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National / Crime & Legal Feb 22, 2021

Osaka firm accused of helping Vietnamese work illegally

An Osaka-based company and its owner have been accused of hiring Vietnamese who overstayed their visas because they were unable to return to their home due to the coronavirus pandemic, investigative sources said Monday. Police referred those involved to prosecutors without detaining them on suspicion ...

India wields colonial-era sedition law to detain farm protesters

Asia Pacific Feb 22, 2021

India wields colonial-era sedition law to detain farm protesters

In its struggle to quell unrelenting farmer protests, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration is using a colonial-era sedition law that has been used to lock up dissidents often without bail while they await trial — sometimes for years. Delhi police this month arrested Disha Ravi, ...

Clubhouse chats are breached, raising concerns over security

World Feb 22, 2021

Clubhouse chats are breached, raising concerns over security

A week after popular audio chatroom app Clubhouse said it was taking steps to ensure user data couldn’t be stolen by malicious hackers or spies, at least one attacker has shown that the platform’s live audio can be siphoned. An unidentified user was able to ...

Tokitsukaze asked to retire over violations of COVID-19 rules

Sumo Feb 22, 2021

Tokitsukaze asked to retire over violations of COVID-19 rules

The Japan Sumo Association imposed the second most severe punishment on stablemaster Tokitsukaze on Monday, recommending he retire for violating coronavirus protocols when he made non-urgent, nonessential outings during a basho. Tokitsukaze | KYODO The 47-year-old broke the rules during the New Year Grand Tournament in ...