Tens of thousands flood Hong Kong park for latest rally

08/18/2019

HONG KONG — Heavy rain fell on tens of thousands of umbrella-toting protesters Sunday as they marched from a packed park in central Hong Kong, where mass pro-democracy demonstrations have become a regular weekend activity this summer.…

Hong Kong teachers’ rally starts another weekend of protests

08/17/2019

HONG KONG — Thousands of school teachers in Hong Kong marched to the official residence of the city’s leader on Saturday as another weekend of protests got underway in the Chinese territory. An overflow crowd rallied at…

WATCH: Disabled man rescues stranded kitten

08/17/2019

Looking the other way could be simpler for some than lending a helping hand, especially when it comes to stray animals. However, a paraplegic man in Malaysia went out of his way to rescue a kitten stuck…

Family seeks more answers to London teen’s death in Malaysia

08/17/2019

  SEREMBAN, Malaysia — The family of a 15-year-old London teen who was found dead nine days after she disappeared from a Malaysian forest resort claimed her body on Saturday and hope to find answers to their…

Powerful storm lashes Japan, snarls holiday travel

08/15/2019

TOKYO, Japan — A powerful tropical storm lashed Japan on Thursday, bringing strong winds and torrential rain that injured at least 14 people, prompted warnings of landslides and flooding, and sparked evacuation advisories and travel chaos at…

5 children killed in day care center fire in Pennsylvania

08/12/2019

ERIE, Pa. – An early morning fire in Pennsylvania at a residential building housing a day care center killed five children and sent the owner to the hospital, authorities said. The fire was reported in Erie, a…

Born in Israel, hundreds of Filipino children risk expulsion

Agence France Presse 08/10/2019

  TEL AVIV, Israel — In the heat of the summer, Sivan Noel and her sister Michal say they rarely venture outside of their family’s small, basement apartment in Tel Aviv. The two girls, 11 and nine,…

Man, 70, accidentally circumcised, given over P1.2M as compensation

08/08/2019

A man was accidentally circumcised after nurses at the Leicester Royal Infirmary mixed up their notes.  Terry Brazier, 70, who went to the hospital for a bladder procedure was given £20,000 ($24,000 or over P1.2 million) as compensation for…

Putin urges arms talks with US after nuclear pact demise

08/06/2019

MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that Russia would only deploy new intermediate-range missiles if the United States does and called for urgent arms control talks to prevent a chaotic arms race following the demise…

Japan takes Korea off list of trusted trade partners, effective Aug. 28

08/03/2019

  JAPAN–Japan resolved on Friday to remove South Korea from a “whitelist” of 27 countries that receive preferential trade treatment.  Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe convened a Cabinet meeting the same day to decide whether to revise…

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