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Blackmail letters with suspected cyanide sent to Japanese firms

Blackmail letters with suspected cyanide sent to Japanese firms

Nine Japanese companies, including drugmakers and a newspaper, have received blackmail letters containing white powder suspected to be cyanide, police and local media said Sunday.

Japan executes last sarin attack cult members on death row

Japan executes last sarin attack cult members on death row

The execution of the six Aum Shinrikyo members, years after they were put on death row, draws a line under the horrific attack which shocked the world.

Japan executes sarin attack cult leader and six followers

Japan executes sarin attack cult leader and six followers

The leader of the Japanese doomsday cult that carried out a deadly 1995 sarin attack on the Tokyo subway was executed Friday along with six of his followers, decades after the horrific crime.

Red faces in Athens over Ferris wheel that won’t turn

Red faces in Athens over Ferris wheel that won’t turn

A senior Athens city official has resigned in an unprecedented fiasco over a Ferris wheel that was erected for Christmas but then dismantled over safety concerns before ever operating.