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Reputed Gambino crime boss gunned down in New York City

World / Crime & Legal Mar 15, 2019

Reputed Gambino crime boss gunned down in New York City

The reputed boss of New York's Gambino crime family was gunned down outside his home, dying a virtual unknown compared with his swaggering 1980s-era predecessor, the custom-tailored tabloid regular John Gotti. Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali, 53, was found with multiple gunshot wounds at his red-brick ...

Editorials Mar 15, 2019

The Brexit hole gets deeper

British lawmakers seem to think they hold all the cards in this situation and the EU will meekly acquiesce to whatever they want. They're wrong.

Japan's Netflix contender bets on youth-driven viral hits

TV Mar 15, 2019

Japan's Netflix contender bets on youth-driven viral hits

by Sam Nussey

On a Friday night at a downtown Tokyo television studio, 12 teen models with cutesy nicknames like "Ayamin" and "Kyokyo" are waiting nervously to find out who has won coveted spots on the cover of Popteen magazine, a Japanese fashion bible. The girls, sporting a ...

Sex, lies and video: Scandals rock K-pop world

Entertainment News Mar 15, 2019

Sex, lies and video: Scandals rock K-pop world

Police in South Korea questioned two K-pop stars and two other singers resigned on Thursday, as accusations of sex tapes, prostitutes and secret chat about rape rocked the music industry and hit entertainment stocks. The blame game triggered by accusations against the boyish stars who ...

Sumo 101: Closed stables

Sumo Mar 15, 2019

Sumo 101: Closed stables

by John Gunning

There are currently 46 heya (stables) in sumo. All bear the name of their stablemaster. Every wrestler, referee, ring announcer, hairdresser, etc., belongs to a heya. The vast majority live in the building that houses that stable. Some like Nishiiwa Beya have been around for just over ...

Hakuho, Ichinojo remain unbeaten

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 15, 2019

Hakuho, Ichinojo remain unbeaten

Yokozuna Hakuho maintained his flawless record at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday, as the ranks of unbeaten wrestlers were whittled down to just two. The Mongolian superstar overcame winless No. 3 maegashira Nishikigi by frontal force out in the penultimate bout on Day ...