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Japanese Newspaper Prints Apology for Using the Term ‘Sex Slaves’

The conservative newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun said it was “inappropriate” to refer to the women who worked in World War II military brothels as slaves.

Watch the new ‘Star Wars’ trailer and read how the sports world is reacting

The sports world may spend most its time talking about athletics (as it should), but sometimes something so great happens that it causes even the coolest athlete to turn from jock to nerd faster than Usain Bolt runs the 100-meter dash. That thing today? The new teaser trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The minute-and-a-half segment […]

STAR WARS: Trailer Breakdown W/Spoilers

And now, there is actual footage from the next Star Wars movie out there, and it’s been a long time since 1998’s The Phantom Menace teaser introduced us to the world of that trilogy. This also being the holiday weekend, it’s a bit difficult...Show More Summary

Japan's biggest newspaper apologizes for using term 'sex slaves'

In a big step backward, Japan's biggest newspaper, the Yomiuri Shimbun, apologized for using the term "sex slaves" to describe, well, sex slaves who were forced to work in brothels that served the Japanese military during World War II. Show More Summary

Phillis “Pippa” Doyle gets France’s highest award

93-year-old Phillis “Pippa” Doyle was awarded France’s highest honor, the Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur, or Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honour for her heroics during the Second World War preparing the way for Allied forces to invade France. Now, a resident of New Zealand, she was presented […]

Japanese paper apologizes for writing 'sex slaves' instead of 'comfort women'

TOKYO — Japan's biggest newspaper apologized in print Friday for using the term "sex slaves" in its English-language edition to describe Asian women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II. The conservative Yomiuri...Show More Summary

The teaser trailer for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens’

5 hours agoOdd : Death and Taxes

On Friday, Walt Disney World released the teaser for "Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens," and here it is.

You can watch the new Star Wars trailer on iTunes — and Youtube

Nerds around the world felt a great disturbance in the force, as if millions of Internet users suddenly scrambled to watch their first glimpse of the new Star Wars film. The first teaser trailer of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the Disney-backed feature directed by J.J. Abrams and set after the original film trilogy, premiered […]

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer has landed

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away... a Stormtrooper stood in the sands of a desert world. That's how the 88-second Star Wars teaser trailer starts, and it continues with other wild images: an orange beachball-shaped droid with...Show More Summary

Marvel’s Agent Carter (Teaser)

Marvel’s Agent Carter is an 8-episode TV series about Peggy Carter, a British secret agent who helped fight HYDRA during World War II. The show is set in 1946, shortly after the war ended and her love Steve Rogers disappeared.

Al Jazeera America’s ‘World War I Through Arab Eyes’

Al Jazeera America’s a three-part documentary series “World War I Through Arab Eyes” begins tonight at 10pmET. The special will continue Dec. 5 and Dec. 12 and commemorates one hundred years since the outbreak of the Great War in 1914. Show More Summary

Brickbat: Ancient History

10 hours agoNews : Reason

The kindness of a pawn shop owner will keep Washington's Lynden Pioneer Museum from having to remove all firearms from a World War II exhibit and return them to the owners to comply with a new state law. Initiative 594, which voters passed earlier this month, requires background checks on all firearms transfers except between family members. Show More Summary

Ballon d'Or 2015: Predictions for Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and More

Germany won the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but even the best players from that squad will have a hard time ending Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi 's tug of war over the Ballon d'Or. The insanely prolific pair have claimed the last four awards handed to the best player in the world. Show More Summary

"Panicking" Ukrainians Face Soaring Prices, Warn "Inflation Is War"

With Ukraine, according to President Poroshenko, on the verge of World War III, it appears the people of the divided nation face another all too familiar war... on their living standards. As Hyrvnia continues to collapse to record-er...Show More Summary

Price wars and power-play over oil supply

OPEC, which accounts for around 80 per cent of the world's crude oil reserves, meets as prices hit four year low.

The Hurricane: 10 Interesting Facts about the Hawker Hurricane – The Workhorse of World War II

Not talking about storms here, but one of the greatest fighter planes of World War II. While its fame was later eclipsed by the Supermarine Spitfire, the Hurricane played a major role in early air conflicts, especially the Battle of Britain. Show More Summary

Liveblogging World War.I: November 27, 1914: Paul von Hindenburg's Army Order

[First World Primary Documents: Paul von Hindenburg's Army Order Following the German Attack on Warsaw, 27 November 1914]( >In the course of severe fighting lasting several days my troops have brought to a standstill the offensive of a numerically superior Russian army. Show More Summary

The 20 Most Revolting Special Effects Ever Created [NSFW]

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Ever since Star Wars, the special effects industry has taken us to amazing new worlds and recharged our sense of wonder. It's also grossed us the frak out. Exploding heads, severed limbs, strange mutilations... Here are the 20 most disgusting special effects of all time. Warning: NSFW! Read more...

The Last of the 'First SEALs': New Book Captures Their Hidden War

The shots fired by members of SEAL Team Six which killed Osama Bin Laden were the combination of tactics and technology pioneered seventy years ago by men like Frank Monteleone, who is now one of the last of the first World War II SEALs. Show More Summary

Bio-Fuel Powered Electric Triplane Launches On Kickstarter

We thought Triplanes disappeared after World War One. But a new startup aims to bring them back in a new hybrid electric aircraft, powered by biofuel. FaradAir is now raising money on Kickstarter to achieve its initial funding goals for its plane. The Bio-Electric-Hybrid-Aircraft or BEHA for short, aims to be the world’s first ‘Hybrid’ eco-friendly aircraft, but won’t… Read More

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