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Toyota aims to bring fun back with '86' sports car


Toyota Motor Corp unveiled a highly anticipated sports car that it hopes will trigger the rebirth of the company as a maker of 'fun' cars that it hasn't been in years.

Japan's top automaker took the

Vettel can surpass Schumacher - Lauda


Double Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel could ultimately be even more successful than Michael Schumacher, according to triple title winner Niki Lauda.

Red Bull's 24-year-old German quipped

Formula One: Vettel seals historic world title defence


Germany's Sebastian Vettel became Formula One's youngest back-to-back world champion on Sunday when he finished third in the Japanese Grand Prix behind Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso.

The Red Bull

Formula One: Vettel crashes in Japan practice


Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel dramatically crashed out in practice Friday in a jittery start to the Japanese Grand Prix, where he is just one point away from sealing back-to-back world titles.

The Germ

Formula One: My toughest season yet, admits Hamilton


Lewis Hamilton has described 2011 as 'the most trying year of my career' after being embroiled in a series of incidents that have blighted his season.

The 26-year-old Briton, who won the 2008 world c

US Navy drones: Coming to a carrier near China?


The U.S. is developing aircraft carrier-based drones that could provide a crucial edge as it tries to counter China's military rise.

American officials have been tightlipped about where the unmanned

Quake shifted Japan; towns now flood at high tide


When water begins to trickle down the streets of her coastal neighborhood, Yoshiko Takahashi knows it is time to hurry home.

Twice a day, the flow steadily increases until it is knee-deep, carrying f

Superheroes cheer children in Japan's tsunami zone


The battle between the buggy-eyed blue superhero and the evil sea monster and his ninja henchmen was a brief but refreshing return to normalcy for children in this Japanese coastal city.

Nearly two m

Fears over mental impact of Japan disaster


The forbearance shown by survivors of Japan's quake-tsunami has been lauded in the West, but psychologists worry not talking about the hurt could be doing long-term damage.

Commentators have heaped p

Hundreds of aftershocks worsen Japan's quake trauma

Hundreds of aftershocks have rocked the ground and frayed nerves in the five weeks since Japan's massive earthquake and tsunami, forcing survivors to relive the terror almost daily.

The incessant rum

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.