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China lands probe on far side of moon: state TV

Asia Pacific Jan 3, 2019

China lands probe on far side of moon: state TV

A Chinese lunar rover landed on the far side of the moon Thursday, a global first that boosts Beijing's ambitions to become a space superpower. After touching down, the Chang'e 4 probe sent a photo of the far side to the Queqiao satellite, which is ...

Idol-pop trio turn temples into gig spots

Music Jan 3, 2019

Idol-pop trio turn temples into gig spots

The members of one all-girl pop group that performs primarily at temples in Kyoto has seen their prayers answered in recent years as their fan base has grown steadily. Called terapalms (rendered entirely in lower-case letters), the trio formed in November 2016 at the request ...

Kei Nishikori starts 2019 with win

More Sports / Tennis Jan 3, 2019

Kei Nishikori starts 2019 with win

Kei Nishikori kicked off his 2019 campaign on a winning note Wednesday, beating American Denis Kudla 7-5, 6-2 at the Brisbane International. Nishikori, the world No. 9 and second seed, fired seven aces and won 84 percent of his first-serve points to book a spot ...

Tokai University wins Tokyo-Hakone ekiden

More Sports / Track & Field Jan 3, 2019

Tokai University wins Tokyo-Hakone ekiden

Tokai University came from behind to win the Tokyo-Hakone ekiden for the first time on Thursday. Tokai University, starting 1 minute, 14 seconds behind Wednesday's first-day leader Toyo University, clocked a total time of 10 hours, 52 minutes, 9 seconds for the two-day, 10-segment round ...