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Business Aug 8, 2019

Miniature theme park Small Worlds Tokyo to open next spring

A theme park based on miniature models will open in the Ariake district on Tokyo Bay next spring, according to leisure facility operator Small Worlds Inc. Small Worlds Tokyo theme park will be a 8,000-sq.-meter indoor facility with 1/80th scale models of objects spanning seven ...

Change now or endanger food and climate, U.N. report warns

World / Science & Health Aug 8, 2019

Change now or endanger food and climate, U.N. report warns

Humanity faces increasingly painful trade-offs between food security and rising temperatures within decades unless it curbs emissions and stops unsustainable farming and deforestation, a landmark climate assessment said Thursday. The U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that efforts to limit global warming while ...

Well-wishers fold 50,000 origami cranes for KyoAni victims

National Aug 8, 2019

Well-wishers fold 50,000 origami cranes for KyoAni victims

More than 50,000 origami paper cranes made by thousands of anime fans and well-wishers were presented Thursday in tribute to the victims of the arson attack on a Kyoto Animation Co. studio three weeks ago. It took two weeks to fold the cranes and around ...

Can an election stop a no-deal Brexit?

World / Politics Aug 8, 2019

Can an election stop a no-deal Brexit?

Will he, won't he — and can he be stopped? Westminster is abuzz with talk of whether Britain's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson will use an election to force through his Brexit plan. Many MPs are deeply opposed to his threat to take Britain out ...

NATO should address China's rise, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg says

Asia Pacific Aug 8, 2019

NATO should address China's rise, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg says

NATO needs to understand the implications of China's rise as Beijing expands its power around the world, including areas that may challenge members of the North Atlantic security body, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday. China's increasing assertiveness, including in the South China Sea, has raised ...

Novartis says it knew of Zolgensma data problems before U.S. approval

Business Aug 8, 2019

Novartis says it knew of Zolgensma data problems before U.S. approval

Swiss Drugmaker Novartis AG on Wednesday said it knew about discrepancies in data it submitted to regulators as it sought approval of its more than $2 million gene therapy Zolgensma, but delayed notifying authorities until it completed an internal investigation. Novartis faces possible civil or ...

British Airways resuming services after latest IT meltdown

Business Aug 8, 2019

British Airways resuming services after latest IT meltdown

British Airways said its flights were returning to normal after passengers had to endure cancellations, delays and long lines at London airports as the airline suffered its third major computer failure in a little more than two years. Wednesday's woes are the latest in a ...

Carp's Yusuke Nomura handcuffs BayStars

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Aug 8, 2019

Carp's Yusuke Nomura handcuffs BayStars

Yusuke Nomura allowed just one single over eight scoreless innings as the Hiroshima Carp tightened up the Central League pennant race with a 4-1 win over the second-place Yokohama BayStars on Thursday night. Nomura (6-3) struck out six without issuing a walk, and was gifted ...

Osaka advances to ensure Barty out as No. 1

Tennis Aug 8, 2019

Osaka advances to ensure Barty out as No. 1

Naomi Osaka advanced to the third round of the Rogers Cup on Wednesday, ensuring Australian Ashleigh Barty will be dethroned this week as world No. 1. Serena Williams, the 37-year-old American star chasing a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title, won her opener in the ...