Sep 26, 2016

China's North Korean coal imports surge despite sanctions: data

China’s coal imports from North Korea have surged in recent months, government data showed Monday, raising questions about Beijing’s commitment to international sanctions intended to curb Pyongyang’s nuclear program. As the isolated country’s sole ally and main provider of trade and aid, Beijing’s participation ...

Ahmadinejad allies say Iran leader told him not to run again

Sep 26, 2016

Ahmadinejad allies say Iran leader told him not to run again

Close allies of former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad say Iran’s supreme leader has recommended he not run in next May’s presidential election because he is a polarizing figure among hard-liners. Mohammad Reza Mirtajeddini, Ahmadinejad’s vice president from 2009 to 2013, and former hard-line parliamentarian Gholamreza ...

Fighters beat Buffaloes to close in on PL title

Sep 26, 2016

Fighters beat Buffaloes to close in on PL title

The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters moved within one win of capturing the Pacific League pennant after a 4-3 win over the Orix Buffaloes in the Pacific League on Monday night. The win was coupled with a defeat for the second-placed Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, who ...

Sep 26, 2016

Police shoot 'active shooter' at strip mall in Houston

Houston police say several people have been shot at a strip mall in the southwest of the city and that officers have shot the gunman. Police said via Twitter on Monday that an “active shooter at Weslayan & Bissonnet has been shot by our ...

Ancient Roman coins unearthed from castle ruins in Okinawa

Sep 26, 2016

Ancient Roman coins unearthed from castle ruins in Okinawa

Coins issued in ancient Rome have been excavated from the ruins of a castle in Okinawa Prefecture, the local board of education said, the first time such artifacts have been discovered in Japan. The board of education in the city of Uruma said the ...