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Manila rearrests Duterte critic journalist Ressa

Asia Pacific / Politics Mar 29, 2019

Manila rearrests Duterte critic journalist Ressa

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, a prominent critic of President Rodrigo Duterte, was rearrested on Friday in what press freedom advocates called retaliation for her news site's dogged coverage of the government. Ressa and her website Rappler have been hit with a string of criminal charges ...

National Mar 29, 2019

More swine fever cases confirmed in central Japan

The Aichi Prefectural Government said Friday that additional swine fever cases have been confirmed in Seto and Tahara in the prefecture. The prefectural government will slaughter about 2,400 pigs kept at the farms. Cases of swine fever had already been found in Toyota and Tahara in ...

Outrage to icon: Paris marks 30 years of I.M. Pei's Louvre pyramid

World Mar 29, 2019

Outrage to icon: Paris marks 30 years of I.M. Pei's Louvre pyramid

It was once decried as an architectural "obscenity," but as the Louvre's glass pyramid turned 30 on Friday, it had long since become a cherished icon of the French capital. One eminent writer called for revolt in the streets when French President Francois Mitterrand's flamboyant ...

U.K. identifies 'significant' new Huawei risks to telecom networks

Business Mar 29, 2019

U.K. identifies 'significant' new Huawei risks to telecom networks

Britain has identified "significant" issues in Huawei's engineering processes that pose "new risks" for the nation's telecommunications, a government report found Thursday amid lingering global suspicion over the Chinese technology giant. "Further significant technical issues have been identified in Huawei's engineering processes, leading to new ...

Actor Kenichi Hagiwara dies at age 68

Entertainment News Mar 29, 2019

Actor Kenichi Hagiwara dies at age 68

Kenichi Hagiwara, an actor and a vocalist in a pop band in the 1960s, died from gastrointestinal stromal tumors at a hospital in Tokyo, his office said Thursday. He was 68. Hagiwara, more widely known as "Shoken," appeared in a number of movies and other ...

Teenager Waka Sonoda taking aim at Olympic archery berth

More Sports Mar 29, 2019

Teenager Waka Sonoda taking aim at Olympic archery berth

As one of four women hoping to represent Japan at the World Archery Championships, 16-year-old Waka Sonoda is right on target to make her Olympic dreams a reality. Having started her athletic career by chance after she visited a local archery range with her mother, ...