Key Pacific War events on 75th anniversary of war's end

TOKYO (AP) — The Pacific War was so massive, so calamitous, it can be difficult to put it in context. There was the Marco Polo Bridge Incident that triggered the Sino-Japanese War, the Battle of Midwa...

Timber thief arrested for killing Taiwan's endangered black bear

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A timber thief has been arrested for killing an endangered Formosan black bear (Ursus thibetanus formosanus) after authorities found a photo of him posing with the slain a...

Japan to mark 75th anniversary of end of World War II

Hiromichi Moteki can still recall the urgent ringing of the air raid alarm bell in his mountain village and, when the wind was blowing in the right direction, the very faint drone of American bombers ...

75 years later, Japan war orphans tell of pain, recovery

TOKYO (AP) — For years, orphans in Japan were punished just for surviving the war. They were bullied. They were called trash and left to fend for themselves on the street. Police ro...

Released tycoon Lai says Hong Kong needs patient, not radical, democracy campaign

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai said on Thursday (Aug. 13) he was overwhelmed by the support he got after becoming the most high-profile person to be arrested under a new national security law and ur...

Ecuador's ex-president detained in organized crime probe

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A former Ecuadorian president known for his wild antics has been detained in an organized crime probe as authorities investigate the murder of an Israeli man jailed in a possible...

Guatemala prosecutors raid 26 properties in graft case

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in Guatemala raided 26 properties and detained seven people Wednesday in connection with a 2014-2015 corruption case that helped lead to the resignation of former pre...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Aug. 11 The Los Angles Times on TikTok and WeChat: Even bef...

Kentucky attorney general meets with Breonna Taylor's family

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s attorney general, facing increasing pressure to charge police who fatally shot Breonna Taylor, met with the family Wednesday morning, according to his office, which r...

Group sues police for any videos of man's fatal shooting

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A conservative legal group has sued a Maryland police department for copies of any body camera videos of a fatal shooting of a man whose family says he was asleep in his bedr...

Infortrend's exclusive data protection - distributed mode brings ultra-high performance and optimized capacity utilization

TAIPEI, Aug. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Infortrend® Technology, Inc. (TWSE: 2495), the industry-leading enterprise storage provider, developed exclusive distributed mode for its EonStor CS scale-out...

UN envoy says Guinea-Bissau in fragile state after elections

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Guinea-Bissau said Monday the “political crisis and the parliamentary paralysis” following elections this year have left the impoverished West African nation i...

Serena Williams is fit and ready to play after 6-month break

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Serena Williams flexed and then kissed a sinewy right bicep to show down time well spent in training even without bench pressing. “This is God given, thank you ...

American oil execs, held 2 years, go to trial in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A Venezuela court has launched the trial of six American oil executives jailed well over two years after being lured to the South American nation and arrested on corruption c...

Palestinians say woman killed in Israeli raid in West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian woman died Friday after being shot in the chest by an apparent stray bullet during an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin, the Palestinian Hea...