Hong Kong activist says Chinese tortured him for Messi photo

Aug 11, 2017

Hong Kong's main pro-democracy party says one of its members was briefly abducted and tortured by suspected mainland Chinese security agents because he planned to send a signed photo of soccer star Lionel Messi to a dissident's widow

Rising Chinese politician under investigation for corruption

Jul 24, 2017

China's ruling Communist Party says a rising star once tipped for a top leadership post is under investigation

Ex-judo star poised to win Mongolia presidential runoff

Jul 8, 2017

A populist business tycoon and former judo star is poised to take down the Mongolian ruling party's candidate in a runoff election for president

Japanese club Vissel Kobe has high expectations for Podolski

Jul 6, 2017

Japanese club Vissel Kobe rolled out the red carpet for German striker Lukas Podolski on Thursday, hoping the high-profile signing will improve their fortunes in the J-League

Japan lower house OKs bill allowing emperor to abdicate

Jun 2, 2017

A bill allowing the 83-year-old emperor to abdicate has cleared the more powerful chamber of Japan's parliament

Japan's Cabinet OKs bill to let Emperor Akihito abdicate

May 19, 2017

Japan's Cabinet has approved a bill to allow 83-year-old Emperor Akihito to abdicate

Court upholds suspended sentence for Pirates' Kang over DUI

May 18, 2017

A South Korean court on Thursday upheld a suspended prison sentence for Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang over a drunken driving conviction, a ruling that may complicate his plans to rejoin the National League baseball team this season

Japan's Princess Mako to marry ocean-loving legal assistant

May 17, 2017

Princess Mako, the granddaughter of Japan's emperor, is getting married to an ocean-lover who can ski, play the violin and cook, according to public broadcaster NHK TV

Japan crown prince: Malaysia can be model for diversity

Apr 11, 2017

Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito says Malaysia's success is based on its diversity and tolerance, and the country can be a model for a world faced with conflicts

Japan's parliament proposes abdication law for emperor

Mar 17, 2017

Japanese ruling and opposition parties have handed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a proposal urging his government to write a special one-time law that would allow Emperor Akihito to abdicate

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