Indian authorities have put three major airports on high alert after a threat of possible militant attacks. The latest email threatened an attack on the air transport system - security has been tightened at airports in Delhi, Madras (Chennai) and Bangalore.
Asuka-dera was Japan's first Buddhist temple in Asuka. Asuka was an area in Yamato Province (now Nara Prefecture) where imperial palaces and centers of government were built in Asuka period (the 6th and 7th centuries). The temple was completed in 596 by Soga no Umako.