Saturday, 18/11/2017 | 12:12 UTC+8
  • Mitsubishi Materials apologises for using US prisoner of war as slave labour

    LOS ANGELES — Construction company Mitsubishi Materials became the first major Japanese company to apologise for using captured American soldiers as slave labourers during World War Two, offering remorse yesterday (July 19) for “the tragic events in our past”. A company representative offered the apology on behalf of its predecessor, Mitsubishi Mining, at a special

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  • Charles Darwin movie in the works at Disney

      Do you still remember Darwin’s theory of Evolution? LOS ANGELES — Disney has launched development on a Charles Darwin movie with Stephen Gaghan on board to direct from his own screenplay. The studio acquired an untitled pitch from Gaghan, whose credits include writing the Oscar-winning Traffic and directing Syriana from his own script. Gaghan

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  • China presses US to invest more in its own economy

    Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei on Tuesday (Jun 23) called on the United States to boost its domestic savings and investment to strengthen growth, including spending to improve infrastructure. WASHINGTON: Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei on Tuesday (Jun 23) called on the United States to boost its domestic savings and investment to strengthen growth, including

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  • Mermaids, aquatic creatures turn out for Coney Island parade

    NEW YORK — Tens of thousands of revelers turned out yesterday (June 20) for Coney Island’s 33rd annual Mermaid Parade despite gray skies and steady drizzle. “If it starts raining, we’re all fish people,” said Mr Joe Coddington of Queens, who was wearing a crab hat and a shirt that said “butter me up”. He

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