“It will take a long time to change the system, but we will work hard in parliament to correct this big problem,” Kimura told cheering supporters outside the Diet building as the new parliament session began.
BEIJING — China’s claim that “most” inmates have been released from re-education camps in its Xinjiang region has been met with anger and skepticism by the Uighur diaspora which has launched a social media campaign challenging Beijing to prove it.
BANGKOK — The US-China rivalry is set to be sharpened at a Bangkok summit that opened Wednesday, with Washington’s top diplomat primed to insist his nation remains a key Asia-Pacific power in the face of Beijing’s military ambitions in contested seas and airspace.
“He proposed the idea of a Hong Kong nation. That Hong Kong people belong to the same ethnic group, and that has brought together Hong Kong people’s inward forces,” a 29-year-old man surnamed Cheng told AFP after the Liason Office protest moved into nearby streets on Sunday night.
LAOS, LAOS — Taking turns to keep watch at their hideout in Laos, the four members of the self-exiled Thai activist folk band “Faiyen” believe they are on a hit-list like eight fellow dissidents who have already disappeared.
Guzman — considered the most powerful drug lord on the planet after Colombian Pablo Escobar was killed in a police shoot-out in 1993 — has been sentenced to life behind bars, nearly two decades after he first escaped from a Mexican jail in a cart of dirty laundry.
The latest incidents came as President Donald Trump insisted Friday that the US military had downed an Iranian drone that was threatening an American naval vessel in the Strait of Hormuz — through which nearly a third of the world’s oil is transported — despite denials from Tehran.
“My aim is for them to feel a sense of remorse and to train them so that they can be good citizens once they are released from prison, so they can adjust to society,” Joya said during a visit to Washington, to present a project on preventing extremist violence.
It sends back a panoramic view: the lunar module against a background of countless miniscule craters with oversized shadows and, far off, the horizon, a clearly curved line demarcating the Moon’s surface, glittering under the Sun’s light, and the black abyss of the universe.
PRESUMPTIVE Majority Leader Martin Romualdez vowed to work harder and better in the House of Representatives as a way of expressing gratitude to all the members of Congress who helped Tacloban get back on its feet after the devastation wrought by Typhoon Yolanda.
CAPE CANAVERAL — Fifty years after a mighty rocket set off from Florida carrying the first humans to the Moon, a veteran of the Apollo 11 crew returned to its fabled launch pad Tuesday to commemorate “one giant leap” that became a defining moment in human history.
SYDNEY — Australia’s government on Wednesday called on China to allow an Australian child and his Uighur mother to leave the country, stepping up pressure on Beijing days after Canberra co-signed a letter denouncing its treatment of the Muslim minority.
PARIS — As uncannily realistic “deep fake” videos proliferate online, including one recently retweeted by Donald Trump, journalism schools are scrambling to adapt to an era of misinformation — or fake news.