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Taiwan may give Hong Kong protesters asylum

Asia Pacific Jul 20, 2019

Taiwan may give Hong Kong protesters asylum

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Friday that her government would consider providing political asylum to fleeing Hong Kong activists who were involved in protesting a controversial China extradition bill earlier this month. Tsai, who is in the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia on a ...

Rain pounds southwestern Japan as typhoon approaches Korean Peninsula

National Jul 20, 2019

Rain pounds southwestern Japan as typhoon approaches Korean Peninsula

Heavy rain pounded islands in southwest Japan as a typhoon headed toward the Korean Peninsula on Saturday, leading the Meteorological Agency to issue the highest-level danger alert for parts of Nagasaki Prefecture. Landslides occurred on Tsushima Island and the Goto Islands in Nagasaki. Two women ...

Airbus mimics nature with 'Bird of Prey' concept plane

Business Jul 20, 2019

Airbus mimics nature with 'Bird of Prey' concept plane

Airbus on Friday unveiled a concept aircraft with splayed wingtips and a fanned tail inspired by the feathers of an eagle as it experiments with "biomimicry" technology that could eventually lead to quieter landings and less pollution. The European plane-maker's U.K. subsidiary sought to capture ...

Japan to propose larger quotas for Pacific bluefin tuna

National Jul 20, 2019

Japan to propose larger quotas for Pacific bluefin tuna

Japan plans to propose an expansion of catch quotas for bluefin tuna in the Pacific Ocean at an international meeting in the United States in September, informed sources have said. The move comes amid the recovery of bluefin tuna stocks thanks in part to past ...

Newcastle tops West Ham to give Steve Bruce winning start

Soccer Jul 20, 2019

Newcastle tops West Ham to give Steve Bruce winning start

Steve Bruce watched from the stands as his Newcastle United side beat West Ham United 1-0 on Saturday to get his reign off to a winning start. The 58-year-old, whose appointment as head coach has gone down badly with already disillusioned Newcastle fans, was unable ...

Sumo 101: Non-traditional training

Sumo Jul 20, 2019

Sumo 101: Non-traditional training

by John Gunning

Sumo is often described as a lifestyle rather than a sport. As regimented as a military and requiring the total immersion of a religious order, it's certainly much more multifaceted than any other activity that makes the sports section of this paper. For many in sumo, ...

Title to be decided on final day

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 20, 2019

Title to be decided on final day

Yokozuna Kakuryu reclaimed the sole lead at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday as yokozuna rival Hakuho suffered a shock loss to former ozeki Kotoshogiku with one day remaining at the 15-day tournament. Kakuryu will go into the final day with a one-win lead ...

Angelique Kerber parts ways with coach

Tennis Jul 20, 2019

Angelique Kerber parts ways with coach

Angelique Kerber has split with her coach Rainer Schuttler two weeks after her shock early exit at Wimbledon, the three-time Grand Slam champion announced on Friday. The former world No. 1's defense of her Wimbledon crown came to end in the second round at the ...

Frontale triumph over Chelsea in friendly

Soccer Jul 20, 2019

Frontale triumph over Chelsea in friendly

Kawasaki Frontale pulled off a stunning 1-0 victory against Chelsea in a friendly at Nissan Stadium on Friday. Striker Leandro Damiao headed in a Kengo Nakamura cross from close range in the 86th minute to secure the upset for the defending J. League champions. Chelsea struggled ...