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Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang dead at 61

Asia Pacific / Politics Sep 21, 2018

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang dead at 61

Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang, a former police chief known as a tough politician with little tolerance for dissent, died Friday at age 61 after a serious illness, state media reported. His death is not likely to dramatically alter politics in a country where the ...

Long lines form as pricey new iPhones make debut in Japan

Business / Tech Sep 21, 2018

Long lines form as pricey new iPhones make debut in Japan

Pricier and bigger iPhone models were launched in Japan on Friday, with the country's three leading mobile carriers starting sales of the XS Max and the XS that have faster processors, better battery life and improved camera functions. Although it has been 10 years since ...

Editorials Sep 21, 2018

Progress, perhaps, in Pyongyang

The leaders of the two Koreas moved forward on a number of fronts at their summit this week — but the issue of the North's committment to nuclear disarmament remains unresolved.

Naomi Osaka rolls into Toray Pan Pacific Open semis

More Sports / Tennis Sep 21, 2018

Naomi Osaka rolls into Toray Pan Pacific Open semis

Naomi Osaka booked her ticket to the Toray Pan Pacific Open semifinals with a straight-sets win against Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic on Friday. Having quickly overpowered Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova in the previous round, the U.S. Open champion had to dig deeper for her ...

Hakuho improves to 13-0

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 21, 2018

Hakuho improves to 13-0

Hakuho overpowered fellow yokozuna Kisenosato in a marquee showdown on Friday and remains undefeated after 13 straight days at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. In their 60th career meeting, Hakuho took control at the outset and muscled Kisenosato (9-4) to the straw. Kisenosato attempted to ...

Arsenal, Chelsea post Europa League victories

Soccer Sep 21, 2018

Arsenal, Chelsea post Europa League victories

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck twice as Arsenal defeated Ukraine's Vorskla Poltava 4-2 in the Europa League on Thursday, while in-form Chelsea began its campaign with a 1-0 win away to PAOK in Greece. Aubameyang has struggled to hit top gear in the Premier League so far ...

Wakaba Higuchi fourth after short program at Autumn Classic

Figure Skating Sep 21, 2018

Wakaba Higuchi fourth after short program at Autumn Classic

World silver medalist Wakaba Higuchi sits in fourth place after the women's short program on Thursday at the Autumn Classic International, an ISU Challenger Series event held ahead of the Grand Prix season. In her first international competition in the 2018-2019 season, the 17-year-old earned ...