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Olympus sues current and past executives

Scandal-hit Olympus is suing some 20 current and former executives for damages over a massive investment loss cover up at the Japanese firm, reports said Monday. The law suits filed Sunday named ex-president Tsuyoshi Kikukawa, pegged as playing a major role in the embarrassing affair, and his successor Shuichi Takayama, the Yomiuri Shimbun said,…

Researchers aim to resurrect mammoth in five years

TOKYO — Japanese researchers will launch a project this year to resurrect the long-extinct mammoth by using cloning technology to bring the ancient pachyderm back to life in around five years time. The researchers will try to revive the species by obtaining tissue this summer from the carcass of a…