News Headlines - 23 December 2015

Emperor Akihito turns 82 urging Japan to remember war - Yahoo News

Japan should remember its bitter lessons from World War II, Emperor Akihito said in an interview to mark his 82nd birthday on Wednesday, recalling events related to the 70th anniversary of the war's end.

Japanese journalist in danger, RSF calls for his immediate release - Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Japanese government to do everything possible to obtain the release of Jumpei Yasuda, a Japanese freelance journalist who was kidnapped in Syria in July and who is still being held hostage by an armed group.

Scientists discover the parts of the brain which determine intelligence – and say they may be able to control them | The Independent

Scientists have identified a cluster of genes in the brain that could determine human intelligence.
The two clusters - called M1 and M3 - are networks of hundreds of individual genes that are thought to influence all our cognitive functions - including memory, attention, processing speed and reasoning.

Jenson Button and wife Jessica Michibata split after one year of marriage | The Independent

Jenson Button and his wife Jessica Michibata have separated after a year of marriage.
A spokesperson for the Formula One driver and the model confirmed the pair have decided to split after marrying in Hawaii in December last year.

PHOTOS: 2015 European migrant crisis: Most moving images of refugees fleeing war and poverty | The Indian Express

The number of international migrants soared to 244 million this year, an increase of more than 40 percent from the year 2000, as economic need, global markets and a desire for better lives put more people on the move, the United Nations said. More than twice as many asylum seekers and migrants —859,000, arrived illegally on the shores of Greece and Italy during the first 11 months of 2015 than in the previous five years combined, according to Frontex entry data.








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