2018.12.17

News Headlines - 17 December 2018

'Farout' the most-distant solar system object discovered - CNN

For the first time, an object in our solar system has been found more than 100 times farther than Earth is from the sun.
The International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center announced the discovery Monday, calling the object 2018 VG18. But the researchers who found it are calling it "Farout."

Egypt tomb: Saqqara 'one of a kind' discovery revealed - BBC News

The tomb, found in the Saqqara pyramid complex near Cairo, is filled with colourful hieroglyphs and statues of pharaohs. Decorative scenes show the owner, a royal priest named Wahtye, with his mother, wife and other relatives.
Archaeologists will start excavating the tomb on 16 December, and expect more discoveries to follow - including the owner's sarcophagus.

Foreign Minister Kono apologizes for dodging media questions:The Asahi Shimbun

Bowing to heavy criticism for repeatedly ignoring reporters’ questions, Foreign Minister Taro Kono apologized in his blog on Dec. 15 and vowed not to do it again... Kono came under heavy fire from opposition party politicians and various media outlets for ignoring reporters’ questions four times at a news conference on Dec. 11.

hokusai's 'great wave' emerges as a giant mural on building facade

iconic japenese artwork ‘the great wave off kanagawa’ by katsushika hokusai’s has made its way onto the facades of five high-rise apartment buildings in moscow. the buildings make up part of a new development in the city inspired by the silhouettes of several other destinations including new york, chicago, barcelona, and monaco.

China Box Office: ‘Totoro’ Triumphant as ‘Aquaman’ Defies Newcomers – Variety

Japanese animated feature “My Neighbor Totoro” was the weekend surprise. Released for the first time in China, about 30 years after its bow in Japan, the Hayao Miyazaki-directed, Studio Ghibli-produced crowd-pleaser earned $13 million in three days. It is assumed that the film was widely pirated in the three prior decades.


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