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Calls for gun control grow louder after Florida shooting

World / Crime & Legal Feb 18, 2018

Calls for gun control grow louder after Florida shooting

Pressure is growing for tougher gun-control laws after a mass shooting at a Florida high school, with thousands of angry protesters at state rallies demanding immediate action from lawmakers, and more demonstrations planned across the country in the weeks ahead. Organizers behind the Women's March, ...

Editorials Feb 18, 2018

Brexit begins to bite Britain

Despite the promises of Brexit supporters that exit would benefit Britons, evidence is mounting that it will instead leave them much worse off.

Changing the way that we live

Digital | ON: TECH Feb 18, 2018

Changing the way that we live

by Chiho Komoriya

The perfect room mate Tomotaka Takahashi's first miniature walking, talking home-robot Robi was notable not only for being sold as a subscription-based DIY kit, but also for its lack of practical function. Robi's focus was on expressing emotions and being a companion. Since then, Takara ...

Swedish man champions the art of sword-crafting

People Feb 18, 2018

Swedish man champions the art of sword-crafting

by Kazuki Odaira

A Swedish man has become an unlikely protector of ancient Japanese swords by learning the art of sword-crafting, despite numerous setbacks including the major earthquakes that rocked Kumamoto in 2016. Hans Koga, 45, also known as Hansuke Koga, lives in Nagomi, Kumamoto Prefecture, and is ...

British women continue unlikely dominance

Olympics / Winter Olympics / Skeleton Feb 18, 2018

British women continue unlikely dominance

Lizzy Yarnold's second successive gold and a bronze for teammate Laura Deas underlined Britain's extraordinary dominance of Olympic women's skeleton racing on Saturday — made all the more extraordinary as the country does not boast a single track. British women have medaled at every skeleton ...