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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 ...

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 ...