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'Pokemon Go' maker Niantic making a game of the world

Business / Tech Nov 7, 2019

'Pokemon Go' maker Niantic making a game of the world

Pokemon Go maker Niantic on Wednesday moved closer to turning the world into a giant game board. San Francisco-based Niantic opened the door for outside developers to build titles to add to its lineup of mobile games, which include Pokemon Go, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite ...

Australia offers farmers cheap loans in drought-ravaged areas

Business Nov 7, 2019

Australia offers farmers cheap loans in drought-ravaged areas

Australia will offer farmers hurt by drought up to 1 billion Australian dollars ($690 million) in cheap loans, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday, as the government seeks to curb rising discontent from rural voters. Farmers across Australia's east coast have been battling drought ...

Hundred of thousands displaced by floods in East Africa

World Nov 7, 2019

Hundred of thousands displaced by floods in East Africa

Heavy rains and floods have killed more than 50 people and forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes across East Africa as researchers warn warming oceans are causing unpredictable weather patterns in the region. South Sudan declared a national emergency last week after ...

Terminal 2 still without water at Tokyo's Haneda Airport

National Nov 7, 2019

Terminal 2 still without water at Tokyo's Haneda Airport

Suspension of water supplies at Terminal 2 of Haneda Airport in Tokyo continued on Thursday after supply was cut off Wednesday, according to the operator of the terminal buildings. Disruptions to the water supply began around 9 a.m. Wednesday in two domestic terminals, affecting restaurants ...

Lufthansa scrubs 1,300 flights over two-day German strike

Business Nov 7, 2019

Lufthansa scrubs 1,300 flights over two-day German strike

Lufthansa said Wednesday it was scrapping 1,300 flights as German cabin crew pressed ahead with a two-day strike, plunging passengers into travel chaos amid an escalating row over pay and conditions. "As a result of the strike, around 180,000 passengers will be affected by 1,300 ...

Advertising woes hit New York Times as digital subscriptions grow

Business Nov 7, 2019

Advertising woes hit New York Times as digital subscriptions grow

The New York Times said Wednesday that profits slipped in the third quarter as declines in advertising revenues offset gains in its digital subscription efforts. The prestigious U.S. daily said it now has more than 4 million "digital only" subscribers and a total subscriber base ...

Editorials Nov 7, 2019

Defining what constitutes power harassment

The parties involved should think again whether specifying examples that do not constitute acts of harassment will result in narrowly defining power harassment — and whether that will serve the intended purpose of the legislation.

Emperor's Cup race looks wide open at Kyushu Basho

Sumo Nov 7, 2019

Emperor's Cup race looks wide open at Kyushu Basho

by John Gunning

Although he retired a quarter century ago and made just 18 appearances for Nagoya Grampus Eight, Gary Lineker remains one of the names most closely associated with Japanese soccer among foreign fans. The England international's strike rate here was well below a career average that ...

Keisuke Honda joins Dutch club Vitesse

Soccer Nov 7, 2019

Keisuke Honda joins Dutch club Vitesse

Former Japan international Keisuke Honda has joined Vitesse Arnhem in the Dutch first division on a contract running until the end of the season, the club said Wednesday. Honda, who parted ways with Australian side Melbourne Victory at the end of last season, had been ...