Mia Watanabe

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Japan's Deaf Composer Samuragochi Admits He Can Hear

TOKYO - A supposedly deaf Japanese composer lauded as Japan's Beethoven, who recently confessed to not writing all his music, came out with another admission Wednesday: he can hear, sometimes.<p>"My hearing had improved somewhat compared to what is was before. From about three years ago, if someone …

London Summit Intensifies Battle Against Wildlife Crime

World leaders pledge new commitment to fighting the illegal animal trade.<p>Bringing together heads of state and government ministers from 50 countries, Thursday's high-level summit on illegal wildlife trade may represent a turning point in the fight against wildlife crime.<p>The London summit—hosted by …

Feds to seek death penalty against accused Boston bomber Tsarnaev

The Justice Department has notified a federal judge that it intends to seek the death penalty if a jury convicts Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for last April’s bomb attacks at the Boston Marathon.<p>Tsarnaev is awaiting trial on charges that he and his brother built and planted two pressure-cooker bombs that …

400 Dead Pythons Found in Home

Wikipedia project aims to enshrine celebrity voice recordings

Famous people of the internet — and the world at large — are being asked to record their voice for digital archiving as part of a year-old Wikipedia project. That effort, led by Wikipedia contributor Andy Mabbett, began in late 2012 and is now getting off the ground with recordings by British …