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World / Politics May 3, 2019

Main U.K. parties take Brexit battering in local elections

Britain's governing Conservatives and the Labour main opposition took a drubbing Friday in English local elections as voters vented their frustration with the Brexit deadlock. Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives lost control of several local authorities and hundreds of seats but Labour failed to capitalize, ...

World May 3, 2019

Florida passes measure to ban 'sanctuary cities'

Lawmakers in Florida on Thursday passed a bill prohibiting so-called sanctuary cities, requiring local law enforcement to cooperate with immigration authorities. The measure comes as President Donald Trump pushes policies aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration, while frequently demonizing the migrants as criminals. Florida's lower ...

Sri Lanka Mass canceled over fresh 'specific threat' fears

World May 3, 2019

Sri Lanka Mass canceled over fresh 'specific threat' fears

Sri Lanka's Catholic Church scrapped plans to resume Sunday services following a "specific threat" against two religious locations after the deadly Easter attacks. The archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, said Thursday that a "reliable foreign source" had alerted him to possible attacks this weekend. "The ...

Mass evacuations as monster cyclone draws bead on India

World May 3, 2019

Mass evacuations as monster cyclone draws bead on India

Nearly 800,000 people in eastern India have been evacuated ahead of a major cyclone packing winds gusting up to 200 kph (125 mph) and torrential rain, officials said Thursday. The Indian weather service said Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Fani should make landfall on Friday around ...

Editorials May 3, 2019

Rising numbers of elderly people are living alone

Efforts need to be launched at the national, municipal and community levels, involving both public and private sector resources, to ensure that elderly people who living alone will remain connected with their communities and society at large.

Quentin Tarantino's new film makes the cut for Cannes

Film May 3, 2019

Quentin Tarantino's new film makes the cut for Cannes

Quentin Tarantino's much-anticipated new film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" will premiere at the Cannes film festival, organisers said Thursday, after doubts over whether it would be finished in time. The movie, which stars Brad Pitt as a 1970s stuntman alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and ...

In pictures: A visit to Naruto Beya

Sumo | In Pictures May 3, 2019

In pictures: A visit to Naruto Beya

In late April, Japan Times sports-desk staff dropped in on a training session — called keiko or asageiko in Japanese — at Naruto Beya, a sumo stable in Sumida Ward established in 2017 by former ozeki Kotooshu. Here are a few of the highlights. Stablemaster ...

Penalties prove costly in Sunwolves' defeat to Reds

Rugby May 3, 2019

Penalties prove costly in Sunwolves' defeat to Reds

Indiscipline once again cost the Sunwolves as they went down 32-26 to the Queensland Reds on Friday night at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium. Tony Brown's side was given five yellow cards, one of which was turned into a red, to ensure the Sunwolves spent 40 minutes ...

Fighters pound out 17 hits, clobber Lions

Baseball / Japanese Baseball May 3, 2019

Fighters pound out 17 hits, clobber Lions

Left-hander Takayuki Kato threw five solid innings and Yushi Shimizu drove in three runs as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters hammered the Seibu Lions 10-3 in the Pacific League on Friday. Kato (1-2) allowed a hit and three walks, while striking out one. He pitched ...