News Headlines - 16 July 2017

China stages ‘hasty’ cremation of Liu Xiaobo and has his ashes scattered at sea | South China Morning Post

Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, who died in custody on Thursday, was cremated and had his ashes scattered at sea on Saturday in a state-choreographed service that friends and activists said was aimed at preventing supporters from honouring him.

Chinese Authorities Close In on Communist Party 'Elder' in Chongqing

Chinese official Huang Qifan holds the distinction of having served as mayor or vice-mayor of China’s southwestern megalopolis of Chongqing across the successive terms of six Communist Party secretaries overseeing the provincial-level municipality... On July 10, Huang and six other members of the Three Gorges Construction Committee were removed from this posting as well. Huang still retains his seat in the national legislature.

Turkey coup anniversary: Erdogan hails 'defenders of nation' - BBC News

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has given emotional speeches to tens of thousands of people a year after a coup attempt was faced down in the streets.

Fukushima’s most popular beach reopens for first time since March 2011 disaster - Japan Today

A beach in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, which was long regarded as the most popular swimming spot in the prefecture, has reopened to the public for the first time since the March 11, 2011 disaster.

Ryan Lochte cleared of criminal charge stemming from Rio Olympics incident

An appellate court in Brazil has dismissed a criminal case against U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte, concluding that Lochte did not break the law in exaggerating the details of an incident at a gas station during the Rio Olympics in August.

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鈴木紗理奈、マドリード国際映画祭で最優秀外国映画主演女優賞を受賞 - SANSPO.COM(サンスポ)


ドイツで広がる「痛車」文化 オーナーに聞くその魅力や苦労とは - ねとらぼ

ドイツでは近年、自動車の外装にアニメキャラクターなどを施した「痛車」を見かけるようになりました。とくに昨年以降、アニメファン向けイベントではグループで展示されていて、「痛車」文化は浸透しつつあるように見えます。調べてみると「ドイツ欧州『痛車』ネットワーク」(Network of German & European Itasha:NGE痛車)なる団体の存在が明らかになり、設立者にインタビューをすることができました。今回はドイツの「痛車」事情をご紹介します。

浦和 ドルトムントにあと1歩及ばず逆転惜敗 遠藤&興梠のゴールで追い詰めるも…/デイリースポーツ online


ムグルサ、ビーナス破り初優勝 ウィンブルドン女子:朝日新聞デジタル


天才数学者ミルザハニさん死去 40歳、女性初のフィールズ賞:AFPBB News

「数学のノーベル賞」と称されるフィールズ賞(Fields Medal)を女性で初めて受賞したイラン出身の数学者、マリアム・ミルザハニ(Maryam Mirzakhani)さんが15日、米国内の病院で死去した。40歳。ミルザハニさんはがんを患っていた。

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News Headlines - 15 July 2017

EU leaders willing to give UK control over immigration to prevent Brexit, Tony Blair says

The former Labour Prime Minister said political changes on the continent, including the election of Emmanuel Macron, have made an alternative to so-called hard Brexit more likely as he called on Jeremy Corbyn to end his support for leaving the single market.

'Nothing burger' is nothing new. It's been around for decades - CNNPolitics.com

But history sometimes surprises us. The term "nothing burger" (or "nothingburger," if you're feeling compounded) is somewhat of an antique. It first appeared in print in the 1950s, when a gossip columnist used it to dismiss an actor.

Hong Kong brain surgeon drills hole in wrong side of patient’s head | South China Morning Post

A doctor at a Hong Kong public hospital performed surgery on the wrong side of an 86-year-old man’s skull – the second brain surgery blunder in the city in just four months.

Webcam site lets members log in with a 'penisprint' | Daily Mail Online

Webcam sex website CamSoda has launched a 'Dick-ometrics' feature it claims will allow users to access their account by taking a picture of their penis.
The biometric security features uses the penis in a similar way to a fingerprint or retina scanner.

Liga MX Transfer News: Pachuca signs Japan international Keisuke Honda after AC Milan exit - Goal.com

Keisuke Honda has signed with Liga MX side Pachuca, the club announced Friday.
The 31-year-old was a free agent after his contract with AC Milan expired in June. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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東京新聞:ドイツ外務省「非人間的で残酷」 日本の死刑執行非難


GM新型車、車体大きく、左ハンドルのみの海外仕様 - SankeiBiz(サンケイビズ)


仏大統領「米仏を隔てるものはこれからも存在しない」、軍事パレードで演説:AFPBB News

訪仏中の米国のドナルド・トランプ(Donald Trump)大統領も出席したシャンゼリゼ(Champs Elysees)通りでの軍事パレードで演説したマクロン大統領は、「フランスと米国を隔てるものはこれからも存在しない」と述べ、さらにトランプ大統領の出席について「長年にわたる友好の証しだ」と付け加えた。

メイ英首相、過半数割れで涙 想定外の出口調査結果で - 産経ニュース


史上最も小さな恒星を発見。土星と同等サイズ、地球から600光年の場所で別の恒星を周回 - Engadget 日本版

ケンブリッジ大学の天文学者が、EBLM J0555-57Abと呼ばれる星が土星とほぼ同じぐらいの大きさしかない恒星であることを発見しました。このサイズだと星は恒星になり損なった"褐色矮星"になるのが普通ですが、この星の場合は熱核融合反応を起こすのに十分な質量、重力を備えていたため光り輝く恒星になれたと考えられます。

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News Headlines - 14 July 2017

French army band medleys Daft Punk at Bastille Day parade | The Guardian

A French army marching band medleys Daft Punk at the end of the Bastille Day parade on Friday. Donald Trump looks somewhat bemused as they perform Get Lucky and some of the group’s other hits. French president Emmanuel Macron smiles as other dignitaries clap and dance along

Amelia Earhart mystery: Photo appears taken 2 years before pilot vanished - CNN.com

The blurry photo, used in a History Channel documentary, was alleged to show the groundbreaking pilot and her navigator Fred Noonan alive and well on a dock in the Marshall Islands in 1937.
But two bloggers say they have found the photo in a Japanese coffee-table book from 1935 -- when Earhart was safely in the United States.

Walking Dead Stuntman Dead: John Bernecker Dies After On-Set Accident | Variety

Bernecker fell more than 20 feet off a balcony onto a concrete floor, suffering a serious head injury that required him to be transported to a nearby hospital by helicopter. AMC announced Thursday that they had temporarily shut down production on the show’s eighth season in the wake of the tragedy.

Mom suffocates 3 babies, keeps bodies in freezer | Tempo

The woman admitted being the mother of the children, suffocating them with a cushion, then wrapping their bodies in a plastic bag and placing them in the freezer, where they had spent up to a decade, prosecutor Laureline Peyrefitte said... Based on the mother’s testimony, she had given birth alone at her former home in the western city of Lorient in 1998, 1999 and again in 2003.

Kiwi family's heartbreak over son who died in psychiatric care in Japan - NZ Herald

A young Kiwi living in Japan died after having his legs and waist strapped to a bed in a psychiatric ward for 10 days without release, his family says.

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米シカゴ有力紙、1ドルで身売り 紙媒体の苦境続く:AFPBB News

米イリノイ(Illinois)州シカゴ(Chicago)で発行が続けられている日刊紙としては最も古いシカゴ・サンタイムズ(Chicago Sun-Times)が13日、投資家グループに身売りしたことを明らかにした。他メディアの報道によると、売却額はわずか1ドル(約113円)。読者がインターネットのニュースサイトに流れ、不振にあえぐ米新聞業界の現状を改めて浮き彫りにした。

英国:乳児尊厳死に注目 トランプ氏ら治療継続を支援 - 毎日新聞


大腸菌のDNAに動画データを保存 米の研究グループが成功 | NHKニュース


『シティーハンター』がフランスで2019年実写映画化! 金髪冴羽獠に「ノン」の声も - ねとらぼ


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News Headlines - 13 July 2017

Liu Xiaobo, Nobel laureate and political prisoner, dies at 61 in Chinese custody | The Guardian

China’s most famous political prisoner, the Nobel laureate and democracy icon Liu Xiaobo, has died at the age of 61... Last month he was granted medical parole and moved to a hospital in northeastern China, where he was reportedly treated in an isolated ward under armed guard.

Auditor won’t give opinion on Toshiba’s financial report:The Asahi Shimbun

An auditing company plans to withhold its opinion about Toshiba Corp.’s financial statements for fiscal 2016, raising the likelihood that the electronics giant will be delisted from the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Daimler summoned by Germany to address diesel allegations

A German government committee investigating carmakers has summoned Daimler for a meeting today to address allegations it sold cars with excessive emissions, the transport ministry said.

London Tube staff ditch 'ladies and gentlemen' for gender-neutral greetings | The Independent

Transport for London (TfL) workers have been told to ditch the phrase "ladies and gentlemen" in a bid to go gender-neutral.
Instead, staff should use inclusive greetings like "good morning everyone" to make passengers feel more welcome.

Clint Eastwood Casts Real-Life Soldiers for ‘The 15:17 to Paris’ | Variety

In an unconventional move, Clint Eastwood has tapped Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, and Spencer Stone to play themselves in his next movie, “The 15:17 to Paris.” The film will tell the story of the three Americans who stopped a terrorist on a train bound for Paris.

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EU在住英国人、離脱後に本国送還の恐れない=メルケル独首相 | ロイター




フランスでは不便な200、500ユーロ札の不思議な存在 - 朝日新聞デジタル&M


仏、2025年までに原子炉最大17基の廃止も=エコロジー相 | ロイター




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News Headlines - 12 July 2017

Drinking more coffee can lead to a longer life, new studies say - CNN.com

One study surveyed more than 520,000 people in 10 European countries, making it the largest study to date on coffee and mortality, and found that drinking more coffee could significantly lower a person's risk of mortality.
The second study was more novel, as it focused on nonwhite populations. After surveying over 185,000 African-Americans, Native Americans, Hawaiians, Japanese-Americans, Latinos and whites, the researchers found that coffee increases longevity across various races.

North Korea supplies high-voltage electricity to border fence - UPI.com

North Korea has installed high-voltage electric fencing at its border with China, posing even more challenges for people seeking to leave the country or smuggle goods in from the outside world.

Ex-Solidarity leader Wałęsa returns home from hospital - National

Former Polish president and ex-Solidarity leader Lech Wałęsa on Wednesday returned home from hospital after undergoing checks.

Iceberg twice size of Luxembourg breaks off Antarctic ice shelf | The Guardian

A giant iceberg twice the size of Luxembourg has broken off an ice shelf on the Antarctic peninsula and is now adrift in the Weddell Sea... The Larsen C ice shelf is more than 12% smaller in area than before the iceberg broke off – or “calved” – an event that researchers say has changed the landscape of the Antarctic peninsula and left the Larsen C ice shelf at its lowest extent ever recorded.

Rip currents swept away a Florida family. Then dozens of beachgoers formed a human chain. - The Washington Post

Six members of a single family — four adults and two young boys — and four other swimmers had been swept away by powerful and deceptive rip currents churning below the water’s surface... On shore, the human chain began forming, first with just five volunteers, then 15, then dozens more as the rescue mission grew more desperate... She and her husband started with the children, passing Noah and Stephen back along the human chain, which passed them all the way to the beach.

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トランプ氏長男がメール公表、大統領選巡るロシア支援歓迎か  | ロイター


トヨタの米AI子会社、1億ドルでVC設立  :日本経済新聞


アウディ、新型「A8」初披露 本格的な自動運転機能を搭載 - ITmedia ビジネスオンライン


欧州人権裁判所:「ニカブ」認めず ベルギーの禁止措置支持 - 毎日新聞


高温の影響?ジョコビッチらウィンブルドンの芝酷評 - テニス : 日刊スポーツ


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