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Thousands trapped on Australia beach encircled by fire

Asia Pacific Dec 31, 2019

Thousands trapped on Australia beach encircled by fire

Thousands of vacationers and locals were trapped on a beach in fire-ravaged southeast Australia on Tuesday, as blazes ringed a popular tourist area leaving no escape by land. As many as 4,000 people are trapped on the foreshore of the encircled seaside town of Mallacoota, ...

Microsoft seizes web domains used by North Korean hackers

Business / Tech Dec 31, 2019

Microsoft seizes web domains used by North Korean hackers

Microsoft said Monday it obtained a court order allowing it to seize web domains used by North Korean hacking groups to launch cyberattacks on human rights activists, researchers and others. The U.S. technology giant said a federal court allowed it to take control of 50 ...

Business Dec 31, 2019

White House adviser says China trade deal signing expected soon

The White House's trade adviser on Monday said the U.S.-China Phase 1 trade deal would likely be signed in the next week, but said confirmation would come from President Donald Trump or the U.S. Trade Representative. White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, in an interview ...

Business Dec 31, 2019

Facebook removes misleading HIV drug ads after outcry

Facebook said on Monday it had removed some ads that contained misleading information about HIV prevention drugs following an outcry from activists, health experts and U.S. lawmakers. The ads linked the drugs, which are known as PrEP and designed to prevent HIV, to severe bone ...

Editorials Dec 31, 2019

A new Olympic year for Japan

The Olympic year should provide us with a chance to reflect on the state of the nation and how we must respond to the multitude of challenges it faces.

Kazuto Ioka defends super flyweight title in style

More Sports / Boxing Dec 31, 2019

Kazuto Ioka defends super flyweight title in style

Kazuto Ioka delivered a master class in his successful WBO super flyweight title defense on Tuesday, while compatriot Kosei Tanaka retained his WBO flyweight title by knockout. Ioka made light of Jeyvier Cintron's 12-cm reach advantage to move in and batter his opponent's body from ...

Kobe's Lukas Podolski linked with Chicago, Zabrze: report

Soccer / J. League Dec 31, 2019

Kobe's Lukas Podolski linked with Chicago, Zabrze: report

Vissel Kobe's Lukas Podolski is attracting strong interest from MLS side Chicago Fire and Polish top-division side Gornik Zabrze, the online edition of Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger reported Monday. The former Germany World Cup winner, 34, is also being linked with Monterrey of Mexico and Flamengo of ...

Lions outfielder Shogo Akiyama OKs deal with Reds: report

Baseball / MLB Dec 31, 2019

Lions outfielder Shogo Akiyama OKs deal with Reds: report

Seibu Lions outfielder Shogo Akiyama has agreed to a three-year contract with the Cincinnati Reds, according to a report released Monday on MLB.com. Initial reporting on the deal, which has not yet been announced by the National League club, indicates that its total value will ...