US figure skating champion Ashley Wagner and Japan's Takahito Mura lit up the Paris-Bercy arena on their way to gold in the Trophee Bompard here on Saturday.
Mura, 21, claimed his first senior medal when he surged to gold in the men's event ahead of US champion Jeremy Abbott with France's Florent Amodio moving up from seventh after the short programme to take the bronze.
Despite popping a triple flip jump and getting a one-point time deduction for his "Shogun" routine, Mura scored 230.68 overall, as overnight leader Abbott's back problems restricted his jumps but he took silver with 227.63.
At 2:46pm every Japanese television channel paused to remember the dead, cancelling their regularly scheduled programming to show the prayers of Japanese people around the country.
That is, every channel except one. One decided to air Alien: Resurrection instead. (ibtimes.co.uk )
Kochi prefectural police are investigating an incident involving a man who sustained severe injuries after being stabbed several times in the abdomen. Police said they believe the attack is linked to a dispute the victim was having with another man over their children dating. (Japan Today )
Police in Niihama, Ehime Prefecture, are investigating the mutilation deaths of three cats whose bodies were left in a park. Two were found dead in February, and the third was found on Saturday. (Japan Today )
Banging on drums and waving "Sayonara nukes" signs, thousands of people rallied in a Tokyo park and marched to Parliament on Sunday to demand an end to nuclear power ahead of the third anniversary of the Fukushima disaster. (scmp.com )
Fewer than 40 pct of residents and commuters in Tokyo take specific measures to prepare for a possible huge earthquake beneath the Japanese capital, despite high awareness on disaster prevention, a Metropolitan Police Department survey showed Friday. (Jiji Press )