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North Korea may be hiding hog apocalypse from the world

Asia Pacific Oct 13, 2019

North Korea may be hiding hog apocalypse from the world

By official accounts, the pig contagion wreaking havoc across Eastern Asia has virtually skipped over North Korea, with a single outbreak reported there in May. But wayward feral pigs have stoked concern that Kim Jong Un's reclusive state is hiding an African swine fever ...

Determined Wales fends off Uruguay, moves on to quarterfinals

Rugby Oct 13, 2019

Determined Wales fends off Uruguay, moves on to quarterfinals

A scrappy Wales was made to work hard for victory against Uruguay but prevailed with a bonus point 35-13 win on Sunday to top Pool D and set up a quarterfinal with three-time finalist France. Wales clung to an eight-point lead with seven minutes left ...

Samoa says goodbye to 'awesome' host nation

Rugby Oct 13, 2019

Samoa says goodbye to 'awesome' host nation

Though it fell short of their goal of reaching the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals, Samoa leaves the tournament with many happy memories of "awesome host nation" Japan, captain Jack Lam said Saturday. Following Manu Samoa's final Pool A match — a 47-5 loss to heavyweight ...

Post-typhoon Japan-Scotland match gets green light

Rugby Oct 13, 2019

Post-typhoon Japan-Scotland match gets green light

by Dan Orlowitz

After postponing an early morning decision until 10:30 a.m., Rugby World Cup organizers on Sunday announced that a climactic Pool A clash between Japan and Scotland will take place as scheduled at International Stadium Yokohama. The match had come under threat in the wake of ...