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.
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.
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.
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.