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2009-07-22 09:38:00

STRATFORD, Conn., July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the National Police Agency (NPA) in Japan has selected the S-92((R)) helicopter to conduct search and rescue and special mission operations. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060403/SIKORSKYLOGO ) "Sikorsky is proud to continue our long association with the NPA and to provide them with a world-class, multi-mission...

2008-08-21 18:00:25

Tokyo, Aug. 21 (Jiji Press)--The number of cybercrime arrests in Japan in January-June rose 21.2 pct from a year earlier to 2,192, a first-half record, the National Police Agency said Thursday. Police across Japan accepted 38,506 cases of consultations related to cybercrimes in the period, up 16.5 pct, the agency said. An increase in Internet users may have subjected more people to crimes, the agency said. Of cybercrimes, the number of frauds via the Internet including money swindles in...

2008-06-16 09:00:25

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Tokyo, 16 June - Police have arrested three people on suspicion of threatening via electronic bulletin boards to carry out attacks, including murder, since the 8 June stabbing spree in Tokyo's Akihabara district, the National Police Agency said Monday. The suspect in the Akihabara case, 25-year-old Tomohiro Kato, told investigators that he gave warnings of his actions in a series of messages posted on a mobile phone bulletin...

2006-01-12 04:10:16

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese hijacker who used a fake gun to divert a plane to self-ruled Taiwan has been released on parole for good behavior after serving more than a dozen years in prison, domestic media reported on Thursday. It was one of a rash of hijackings in China in the early 1990s, mostly by disgruntled people seeking asylum in Taiwan, some in the hope of cash rewards. Zhang Wenlong, a native of China's eastern Zhejiang province, commandeered the flight in 1993 because he...

2005-07-11 07:44:26

By Jon Herskovitz and Kim Yoo-chul SEOUL (Reuters) - The old problem of school bullying has taken a modern twist in South Korea, where gangs use the latest communications technology and form mini-crime syndicates that combine gangs from several schools. With names such as the "Seoul Association," the syndicates, recently the target of a clampdown, linked bullying gang members from several schools in the capital Seoul to carry out extortion, assault, robbery and prostitution. South Korea's...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.