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Princess Mako, niece of Japan's Emperor Naruhito, turns 28

National Oct 23, 2019

Princess Mako, niece of Japan's Emperor Naruhito, turns 28

Princess Mako, a niece of Emperor Naruhito and the eldest daughter of Crown Prince Akishino, turned 28 on Wednesday. The princess has engaged in some official duties previously performed by Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko since May 1 when her father became heir ...

German WWII U-boat base in Marseille reboots as data center

Business Oct 23, 2019

German WWII U-boat base in Marseille reboots as data center

The thick concrete walls of a long-abandonned World War II German submarine base in Marseille, southern France, are set to find a new purpose: keeping banks of computer servers safe and cool. Dutch cloud services firm Interxion plans to invest €140 million to turn the ...

Boeing makes progress on 737 Max but FAA needs weeks to review

Business Oct 23, 2019

Boeing makes progress on 737 Max but FAA needs weeks to review

Boeing Co is making progress toward getting its 737 Max aircraft in the air again, but the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration will need at least several more weeks for review, FAA Administrator Steve Dickson said on Tuesday. Boeing and the FAA are grappling to contain ...

Russia anti-doping boss expects lengthy Olympic ban

Olympics Oct 23, 2019

Russia anti-doping boss expects lengthy Olympic ban

Russia's anti-doping chief is predicting a lengthy Olympic ban for the national squad, lashing out at Moscow authorities who he says handed over falsified lab data to international investigators. The accusations are the latest scandal to hit Russian sport after the country was banned from ...

Japan stalwart Thompson departs international scene

Rugby Oct 23, 2019

Japan stalwart Thompson departs international scene

by Rich Freeman

In a world where stats abound, it's somewhat ironic that the favorite saying of one of the major reasons behind Japan's success on the international rugby field in recent years is "It's only a number, mate." Luke Thompson confirmed after last Sunday's Rugby World Cup ...

Rui Hachimura to start in Wizards' season opener on Wednesday

Basketball / NBA Oct 23, 2019

Rui Hachimura to start in Wizards' season opener on Wednesday

Washington Wizards first-round draft pick Rui Hachimura will be in the starting lineup for the team's regular-season debut against the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, head coach Scott Brooks confirmed after practice Tuesday. "To sum up my feelings, I've made it. I'm really looking forward to ...

Kei Nishikori has season-ending surgery on elbow

Tennis Oct 23, 2019

Kei Nishikori has season-ending surgery on elbow

Kei Nishikori had surgery on his right elbow at a hospital in Japan on Tuesday evening, his management company said. The 29-year-old Japanese tennis star is due to begin rehab on Thursday, return to full training in early December, and make his comeback next season, ...