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Asia Pacific Jul 13, 2018

Chinese chemical plant blast kills 19, injures 12

An explosion at a chemical plant in China has killed 19 people and injured 12, authorities said on Friday, the latest deadly industrial incident in the world's largest producer of chemicals. It comes amid a drive to strengthen industrial safety, with China ramping up checks ...

Reshaping the sound of Neo-Tokyo for 'Akira'

Music Jul 13, 2018

Reshaping the sound of Neo-Tokyo for 'Akira'

by Matt Schley

If you were watching anime in English in the 1990s and 2000s, chances are you've heard a dub recorded by Les Claypool III. Some of the films and series that passed through Claypool's studio, Magnitude 8 Post, include "Macross Plus," "Ghost in the Shell" ...

Reds clobber Sunwolves in season finale

Rugby Jul 13, 2018

Reds clobber Sunwolves in season finale

The Sunwolves' 2018 Super Rugby season came to a close in controversy Friday as they lost 48-27 to the Reds at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium. For the second week running against Australian opposition, the Sunwolves (3-13) had a player sent from the field just before the ...

Injured Kakuryu pulls out; Mitakeumi still unbeaten

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 13, 2018

Injured Kakuryu pulls out; Mitakeumi still unbeaten

Ozeki Tochinoshin suffered his first loss at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday, leaving sekiwake Mitakeumi the only wrestler at the meet with a perfect record. In the day's final bout at Dolphins Arena, Tochinoshin (5-1) suffered a shock defeat to komusubi Tamawashi (3-3). ...