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Zipping cross-country in a super-high speed train has become commonplace in many countries these days, but it was unheard of when Japan launched its bullet train between Tokyo and Osaka 50 years ago Wednesday.
The Shinkansen, as it's called in Japan, gave a boost to train travel in Europe and Asia at a time when the rise of the automobile and the airplane threated to eclipse it.
The first bullet train, with its almost cute bulbous round nose, traveled from Tokyo to Osaka in four hours, shaving two and a half hours off the 513-kilometer (319-mile) journey.
Araki, now 73, drove the Shinkansen briefly in the summer of 1967 as part of his training as a railway operations engineer.
Last week, he slipped back in time as he sat in the driver's seat of one of the early model bullet trains at a railway museum outside of Tokyo.
Japan started building a high-speed line during World War II, but construction was halted in 1943 as funds ran out.
By average speed, China has the fastest train in the world, averaging 284 kph on a route between Shijiazhuang and Zhengshou Dong, according to a biennial World Speed Survey by Railway Gazette.
As a child, Osama al-Bar would walk from his home past Islam's holiest site, the Kaaba, to the market of spice and fabric merchants where his father owned a store.
Next to the Kaaba soars the world's third tallest skyscraper, topped by a gigantic clock, which is splashed with colored lights at night.
The past two kings — the current one, Abdullah, and his predecessor, Fahd — have adopted the further title of "custodian of the two holy mosques" to boost their status, referring to Mecca's Grand Mosque and Muhammad's mosque in nearby Medina.
Mecca's planners are largely catering to wealthier pilgrims by focusing on construction of five-star hotels, surrounding the Kaaba in marble-sheathed luxury.
The hill — a landmark in the city — was levelled and in its place, construction of around 40 towers is underway, mostly for luxury hotels providing some 11,000 rooms.
 underway is the Jabal Sharashif project, in which a slum that largely houses Burmese and African migrants is to be torn down to build a new neighborhood for Saudis, along with hotels.
A four-line metro system is planned for the city along with a high-speed rail line to the port city of Jiddah, where the area's airport is located, and to Medina.
Mecca's planners didn't have to build so close to the Kaaba, overwhelming the simple cube-shaped structure, said Irfan al-Alawi, a Saudi who heads the London-based Islamic Heritage Research Foundation.
Essam Kalthoum, managing director of the government-owned Bawabat Makkah Company, which is involved in a number of projects around the city, acknowledged that "it would be a farce" to say financial motivations are not coming into play.
 he pointed to the Kaaba in the photograph.
"Because of this place," he said, the old markets and buildings had to go.
In a dimly lit gym on Jindo island, hundreds of families have received tragic news over the past six months, and a tormented few still wait for it.
The last was pulled from the water July 18.
 divers have found little beyond cellphones and school uniforms — the latter a reminder that the vast majority of victims were high school students on a class trip.
Relatives of the 10 passengers still missing remain at the gym, a staging area for the families since the disaster began.
 the 59-year-old relies on unemployment benefits as he waits for word of his missing brother and nephew, whose portraits he has placed against the bottom of his tent.
Jae-keun blows on cup noodles and feeds them to his son, while his wife watches her daughter run around, weaving through a group of schoolgirls.
Park spent her last moments with Da-yun scolding the mild-mannered girl, whose dream was to become a kindergarten teacher.
Park stays at the gym with her husband, whose employer granted him unpaid leave.
Twenty-five years ago, the exclusionary reputation of a Knoxville country club led to a furor when the University of Tennessee feared that its first African-American basketball coach would be rejected based on race.
Herbert Slatery, who previously served as Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's chief legal counsel, on his application to become the state's top attorney listed his membership in Cherokee Country Club.
Then-UT President Lamar Alexander — a former Republican governor now seeking a third term in the U.
The State University of New York at Oswego is among 24 colleges and universities nationwide to share in a $75 million Education Department grant program to foster innovation in college value and efficiency.
The chairman of Kentucky's Republican Party has called on a Democratic state House candidate to withdraw from the race after the candidate was indicted on a misdemeanor charge of failing to promptly report suspected sexual abuse of a child.
If convicted, he could face up to a year in prison, a fine of up to $100,000 or a year of supervised release, according to the indictment.
State House races are watched closely this election cycle as Democrats cling to an eight-seat majority.
A juvenile was arrested Tuesday in the shooting of a high school student that prompted a school-wide lockdown and evacuation, police in Louisville, Kentucky, said.
Video from television stations showed police escorting students with their hands over their heads out of the school in the southern part of the city to a nearby softball field.
President Barack Obama has issued a major disaster declaration to help with recovery from August storms, washed-out roads and flooding in eastern Kentucky.