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Jun 23, 2018

French priest suspended after slapping baby during baptism

A French Catholic priest was suspended Friday after a video of him smacking a crying baby during a baptism ceremony went viral, drawing widespread condemnation on social media. In footage posted on Twitter on Thursday, gasps can be heard when the 89-year-old priest, after ordering ...

'Amazing China' documentary more fiction than fact

May 2, 2018

'Amazing China' documentary more fiction than fact

A company that made shoes for Ivanka Trump and stands accused of serious labor violations plays an unexpected role in a blockbuster propaganda film about China's renaissance under President Xi Jinping. The state-backed documentary "Amazing China" portrays the Huajian Group as a beneficent force spreading ...

Sumo chairman vows to eliminate violence surrounding sport

Mar 26, 2018

Sumo chairman vows to eliminate violence surrounding sport

Japan Sumo Association Chairman Hakkaku says that eliminating violence is the top priority for Japan's ancient sport following successive scandals involving physical abuse. Hakkaku held a news conference Monday at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo after the JSA's board of councilors approved the results of ...