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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 ...

U.N. says bombs will litter Mosul for more than a decade

World Feb 15, 2018

U.N. says bombs will litter Mosul for more than a decade

The Iraqi city of Mosul will remain strewn with unexploded bombs for a decade, endangering a million or more civilians who want to return home following the end of three years of Islamic State occupation, a U.N. demining expert said on Wednesday. Pehr Lodhammar, a ...

SpaceX gets FCC chief's nod to launch satellite-based broadband network

Business Feb 15, 2018

SpaceX gets FCC chief's nod to launch satellite-based broadband network

Elon Musk's SpaceX, fresh off the successful launch this month of the world's most powerful rocket, won an endorsement on Wednesday from the top U.S. communications regulator to build a broadband network using satellites. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai proposed the approval of an ...

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?

Strawberries, crab unite in anniversary burger

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Feb 15, 2018

Strawberries, crab unite in anniversary burger

Through April 30, the Dining Room at The Strings by Intercontinental Tokyo is serving up a strawberry red king crab burger. Because both "15" and "strawberry" can be read as "ichigo" in Japanese, the burger celebrates the hotel's 15th anniversary with an array of unique ...

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 ...