Nuclear Pacific

MAJURO, Marshall Islands — As nuclear explosions go, the US “Cactus” bomb test in May 1958 was relatively small — but it has left a lasting legacy for the Marshall Islands in a dome-shaped radioactive dump.

The question

“If Julian Assange is convicted... the concern is that there will be no meaningful principle to distinguish the rejection of the First Amendment argument for him from the application of the First Amendment defense to the mainstream media,” explains Mary-Rose Papandrea, a professor at the University of North Carolina School of Law.

In Asia, Trump finds more than ever he’s among friends

Trump's trip comes on the heels of India's election in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a Hindu nationalist who has enthusiastically built ties with Washington, won an unexpectedly strong new mandate, as well as Australia's polls, where Prime Minister Scott Morrison stunned pundits by beating back a challenge from the Labor Party, whose promises included a "more considered" approach to China.

Leonard, Raptors go for clincher

“I enjoy it,” he said. “Just trying to win, either if it’s me scoring points or getting my teammates wide-open looks, just out there trying to win. It’s not really about me scoring, it’s just about being aggressive and don’t shy away from anything.”

War of words

It was the second straight day of a very public war of words between Trump and the speaker of the House of Representatives, who earlier questioned the president’s mental fitness for office and expressed hope that those close to Trump would stage an intervention “for the good of the country.”

Raps a win away

Fred VanVleet came off the bench to score 21 points, Pascal Siakam finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds and Kyle Lowry tallied 17 points for the Raptors, who became the first team to win on the road in the best-of-seven series. VanVleet nailed seven baskets from beyond the arc.

Post-poll crisis

The streets of the capital were relatively quiet Thursday with police and military personnel keeping a close watch on the heart of the city, including the election supervisory agency building — the centre of much of the violence — and the presidential palace amid fears of more unrest.

Dead even

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The Toronto Raptors closed ranks around hurting star Kawhi Leonard, turning in a total team effort in a 120-102 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks Tuesday to level the NBA Eastern Conference finals.

Widodo again

JAKARTA — Thousands of soldiers fanned out across Jakarta on Tuesday after the surprise early announcement of official results in Indonesia’s election showed Joko Widodo re-elected leader of the world’s third-biggest democracy.

Dubs in finals--What else is new?

"I hope it doesn't go unnoticed or underrated -- five straight finals hasn't been done since the 60s," said Warriors coach Steve Kerr. "It hasn't been done for a reason, it's really, really difficult and so I just can't say enough about the competitive desire of the group of guys that we have here."