Peruvian prosecutors have reopened an investigation into evidence that thousands of women were forcibly sterilized during the 1990-2000 government of Alberto Fujimori, a practice rights groups say was official state policy and constituted a crime against humanity.
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"Keiko The Untold Story" will make its Oregon film festival premier at the 13th da Vinci Film Festival in Corvallis.
The da Vinci Film Festival features 33 shorts and documentaries from around the country at the Darkside Cinema...
More than a dozen ships heaved inland by Japan's tsunami in March sit with red bellies and propellers exposed among the demolished houses of this once-bustling fishing town, a jarring daily reminder of the ocean's awesome power.
Hoping to unravel a mystery that has haunted them for decades, the families of two Japanese abducted by North Korea met with a former spy who claims she knew the captives before she committed one of North Korea's most notorious acts of terrorism -...
Japanese citizens are riveted by Toyota president Akio Toyoda's weepy display of emotion when he met American dealers. The footage is being played over and over on TV news Thursday in Japan where the public has always had a soft spot for tearful executives under attack.
The party's demise has been forecast before, and it has usually confounded its doomsayers. But this time, analysts say, it's different. A long-brewing public uneasiness has changed to a feeling of being downright threatened. The forces that...
Vice President Joe Biden's wife kicked off the championship rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday evening, offering words of encouragement before the 11 finalists came onstage in the quest for the $40,000 in cash and prizes that goes to the winner.
Written test scores were combined with the oral rounds Wednesday to determine the semifinalists. A dozen or so spellers will complete in the finals in prime time Thursday for a trophy that comes with more than $40,000 in cash and prizes.
Lolita was just seven years old when she was captured in 1970 near Whidbey Island, and she has been performing at an aquarium since. But now a group of Hollywood actors and producers including Raul Julia-Levy and Johnny Depp are pushing for her to be freed.
Former President Alberto Fujimori was extradited Saturday from Chile to face charges of corruption and sanctioning death-squad killings, a grim homecoming for the strongman who fled Peru seven years ago as his government collapsed in scandal.