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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Hanley Ramirez fielded the grounder to first and saw Mike Trout steamrolling toward home. Ramirez rushed his throw just enough to send it sailing — and to hand a victory to the Los Angeles Angels.
The World Wildlife Fund on Thursday urged Asian states to investigate all tiger breeding centres and crack down on any involved in black-market animal trade. On the eve of the International Day of the Tiger, WWF said it was crucial for governments to identify and close so-called "tiger farms", which are distinct from zoos or breeding centres with a legitimate conservation mission. Tiger farms have been linked to the highly lucrative and internationally prohibited trade in tiger parts.
The Bank of Japan surprised markets Friday with only minor tweaks to its giant stimulus plan that reignited concerns its monetary policy arsenal is almost empty. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 stock index dropped and the yen surged as the underwhelming changes burst hopes for a one-two punch to boost the sluggish economy -- after the government unveiled a huge spending package this week. Japanese officials are under intense pressure to deliver as the fate of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's faltering bid to reignite the world's number three economy, dubbed Abenomics, looks increasingly gloomy.