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Tokyo to build new wharf for big liners

Sep 27, 2013

Tokyo to build new wharf for big liners

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government will build a new wharf that can handle large cruise ships to bring more tourists to the capital, Gov. Naoki Inose said. “The economic impact brought by cruise ships is huge as the passengers go sightseeing and shopping in the ...

Syrian rebel groups ally to create Islamic state, reject West

Sep 27, 2013

Syrian rebel groups ally to create Islamic state, reject West

U.S. hopes of winning more influence over Syria’s fractious rebel movement faded Wednesday after 11 of the biggest armed factions repudiated the Western-backed opposition coalition and announced the formation of a new alliance dedicated to creating an Islamic state. The al-Qaida-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra, designated ...

Sep 27, 2013

Abe, U.N. chief Ban vow cooperation over Syria, North Korea

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon have agreed to cooperate on eliminating Syria’s chemical weapons and on tackling North Korea’s nuclear threat and humanitarian issues, a Japanese official said. During their talks Wednesday in New York, Abe said his administration supports ...

Sep 27, 2013

Mandatory organ donation

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It is estimated that 18 people die in the U.S. every day due to a national shortage of organ donations. This crisis could be solved if organ donation were mandatory.

Sep 27, 2013

Ms. Merkel triumphant

The victory of Germany's conservative coalition in Sunday's elections was a rousing affirmation of the popularity of a wily chancellor whom Germans have come to call "mummy.

'Trashed'

Sep 27, 2013

'Trashed'

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It’s hard to associate the uber-groomed, aquiline-profiled Jeremy Irons (“Damage,” “Die Hard: With a Vengeance”) with garbage. But in the documentary “Trashed,” which focuses on the problem of global waste, Irons wallows in it.

'Heaven's Gate'

Sep 27, 2013

'Heaven's Gate'

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The 1970s are fondly remembered now as an insanely creative and risk-taking era for American cinema, and there’s one infamous film that is generally blamed for bringing it all to a crashing halt: “Heaven’s Gate.” Director Michael Cimino had cleaned up at the Oscars ...

'Warm Bodies'

Sep 27, 2013

'Warm Bodies'

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Most zombie movies look at the undead and decide they’re a problem best solved with a bullet to the head. But director Jonathan Levine gives us “Warm Bodies,” which suggests that when World War Z comes, all you’ll need is love. R. (Nicholas Hoult) ...

'The Frozen Ground'

Sep 27, 2013

'The Frozen Ground'

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Based on a serial-killer spree in Anchorage, Alaska, in the late 1970s/early ’80s, “The Frozen Ground” draws solid performances from an A-list cast but somehow falls short on terror. Writer/director Scott Walker is careful to maintain a dark, understated mood that blends in quite ...

Sep 27, 2013

Kim to miss Grand Prix events: report

Two-time world figure skating champion Kim Yu-na of South Korea will sit out upcoming Grand Prix events because of a foot injury, Yonhap News Agency reported Thursday. The Korea Skating Union said Kim suffered an injury to her metatarsal on her right foot during ...

Katayama makes hot start at Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open

Sep 27, 2013

Katayama makes hot start at Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open

Shingo Katayama got off to a strong start in pursuit of his 27th victory on the JGTO tour by shooting an 8-under-par 63 on Thursday at the Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open. It is the second straight week that the 40-year-old has held a first-round lead, ...