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Japan ignores IWC vote against resumption of whaling

By Fri, Sep 19, 2014 9:53AM UTC Pic: AP.

PORTOROZ, Slovenia (AP) — An international whaling conference has voted against Japan’s plans to resume whaling in the Antarctic next year, but Japan has vowed to go ahead anyway.

UN report: Disasters to displace more people

By Thu, Sep 18, 2014 2:37PM UTC Typhoon Haiyan survivors walk through the ruins in the streets of Tacloban in November last year. Pic: AP.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — International aid officials say that more people are being displaced because of climate change-driven natural disasters and growth in the world’s poorest cities.

Japan, neighbors agree to moves to protect endangered eels

By Thu, Sep 18, 2014 1:04PM UTC Japan, neighbors agree to moves to protect endangered eels

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has agreed to cut purchases of eel fry from neighboring East Asian countries by 20 percent as part of moves to protect the endangered species. The agriculture ministry reported the agreement with China, South Korea and Taiwan, reached Wednesday at the end of a meeting on

Japan seeks backing for whaling despite UN ruling

By Thu, Sep 18, 2014 8:57AM UTC Pic: AP.

PORTOROZ, Slovenia (AP) — Japan is seeking international backing for plans to resume whale hunting in the Antarctic despite a ruling by the top U.N. court.

Sony forecasts $2 billion loss, cites weak mobile

By Wed, Sep 17, 2014 4:10PM UTC Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — Sony expects its annual loss to swell to more than $2 billion after writing down the value of its troubled mobile business.

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