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BEIJING (AP) — For the Olympics, it’s so-long Rio, hello Asia. The next three Olympics are headed for relatively calmer ports of call in South Korea, Japan and China following the organizational drama surrounding the 2014 Winter
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PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Despite claiming only two gold medals in Rio, North Korea is as determined as ever to fulfill one of leader Kim Jong Un’s primary goals: to become an international sports superpower. North Korea’s small Olympic team won its two golds in weightlifting, where it has a number of world-class and world-record-holding lifters, and gymnastics. Weightlifter Rim Jong Sim won the gold in the women’s 75-kilogram division, while gymnast Ri Se Gwang won the men’s vault. The North also won three silver and two bronze medals. “When our Rim Jong Sim stood on the podium with our national anthem playing, she cried and my mother and I cried, too, as we watched on TV,” Ri Yun Gum, an 18-year-old government worker, said Monday in Pyongyang as the Rio games were coming to a close.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Doctors in northern India have surgically removed 40 knives from the stomach of a man who had swallowed them over the past two months, one of the physicians said Tuesday. The 42-year-old man is recovering
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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A former pharmaceutical executive who Chinese authorities accuse of embezzling money and fleeing to New Zealand has settled his case for $31 million, New Zealand police said Tuesday, in a deal that represents an unusual level of cooperation between the two countries. William Yan settled without acknowledging any criminal or civil liability, the police said in a statement. Police had previously seized homes, luxury cars including a Porsche and a Maserati, and stocks from the 47-year-old Yan, his wife and two associates, the statement said. Police said they would release those items once Yan and the others handed over 43 million New Zealand dollars ($31 million).
President Rodrigo Duterte’s threat to withdraw the Philippines from the United Nations, later cushioned by his foreign secretary, is the latest flamboyantly irreverent utterance from a politician who has disparaged the pope, human rights advocates, the United States and other countries who controvert his worldview. His devil-may-care expletives against criminality, corruption and government incompetence helped him build a name as Davao city mayor before he claimed an overwhelming presidential race win that mirrored the depth of public exasperation over the social ills he abhorred. Many in the margins of
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TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s brief but showstopping gig at the Olympics closing ceremony as the Nintendo game character Super Mario offered a tantalizing glimpse at Tokyo’s plans for the 2020 games. The organizers for the Tokyo games crammed the works into a brief two-minute film montage before Abe’s appearance: athletes participating in more than a dozen sports, as iconic Japanese images like Tokyo Tower, cherry blossoms, a bullet train, Tokyo Bay Bridge and the famous “scramble” intersection in Shibuya whiz by. Anime and video game characters including Pac Man and Hello Kitty are featured, along with the beloved blue Doraemon cat, who pulls from his pocket of magic gadgets a green warp pipe to whisk Abe, transformed briefly into Super Mario, from his limousine in Tokyo straight to Rio.
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KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s paramilitary Rangers have shuttered the offices of an ethnic party accused of violence after overnight clashes in Karachi left one person dead and eight wounded. Brig. Khurram Shahzad says the troops raided and sealed several offices of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement in the port city of Karachi, Hyderabad and elsewhere in the country on Tuesday.
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Around 100 American troops have been deployed to a southern Afghan city at risk of falling to the Taliban, the spokesman for U.S. forces in Afghanistan said Monday. Brig. Gen. Charles Cleveland said the soldiers had arrived in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province, to provide training and support to Afghan forces. He said they would serve as a “new presence to assist the police zone,” adding that Afghan security forces have conducted airstrikes in the area. The Taliban have seized a number of nearby districts in recent weeks and now threaten to overrun the city itself.