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Hong Kong protesters gear up at 'National Calamity Hardware Store'

Asia Pacific Oct 11, 2019

Hong Kong protesters gear up at 'National Calamity Hardware Store'

While months of anti-government protests have taken a toll on Hong Kong businesses, from luxury retailers to hotels and restaurants, Keita Lee's pop-up stall is thriving. Since demonstrations escalated in mid-June, Lee, 33, has been running what he has dubbed the National Calamity Hardware Store, ...

Four-legged lunar rover unveiled in London

World / Science & Health Oct 11, 2019

Four-legged lunar rover unveiled in London

A lunar rover that will explore the moon on foot in 2021 was unveiled in London on Thursday. The new concept, with four legs rather than wheels, will send data back to a larger mother ship, which will transmit it back to Earth. U.K. startup Spacebit ...

Trump to meet China envoy, lifting hopes for trade talks

Business Oct 11, 2019

Trump to meet China envoy, lifting hopes for trade talks

President Donald Trump announced Thursday he will meet with China's top trade envoy as the two sides pursue fraught negotiations that this week appeared headed for a dead end. In a tweet, Trump said he would meet the following day with Vice Premier Liu He, ...

Fund pledges $14 billion to fight AIDS, TB and malaria epidemics

Business Oct 11, 2019

Fund pledges $14 billion to fight AIDS, TB and malaria epidemics

Governments, philanthropists and private firms pledged just over $14 billion Thursday for a plan to save 16 million lives, in a boost for the global fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The money was promised at a replenishment meeting in Lyon, France, of the Global ...

Google pulls Hong Kong protester role-playing app

Business / Tech Oct 11, 2019

Google pulls Hong Kong protester role-playing app

Alphabet Inc.'s Google has suspended a role-playing app associated with the Hong Kong protests due to a policy that prohibits developers from capitalizing on ongoing conflicts, the company said on Thursday. A Google spokesman said that The Revolution Of Our Times app, which lets users ...

Washburn leads Yokohama to win over Akita

Basketball / B. League Oct 11, 2019

Washburn leads Yokohama to win over Akita

by Ed Odeven

The Yokohama B-Corsairs earned their first victory of the 2019-20 B. League season on Friday night, outplaying the visiting Akita Northern Happinets en route to a 75-60 decision. Big man Jason Washburn paced Yokohama (1-2) with 17 points and pulled down eight rebounds. Frontcourt mate ...

Wallabies finish Rugby World Cup pool play with victory over Georgia

Rugby Oct 11, 2019

Wallabies finish Rugby World Cup pool play with victory over Georgia

Australia fine-tuned preparations for a likely Rugby World Cup quarterfinal against England with a hard-fought, error-strewn 27-8 Pool D victory over Georgia on Friday. Wales' 27-19 win over Fiji on Wednesday had guaranteed the Wallabies a place in the last eight, with the Welsh playing ...

Patriots pound Giants, improve to 6-0

More Sports / Football Oct 11, 2019

Patriots pound Giants, improve to 6-0

Tom Brady had two touchdown runs and moved ahead of Peyton Manning for second place on the NFL's all-time passing yards list as the New England Patriots pulled away for a 35-14 victory over the New York Giants on Thursday night. The reigning Super Bowl ...