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Taiwan’s balloon ‘Tank Man’ marks run-up to 30th anniversary of Tiananmen crackdown

Asia/Pacific - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 01:33
A Taiwanese artist has created giant inflatables of a tank and “Tank Man” — the lone protester who stood in front of a convoy of ...

Bills running back Senorise Perry wearing O.J. Simpson’s former No. 32

Japan: Sports - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 01:27
For the first time in 42 years, the Bills have a player wearing O.J. Simpson’s former No. 32.Running back Senorise Perry wore the jersey number ...

Former partner of deceased skater John Coughlin accuses him of abuse

Japan: Sports - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 01:26
One of the former skating partners of two-time U.S. pairs champion John Coughlin has accused him in a series of Facebook posts of sexually assaulting ...

Best-selling writer Tamotsu Sugano referred to prosecutors over allegation of attempted sexual assault

News from Japan - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 01:21
Best-selling nonfiction writer Tamotsu Sugano was referred to prosecutors earlier this month after allegations he attempted to sexually assault a woman in 2012, police said ...

Flying the friendly skies: Okinawa student reunites with mystery benefactor who loaned him airfare

News from Japan - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 00:45
A high school student in Okinawa Prefecture reunited Tuesday with an unknown benefactor who lent him money when he lost his wallet to buy a ...

Yiddish translation of New York's measles message riddled with errors

America: CNN - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 00:45
Late last year, officials at the New York State Department of Health knew they had to act fast to stem the tide of a growing measles outbreak in ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities.

Operating rooms test positive for mold in Washington

America: CNN - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 00:41
Several operating rooms have been shut down in a Washington children's hospital because of mold.

347 pass Japan’s foreign worker exam for jobs in food service industry

News from Japan - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 00:38
Nearly 350 of the first group of non-Japanese applying for newly created visas to work in Japan’s food service industry have passed a qualification exam, ...

A flamingo in an Illinois zoo had to be put down after a child threw a rock at it

America: CNN - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 00:22
A Miller Park Zoo flamingo was euthanized Monday after an elementary school student threw a rock inside the animal's exhibit.

Jakarta governor says six dead in Indonesia post-election unrest

Asia/Pacific - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 00:05
Six people died in civil unrest that gripped parts of Jakarta on Tuesday night after the election commission confirmed that President Joko Widodo won last ...

Rodrigo Duterte tightens grip on power with landslide win in Philippine polls

Asia/Pacific - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 23:58
Allies of President Rodrigo Duterte stormed to a landslide victory in midterm polls, final results showed Wednesday, dissolving a last check on his controversial rule.Loyalists ...

Raptors rout Bucks to even Eastern Conference finals

Japan: Sports - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 23:00
With a weary Kawhi Leonard fighting through fatigue, the Toronto Raptors found enough energy to pull away from the Milwaukee Bucks.Kyle Lowry led the way. ...

North Korea labels Joe Biden an ‘imbecile,’ in contrast to effusive praise for Trump

Asia/Pacific - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 22:29
North Korea, which has offered effusive praise for U.S. President Donald Trump, delivered a scathing rebuke of one of his top Democratic foes, Joe Biden, ...

Empress Masako conducts first official duties since emperor’s enthronement

News from Japan - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 21:48
Empress Masako conducted her first official duties Wednesday in her own capacity since the enthronement of her husband Emperor Naruhito at the beginning of the ...

Government decides route of October parade to celebrate Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement

News from Japan - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 21:26
The government said Tuesday it has decided on the October parade route to be taken by the imperial couple to celebrate Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement earlier ...

Fired lunchroom worker hadn't charged student for 3 months, her former employer says

America: CNN - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 21:22
A lunchroom worker in New Hampshire who said she was fired for allowing a student to take food without paying hadn't been charging the student for anything for several months, her former employer said.