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Sudanese protesters defy curfew to demand new military rulers quit

World / Politics Apr 12, 2019

Sudanese protesters defy curfew to demand new military rulers quit

Sudanese protesters angry that army commanders have taken control after removing veteran president Omar al-Bashir in a palace coup defied a night-time curfew to keep up four months of mass demonstrations on Friday. Protest leaders dismissed the transitional military council formed by top brass after ...

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy conducts first commercial flight

Business Apr 12, 2019

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy conducts first commercial flight

The most powerful operational rocket in the world, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, launched its first commercial mission on Thursday from Florida in a key demonstration for billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's space company in the race to grasp lucrative military launch contracts. The 23-story-tall Heavy, which previously ...

Monsanto loses appeal in French farmer's poisoning case

Business Apr 12, 2019

Monsanto loses appeal in French farmer's poisoning case

A French court on Thursday upheld a guilty verdict against chemicals giant Monsanto over the poisoning of a farmer who suffered neurological damage after using one of its weedkillers, the latest legal setback for the company over its controversial pesticides. Cereal farmer Paul Francois has ...

Ethiopia inquiry shows Boeing Max hurtling uncontrolled to disaster

World Apr 12, 2019

Ethiopia inquiry shows Boeing Max hurtling uncontrolled to disaster

Ethiopia Airlines' doomed 737 Max jet hit excessive speed and was forced downward by a wrongly triggered automation system as pilots wrestled to regain control, a preliminary report into the crash that has shaken the aviation world showed on Thursday. Three times Capt. Yared Getachew ...

Toyama holds off Yokohama in series opener

Basketball / B. League Apr 12, 2019

Toyama holds off Yokohama in series opener

by Ed Odeven

The Yokohama B-Corsairs faced a 58-43 deficit at halftime in Friday's series opener against the Toyama Grouses. They dominated the third quarter, pulling in front by three points entering the final stanza. The fourth quarter, ultimately, came down to free throws. The Grouses sank 10 of ...

Japan Sumo Association lays groundwork for Trump visit

Sumo Apr 12, 2019

Japan Sumo Association lays groundwork for Trump visit

The Japan Sumo Association is preparing to host U.S. President Donald Trump at an upcoming tournament after learning he wants to watch a live sumo bout during his visit to Japan at the end of May, a source with the organization said Friday. The sport’s ...

Amateur Takumi Kanaya lives dream of leading Masters

More Sports / Golf Apr 12, 2019

Amateur Takumi Kanaya lives dream of leading Masters

Amateur Takumi Kanaya made a birdie-birdie start Thursday in his Masters debut, allowing the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship winner to live a dream and top the Augusta National leaderboard. The 20-year-old from Hiroshima bowed to reality by the end of the day, firing a one-over par ...