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Japan delegation head apologizes, sends home basketball players for night with women

Posted on: August 20th, 2018 | No Comments
  Japan has sent home four players from their men’s basketball team at the 18th Asian Games for spending the night in a Jakarta hotel with women, head of the delegation Yasuhiro Yamashita...

South Korean families heading north to reunite with long-lost relatives

Posted on: August 20th, 2018 | No Comments
A group of South Koreans gathered in the northeast coastal city of Sokcho Sunday before heading to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) for a reunion with their war-separated families. The family reunion,...

Cholera outbreak kills 186 people in Nigeria

Posted on: August 20th, 2018 | No Comments
    Nigeria is dealing with a cholera outbreak that has infected over 16,000 people, including 186 reported deaths, according to Nigeria’s Center for Disease Control (NCDC). A cholera infection...

Venezuelan migrants in limbo cross Ecuador on foot in search of lifeline

Posted on: August 20th, 2018 | No Comments
Venezuelans in limbo by Ecuador’s border are defying a clampdown on migrants, crossing the Andean country on foot to escape an economy in free fall and food shortages back home...

Indonesia welcomes Asia with explosive opening ceremony

Posted on: August 20th, 2018 | No Comments
  A spectacular pyrotechnic show, including a simulated volcanic eruption, lit up the Jakarta skyline on Saturday (August 18) night as Indonesia rolled out the red carpet for the continent’s...

Newspaper editorials across U.S. rebuke Trump for attacks on press

Posted on: August 17th, 2018 | No Comments
Hundreds of U.S. newspapers on Thursday (August 16) launched a coordinated defense of press freedom and a rebuke of U.S. President Donald Trump for denouncing some media organizations as enemies...

Archaeologists in Peru unearth ancient mural from lost civilization

Posted on: August 17th, 2018 | No Comments
  Archaeologists in northern Peru have unearthed an ancient mural from the lost Caral civilization that is believed to be about 3,800 years old, officials reported. The discovery was made...

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies at home in Detroit aged 76

Posted on: August 17th, 2018 | No Comments
  Aretha Franklin, the preacher’s daughter whose powerful voice made her the long-reigning “Queen of Soul” with such hit songs as “Respect” and “Chain of Fools,” died on Thursday (August 16)...

Vatican voices ‘shame and sorrow’ over damning sex abuse report

Posted on: August 17th, 2018 | No Comments
    The Vatican, in its first response to a damning report by a U.S. grand jury on sexual abuse of children by priests in Pennsylvania, on Thursday (August 16)...

Host nation Indonesia gears up for Asian Games kick off on August 18

Posted on: August 16th, 2018 | No Comments
    An Indonesian village is jumping head-first into the spirit of the Asian Games with colorful murals dotting the walls and cheery flags flapping in the wind, as the...