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Heated U.N. climate talks run into gloomy overtime

World / Science & Health Dec 14, 2019

Heated U.N. climate talks run into gloomy overtime

United Nations climate negotiations were deadlocked deep into overtime and through the night, with even the best-case outcome likely to fall well short of what science says is needed to avert a future ravaged by global warming. The COP25 summit in Madrid arrives on the ...

National / Science & Health Dec 14, 2019

Japan's five-year cancer survival rate at 66.4%

The five-year survival rate for people diagnosed with cancer in 2010-2011 stood at 66.4 percent, up 0.3 percentage point from 2009-2010, the National Cancer Center said in a report Saturday. The national rate was calculated from data of some 650,000 people diagnosed with cancer between ...

Koki Ogawa scores three goals as Japan trounces Hong Kong

Soccer Dec 14, 2019

Koki Ogawa scores three goals as Japan trounces Hong Kong

Koki Ogawa scored a hat trick in his international debut as Japan thumped Hong Kong 5-0 in the EAFF E-1 Football Championship final round on Saturday. The 22-year-old striker staked his claim for Olympic selection as Japan easily accounted for Hong Kong, which lost 2-0 ...

Energized Evessa cruise past Jets

Basketball / B. League Dec 14, 2019

Energized Evessa cruise past Jets

by Ed Odeven

Balanced scoring played a pivotal role in the Osaka Evessa's series-opening victory over the Chiba Jets on Saturday afternoon. What's more, center Josh Harrellson secured the 84-69 win with a 13-point, 20-rebound, eight-assist, three-steal, two-block performance. For the former University of Kentucky and NBA player, ...

Mana Iwabuchi's hat trick propels Japan past China

Soccer Dec 14, 2019

Mana Iwabuchi's hat trick propels Japan past China

Mana Iwabuchi led the way with a hat trick as Nadeshiko Japan beat China 3-0 in the EAFF E-1 Women's Football Championship final round on Saturday. Coming off a 9-0 demolition of Taiwan, world No. 10 Japan had prepared for a sterner test against the ...

Alina Zagitova decides to take a break from competition

Figure Skating Dec 14, 2019

Alina Zagitova decides to take a break from competition

Olympic and world champion Alina Zagitova is taking a break from figure skating this winter, the Russian announced abruptly on Friday. The 17-year-old told the Russian TV program "Vremya" that she would not take part in the national championships later this month, which will make ...