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Thai SEAL dies of blood infection a year after cave rescue

Thai SEAL dies of blood infection a year after cave rescue

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai navy SEAL who was part of the dramatic rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded...
A masjid stands amid the ruins of the main battle area of Marawi City on October 25, 2017, after five months of intense fighting between Philippine government troops and ISIS-influenced fighters.(Source: Fernando Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News)

Philippines | Inside the battle of Marawi

MANILA (ABS-CBN/World News Day) — ‘Falcon,’ a Marine sniper, recalls how his companions died as they tried to reclaim the Mapandi bridge from the...
Afghan refugee's 'Dream' coffee shop in Iran becomes reality

Afghan refugee’s ‘Dream’ coffee shop in Iran becomes reality

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — With each serving of French press coffee poured delicately into a cup with steamed milk, 21-year-old Afghan refugee Fatemeh Jafari...

Singapore | Delivery lady with cerebral palsy

SINGAPORE (Berita Harian/World News Day) — Like any other food deliverers, Ms Sumaiyah Ghazali is willing to travel under the scorching hot sun and the...
China ban on some textbooks seen aimed at Uighur culture

China ban on some textbooks seen aimed at Uighur culture

BEIJING (AP) — For 15 years, Yalqun Rozi skillfully navigated state bureaucracies to publish textbooks that taught classic poems and folk tales to millions...
Safety issues in Hungary boat sinking strike nerve in SKorea

Safety issues in Hungary boat sinking strike nerve in SKorea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The sinking of a boat carrying South Korean tourists in Hungary is touching a nerve in South Korea, where...

UNICEF: Few in Japan use world ‘best’ paternity leave system

NEW YORK (The Japan News/ANN) - The number of fathers who actually use childcare leave is very small in Japan according to a UNICEF...
Students practiced introducing themselves in Russian, playing various characters, during a Russian class in late June. There were 20 students in the class. (The Japan News/ANN)

Japanese culture, history guide language study

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) — Non-English foreign language education at Japanese high schools often reflects characteristics of the schools’ regions. Fushiki High School in Toyama...
One of the legendary cuisines available in the Skywalk is the gudeg — a traditional staple food from Yogyakarta consisting of unripe jackfruit, usually served with beef skin, hard-boiled egg, tofu, tempeh, chicken, and areh (coconut milk) — from a legendary vendor known as Gudeg Bu Djuminten. (The Jakarta Post/ANN)

Jakartans celebrate Independence Day with choices of food

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) — There are many ways of celebrating the Independence Day. For some Jakartans, tasting traditional food is an option. Two malls...
Ghosn's Japan lawyer: Questioning averaged 7 hours a day

Ghosn’s Japan lawyer: Questioning averaged 7 hours a day

TOKYO (AP) — A lawyer for former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who fled to Lebanon while awaiting trial in Japan, said his client was...

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