Am. Samoa to keep flier miles of govt travelers
23 May 2013 | 2:58 pm
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — American Samoa plans to take away frequent flier miles from government workers who travel on behalf of the U.S. territory and use the loyalty points to help medical patients and students travel off the islands when necessary.
Stricken Japan nuke plant struggles to keep staff
23 May 2013 | 1:30 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Keeping the meltdown-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in northeastern Japan in stable condition requires a cast of thousands. Increasingly the plant's operator is struggling to find enough workers, a trend that many expect to worsen and hamper progress in the decades-long effort to safely decommission it.
Japanese man, 80, oldest to top Everest _ for now
23 May 2013 | 12:01 pm
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An 80-year-old Japanese man who began the year with his fourth heart operation became the oldest conqueror of Mount Everest on Thursday, a feat he called "the world's best feeling" even with an 81-year-old Nepalese climber not far behind him.
Pakistan arrested American who was killed by drone
23 May 2013 | 11:40 am
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — An American citizen killed in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan in 2011 was arrested by Pakistani authorities three years earlier but escaped after being released on bail, officials said Thursday.
Markets roiled by Nikkei's 7.3 percent slide
23 May 2013 | 11:09 am
Japanese climber, 80, becomes oldest atop Everest
23 May 2013 | 9:04 am
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer on Thursday became the oldest person to reach the top of Mount Everest — although his record may last only a few days. An 81-year-old Nepalese man, who held the previous record, plans his own ascent next week.
Taliban rickshaw bomb kills 13 in Pakistan
23 May 2013 | 8:39 am
Malaysian charged with sedition, 3 more arrested
23 May 2013 | 8:12 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities detained three anti-government figures, charged a student activist with sedition and seized hundreds of opposition newspapers Thursday, raising political tensions after recent national elections triggered claims of fraud.
Car bomb kills 12 in southwest Pakistan
23 May 2013 | 7:38 am
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A Taliban car bomb targeting a police vehicle killed 11 policemen and one civilian Thursday in an area of southwest Pakistan wracked by Islamic militancy and a violent separatist insurgency, police said.
Japan gyrations underline economy's vulnerability
23 May 2013 | 6:26 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's financial markets gyrated wildly Thursday, underscoring the vulnerability of its economy to a loss of investor confidence as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attempts shock monetary easing to end two decades of stagnation.
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