, but revenue fell short. Since CEO A.G. Lafley returned to the company help in May,...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:15
OMAHA, Neb. - Norfolk Southern Corp.'s first-quarter profit fell 18 per cent as severe winter weather slowed shipments and the railroad delivered 1 per cent less freight overall. The Norfolk,...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:15
WASHINGTON - The government is developing a website to help job-seeking veterans and military spouses create resumes, make connections with employers and become part of a database that companies can...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:15
OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says retail sales rose 0.5 per cent to $41.0 billion in February. The agency says gains were reported in seven of 11 subsectors, representing 56 per cent of total sales....
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:15
MONTREAL - Mega Brands (TSX:MB) shareholders have overwhelmingly approved a US$460-million friendly takeover by American toy giant Mattel. A total of 99.96 per cent of shareholders in Canada's only...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:15
TORONTO - The Toronto stock market was slightly higher Wednesday amid another heavy slate of earnings news to consider along with signs of weak Chinese growth. The S New York indexes were in the red...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:15
LHP Tyler Skaggs got the start Tuesday and allowed just three hits and two runs in seven innings. He got the win as 1B Albert Pujols hit two homers in the 7-2 victory against the Nationals. OF Raul...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:15
By Al-Zaquan Amer Hamzah and Keith Wallis KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Armed pirates raided an oil tanker off the coast of Malaysia and took three crew members with them, Malaysian maritime...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:15
By Linda Sieg and Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has said Washington welcomes China's rise but that engagement with Beijing would not come at the expense of its Asian...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:15
BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Wednesday urged renewed peace efforts in South Sudan after the United Nations said rebels slaughtered hundreds of civilians when they seized the South Sudan oil hub of...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:15
By Yimou Lee SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) - China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world's No.2 telecoms equipment maker, on Wednesday shrugged off analysts' concerns that its growth will suffer from...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:14
By Miyoung Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - Prosecutors investigating the fatal sinking of a South Korean ferry have raided the home of Yoo Byung-un, the head of a family that owns the Chonghaejin Marine Co....
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:14
BEIJING (Reuters) - China called on the United States on Wednesday to respect its promises not to take sides in territorial disputes, after U.S. President Barack Obama said that islands at the center...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:14
KIEV (Reuters) - Russia, the European Commission and Slovakia may hold talks with Ukraine on Thursday on a possible solution to the country's gas crisis, Ukraine's Energy Minister Yuri Prodan said....
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:14
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari said on Wednesday that he briefed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on trade talks with the United States shortly before President Barack Obama was to...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:13
The Texas Rangers continue to find ways to get the job done despite a growing injury list while winning seven of their last eight games to post the second best record in the American League (13-8)....
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:13
MLB Team Report - Seattle Mariners - INSIDE PITCH Iwakuma makes strides in injury rehab SEATTLE -- Tuesday ended up being a pretty good day on the Hisashi Iwakuma rehab front, even if rain washed out...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:13
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's general government primary surplus last year, as calculated by the country's international lenders, is estimated at 1.5 billion euros ($2.07 billion), Greece's deputy...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:13
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's private sector expanded faster in April, recovering from a slight slowdown in growth in March, as both manufacturing and services industry activity rose more than...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:13
CAIRO/ALEXANDRIA (Reuters) - An Egyptian police officer and a militant were killed during a security operation near Alexandria on Wednesday, and another senior officer died after a bomb blew up his...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:13
By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber, whose tumultuous life has landed him in trouble more than once, on Wednesday apologized for a visit to a Tokyo shrine at the center...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:13
By Gopal Sharma and John Chalmers KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's government decided on Wednesday to send a delegation of officials to the base camp of Mount Everest to cool anger among Sherpas over...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:13
By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cautioned Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday over just-revived unity talks with Hamas, saying he had...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:13
While the Colorado Rockies usually depend on Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez to provide the big hits, the supporting cast is starting to take pressure off the big two. Justin Morneau, the...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:13
By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are due to have dinner on Wednesday, bumping elbows at the counter of a tiny basement sushi...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:12
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Applications for U.S. home mortgages fell last week as both purchase and refinancing applications slipped, an industry group said on Wednesday. The Mortgage Bankers Association...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:12
By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - Legendary rockers Led Zeppelin said on Wednesday they will include previously unreleased songs in the first batch of reissues of their nine studio albums,...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:12
After showing twice that they could play with the top club in the Western Conference, the Dallas Stars proved they could beat them. Dallas now looks to even its first-round series when it hosts Game...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:12
LONDON (Reuters) - British factory orders unexpectedly slipped in April but prospects for the next three months were much more robust, a survey showed on Wednesday. The total order book balance in...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:12
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's Defence Ministry has demanded that a prominent news channel be suspended after it reported that the country's powerful spy agency was behind the shooting of one of...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:12
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's cabinet approved on Wednesday the appointment of an international team to investigate the disappearance of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, the country's...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:12
By Byron Kaye PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - Australia vowed on Wednesday to keep searching for a missing Malaysian plane despite no sign of wreckage after almost seven weeks, and as bad weather again...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:12
RHP Michael Wacha will look to bounce back from his first loss of the season when he takes the mound for the Cardinals on Wednesday night for the third game of a four-game series against the Mets at...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:12
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Greece reduced its budget deficit, excluding a one-off expenditure to recapitalize its banks, to 2.1 percent of gross domestic product last year from 6.2 percent in 2012, the...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:11
By Jungmin Jang and Ju-min Park MOKPO/SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean divers swam though dark, cold waters into a sunken ferry on Wednesday, feeling for children's bodies with their hands in a maze of...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:11
Aaron Harang is 35 years old with 13 seasons in the major leagues, but the right-hander has experienced perhaps the most incredible month of his career since he was released by Cleveland and signed...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:10
(Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co <PG.N>, the world's largest household products maker, reported a higher quarterly profit on Wednesday, helped by an increase in sales of its home care...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:10
RHP James Shields struck out nine and walked one in six innings to get the win Tuesday. Shields has struck out 21 over his last two starts. That's the most strikeouts in consecutive starts by a...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:10
MLB Team Report - Tampa Bay Rays - INSIDE PITCH ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- David DeJesus wasn't insulted when manager Joe Maddon dropped him to seventh in the batting order on Tuesday. An 0-for-24 slump...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:10
TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States put last-minute pressure on Japan to compromise in trade talks on Wednesday, shortly before President Barack Obama was to arrive for a state visit. "This a moment...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:10
By Carey Gillam KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - Missouri on Wednesday executed a man who had been convicted in 1993 of murdering an elderly farming couple in a plot to steal their cattle, a state...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:09
MLB Team Report - Baltimore Orioles - INSIDE PITCH TORONTO - Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is about to take the next step on his return from a serious left knee injury. He will begin...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:09
The baseball game might be only the second-biggest attraction when the Chicago Cubs host the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday afternoon in the third contest of a four-game series. April 23 happens...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:09
By Megha Rajagopalan QINGDAO, China (Reuters) - China will not "swallow the bitter pill" of ceding its sovereign rights to others, a senior military official told foreign naval leaders on Wednesday,...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:09
MLB Team Report - Minnesota Twins - INSIDE PITCH ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The legend of Sam Fuld was born at Tropicana Field three years ago. The Minnesota Twins hope it was reborn there on Tuesday...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:09
By Jean Paul Arouff PORT LOUIS (Reuters) - Mauritius will need to tighten monetary policy if inflationary pressures intensify, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Wednesday, and encouraged...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:08
MLB Team Report - Philadelphia Phillies - INSIDE PITCH LOS ANGELES -- Something has to give Wednesday night and Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels knows which one he hopes it is. "I don't want those...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:08
OF A.J. Pollock left Sunday's game early with neck tightness and was not in the starting lineup Monday. He was out again Tuesday. Pollock entered play Tuesday hitting .235. "He's getting close,"...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:08
By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's bold decision to pay for a huge dam itself has overturned generations of Egyptian control over the Nile's waters, and may help transform one of the...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:08
The Houston Astros have won back-to-back games for the second time this season and look to make it a three-game sweep of Seattle when they visit in Mariners in Wednesday’s series finale. Houston...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:07
LHP Cesar Cabral, designated for assignment after a dreadful relief appearance at Tampa Bay Saturday night, passed through waivers and was to report to Triple-A Scranton. RHP Masahiro Tanaka remains...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:07