The suffocating smog that blanketed swathes of China is now hitting parts of Japan, sparking warnings yesterday of health risks for the young and the sick.
The Japanese Ministry of the Environment’s Web site has been overloaded as worried users log on to try to find out what is coming their way.
“Access to our air pollution monitoring system has been almost impossible since last week and the telephone here has been [...]
Death-row inmate Samuel Villegas Lopez stared straight ahead Wednesday as he lay strapped to a table in Arizona’s execution chamber, wincing slightly as two catheters that soon would deliver a fatal drug were inserted into his veins.
Lopez’s execution was the first in Arizona history in which witnesses other than prison officials saw catheters inserted into an inmate’s veins – a move the state Department of Corrections made after a federal [...]
The opposition also reported that gas masks were being distributed to soldiers at roadblocks.
Homs has become the focal point of violent confrontations between insurgents and the country’s military in recent days, and opposition figures are concerned that the moves could signal the regime’s intention to use chemical weapons against its citizens.
News agencies reported over 130 killed in Syria on Thursday, as Bashar Assad’s government intensified its crackdown on an expanding [...]
Hockey fever in Vancouver has pushed average ticket prices for tonight’s Stanley Cup Final decider between the Canucks and Boston Bruins to more than $5,000 on the secondary market.
The average price exceeds the $4,300 for last year’s Olympic gold medal hockey game between Canada and the U.S., which was also played in Vancouver. It also tops the $4,500 resale price for this year’s Super Bowl, according to FanSnap.com, an Internet [...]