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Aug 16, 2014

Rola's dad released on scant evidence

Prosecutors have released the father of Japanese television personality Rola due to a lack of evidence backing his arrest on suspicion of fraud. “At the moment, there is no evidence that can lead to an indictment,” the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office said Friday ...

Aug 13, 2014

Philippine top court ends 'comfort women' group's legal battle

The Philippines’ highest tribunal ended a legal battle by a group of Filipino wartime sex slaves on Tuesday to compel the country’s government to support their demand for an apology and compensation from the Japanese government before international tribunals. Theodore Te, a spokesman for ...

Aug 12, 2014

Girl held in Sasebo slaying faces psychiatric tests during probe

The Sasebo branch of the Nagasaki District Public Prosecutor’s Office on Monday moved the 16-year-old girl being held for killing her classmate and dismembering her body to a medical facility for psychiatric tests. According to investigators, the girl, whose identity has been withheld because ...