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Roger Moore, star of seven James Bond films, dies at 89

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 07:47
Roger Moore, the suavely insouciant star of seven James Bond films, has died in Switzerland. He was 89. The British actor died Tuesday after a ...

Giants hurler Sugano avenges lone loss of season against Tigers

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 07:29
Tomoyuki Sugano paid Hanshin back for his only loss of the season with seven scoreless innings as the Yomiuri Giants held off the Tigers 1-0 ...

IS claims responsibility for Manchester bombing as world leaders condemn violence

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 07:03
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande show that left 22 people dead as young concertgoers fled, ...

Whiteley chosen as new Springboks captain for three-test series against France

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 06:58
No. 8 Warren Whiteley has been named the new Springboks captain and coach Allister Coetzee included eight uncapped players in his squad to prepare for ...

Clippers should stay the course despite disappointments

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 06:20
Coach Doc Rivers: Headed back to Orlando where he began his NBA coaching career and where he still owns a home and where his family ...

Spanish authorities detain ex-Barcelona president Rosell, wife in money laundering probe

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 06:14
Spanish authorities say former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell and his wife have been detained in a probe over his businesses in Brazil. The detentions early ...

IS claims responsibility as police arrest man in connection with deadly Manchester bombing

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 06:05
A suicide bomber blew himself up as young concertgoers left a show by the American singer Ariana Grande in the northern English city of Manchester, ...

Kisenosato falls again; Hakuho, Harumafuji still unbeaten

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 05:37
Yokozuna Kisenosato’s fading hopes of winning a third consecutive championship were all but shattered with a fourth loss at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on ...

Ultra-leftist fugitive wanted for 1971 police slaying may have been captured, sources say

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 05:12
A fugitive wanted for the 1971 killing of a police officer during a protest over the reversion of Okinawa may have been captured, sources said.

Mizutani determined to succeed at worlds

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 03:34
Rio Olympic bronze medalist Jun Mizutani knows what he must do in order to stand on the podium at the World Table Tennis Championships for ...

Top SDF officer warns North Korea close to mastering technology for hitting Japan with nukes

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 03:27
Given enough time, North Korea will likely succeed in developing a nuclear warhead small enough to be mounted on a ballistic missile capable of directly ...

Lawmakers ram conspiracy bill through Lower House as U.N. expert slams Tokyo

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 03:26
As the bill moved forward, a heated war of words broke out between Tokyo and a United Nations expert on privacy.

The Izumo deployment: Japan’s hat in the ring

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 03:25
The maiden overseas deployment of Japan's Izumo helicopter destroyer is a clear signal that the waters in the Indo-Pacific region are heating up.

Iran’s Rouhani wins a second term

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 03:24
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is no Western-style liberal but he understands that Iran's best hope rests on reintegration into the region and the world.

The day China’s version of the Lehman crisis explodes

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 03:23
Concerns are mounting in international financial circles that the present status of China's economy is getting closer to what had existed in the United States ...

China could be the future of the sharing economy

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 03:22
At a time when much of China's economy is slowing or stalling, the sharing sector is booming.

For Shinzo Abe, an epic buyer’s remorse

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 03:21
There's still time for the prime minister to distance himself from a White House in flames

World should think twice before abolishing cash

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 03:19
No one's talking about the real motivations behind demonetization.

Iwano confirms quad salchow for free skate next season

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 03:16
It is rare for an athlete to make history the first time they embark on a new level in their career. Usually they settle in, ...

Tofubeats: the art of reality in an era of ‘post-truth’

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 02:58
The final months of 2016 left Yusuke Kawai feeling confused. The electronic artist who records under the name tofubeats came across a BBC news segment ...