Ali Wong’s Raunchy Humor Charms in ‘Dear Girls’

In comedian Ali Wong’s “Dear Girls,” Wong opens by declaring that she was nervous to write a book because she didn’t feel smart enough. She found her groove, she

Neil Young back in his ragged glory with ‘Colorado’

Neil Young is back with his old band Crazy Horse in all their ragged glory with “Colorado,” a beautiful, rambling, chaotic howl against climate change, division and hate.

News of the World | Tokyo auto show, visions for cars of the future, no Ghosn

The Tokyo Motor Show opens this week with plenty of futuristic technologies but absent one of the auto industry’s hugest influencers: Nissan’s former Chairman Carlos Ghosn.

Friends: Travelog | Afghan refugee’s ‘Dream’ coffee shop in Iran becomes reality

With each serving of French press coffee poured delicately into a cup with steamed milk, 21-year-old Afghan refugee Fatemeh Jafari lives out a dream in her basement

Bolsonaro heads to China amid looming question of Huawei deal

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro landed in China yesterday on a mission to strengthen relations with Beijing amid the looming question of whether the Latin American giant should allow Huawei Technologies

Party’s biggest meeting of year gives leaders opportunity to talk Hong Kong protests

China’s ruling Communist Party will hold its most important gathering of the year from October 28 to 31, state-run Xinhua News Agency said, giving its leadership an opportunity to discuss

Abe, S. Korean premier agree to keep talking to mend ties

Japan’s prime minister and South Korea’s No. 2 official agreed on the importance of improving ties but made no apparent breakthrough yesterday in the first high-level meeting since the neighbors’

Australian judge orders Chinese tycoon to detail wealth

A Chinese billionaire who lost his Australian residency on security grounds was ordered by an Australian judge yesterday to provide details of his wealth in a case over an alleged

2 Burmese condemned for UK deaths seek Thai king’s clemency

The families of two Myanmar migrant workers sentenced to death for the brutal murders of two British tourists in Thailand in 2014 have appealed to the Thai king to spare

North Korea urges US to act wisely through year-end deadline

North Korea yesterday accused U.S. officials of maintaining hostility against Pyongyang despite a “special” relationship between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump and urged Washington to act “wisely”

EU awards top human rights prize to Uighur activist

The European Union yesterday awarded its top human rights prize to economist Ilham Tohti for his work defending China’s Uighur minority, and urged Beijing to release him from jail. A moderate

This Day in History | 1984 Europe grants emergency aid for Ethiopia

The EEC is donating £1.8 million to help combat the famine in Ethiopia. Officials from Oxfam, Save the Children, Christian Aid and the Red Cross believe that up to 10 million

Offbeat | Liam Gallagher talks solo rise, family feud and rock music

Spend a few minutes with Liam Gallagher and it’s clear the rocker hasn’t lost any of his bravado, right down to counting himself among the greats in rock history. But Gallagher

Rugby World Cup | South Africans finding their way in Japan

Sunday, 16:00 Wales v South Africa H 3.9, D 29, A 1.4 After finishing off the home team’s remarkable run at the Rugby World Cup in the quarterfinals, the Springboks are feeling more

Rugby World Cup | Hansen calls Jones’ bluff ahead of NZ vs England semifinal

Saturday, 16:00 England v New Zealand H 3.6, D 29, A 1.4 There’s a reason Steve Hansen is comfortable calling Eddie Jones’ bluff. From a place called Bluff in the deepest south to

The Buzz | Fire erupts as Californians hit with 2nd round of blackouts

A Northern California wildfire exploded in size yesterday amid dangerous winds that prompted the state’s largest utility to impose electrical blackouts to prevent fires. Authorities ordered the entire community of Geyserville

UK’s dirty money trail leads to private schools

Dirty money worms its way into banks, law firms, and accounting agencies. It seeps into properties, companies, and even schools. And despite a crackdown by British lawmakers and police, the

World Briefs

UK All 39 people found dead in a refrigerated container truck near an English port were Chinese citizens, British police confirmed yesterday as they investigated one of the country’s deadliest

Kapok | It’s the politics, stupid!

The news on Wednesday that a parking bay had been snatched in Hong Kong for the modest amount of HK$7.6 million had me gaping at the newspaper for a few

Friday, October 25, 2019 – edition no. 3402

* Macau won’t see parking space mania like HK * Gosh! The future is here • The Tokyo Motor Show opens this week with plenty of futuristic technologies but absent one of

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