Saturday, August 11, 2018

Entertainment

Russia: Hunger-striking filmmaker's health satisfactory

Russia: Hunger-striking filmmaker's health satisfactory

Russia's prison system is contradicting claims about the worsening condition of Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned on a terrorism conviction who has been on a hunger strike for 90 days
Updated: 10 hours ago
Religion must obey Chinese law, paper says of mosque protest

Religion must obey Chinese law, paper says of mosque protest

A newspaper of the ruling Communist Party says no religion is above the law in China, urging officials to stay firm while dealing with a rare protest over the planned demolition of a massive mosque in the northwest
Published: 08/11/18

Japan checking report of Japanese man held in North Korea

Japan says it is looking into reports of a Japanese citizen taken into custody this month in North Korea
Published: 08/11/18

Gunmen kill 3 police, suicide bomber wounds 6 in Pakistan

Pakistani officials say gunmen killed three police in an overnight attack, while a suicide bomber wounded three Chinese engineers and three paramilitary guards in a separate incident
Published: 08/11/18

Okinawa rally mourns governor, opposes US base relocation

Tens of thousands of protesters have gathered in Okinawa vowing to stop a planned U.S military base relocation on the southern Japanese island
Published: 08/11/18
Lombok lifted 10 inches by quake that killed nearly 400

Lombok lifted 10 inches by quake that killed nearly 400

Scientists say the powerful Indonesian earthquake that killed nearly 400 people lifted the island it struck by as much as 25 centimeters (10 inches).
Published: 08/11/18
Taiwan's Tsai travels in face of China diplomatic onslaught

Taiwan's Tsai travels in face of China diplomatic onslaught

When Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen departs Sunday for Latin America, she'll be traveling to a region she's already visited three times in two years
Published: 08/11/18
Turkey shaken by financial fears, Trump rattles it further

Turkey shaken by financial fears, Trump rattles it further

A financial shockwave rips through Turkey, whose currency nosedived on concerns about economic policies and a dispute with the U.S., which President Donald Trump stoked further with a promise to double tariffs on the NATO ally.
Published: 08/11/18
UN approves Chile's Bachelet as new human rights chief

UN approves Chile's Bachelet as new human rights chief

The U.N. General Assembly has approved Chile's former President Michelle Bachelet as the next U.N. human rights chief by consensus
Published: 08/11/18

UN experts: Armed groups threaten Libya political transition

UN experts say "predatory behavior" by armed groups in Libya poses a direct threat to forming a national government and ending lawlessness that has fueled Islamic militancy, human trafficking and instability in the wider region
Published: 08/11/18