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Bones of 18th-century priest shed new light on Japan Christian past

TOKYO: Disguised as a samurai in kimono and topknot, Italian missionary Giovanni Battista Sidotti stole ashore on a small Japanese island in 1708, daring to enter a land hostile to…

How to spot a militant: Pakistani army removes roofs in Waziristan – Security forces hunt down militants

A mixtape of music parody, ‘Popstar’ cranks it to 11

A quick survey of the pop music landscape: Kanye West, in the midst of rolling out an album that frequently changed titles and engaging in a Twitter feud with a…

Review: ‘Me Before You’ evokes tears, but lacks depth

Well, I cried anyway. I cried even though halfway through “Me Before You,” I swore to myself I wouldn’t, because the movie felt overly broad, overly simplistic, lacking depth both…

Tokyo museum exhibits Issey Miyake’s constant innovations

Although he’s behind one of the biggest fashion brands to come out of Japan, Issey Miyake detests being called a fashion designer. Maybe a designer, even a sculptor, but not…

Believe the hype? How virtual reality could change your life

Welcome to Holistic Cure

Let me start by introducing myself. My name is Aisha Al-Zabin. I am a stayat- home mom of three wonderful kids. I first started this journey of healthy eating about…

Power blackout as French workers strike over labor bill – Tapping into months of widespread anger

Uber raises $3.5B from Saudi investment fund

SAN FRANCISCO: Uber said Wednesday it is getting a massive cash infusion from Saudi Arabia. The oil-rich nation’s sovereign investment fund is putting $3.5 billion into the global transportation company,…

Djokovic escapes disqualification, faces Dominic Thiem for finals

PARIS: Novak Djokovic reached his 30th Grand Slam semi-final yesterday but his quest for a first French Open title was almost scuppered by disqualification. The world number one, a three-time…

ICC chief backs pacer Amir to tour England

LONDON: International Cricket Council chief executive David Richardson expects Pakistan quick bowler Mohammad Amir to tour England next month, saying the former spot-fixer’s return is a “good thing” for the…

Messi: I signed documents under father’s instructions

BARCELONA: Lionel Messi denied having knowledge of the tax issues that led to fraud charges against him, saying yesterday he signed documents without reading them because he trusted his father…