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Japan scrambles fighter jets less so far in 2017, but sees uptick in 'unusual' flights by China

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 12:09
Japan scrambled its fighter jets in response to aircraft approaching its airspace 561 times in the first half of fiscal 2017 through September – 33 fewer than last year's record-setting figure but still the second-highest total ever for the period, the Defense Ministry has said.

N. Korea renews threat to target Guam ahead of US - S. Korea exercises

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 12:06
North Korea renewed its threat to the American Pacific territory of Guam on Friday as the U.S. and South Korean militaries geared up for 10 days of joint naval exercises set to kick off next week.

Historic Navy aircraft carrier bell found, restored and now part of college's NROTC

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 12:05
The fully restored USS Shangri-La bell has a new home at Jacksonville University’s Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps, 15 miles from Mayport where the ship spent its last active years.

Experts are unsure what caused pilot whale deaths on Kauai

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 12:01
An unusual mass stranding of pilot whales in Hawaii, first reported early Friday morning at a beach in Nawiliwili Bay, Kauai, resulted in five dead by early evening – with the possibility of a higher toll.

Japanese and Muslims share pain of prejudice

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 11:59
Amy H. Mizuno described the invasion of privacy she experienced after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in December 1941 during a recent forum on the discrimination faced by Japanese and how it relates to today's racial profiling of Muslims.

'In the event of a nuclear attack': Curious email to students, staff

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 11:40
The University of Hawaii took the spirit of preparedness a step further this week with an email to students and staff that began, "Subject: In the event of a nuclear attack."

Austrian voters concerned about immigration, Islam

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 11:26
Wrapping up a bruising political campaign season, Austrian political parties were counting down to an election Sunday that could turn the country to the right amid voter concerns over immigration and Islam.

Pro-Trump states most affected by his health care decision

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 11:21
President Donald Trump's decision to end a provision of the Affordable Care Act that was benefiting roughly 6 million Americans helps fulfill a campaign promise, but it also risks harming some of the very people who helped him win the presidency.

Sentinels maul another foe to remain perfect

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 11:19
Javian Rouse led the Spangdahlem assault with 165 yards and three touchdowns on just five carries. Jimmie Montgomery added 94 rushing yards and two touchdowns on four carries in 76-14 win over International School of Brussels.

Infighting threatens to derail Catalan separatists in Spain

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 11:16
Catalonia's separatist movement is at risk of breaking apart over deepening infighting about the right strategy to culminate the long-held desire for the prosperous region to secede from Spain and become an independent state.

Lakenheath keeps hopes alive and ends' Vilseck's chances

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 11:13
The visiting Lancers blasted the Falcons 35-3 on Saturday in a battle of winless teams clinging to postseason aspirations in the regular season’s second-to-last weekend.

Stuttgart stays unbeaten, grabs top seed

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 11:08
Quarterback Chris Magalona completed seven passes for 188 yards and two scores and Devon Burton rushed 25 times for 204 yards and a touchdown.

Ramstein throttles Kaiserslautern to grab playoff spot

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 11:05
The Royals will play Wiesbaden next weekend in a preview of the semifinal the two will play the weekend of Oct. 28. The winner of the regular-season finale will host the playoff game.

4 Moldovans dead in cargo plane crash off Ivory Coast

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 10:53
A cargo plane chartered by the French military crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on its approach to the international airport in Abidjan, killing four crew members from Moldova.

GOP demanded say on Iran deal, changing it won't be easy

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 10:40
Republicans demanded a major say on the Iran nuclear agreement two years ago and never got it from Democrat Barack Obama. Now that President Donald Trump has directed Congress to make the international pact more stringent, the GOP is finding it won't be easy.

Seisen serves notice it's a challenger at Far East volleyball

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 10:25
Phoenix win ASIJ tourney by downing defending D-I champion Kubasaki in finals.

Kubasaki tops Seoul American for first win in final game

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 10:15
Vincent Hill and Peyton Powers each rushed for two touchdowns, the Dragons’ run game piled up a season-high 381 yards and Kubasaki scored on two interceptions and a blocked field goal.

George Washington scores on final play to end Guam's season

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 10:11
Quarterfinal loss ends Panthers' season at 3-5.

After 883 years, Cistercian monastery to close in Germany

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 08:31
A Cistercian monastery that's existed for almost 900 years in what is now western Germany is closing down for good, due to a shortage of monks.

Spy, temptress, victim? Mata Hari still eludes definition

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/14/2017 - 07:18
A century ago on Sunday, an exotic dancer named Mata Hari was executed by a French firing squad, condemned as a sultry Dutch double agent who supposedly caused the deaths of thousands of soldiers during World War I.
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