Samantha Wopat: Stanford University Volleyball Player And Junior Olympic Team Member Dies After Medical EmergencyNineteen-year-old Samantha Wopat tragically passed away on Sunday after being in intensive care since March 17. Wopat, a sophomore at Stanford University was a volleyball player for her school, as well as a former member of the U.S. women's junior team.
- The US was the only western country to have carried out judicial executions last year and the 43 executions in the country ranked it fifth in the world in capital punishment, behind China, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, Amnesty International said Monday.
- Google rushed out its panoramic Street View maps in Thailand on Friday as part of the country's efforts to show tourist hot spots have recovered from last year's floods.
- JYJ has unleashed new footage showing their fans in South America.
- The fall in gold prices has prompted one or more central banks to buy as much as four tonnes of bullion in recent weeks, according to an industry source and a Financial Times report on Friday.
- Andy Warhol, the Pope of Pop, is making a pilgrimage to Asia on the 25th anniversary of his death, with one of the largest collections of his art set to tour five cities in the region over the next two years.
- Following National Potato Chip Day on Mar. 14 and Pepsi's Banner Sun potato chip brands reaching an impressive $10 billion in global retail sales, the food company was very generous in sending me a very interesting selection of chips.
- India will surpass Japan as the No. 2 vehicle market in Asia by 2016, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal based on data and research from IHS Automotive. The report also says that auto sales in China, Asia and the world's largest market, will continue to grow steadily through the rest of the decade.
- JYJ is the first K-Pop group to headline shows in South America.
- War's shadow looms over the Strait of Hormuz, and for one company in Qatar, the disruption of shipping traffic of the Strait could very well mean the end of its business.
- The 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival has announced its 2012 film sections for the popular Spotlight and Cinemania series. The festival, which was started by Robert DeNiro after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, takes place from April 18th to April 29th.
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- An Indian journalist was arrested on Tuesday as a suspect in last month's bombing of an Israeli diplomat's car in New Delhi.
- Mazda Motor Corp. set the price of an approximately $1.67 billion share offering at a discounted ¥124 per share, roughly $1.53, on Monday in the hopes that the money raised can help fund a return to profitableness for the struggling Japanese car manufacturer.
- Tesco Plc (LON:TSCO), the UK's largest retailer, said Monday it would add 20,000 local jobs over two years.
- Gas prices have risen to above $4 per gallon in many parts of the United States, sending economists into a tizzy about its impact on consumer spending, consumer confidence and the effects it will have on the housing market.
- Recent oil price increases are not a big threat to emerging Asian economies because of their strong fundamentals, analysts have said.