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Philippines adopts strategy against violent extremism

Asia Pacific Jul 21, 2019

Philippines adopts strategy against violent extremism

The Philippines has officially adopted a strategy to prevent and counter violent extremism as officials seek to avoid a repeat of one of the country's most prominent acts of terrorism in recent history, the May 2017 siege of Marawi City by pro-Islamic State fighters. Philippine ...

A dog with a kind heart and in need of a pal

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! Jul 21, 2019

A dog with a kind heart and in need of a pal

This sweet little girl came to ARK a long time ago and, for no good reason, she's still at the shelter. It seems she has simply been overlooked. Her name is Makeup and, though it may seem odd at first, it actually describes her incredibly ...

Yuki Fukushima, Sayaka Hirota defeat Olympic champs to win Indonesia Open

More Sports Jul 21, 2019

Yuki Fukushima, Sayaka Hirota defeat Olympic champs to win Indonesia Open

Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota defended their Indonesia Open women's doubles title on Sunday by defeating Japanese compatriots and reigning Olympic champions Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi. In women's singles, Japan's Akane Yamaguchi, won her first title here, defeating India's Olympic silver medalist Pusarla Venkata ...

Li Na sets new mark as first Asian-born player in Tennis Hall of Fame

Tennis Jul 21, 2019

Li Na sets new mark as first Asian-born player in Tennis Hall of Fame

Li Na has broken new ground at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The 37-year-old former Chinese star became the first Asian-born player to be inducted on Saturday. She was enshrined along with Mary Pierce of France and Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov during a lengthy on-court ceremony ...

Manny Pacquiao beats Keith Thurman by split decision

More Sports / Boxing Jul 21, 2019

Manny Pacquiao beats Keith Thurman by split decision

Manny Pacquiao knocked down Keith Thurman in the first round and persevered for an exciting split-decision victory Saturday night, adding a third straight win to his career resurgence after turning 40 years old. Pacquiao (62-7-2) dropped his previously unbeaten opponent with a combination late in ...

Sumo 101: JSA chairman

Sumo Jul 21, 2019

Sumo 101: JSA chairman

by John Gunning

The Japan Sumo Association's highest authority is the chairman of its board of directors. The current occupant is 56-year-old Hakkaku, who has been in power since 2015. Like the majority of his predecessors, Hakkaku is a former yokozuna. Known as Hokutoumi when at that rank, he won ...