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61 articles published


New global climate protests kick off in smoky Sydney

Asia Pacific / Science & Health Nov 29, 2019

New global climate protests kick off in smoky Sydney

Protesters in smoke-covered Sydney kicked off a fresh round of global protests against climate change on Friday, with activists and schoolchildren picketing the headquarters of bush fire-ravaged Australia's ruling party. Hundreds of people gathered at the conservative Liberal party's offices to heed the call to ...

Facebook works to restore access after Thanksgiving Day outage

Business / Tech Nov 29, 2019

Facebook works to restore access after Thanksgiving Day outage

Facebook Inc. said it was working to restore access on Thursday to its users after issues with its central software systems triggered an outage in its family of apps, including Instagram, on the busy Thanksgiving Day holiday. "We quickly investigated, started restoring access, and we're ...

Editorials Nov 29, 2019

Democracy wins in Hong Kong, but for how long?

Japan must speak up loudly in behalf of democracy in Hong Kong and make clear that there cannot be business as usual — and certainly no visit to Japan by Xi next year — if there is a resort to force to democracy.

National high school body orders pitch limits for first time

Baseball Nov 29, 2019

National high school body orders pitch limits for first time

High school games played at the spiritual home of Japanese baseball will get a new look in 2020 after the organizer of the prestigious national championship on Friday announced its first pitch limits. Starting from next spring's national invitational tournament at Koshien Stadium near Osaka, ...

India's Mumbai City added to Manchester City soccer empire

Soccer Nov 29, 2019

India's Mumbai City added to Manchester City soccer empire

The owners of English Premier League champion Manchester City on Thursday made Mumbai City FC of India the eighth club in their global soccer empire. Abu Dhabi-controlled City Football Group announced the takeover of the Indian side the day after a U.S. equity fund pumped ...

Crusaders to keep name, change logo after mosque killings

Rugby Nov 29, 2019

Crusaders to keep name, change logo after mosque killings

New Zealand's Canterbury Crusaders announced Friday that the team will retain its name but change its logo after a review sparked by the deadly mosque shootings in its home city of Christchurch in March. Critics said the name and branding referencing medieval wars between Christians ...