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Death toll climbs to 31 as unrest spreads across Iraq

World / Social Issues Oct 4, 2019

Death toll climbs to 31 as unrest spreads across Iraq

Thousands of protesters clashed with riot police in Iraq's capital and across the south on Thursday, the third day of mass rallies that have left 31 dead. Defying curfews, tear gas and live rounds, demonstrators gathered to vent anger over corruption, unemployment and poor services ...

Burning issue: Indonesia fires put palm oil under scrutiny

Business Oct 4, 2019

Burning issue: Indonesia fires put palm oil under scrutiny

A brutal Indonesian forest fire season that left Southeast Asia choking in smog has renewed scrutiny of major palm oil and paper companies, with activists accusing them of breaking promises to halt logging. The monster blazes sent a pall of acrid smoke over the region ...

World / Science & Health Oct 4, 2019

Paralyzed man walks again with brain-controlled exoskeleton

A French man paralyzed in a nightclub accident can walk again thanks to a brain-controlled exoskeleton that scientists call a breakthrough providing hope to quadriplegics who are seeking to regain movement. The patient trained for months, harnessing his brain signals to control a computer-simulated avatar ...

Business Oct 4, 2019

U.S. slaps China with additional duties on $4.4 billion in cabinets

The U.S. trade conflict with China may not have spared the kitchen sink, or even kitchen cabinets, as Washington on Thursday announced another round of steep tariffs. About $4.4 billion of wooden cabinets and vanities imported from China will face additional duties because they are ...

Tonga draws inspiration from Kumamoto's samurai heritage

Rugby Oct 4, 2019

Tonga draws inspiration from Kumamoto's samurai heritage

Tonga is taking inspiration from samurai swordsmen as it seeks to repeat its famous 2011 victory over France at the Rugby World Cup. The Tongans will play France on Sunday in Kumamoto, a city famous for its samurai heritage, and they said Japan's renowned warrior ...

Seahawks edge Rams in down-to-the-wire thriller

More Sports / Football Oct 4, 2019

Seahawks edge Rams in down-to-the-wire thriller

Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson's four touchdown passes included a 5-yard strike to Chris Carson with 2:28 to play Thursday in the Seahawks' wild 30-29 victory over the Los Angeles Rams. Wilson's stellar night was almost overshadowed — but Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein missed a 44-yard ...

Unstoppable Novak Djokovic rolls on at Rakuten Japan Open

Tennis Oct 4, 2019

Unstoppable Novak Djokovic rolls on at Rakuten Japan Open

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic on Friday put on a stunning show of supremacy at the Rakuten Japan Open with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Lucas Pouille of France. The Serb more than overwhelmed his opponent in the quarterfinal match, showering Pouille with a barrage ...