Category Archives: Sports

Djokovic Wins 8th Australian Open Championship

Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic has captured his 8th Australian Open title, coming back to defeat Austrian Dominic Thiem in five sets, 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, in Melbourne Sunday.It…

China’s Women’s Olympic Soccer Team Quarantined in Australia

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – China’s national women’s soccer team has been quarantined in Australia ahead of an Olympic qualifying tournament as fears spread about the outbreak of a new virus that…

Approaching Typhoon, Snafus Mar Southeast Asian Games

CLARK, PHILIPPINES – An approaching typhoon is threatening to complicate the hosting by the Philippines of the largest biennial games in Southeast Asia, already marred by logistical foul-ups that the…

In Nairobi, Martial Art Steers Many Away From Crime

NAIROBI Kayole Social Hall, located in Nairobi’s Eastland, a slum in Kenya’s capital, normally hosts meetings and gatherings of locals. But on weekends, it becomes a training space for dozens…

US Salutes ‘Heroes’ of Tiananmen Square Protests Killed by Chinese Soldiers

WASHINGTON The U.S. on Monday saluted “the heroes of the Chinese people who bravely stood up” against their government’s deadly crackdown on dissent at the Tiananmen Square massacre 30 years…

Interview: China’s Mekong Dam-building Mindset ‘Exported Downstream’ to Cambodia and Laos

The Mekong River extends for thousands of miles through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, supporting more than 65 million people who depend on it for food, transportation, and…

UN Fact-Finding Mission Recommends Suspension of International Dealings with Myanmar’s Military

The government of Myanmar has again rejected U.N. calls for accountability in its handling of the ongoing Rohingya crisis after a statement by the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) on…

Official: Executive Order Not Needed to Ban Huawei in US 5G Networks

A senior U.S. State Department official said there is no need for President Donald Trump to sign an executive order to explicitly ban Chinese telecommunication company Huawei from taking part…

Newly-Crowned Thai King Carried in Elaborate Royal Procession

BANGKOK Thailand’s newly-crowned King Maha Vajiralongkorn was carried by soldiers on a gilded palanquin through the streets of Bangkok Sunday, in front of crowds who craned to witness the historic…