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Aug 30, 2013

Breast cancer, young drinking tied

Young women who drink alcohol every day may be raising significantly their risk of breast cancer, according to new U.S. research. Each alcoholic drink a woman takes per day, on average, from when her menstrual periods start until her first full-term pregnancy increases her ...

Aug 30, 2013

FTA plans trigger clashes in Bogota

Protesters clashed with police in downtown Bogota on Thursday as demonstrations in support of Colombian farmworkers angered over the impact of free trade agreements spread to urban areas. Thousands of students, professors and workers marched from different points of the city, converging on central ...

Aug 30, 2013

Huge canyon lies beneath ice sheet

A huge canyon twice the size of the longest river in Britain and as deep as the Grand Canyon lies beneath the ice sheet in Greenland, scientists said Thursday. Prior to the establishment of the ice sheet 4 million years ago, the canyon is ...

Aug 30, 2013

Google exec leaves to join Chinese firm

There has been a little shake-up in the smartphone industry this week, with the announced departure of Hugo Barra, one of the team leaders for Google’s Android mobile operating system. Barra said Wednesday he is leaving the tech titan after more than five years ...

Aug 30, 2013

Dotcom blasts N.Z. police cover-up

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom accused New Zealand police of selectively applying the law Friday after they opted not to prosecute intelligence officials who illegally spied on him. Police reviewed the actions of the Government Communications Security Bureau after it was revealed last year that ...

Aug 30, 2013

Treasury OKs gay marriages

The U.S. Treasury on Thursday recognized gay marriage under tax laws, giving the same tax benefits to legally married same-sex couples that heterosexual couples enjoy. The landmark ruling applies to all lawfully married same-sex couples in the country, even if they live in states ...

| Aug 30, 2013

Taylor's gambling no laughing matter

by Christopher Davies

If Gordon Taylor, the chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association, did the equivalent job in the National Football League he would not have been allowed to run up alleged gambling debts of £100,000 to a bookmaker. Taylor, whose £1,082,615 a year salary makes ...

Aug 30, 2013

Nagashima falls short of medal goal

Keita Nagashima was eliminated in the second round of the men’s 81-kg division as Japan failed to medal on the fourth day of action at the World Judo Championships on Thursday. The Japanese men’s hopes of striking a fourth gold medal in as many ...

Dice-K gets roughed up again

Aug 29, 2013

Dice-K gets roughed up again

Daisuke Matsuzaka struggled on Wednesday, taking the loss in the New York Mets’ 6-2 defeat to the Philadelphia Phillies. Matsuzaka (0-2), who spent the bulk of the season with the Cleveland Indians’ Triple-A farm team, was making his second start since signing with the ...

Aug 29, 2013

Japan proposes tariff cuts for products sourced from TPP countries

Japan has proposed tariff cuts for products made from materials produced in countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade talks, negotiation sources said Thursday. For Japan, the proposal made during the ongoing round of TPP talks in Brunei means lower or no tariffs ...

Zaccheroni focused on improving team defense

Aug 29, 2013

Zaccheroni focused on improving team defense

by Andrew Mckirdy

National team manager Alberto Zaccheroni has pledged to stick by his embattled defenders, insisting on Thursday he would not swap them for anyone else in the world. Japan takes on friendly opponents Guatemala in Osaka on Sept. 6 and Ghana in Yokohama four days ...

Aug 29, 2013

Ono captures 73-kg gold at judo worlds

Shohei Ono marked his debut at the World Judo Championships with victory in the 73-kg final to give Japan its third men’s gold medal in as many days on Wednesday. The 21-year-old Ono beat London Olympic bronze medalist Ugo Legrand of France with a ...

Snyder ponders Superman's ultimate dilemma

Aug 29, 2013

Snyder ponders Superman's ultimate dilemma

by Kaori Shoji

Opening on the heels of that other summer blockbuster “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Man of Steel” is no smaller in scale but feels much more personal. That’s probably because director Zack Snyder (“300,” “Sucker Punch”) is a hands-on kind of filmmaker, who secretly feels ...

Tokyo chef who likes a good breakdown

| Aug 29, 2013

Tokyo chef who likes a good breakdown

by Melinda Joe

Kamose, a private cooking studio run by fermentation specialist Nobuaki Fushiki, is hidden among the backstreets of Tokyo’s Gakugei Daigaku district. Fushiki’s special dinner events, which feature an array of fermented ingredients, have a clandestine quality that brings to mind the speakeasies of the ...