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Kobe Steel fabricated data for aluminum, copper products

Toukyo - Major Japanese steelmaker Kobe Steel said it has systematically fabricated inspection data for aluminium and copper products that may have gone to around 200 clients, reportedly including Toyota.

Japan marks 21 years since killer Kobe quake

Toukyo - Japan on Sunday marked the 21st anniversary of a devastating earthquake in the western city of Kobe that killed more than 6,400 people, as bereaved families looked to keep memories of the victims alive.

Japan marks 20th anniversary of killer quake in Kobe

Toukyo - Japan on Saturday marked the 20th anniversary of the Kobe earthquake that killed more than 6,400 people with renewed calls for the quake-prone nation to stay vigilant against the next "Big One.

Turtle gets artificial legs

Kobe - A 200-pound female turtle in Japan has received artificial legs after being attacked by a shark. Yu, the loggerhead seat turtle, was brought to Suma Aqualife park by animal lovers and fitted with artificial limbs after the attack.

Cattle ranchers feed cows beer to make beef juicier

Cattle ranchers are sharing what they say is a secret to making juicier beef, they are feeding their cows beer by mixing it up with the hay cows eat.

Op-Ed: Why the NBA needs Knicks star Jeremy Lin

Few sports stories have sent sportswriters and fans into such a feverish state as the Jeremy Lin saga. The NBA should be welcoming the New York Knicks point guard with open arms because his quick rise to stardom is a feel-good story charming the world.

Kobe to Italy, 95 percent in place says Virtus Bologna GM

The general manager of the Virtus Bologna, one of the most storied professional basketball clubs in Italy, is optimistic that a deal with NBA star Kobe Bryant will be reached and even described the complex agreement as "95 percent" completed.

Op-Ed: Kobe Bryant vs. Lebron James

With Kobe Bryant and LeBron James both coming out of high school and are now the faces of the National Basketball League. One question remains, who's better?

NBA: Lakers Kobe Bryant Reaches 25,000 Point Mark

The Los Angeles Lakers' guard and superstar Kobe Bryant has accomplished a lot in his career and he has now reached the 25,000 point mark.

NBA: Kobe Bryant Jersey is Top Seller

The National Basketball Association's most dominant player in Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers is the league's top jersey seller.

The high cost of high-quality Japanese beef

The best beef in the world comes with a hefty price tag. A Kobe steak can run up to $500 at a Japanese eatery and that's just for the steak. Is the meat worth the high cost?

Shaq Wants Kobe to Win it All in NBA Finals

There were several well-documented occasions where Shaquille O'Neal maligned Kobe Bryant in public. But Shaq recently said he wants his former teammate to win the Finals, which starts Thursday.

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