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27 articles published/printed


New film challenges Bollywood sex attitudes

Jan 21, 2013

New film challenges Bollywood sex attitudes

A new Indian film looks at the sensitive topic of sexual harassment in the workplace at a time when Bollywood has come under fire for its portrayal of women, after a fatal gang rape shocked the nation. “Inkaar” (“Denial”), a Hindi movie combining crime ...

Jan 21, 2013

U.S. discord likely to darken Obama's second term

Barack Obama was to be sworn in Sunday to shoulder the power and burden of the U.S. presidency for a second term, launching two days of inaugural rituals darkened by domestic discord and crises abroad. Obama, 51, will swear to faithfully execute the office ...

Jan 21, 2013

Japanese execs shanghaied in Chinese labor dispute

Employees at an electronics plant in Shanghai who locked up about 10 of the company’s Japanese executives for two days to demand better pay and working conditions released them early Sunday after police intervention. Among the captives was the president of Shinmei Electric Co., ...

Nishikori bows out of Aussie Open

Jan 21, 2013

Nishikori bows out of Aussie Open

Kei Nishikori was hopeful of claiming Grand Slam glory this year despite being ousted from the Australian Open in the fourth round on Sunday. Nishikori, troubled by a knee injury, was outclassed 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 by super-consistent Spaniard David Ferrer, the fifth-ranked player in ...

Parker shines as West wins All-Star Game

Jan 21, 2013

Parker shines as West wins All-Star Game

by Ed Odeven

Recognized as a dynamic playmaker since entering the bj-league in the 2007-08 season as a member of the run-and-gun Rizing Fukuoka, Michael Parker hauled in four straight regular-season scoring titles into the fledgling circuit’s eighth season. Now in his second season with the Shimane ...