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Guam, Japan prepare defense against threat from North Korea

Aug 13, 2017

Guam, Japan prepare defense against threat from North Korea

If an attack warning is issued, Guam residents should take cover quickly — in a concrete structure, preferably underground — and stay there until instructed otherwise, according to a fact sheet titled "Preparing for an Imminent Missile Threat." Guam's Office of Civil Defense began disseminating ...

Israeli Holocaust survivor and world's oldest man dies at age 113

Aug 13, 2017

Israeli Holocaust survivor and world's oldest man dies at age 113

Israeli Holocaust survivor Yisrael Kristal, certified last year by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest man, died Friday at the age of 113, Israeli media reported. Since he was an observant Jew, his family could not be reached Friday evening, the onset of the ...

Trump threatens crisis-hit Venezuela with 'military option'

/ Aug 13, 2017

Trump threatens crisis-hit Venezuela with 'military option'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday threatened military intervention in Venezuela, a surprise escalation of Washington's response to Venezuela's political crisis that Caracas disparaged as "craziness." Venezuela has appeared to slide toward a more volatile stage of unrest in recent days, with anti-government forces looting ...

Kenyatta declared winner of disputed Kenyan presidential vote

/ Aug 13, 2017

Kenyatta declared winner of disputed Kenyan presidential vote

President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner Friday of Kenya's hard-fought presidential election, but opposition candidate Raila Odinga alleged the voting was rigged. In announcing the results of Tuesday's contest, the election commission said Kenyatta won a second term with 54 percent in balloting it ...

'Wabi Sabi: The Art of Impermanence': A surprisingly accessible guide to traditional Japanese aesthetics

/ | Aug 13, 2017

'Wabi Sabi: The Art of Impermanence': A surprisingly accessible guide to traditional Japanese aesthetics

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Japan's passion for the modern coexists with aesthetic proclivities that favor antiquity and refinement. Wabi Sabi: The Art of Impermanence, by Andrew Juniper.176 pages TUTTLE, Nonfiction. One expression of the appreciation for age and beauty is the much-cherished effect known as wabi-sabi, the subject of Andrew Juniper's ...

Real Madrid coach Zidane's contract extension a done deal

Aug 13, 2017

Real Madrid coach Zidane's contract extension a done deal

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane confirmed on Saturday he will sign a contract extension in the near future with the club he has guided to back-to-back Champions League titles. "I'm happy because it's a sign of confidence, that we have done good work," Zidane told ...

Reese hangs on to claim 4th world long jump title

/ Aug 13, 2017

Reese hangs on to claim 4th world long jump title

American Brittney Reese claimed her fourth world long jump title on Friday after a tense, tight contest in which only 6 cm separated the top four competitors. Darya Klishina, competing as a neutral athlete after the Russian federation was banned over state-sponsored doping, took silver ...

Cowboys' Elliott gets six-game ban

/ Aug 13, 2017

Cowboys' Elliott gets six-game ban

The NFL suspended star Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for six games Friday, concluding after a yearlong investigation that the league's leading rusher injured his former girlfriend in three separate incidents last summer. According to the letter Elliott received informing him of the suspension, ...

Arsenal edges Leicester in opener

Aug 13, 2017

Arsenal edges Leicester in opener

The Premier League made a thrilling return, and Arsenal finally had something to celebrate on the opening weekend. It took the arrival of Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud from the bench in the second half to turn it around against Leicester and give Arsenal only ...

Sizzling Stanton slugs 40th HR

/ Aug 13, 2017

Sizzling Stanton slugs 40th HR

Two of the game's best players reached impressive statistical marks on Friday. Giancarlo Stanton hit his MLB-leading 40th home run as the Miami Marlins beat Nolan Arenado and the Colorado Rockies 6-3 on Friday night. "When he's making contact, he's got a good shot to continue ...

Matsuyama tied for PGA lead

/ Aug 13, 2017

Matsuyama tied for PGA lead

Most meaningful of all the text messages Hideki Matsuyama received last week was the one from Jason Day congratulating the star for his 61 in the final round at Firestone to win his second World Golf Championship. It read: "Congrats, mate. Unreal playing. See you ...