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Japan hotel chain under fire over denial of Rape of NankingA fast-growing Japanese hotel chain is facing criticism over a book penned by the hotel's owner that says the Rape of Nanking was fabricated
The Associated Press59 minutes ago
FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2015, file photo, municipal workers search Reunion Island beaches where expected debris of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 could be washed up onto the shore near Saint-Andre, on the French Island of Reunion. While search crews spent years trawling in futility through a remote patch of the Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, people wandering along beaches on the other side of the ocean began spotting debris that washed ashore. Those pieces provided key information and raised questions whether Malaysia, Australia and China - who funded the hunt for the underwater wreckage - missed key opportunities by failing to organize coastal searches for plane parts. (AP Photo/Fabrice Wislez, File)
Were opportunities for clues from MH370 debris missed?While search crews spent years trawling in futility through a remote patch of the Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, people wandering along beaches on the other side of the ocean began spotting debris that washed ashore
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Clashes over illegal Arab building in Israel, 1 killedAt least one Israeli Arab has been killed in clashes between police and demonstrators in southern Israel during a court-ordered operation to demolish illegally built homes
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this image provided by Karin van der Wiel/ NOAA/ Princeton University, shows climate change effects on patterns of mild weather. Kiss goodbye some of those postcard-perfect, ideal-for-outdoor-wedding days. A new study said global warming is going to steal some of those exceedingly pleasant weather days from our future. On average, Earth will have four fewer days of mild and mostly dry weather by 2035 and ten fewer of them by the end of the century, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather. (Karin van der Wiel/ NOAA/ Princeton University via AP)
Global warming could steal postcard-perfect weather daysA new study says those nice weather days _ the kind perfect for picnics and outdoor weddings _ will be dwindling in the future because of global warming
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Tourists lay on the beach in Gambia's capital Banjul Tuesday Jan. 17, 2017.  Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency just two days before he is supposed to cede power after losing elections last month to President-elect Adama Barrow in the December 2016 election. Barrow is vowing to take power Thursday Jan. 19, despite Jammeh's refusal to leave. (AP Photo)
Gambia leader, pressured to go, declares state of emergencyGambia's President Yahya Jammeh has declared a state of emergency just two days before he is supposed to cede power after losing elections last month
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Flowers left by a well-wisher stand in the sand next to the Blue Parrot club, a day after a deadly early morning shooting, in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. Mexican authorities said Tuesday they are investigating whether extortion, street-level drug sales or a murder plot was the motive behind a shooting at an electronic music festival at a Caribbean resort town that left several foreigners and Mexicans dead.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Back-to-back shootings shake Mexico's tourism jewelsTwo consecutive days of shooting attacks that left a total of nine dead have put two of the jewels of Mexico's Caribbean coast on edge and spurred a warning to tourists by the U.S. government
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this March 22, 2014, file photo, Flight Officer Jack Chen uses binoculars at an observers window on a Royal Australian Air Force P-3 Orion during the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Southern Indian Ocean, Australia. The Joint Agency Coordination Center in Australia said Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 that the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 had officially been suspended after crews finished their fruitless sweep of the 120,000-square kilometer (46,000-square mile) search zone west of Australia. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)
Australia defends end of MH370 hunt; investigation continuesAustralian officials have defended their suspension of the fruitless deep-sea sonar search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, insisting that the enormous costs involved played no role in their decision to halt the nearly three-year hunt
The Associated Press2 hours ago
A woman reacts after being evacuated from Plaza Las Americas mall following reports of gunfire in Cancun, Mexico, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. Gunmen attacked the state prosecutor's office in this Caribbean resort city Tuesday, ratcheting up tensions just a day after a deadly shooting at a music festival in a nearby town. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
4 dead in new shooting in Mexico's Caribbean resort regionGunmen attack the state prosecutors' office in the Caribbean resort city of Cancun, and authorities say four people are dead, ratcheting up tensions just a day after a shooting at a music festival in a nearby town killed three foreigners and two Mexicans
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this April 24, 2014, file photo, attended by U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and her husband Edwin Schlossberg, right, President Barack Obama tours Meiji Shrine in Tokyo. Kennedy is stepping down Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 after three years as U.S. ambassador to Japan, where she was welcomed like a celebrity and worked to deepen the U.S.-Japan relationship despite regular flare-ups over American military bases on the southern island of Okinawa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Caroline Kennedy leaves Japan after 3 years as US ambassadorCaroline Kennedy is stepping down Wednesday after three years as U.S. ambassador to Japan
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2002 file photo, a detainee from Afghanistan is carried on a stretcher before being interrogated by military officials at the detention facility Camp X-Ray on Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba. The White House said Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 that the detention center will still be open when President Barack Obama leaves office, conceding that a core campaign promise will go unfulfilled. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
White House concedes it won't close Guantanamo after allThe White House says the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba will still be open when President Barack Obama leaves office Friday, conceding that a core campaign promise will go unfulfilled
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Italy convicts 8 South Americans in deaths from 1970s-80sA Rome court has convicted eight former South American political and military leaders in the disappearance and deaths of 23 people of Italian origin during the crackdown on leftists and intellectuals by the region's military dictatorships
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this March 6, 2016, file photo, well wishes are written on a wall of hope during a remembrance event for the ill fated Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Joint Agency Coordination Center in Australia said Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 that the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 had officially been suspended after crews finished their fruitless sweep of the 120,000-square kilometer (46,000-square mile) search zone west of Australia. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul, File)
Australia defends end of MH370 hunt; investigation continuesAustralia's Transport Minister Darren Chester says that experts will continue analyzing data and scrutinizing debris washing ashore from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a bid to narrow down where it crashed in the southern Indian Ocean
The Associated Press7 hours ago
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