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  • Scientists stake out wolves to see whether their yawns are contagious

    Scientists stake out wolves to see whether their yawns are contagious
    People do it. So do chimpanzees, bonobos and baboons. Even dogs do it: They yawn when someone near them yawns. But why? Scientists believe it’s a sign that these animals are capable of feeling empathy – and a new study of wolves suggests it&...
  • McDonald's directors OK raise for head of struggling Asia unit

    (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp said on Wednesday its board's compensation committee approved a 10.7 percent salary increase for David Hoffmann, president of the fast-food chain's Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa unit, which has been battered by...
  • A broken man living on dreams pulls Japan into Syria hostage drama

    TOKYO (Reuters) - When Haruna Yukawa was captured in Syria earlier this month, a video apparently released by his captors showed them pressing the Japanese man to answer questions friends say he had struggled with for years: Who are you? Why are you here?...
  • He wants forest, she wants beach; house offers both

    He wanted a contemporary in the forest. She wanted a traditional home on the water. They owned a substantial piece of Orcas Island, off the coast of Washington State, along its northern beaches that could swing either way. Uh-oh. "My Great Aunt Jean's...
  • Japan Abe aide Hamada: Could do next sales tax hike in stages

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan could soften the impact of a planned sales tax increase by raising it in stages rather than IN a single hike, an outside adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday. Koichi Hamada, professor emeritus of economics at...
  • Korean Hit-Makers to Host Seminar in Busan Market

    HONG KONG -- Film-makers behind South Korea's string of recent blockbuster hits will convene at an event to be held as part of the Busan festival's Asian Film Market. Only those whose films have exceeded 10 million ticket sales within Korea are invited...
  • Japan PM Abe sent condolences to memorial for convicted war criminals

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a condolence message to a ceremony honoring "martyrs" convicted as war criminals after World War Two, his top spokesman said on Wednesday, news that could snarl efforts to thaw chilly ties with...
  • Japan vice econmin: More caution needed on next tax hike

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government needs to be more cautious about a coming decision on raising the national sales tax than it was on the previous hike as the economy reaches a "make-or-break point," a senior government official said on Wednesday. Vice...
  • Top seed Djokovic cruises into second round of U.S. Open

    Top seed Djokovic cruises into second round of U.S. Open
    FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. -- Top seed Novak Djokovic beat Argentina's Diego Schwartzman in three sets Monday night in their first-round match at the U.S. Open. Djokovic started his quest for an eighth Grand Slam title with a 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 win in the...
  • California quake warning system delayed by lack of funding

    SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A system to provide early warnings of earthquakes such as the one which shook California's wine country this week is planned and ready to go, but two years after the scientific work finished, the funding is still being...
  • Japan Box Office: 'Doraemon' Stays on Top

    TOKYO -- The number one movie at the Japanese box office, for the 3rd weekend in a row, was "Stand By Me Doraemon." The first 3D CG entry in the long-running animation series about a blue robot cat and its boy companion drove its cumulative score to...