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29 Jul
Actor Jack Reynor, left, and actress Nicola Peltz pose for photographers on the red carpet prior to the Japan premiere of "Transformers: Age of Extinction" in Tokyo on Monday night. The film opens in Japan on Aug 8.
29 Jul
Hamas and Israel blamed each other for an explosion at a Gaza park Monday that killed at least 10 Palestinians — including nine children playing on a swing — in a horrific scene that underscored the heavy price civilians are paying in the conflict. Israel's military said a rocket misfired…
29 Jul
A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In the tentative ruling, Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas sided with Sterling's estranged wife Shelly Sterling, who burst…
29 Jul
England, South Africa and Australia all claimed two gold medals in the pool at the Commonwealth Games on Monday as world champions Cate Campbell, Cameron van der Burgh and Chad le Clos were victorious. Jazz Carlin also won Wales first female swimming Commonwealth gold medal for 40 years in the…
29 Jul
Ukraine's foreign minister said Monday that pro-Russian separatists are continuing to try to manipulate the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner that the United States and others have accused the rebels of shooting down. In an interview with The Associated Press, Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said new fighting that prevented an…
29 Jul
Residents of Mosul have watched helplessly as extremists ruling the northern Iraqi city blew up some of their most beloved landmarks and shrines to impose a stark vision of Islam. Next up for destruction, they feared: the Crooked Minaret, a more than 840-year-old tower that leans like Italy's Tower of…
29 Jul
Nissan said Monday that its latest quarterly net profit soared 37% to $1.1 billion, as strong demand in China and other key overseas markets offset weaker sales at home. China accounts for about one quarter of Nissan's revenue so demand fluctuations in the world's biggest car market affect the firm…
29 Jul
More than 2,000 Syrians — almost half of them pro-government forces — have been killed in just over two weeks of fighting in Syria, marking one of the worst death tolls in the country's three-year civil war, opposition activists said Monday. The reports reflect a recent surge in deadly attacks…
29 Jul
Japanese fans want it known: The radiation-breathing, skyscraper-stomping monster they call "Gojira" was born right here in Japan, 60 years ago. No matter its evolution in Hollywood over the decades, the Godzilla creature began as an icon for the suffering brought by the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at…
29 Jul
Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the Mexican border, White House officials are making plans to act before November's elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally, allowing them to stay in the United States without threat of deportation,…
29 Jul
Japan is imposing more sanctions against Russia over its support for pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine who are accused of shooting down a Malaysian jet, the chief government spokesman said Monday. The sanctions include the freezing of assets held in Japan by individuals and groups supporting the separation of Crimea from…
29 Jul
Scientists have laid bare the genetic codes of African rice and a type of wild tomato, data they said should help breed more resilient crops. Teams detailed the genome sequences of the two plant species in separate papers in the journal Nature Genetics. "As the world population is projected to…
29 Jul
A 16-year-old high school girl who was arrested Sunday for the grisly murder of her 15-year-old classmate in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, told police on Monday that she wanted to see what it was like to kill someone. The suspect was sent to prosecutors as police, educators and psychologists tried to…
29 Jul
More than three years after the earthquake and tsunami devastated northeast Japan and left a major nuclear plant in Fukushima paralyzed, efforts to contain the nuclear disaster are still facing major hurdles as the area around it remains a ghost town. Last week, Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), revealed that…
29 Jul
Pacific island leaders will renew calls for meaningful action on climate change at a regional summit opening in Palau on Tuesday, amid fears rising seas will swamp their low-lying nations. Many of the 15 nations represented at the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) lie barely a meter above sea level, and…
29 Jul
We’ve all been there. Maybe it was an ill-advised night out the day before or a colicky newborn that wouldn’t sleep or just the shitty weather, we’ve all had days at the office when we wanted nothing more than to curl up and take a nap. In fact, it’s more…
29 Jul
My Family Car Stickers are causing a sensation around the world as a fun product with a serious road safety message, and are now available in Japan from The Sticker Family Japan. Available in over 30 countries, they are a cute fun way to let other drivers know that you…
29 Jul
A 36-year-old male worker was killed in a blast at a shipyard in Tokyo's Koto Ward on Monday. According to police, the explosion occurred at around 11 a.m. The blast killed one man and injured another man, also in his 30s, TV Asahi reported. The second man was taken to…
29 Jul
A U.S. meat supplier said Monday a Chinese subsidiary embroiled in a safety scandal fell short of its requirements for maintaining high standards. The president of OSI Group, David G. McDonald, declined to give details of what the company has found at Shanghai Husi Food Co. A Shanghai TV station…
29 Jul
University of Tokyo Prof Osamu Sakura, who specializes in sociology of science and technology, saying one reason behind the recent misconduct involving academic papers is the national policy of increasing the number of doctoral degree holders. (Yomiuri Shimbun)
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