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Australians vote to allow same-sex marriage

Asia Pacific / Social Issues Nov 15, 2017

Australians vote to allow same-sex marriage

Australians have voted decisively in favor of allowing same-sex couples to marry, sparking celebrations Wednesday across the country. The change may become enshrined in law by Christmas. Thousands of supporters of marriage equality took to the streets, dancing and singing, when the results were announced. ...

Iran quake survivors battle freezing cold while waiting for aid

World Nov 15, 2017

Iran quake survivors battle freezing cold while waiting for aid

Exhausted and exposed to freezing cold, survivors of a weekend earthquake in western Iran begged authorities for food and shelter on Tuesday, saying aid was slow to reach them. Iranian officials called off rescue operations earlier in the day on the grounds there was little ...

DMM.com takes full ownership of Sint-Truiden in Belgian league

Soccer Nov 15, 2017

DMM.com takes full ownership of Sint-Truiden in Belgian league

Tokyo-based internet company DMM.com has taken full ownership of Belgian first-division side Sint-Truiden, the soccer club announced Wednesday. The company acquired the final 80 percent of shares in the Limburg-based team after it had bought an initial 20 percent stake earlier in the year, the ...

Hakuho still perfect after fourth day of tournament

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 15, 2017

Hakuho still perfect after fourth day of tournament

Yokozuna Hakuho stayed unbeaten at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament after manhandling Chiyotairyu, while a pair of ozeki also maintained spotless records to stay in a tie for the early lead in Fukuoka on Wednesday. Hakuho (4-0), who is gunning for his record 40th title, ...

Romelu Lukaku hits winner as Belgium edges Japan

Soccer Nov 15, 2017

Romelu Lukaku hits winner as Belgium edges Japan

Japan narrowly lost to fifth-ranked Belgium in a friendly on Tuesday as Romelu Lukaku gave the hosts a 1-0 victory. The Manchester United striker headed home a cross from Nacer Chadli in the 72nd minute, taking his international tally to 31 goals to become the ...