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Shogi showdown pits 'god' against 'genius'

National Feb 15, 2018

Shogi showdown pits 'god' against 'genius'

by May Masangkay

The match of the century. The battle between a "god" and a "genius." The faceoff between the undisputed champion of shogi and his touted successor. The hype surrounding Saturday's match of the Japanese version of chess pits shogi legend Yoshiharu Habu against the nation's youngest ...

Boko Haram suspects finally get their day in court

World Feb 15, 2018

Boko Haram suspects finally get their day in court

The prosecution only called one witness against Abba Umar. He said the defendant, if released, would likely go back to Boko Haram's hideout in the Sambisa forest in northeast Nigeria. But Umar had already done himself no favors. He had pleaded not guilty, yet described ...

Volkswagen's monkeys

Commentary / World Feb 15, 2018

Volkswagen's monkeys

by Peter Singer

Could the vehemence of the response to revelations of the carmaker's experiments on the effects of diesel exhaust indicate a tectonic shift in ethical attitudes toward animals?

Pyeongchang's pop takes home gold

Music | Sound Off Feb 15, 2018

Pyeongchang's pop takes home gold

by Patrick St. Michel

Politics hovered over the opening ceremony of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The pageantry came against a backdrop of geopolitical intrigue, featuring the presence of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister, Yo Jong, who was on hand to watch a unified Korean ...