Downtown Tokyo’s homeless fear removal ahead of Olympics

Shelters made of cardboard start popping up in the basement of Tokyo's Shinjuku train station right before the shutters come down at 11 p.m., in corridors where "salarymen"

Portugal police: Banker in Angola scandal hangs himself

A Portuguese banker named in a major Angolan money-laundering and corruption scandal has died in apparent suicide at home, police said yesterday. Nuno Ribeiro da Cunha, named as a

Offbeat | Judge deals blow to woman charged for being topless at home

A judge refused to overturn part of Utah's lewdness law Tuesday in a blow to a woman who's fighting criminal charges after her stepchildren saw her topless in her

This Day in History | 1969 – LSE closes over student clashes

The London School of Economics has been closed following violent protests by students angry at the installation of steel security gates. Police were called in to try to break

Australian Dream dying in the wildfires

  • The fabric of Australian life, that sun-licked, healthy, outdoor way of living that has drawn people to the continent for decades, is under assault   * Movies: Bad Boys for Life *

‘Bad Boys for Life’ is kinda bad. Whatcha gonna do?

The third edition of the “Bad Boys” franchise starts as it must do: With a gleaming Porsche swerving at impossible speeds through Miami traffic under the expert

Love and fear drive migrants in ‘American Dirt’

In her beautiful, suspenseful and timely new novel “American Dirt,’’ Jeanine Cummins succeeds in taking migration — one of the central issues of our time — and

Mac Miller posthumous album is heartbreakingly full

Why does everybody need me to stay?” Mac Miller asks on the first single from his latest release. He answered his own question with the superb posthumous “Circles.” Miller’s

News of the World | The Australian Dream is dying in the wildfires

The fabric of Australian life, that sun-licked, healthy, outdoor way of living that has drawn people to the continent for decades, is under assault. The unprecedented

F&B | Starbucks says hold the milk to reduce carbon footprint

To cut your morning coffee’s carbon footprint, skip the Frappuccino and take a plain black espresso. Adding whipped cream to millions of Starbucks Corp. drinks emits

Hallmark media CEO leaves, month after same-sex ad backlash

The head of Hallmark's media business is leaving the company after 11 years, just a month after its flagship Hallmark Channel faced an outcry over a decision to

Football – EPL | ‘This isn’t good enough’: Solskjaer’s Man United loses again

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows how badly he's doing at Manchester United. However, the manager can't seem to find any solutions. "When you're at Man United there's always going to

World briefs

SINGAPORE The outbreak of a SARS-like virus that’s killed at least 17 people appeared in the Asian financial hub of Singapore, as Chinese health officials scrambled to halt its spread. Travel

The Buzz | Police bust ring accused of smuggling 10,000 migrants to UK

French and Dutch police have arrested 23 suspected members of a criminal network that has smuggled as many as 10,000 migrants from France to Britain, according to the European

‘Magic’ gloves let acclaimed Brazilian pianist play again

A few days before Christmas, renowned pianist João Carlos Martins summoned his friends to a Sao Paulo bar so he could show off the best gift he'd received in

Bizcuits | Values: The World We Want

Another show of superfluous consumption has given us the Wuhan coronavirus, threatening to knock on our doors and anything we contact. Sanitation of public facilities and directing citizens to

Friday, January 24, 2020 – edition no. 3461

  * Tourism board cancels Lunar New Year events * Chief Executive: tourists still welcome, but casinos could close * Australian dream dying in the wildfires * A new premium carrier from Taiwan launched

First case of coronavirus infection confirmed in Macau

A visitor from Wuhan was yesterday confirmed as the first case of the novel coronavirus in Macau. Yesterday, the local government held a press conference to

Transport operators instructed to guard against pneumonia

Additional hygiene measures, including regular disinfection and ventilation, have been introduced to local public transport operators as a means of controlling the potential spread of

Health authorities to distribute 20 million masks to handle shortage

Health authorities will distribute 20 million surgical face masks and restrict the conditions of their sale in order to handle a shortage that has affected nearly

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