Urawa prepares for darkest day

Mar 22, 2014

Urawa prepares for darkest day

by Andrew Mckirdy

Urawa Reds will make unwanted J. League history when they take on Shimizu S-Pulse at an empty Saitama Stadium on Sunday, and S-Pulse manager Afshin Ghotbi knows from experience that it will not be an occasion to savor. Reds became the first team to ...

Afghan hopefuls court female vote

Mar 20, 2014

Afghan hopefuls court female vote

The candidate strode down the aisle separating hundreds of male and female supporters at a campaign rally in Kabul. She shook hands with the women filling the chairs to her right. To the men on the other side, she simply nodded. Habiba Sarabi is ...

Paris set to get first female mayor

Mar 19, 2014

Paris set to get first female mayor

It’s a battle guaranteed to make history. A fiery, “killer” former minister and the left-wing daughter of Spanish immigrants are vying to become the first female mayor of Paris. The two women have for months been engaged in a fierce duel to try and ...

Thailand urged to aid Uighurs

Mar 15, 2014

Thailand urged to aid Uighurs

The United States on Friday urged Thailand to protect about 200 asylum seekers who belong to China’s Uighur minority, and activists fear Beijing will pressure the kingdom to deport them. Thai police said Thursday that they had discovered the families during a raid in ...

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Panel: Allow transgender troops in U.S.

The United States should join the dozen other nations that allow transgender people to serve in the armed forces, a commission led by a former U.S. surgeon general said in a report released Thursday that concludes there is no medical reason for the decades-old ...