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Myanmar rejects U.N. probe alleging genocide of Rohingya

Asia Pacific Aug 30, 2018

Myanmar rejects U.N. probe alleging genocide of Rohingya

Myanmar rejected Wednesday the findings of a U.N. probe alleging genocide by its military against the Rohingya, after the U.S. and other countries joined growing calls for the accused to face justice. Myanmar has come under immense pressure this week over last year's military crackdown ...

British rockers Reef make a revelatory return

Music Aug 30, 2018

British rockers Reef make a revelatory return

by Oscar Boyd

The thriving British music scene of the mid-1990s was awash with techno, Britpop and newer genres like jungle and trip-hop. When Reef burst onto the scene, the group's heavier style of rock must have felt like an actual oasis to some listeners. The band's debut ...

Japanese skateboarders grind to gold in park finals

More Sports Aug 30, 2018

Japanese skateboarders grind to gold in park finals

Japanese teenagers Sakura Yosozumi and Kensuke Sasaoka provided a next-generation entree to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with gold medals in skateboarding at the Asian Games. The 16-year-old Yosozumi, an X Games and Park Series Pro Tour medalist, won the women's park final at Jakabaring Sport ...

Nishioka succumbs to Federer at U.S. Open

More Sports / Tennis Aug 30, 2018

Nishioka succumbs to Federer at U.S. Open

Roger Federer made light of energy-sapping conditions to brush past Yoshihito Nishioka 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 in his opening match at the U.S. Open on Tuesday. Where other players had slogged through long rallies as the temperature hit 32 degrees Celsius, Federer kept his time on ...

Basketball players handed one-year bans

Basketball Aug 30, 2018

Basketball players handed one-year bans

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

The four men's national basketball team players who allegedly paid women for sex in Jakarta during the ongoing Asian Games have been handed a one-year ban by the Japan Basketball Association, the organization announced on Wednesday. The ban, effective from the announcement, includes B. League ...

Unsung yobidashi keep sumo running smoothly

Sumo | INSIDE SUMO Aug 30, 2018

Unsung yobidashi keep sumo running smoothly

by John Gunning

Who spends the most time in a sumo ring? Wrestlers? Nope. Referees? Uh-uh. As any veteran fan can tell you, it is of course the yobidashi. Sumo's 'ring announcers' not only maintain the dohyo but also build the thing in the first place. Over the course of three days ...