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Defying police ban on protests, Hong Kongers rally for rights

Asia Pacific Aug 31, 2019

Defying police ban on protests, Hong Kongers rally for rights

Thousands of protesters for democracy defied a police ban on rallying in Hong Kong on Saturday, a day after several leading activists and lawmakers were arrested in a sweeping crackdown. Police banned a planned demonstration on security grounds after last weekend saw some of the ...

African Development Bank chief seeks 'bolder' Japanese investment in Africa

Business Aug 31, 2019

African Development Bank chief seeks 'bolder' Japanese investment in Africa

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina has called on Japanese companies to be "bolder" about making investments in Africa. There are major business opportunities for Japanese firms in Africa in such fields as energy, medicine and digital industries, Adesina suggested in an interview Friday. "I recognize ...

Barca offer for Neymar falls short

Soccer Aug 31, 2019

Barca offer for Neymar falls short

Paris St. Germain is not close to reaching a deal with Barcelona that would take Neymar back to the Spanish champions as the Catalans have not met the French club's asking price for the Brazil forward, PSG's sporting director Leonardo said on Friday. Barca's attempt ...

Kei Nishikori knocked out of U.S. Open in third round

Tennis Aug 31, 2019

Kei Nishikori knocked out of U.S. Open in third round

Kei Nishikori crashed out of the U.S. Open on Friday, losing his third-round match against Australia's Alex de Minaur. The seventh-seeded Nishikori, still searching for his maiden Grand Slam title, suffered a 6-2, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 defeat to world No. 38 de Minaur in the ...