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Actor Yamamoto, ex-wrestler Inoki win

Jul 22, 2013

Actor Yamamoto, ex-wrestler Inoki win

Actor and anti-nuclear activist Taro Yamamoto and ex-wrestling star Antonio Inoki both won seats in Sunday’s Upper House contest, early returns showed. Yamamoto, 38, who ran as an independent in the Tokyo constituency, appeared set to enter the upper chamber after failing to win ...

Hashimoto in limbo after trouncing

Jul 22, 2013

Hashimoto in limbo after trouncing

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The future of Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) co-leader Toru Hashimoto remained unclear Sunday evening following the party’s poor performance in the Upper House election. “This isn’t a victory. It’s not something to be proud of,” Hashimoto, also the mayor of Osaka, ...

'Motor City Madman' rocks political world

Jul 22, 2013

'Motor City Madman' rocks political world

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On the final morning of the 2013 National Rifle Association annual convention in May, the day was bright, the mood was festive and Ted Nugent was neither dead nor in jail. It was almost exactly a year earlier that Nugent, speaking on video at ...

Chinese flee Ghana gold crackdown

Jul 22, 2013

Chinese flee Ghana gold crackdown

When he saw the trucks full of police and soldiers rumbling across the muddy field where he mines gold, Emmanuel Quainn ran. But they weren’t coming for him. They were after his Chinese counterparts, who had turned up about a year ago to dig ...

Sympathy pours in for China blast protester

Jul 22, 2013

Sympathy pours in for China blast protester

Chinese citizens expressed support Sunday for a disabled man who set off a bomb at Beijing’s international airport, injuring himself in an apparent protest over police brutality. Messages of support were posted online following reports that said 34-year-old Ji Zhongxing was driven to the ...

Martin rallies across U.S. urge 'justice'

Jul 22, 2013

Martin rallies across U.S. urge 'justice'

In most places it was too hot for hooded sweat shirts. So they came with T-shirts. In Washington, Elaine Morris showed up in one bearing a picture of slain teenager Trayvon Martin alongside members of the Ku Klux Klan, with the slogan, “Which hoodie ...

Jul 22, 2013

Troubling justice in Russia

Sergei Magnitsky's trial and conviction on July 11 has been called "one of the most shameful moments for Russia since the days of Joseph Stalin."

Summer brings out the creepy crawlies

| Jul 22, 2013

Summer brings out the creepy crawlies

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Now that the tsuyu (梅雨, rainy season) has ended and the dreaded heat has descended upon the city, most of us have taken refuge indoors, camped out in front of the eakon (エアコン, air-conditioning) in a desperate attempt to wick away some of summer’s ...

Root century too much for Australia

Jul 22, 2013

Root century too much for Australia

Joe Root’s unbeaten 178 left Australia needing to make cricket history if it was to prevent England going 2-0 up with three to play in the Ashes. England was 333 for five in its second innings, a colossal lead of 566 runs, at stumps ...

Yoshida triumphs in playoff for Samantha Thavasa Ladies title

Jul 22, 2013

Yoshida triumphs in playoff for Samantha Thavasa Ladies title

Yumiko Yoshida produced her second win of the season after forcing a playoff with overnight leader Junko Omote at the Samantha Thavasa Ladies on Sunday. The 26-year-old Yoshida started the final round in second place five shots off the pace, but caught up to ...

Delbonis stuns Federer in Hamburg

Jul 22, 2013

Delbonis stuns Federer in Hamburg

Roger Federer was stunned by Argentine qualifier Federico Delbonis, the world No. 114, in the German Tennis Championships Saturday as the 17-time Grand Slam title winner suffered another worrying loss. The former world No. 1 went down 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (7-4) to the 22-year-old ...

Hakuho claims title, suffers second defeat

Jul 22, 2013

Hakuho claims title, suffers second defeat

Harumafuji burst Hakuho’s bubble and claimed yokozuna bragging rights with a surprisingly easy win on the final day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Hakuho, who secured his 26th Emperor’s Cup with two days to spare, saw his 43-match unbeaten streak ended ...