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Monthly Archives: June 2016

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 his Christian creed. He was quickly captured by authorities,...
SHAKAI: House after house flicks by hundreds of feet beneath a military helicopter, many distinguished by one arresting feature: their roofs have been removed by the army to allow an "aerial view" of militants who may take refuge there....
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 rapper named Wiz, claimed he was $53 million in debt...
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 in characterization and in treatment of the serious issues...
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 that frivolous, trend-watching, conspicuous consumption known as fashion. What...
Reducing errors made during surgery, bringing school books to life, enabling us to browse shops from the comfort of home-virtual reality is not just about gaming, it will change our lives, according to some tech leaders. "VR" is the...
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 a year ago. I suffered from many ailments including...
PARIS: Striking workers created blackouts by cutting power to a big electricity line in western France and occupied train tracks at a Paris railway hub yesterday as unions at nuclear plants and the national rail service protested the proposed...
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, and will get a seat on Uber’s board of...
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 runner-up and seeking a maiden Roland Garros crown to...
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 sport. Amir, 24, featured in two one-day internationals against...
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 and the advisers responsible for managing his finances. "I...

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