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Typhoon leaves 16 dead after lashing Macau, Hong Kong

Asia Pacific Aug 24, 2017

Typhoon leaves 16 dead after lashing Macau, Hong Kong

The most powerful typhoon to hit the southern Chinese region in more than half a century left at least 16 dead as a sudden deluge swamped the gambling hub of Macau, submerging streets and stranding residents. Macau said Thursday that eight people had been killed ...

As Syria's battlefields shrink, U.S. and Russia military hotlines hum

World Aug 24, 2017

As Syria's battlefields shrink, U.S. and Russia military hotlines hum

Even as tensions between the United States and Russia fester, there is one surprising place where their military-to-military contacts are quietly weathering the storm: Syria. It has been four months since U.S. President Donald Trump ordered cruise missile strikes against a Syrian airfield, after an ...

Abe aims high at world championships

More Sports / Judo Aug 24, 2017

Abe aims high at world championships

Hifumi Abe said Thursday he hopes to take a first step toward a coveted Olympic gold as he looks to shake off not being selected for the Rio Olympics by becoming the 66-kg world judo champion. Speaking to reporters at Narita airport before heading to ...

Halilhodzic names 27-man squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers

Soccer Aug 24, 2017

Halilhodzic names 27-man squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers

Keisuke Honda is among 27 players named to Japan's squad for crucial World Cup qualifiers against Australia and Saudi Arabia. Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic will be counting on the experience of the veteran midfielder who scored in his debut for Mexican club Pachuca on Tuesday. Other ...

England record-holder Rooney abruptly ends international career

Soccer Aug 24, 2017

England record-holder Rooney abruptly ends international career

England record-scorer Wayne Rooney retired from international soccer on Wednesday after spurning an offer to return to the squad. "I believe now is the time to bow out," the former England captain said in a statement. "I will always remain a passionate England fan." A return ...

Okuno captures gold in 55-kg class at worlds

More Sports Aug 24, 2017

Okuno captures gold in 55-kg class at worlds

Eighteen-year-old Haruna Okuno made a sparkling debut at wrestling's world championships on Wednesday, winning gold in the women's 55-kg division. Okuno beat Nigeria's Odunayo Folasade Adekuoroye. "Since making the Japan team I have been feeling like I have to win," said Okuno. "I am glad I ...