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Japanese scuba diver describes horror in Bali seas as dead companion found

One of the five Japanese scuba divers who were rescued after spending three days stranded on a reef off the coast of Bali has described how the group survived by drinking from coconuts after a sudden storm turned the sea into a violent whirlpool.<p>Saori Furukawa, 37, a Bali-based diving instructor, …

Updated: Homeland Security Scraps Plan to Scan Every Single License Plate

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Department of Homeland Security wants a private company to set up a nationwide license-plate …

Don't just sit there! It could be harmful later in life

Sitting too much increases the risk of disability in people over 60, study finds.<p>Sitting too much, sometimes called sitting disease, may increase the risk of disability in people over age 60, a new study suggests.<p>Adults this age spend an average of two-thirds of their waking time being sedentary -- …

The Great Lakes' Massive Ice Cap Could Bring a Cooler Summer to the Region

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This year, Canada opened the fridge door on America and forgot to shut it. Blasts of arctic air have …

Taller, fatter Chinese soldiers outgrowing their equipment

From cockpits to tanks, a survey by the People’s Liberation Army has revealed that China's soldiers cannot fit into equipment designed decades ago<p>Chinese soldiers have become so much taller and fatter in recent years that they are in danger of outgrowing their equipment, according to a People’s …

Mystery of the Maersk: Two Dead on Capt. Phillips' Former Ship

U.S. news<p>Two American security guards were found dead on the Maersk Alabama — the ship involved in the pirate attack later dramatized in the movie "Captain Phillips" — while it was docked in the Seychelles, police said.<p>The deaths, discovered Tuesday afternoon, were confirmed by the State …

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Truce? Both Sides in Ukraine Say They're Ready to Negotiate

Europe<p>The president of Ukraine and the leader of the anti-government movement have agreed to a "truce" and "negotiations" aimed at bringing an end to the violence that has torn the country apart.<p>In a statement on his official website, President Viktor Yanukovych said his government and the …

Fiber Games: Google Invites Cities to Apply for Its Superfast Internet

Google is of­fer­ing dozens of cit­ies a chance to vie for the tech gi­ant’s ul­tra­fast In­ter­net ser­vice.<p>The ser­vice, Google Fiber, boasts …

Airlines warned about possible shoe bomb threat

WASHINGTON —The Department of Homeland Security has issued an alert to airlines about a possible shoe bomb threat on flights entering the U.S. from abroad, a department official said.<p>The bulletin, which did not outline a specific plot, is not related to an earlier alert linked to the Winter Olympic …