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On the ship that downed a military drone, one small mistake could cause a war with Iran
It's a bestiary any ark would be proud of. But the USS Boxer has more than just aircraft with animal names. It has a crew of 1,000 plus some 1,500 US Marines on board. And enough armor, dune-buggies, artillery and even tanks to mount a small invasion. The hardware is stacked in hangars below decks. On Thursday, it was taking part in a tense but routine mission in the world's…
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Angela Merkel stands in ‘solidarity’ with congresswomen attacked by Trump
Speaking at her annual news conference in Berlin, Merkel said: "I distance myself from this decidedly and stand in solidarity with the women who were attacked." She added that from her perspective the "US's strength lies exactly in the fact that people of very different nationalities contribute to the strength of the American people." Trump told the four women of color that they should "go back" to the "crime-infested places"…
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Bodies found piled on staircase in Japan’s worst mass killing in decades
The suspected arson attack on Kyoto Animation on Thursday has left anime fans world-over grieving the loss of life and a studio, which claimed to put its employees first and was a major force in the industry. Twelve men, 20 women and another individual whose gender was unknown died in the blaze and 35 were injured. After dousing flames, firefighters entered the building Thursday morning and found 20 bodies lying…
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Kyoto Animation studio: Destruction is a terrible loss for both humanity and art
Susan Napier is a Goldthwaite Professor of Rhetoric and Japanese Studies at Tufts University. She is an expert in Japanese animation. All opinions expressed in this article belong to the author. The word "animate" comes from "anima," meaning soul, and by all accounts Kyoto Animation Studio (KyoAni) possessed plenty of soul. Its destruction Thursday, in a suspected arson attack that left 33 people dead in the country's worst mass killing…
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Europe is sleepwalking its way to another lost decade
By Julia Horowitz, CNN Business Updated 1216 GMT (2016 HKT) July 18, 2019 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Ten years after the global financial crisis, Europe's economy has achieved a recovery, but not a revival. Low inflation, low interest rates and low growth have become the new normal. Europe's malaise could have dangerous ripple effects. Another wasted decade would…
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Suspected arson attack on Kyoto animation studio leaves 33 dead
Officers haven't been able to question the 41-year-old suspect, who is in hospital receiving treatment for severe burns sustained when he allegedly poured what appeared to be gasoline on Kyoto Animation and set it on fire. A witness told police the suspect shouted "Die!" as he spilled the liquid on the building's ground floor Thursday morning. The man was later found to be carrying a backpack containing several knives, a…
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Kyoto Animation studio: Destruction is a terrible loss for both humanity and art
Written by Susan Napier Susan Napier is a Goldthwaite Professor of Rhetoric and Japanese Studies at Tufts University. She is an expert in Japanese animation. All opinions expressed in this article belong to the author. The word "animate" comes from "anima," meaning soul, and by all accounts Kyoto Animation Studio (KyoAni) possessed plenty of soul. Its destruction Thursday, in a suspected arson attack that left 33 people dead in the…
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Japan election: Surge of women candidates could reshape male-dominated parliament
A record number of women are running for office in Japan's general election on Sunday to fill 124 of the 245 seats in the upper House of Councilors. Half of the upper chamber of the National Diet is elected every three years and this election includes three new seats. Of the 370 candidates running this year, 104 -- or almost 30% -- are women, according to public broadcaster NHK. The…