Like earthquakes, a deadly Japan floods

As Tomie Takebe looked at the ruins of her flood-ravaged home in the Japanese town of Kurashiki, she struggled to say whether she would ever live there again. Record rainfall that unleashed devastating floods and landslides has killed at least 156 people in Japan, and many of those who survived face an uncertain future in homes and […]

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India’s rapidly, multiplied wealth

London’s Old Compton Street, his head bowed as if trying not to be seen. From his seat by the window of a nearby noodle bar, Anuvab Pal recognised him instantly. “He is tiny, and his face had been all over every newspaper in India,” Pal recalled. “I knew it was him.” Few in Britain would […]

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Spider-man creator Steve Ditko dead.

Steve Ditko, the Marvel Comics artist who gave the world the woven webs and soaring red-and-blue shape of Spider-Man, has died aged 90. Ditko was found on June 29 in his Manhattan apartment and was pronounced dead at the scene, New York police said on Friday. No further details were available. Ditko, along with writer […]

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Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif 10 years in jail

Daughter Maryam and son-in-law Safdar also sentenced to seven years and one year in jail respectively. An anti-corruption court in Islamabad on July 6 sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to 10 years in prison. His daughter Maryam Nawaz was sentenced to seven years in jail and and son-in-law captain (retired) Safdar awarded one-year jail term. The […]

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