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Taiwan terminates relations with Solomon Islands

Asia Pacific / Politics Sep 16, 2019

Taiwan terminates relations with Solomon Islands

Taiwan on Monday severed ties with the Solomon Islands after learning the Pacific nation had decided to switch diplomatic recognition to China, a decision it described as "extremely regrettable." "The Cabinet of the Solomon Islands government decided to switch diplomatic relations to the People's Republic ...

Syrian government artillery pounds south Idlib amid truce: rescuers

World Sep 16, 2019

Syrian government artillery pounds south Idlib amid truce: rescuers

Syrian troops shelled the south of Idlib on Sunday, according to rescuers and residents in the rebel stronghold where a cease-fire had halted a fierce army offensive two weeks ago. Artillery fire battered Maarat al-Numan town and nearby villages in the south Idlib countryside over ...

Okinoumi surrenders top spot on ninth day of basho

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 16, 2019

Okinoumi surrenders top spot on ninth day of basho

Okinoumi suffered his first loss of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday and fell into a two-way tie for the lead with fellow rank-and-filer Meisei. The No. 8 maegashira saw the longest winning streak of his top-division career come to a sudden end and ...

Sumo 101: Presentation of new recruits

Sumo Sep 16, 2019

Sumo 101: Presentation of new recruits

by John Gunning

Sumo is a world filled with ritual and costume. From daily training to tournament bouts to going out in public, there are rules governing what you should wear and how you should act. While formalized actions and detailed rules are part of Japanese life in general, ...

Okamoto keeps Olympic thoughts on back burner

More Sports Sep 16, 2019

Okamoto keeps Olympic thoughts on back burner

Teenager Misugu Okamoto is refusing to entertain thoughts of Tokyo Olympic gold despite becoming skateboarding's youngest world champion over the weekend. The 13-year-old captured the skateboarding park world title in Sao Paulo on Saturday, beating out countrywoman Sakura Yosozumi with Britain's Sky Brown placing third ...

Koji Miyoshi scores winner off bench on Antwerp debut

Soccer Sep 16, 2019

Koji Miyoshi scores winner off bench on Antwerp debut

On-loan midfielder Koji Miyoshi scored a winner just five minutes into his Belgian top-division debut as Antwerp beat Anderlecht 2-1 away on Sunday. The match was tied 1-1 until the 87th minute when Miyoshi, who moved to Antwerp from J. League side Kawasaki Frontale last ...

Kotaro Kiyomiya lifts Fighters over Hawks

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 16, 2019

Kotaro Kiyomiya lifts Fighters over Hawks

Kotaro Kiyomiya broke an eighth-inning tie with a bases-loaded RBI single on Sunday, lifting the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters to a 7-5 Pacific League win over the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks. The second-year slugger knocked a high 0-2 fork ball through the infield, driving in two ...