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Neighbor arrested over Niigata girl's death

National / Crime & Legal May 14, 2018

Neighbor arrested over Niigata girl's death

Police arrested a man in his 20s in connection with the strangling of a 7-year-old girl whose body was left on train tracks in the city of Niigata a week ago, investigators said Monday. The man, who was only described as a corporate employee, has ...

Japanese police probe Mangamura website over copyright violation claims

National May 14, 2018

Japanese police probe Mangamura website over copyright violation claims

The police have opened an investigation into the now-blocked Mangamura website after publishers last year filed copyright violation claims against the provider of pirated comics, investigative sources said Monday. The website, which once drew over 100 million visitors a month, has been inaccessible since April, ...

Hundreds of protesters demand Russia stop blocking Telegram messenger app

Business May 14, 2018

Hundreds of protesters demand Russia stop blocking Telegram messenger app

Hundreds of people rallied in Moscow on Sunday to demand the unblocking of the Telegram app, the second protest in the Russian capital since the authorities blocked the popular messaging service last month. Demonstrators chanted anti-government slogans and brandished signs carrying messages against internet censorship. ...

Editorials May 14, 2018

Mahathir makes a stunning comeback

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohomad's win in parliamentary elections is a victory for democracy in a region that has experienced many recent setbacks in that area.

Hakuho survives scare on second day of Summer Basho

Sumo / Basho Reports May 14, 2018

Hakuho survives scare on second day of Summer Basho

Yokozuna Hakuho and sumo's elite remained atop the competition after earning back-to-back wins on Monday, the second day of the 15-day Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho (2-0), who sat out the Spring tourney with a toe injury, survived a slight scare against Mitakeumi (1-1) and ...