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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen said Wednesday he had found one of Japan's biggest and most famous battleships on a Philippine seabed, some 70 years after American forces sank it during World War II. Excited historians likened the discovery, if verified, to finding the Titanic, as they hailed the American billionaire for his high-tech mission that apparently succeeded after so many failed search attempts by others. Allen posted photos and video online of parts of what he said was the battleship Musashi, found by his M/Y Octopus exploration vessel one kilometre (0.62 miles) deep on the floor of the Sibuyan Sea. "World War II battleship Musashi sank 1944 is found," Allen announced in a Twitter post that has been re-tweeted close to 19,000 times.
Gruesome details of injuries sustained by victims of the Boston marathon bombings were recounted to jurors on Wednesday as lawyers for the Muslim student on trial for the attack admitted he carried out the bloody assault. Nearly two years after what was the worst attack on US soil since 9/11, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial got under way in a federal court packed with victims, survivors and the media. Prosecutors said Tsarnaev, 21, had carried out the attacks to avenge the deaths of Muslims overseas after learning how to build pressure-cooker bombs through Al-Qaeda propaganda. The Kyrgyzstan-born US citizen faces the death penalty if convicted of the bombings which killed three people and wounded 264, on April 15, 2013.