Japan’s Shoya Nakajima (right) is tackled by Ecuador’s Robert Arboleda during their Copa America match on Monday. Associated Press
Gabriel Jesus scored the winning spot-kick in a tense penalty shoot-out as Brazil exorcized their demons to beat Paraguay 4-3 on Thursday and reach the Copa America semi-finals.
The attack on schoolgirls in Japan is downright heinous, appalling and jangles the nerves of any civilised individual. Two people, including a schoolgirl, were stabbed to death and more than a dozen injured in Japan on Tuesday in a rampage that targeted the children as they waited for a bus. The 51-year-old attacker crept silently
Japan’s Imperial Palace has a new resident who earned an economics degree from Harvard, speaks at least five languages and has negotiated complicated trade deals as a diplomat. It’s not Emperor Naruhito, who took the Chrysanthemum Throne on Wednesday. It’s his wife, Empress Masako.
The last couple of days in Japan have been of huge historical significance. On Tuesday Emperor Akihito, who ascended the throne in 1989, completed his elaborate abdication ceremony; on Wednesday Emperor Naruhito took over, becoming the island nation’s 126th emperor and ushering in a new era.
Sixteen months after leaving Test cricket in disgrace over the ball-tampering furore, Steve Smith’s preparations for the Ashes have gone up to a manic level as the former skipper looks to return to red ball cricket in top form. Australia captain Tim Paine said former skipper Smith had given batting coach Graeme Hick
GWANGJU: Three of the most dominant swimmers in the world took centre stage at the world championships on Monday but only Adam Peaty and Katinka Hosszu maintained their aura of invincibility while Sarah Sjostrom’s reign in the 100m butterfly came to an end. A night after becoming the first swimmer
NYON: Last season’s semifinalist Ajax will start their Champions League campaign against unbeaten Greek title winner PAOK Thessaloniki in the third qualifying round, after the draw was made on Monday. Four-time European champion Ajax began in the second preliminary round last July and was one minute