Japan says #MeToo as blue chip executive resigns for lewd remark

The #MeToo movement may have finally made its way to corporate Japan, as the president of a blue chip company resigned after a subordinate he was

For school shooting suspect, main question is life or death

The evidence against the Florida school shooting suspect is so overwhelming, the only question left for the courts if he is convicted is whether he will be

Kosovo celebrates 10 years of independence, Serbs boycott

The Kosovo Assembly, or Parliament, convened in a special session Sunday to celebrate the country’s 10 years of independence — a ceremony boycotted by the country’s ethnic Serb lawmakers.

Iran | Rescue teams find site, wreckage from plane crash

Iranian search and rescue teams yesterday reached the site of a plane crash the previous day that authorities say killed all 65 people on board, Iran’s Press TV

Catalan politicians in Spanish court in secession probe

A Spain Supreme Court judge set bail yesterday for a prominent Catalan politician who faced possible jailing during the ongoing investigation of people involved in the Catalonia region’s

Mozambique | 17 killed in garbage dump collapse

Heavy rains triggered the partial collapse of a huge mound of garbage in Mozambique’s capital yesterday, killing as many as 17 people who were buried by

Offbeat | Indonesia’s Sinabung volcano unleashes towering ash column

Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra shot billowing columns of ash more than 5,000 meters into the atmosphere and hot clouds down its slopes

This Day in History | 1986 – Soviets launch space station Mir

The Soviets have opened a new phase in space exploration with the launch of the world’s biggest space station, Mir. The successful launch of Mir comes just over

Wardrobe issues causes Olympic stress for French skaters

The first notes of Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” had just played when Gabriella Papadakis suddenly became aware that people were about to see a whole lot

Tennis | Federer overpowers Dimitrov to win 97th career title

Roger Federer came to the ABN AMRO World Tournament aiming to secure a return to the top of the world rankings. He achieved that goal Friday. On

Tennis | Kvitova beats Muguruza in Qatar for second straight title

Petra Kvitova continued her remarkable comeback by beating Garbine Muguruza in the Qatar Open final on Sunday for her 13th straight win and second consecutive title.

World briefs

CHINA Federal authorities say a Delaware man snapped a selfie while posing next to a statue known as “The Cavalryman,” from the “Terracotta Warriors of

The Buzz | Kuwait invites Philippines leader to visit amid tensions

Kuwait’s ruling emir has reportedly invited Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to his country to resolve tensions after a Filipina maid was found dead in a freezer. That’s

Photography |Pulitzer winner Max Desfor dies at 104

Former Associated Press photographer Max Desfor, whose photo of hundreds of Korean War refugees crawling across a damaged bridge in 1950 helped win him a Pulitzer Prize,

World Views | Cheating Russians should have never been in Olympics

It sounds like some kind of cheap joke, though no one here seems to be laughing about the Russian curler who tested positive for performance enhancing drugs.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 – edition no. 2990

* ‘Sick tricks!’ Big Air bounds into Olympics on a high note * 1,000 performers join CNY parade * ID pledges to extend cycling tracks * Rescuers find wreckage from plane crash   DOWNLOAD

US attack kills 17 | Florida high school shooting plunges city into mourning

Just before the shooting broke out, some students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School thought they were having another fire drill. Such an exercise had

Cargo ship captain poisoned by carbon monoxide while onboard

The captain of a cargo ship that had departed from the mainland was poisoned by carbon monoxide. The poisoning occurred when the ship was close to

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