Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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Sumo wrestlers pray during a ritual ceremony at the start of an annual sumo tournament dedicated at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo

Festival Brings Sunshine to Scandal-Hit Sumo Wrestling

By Jack Tarrant TOKYO, Japan (Reuters) Laughter, sunshine and optimism were the order of the day at the ceremonial Spring Festival sumo tournament held at a...
A Bitcoin automated machine (ATM) is seen at Hong Lim Complex in Singapore

India’s Coinsecure Exchange Says $3 Million Worth of Bitcoins Stolen

By Neha Dasgupta NEW DELHI (Reuters) Coinsecure, an Indian cryptocurrency exchange, said nearly $3 million were stolen from its bitcoin wallet, the biggest reported so...
Japan's Vice Finance Minister Fukuda leaves the ministry in Tokyo

Top Japan Finance Official Denies Sexual Harassment, Says to Sue Publisher

By Tetsushi Kajimoto and Chang-Ran Kim TOKYO (Reuters) Japan's top finance bureaucrat denied on Monday a weekly magazine's allegation that he had sexually harassed female reporters...
Han Min-ja and Yang Won-ju dance at the New Hyundai Core colatec in Seoul

In Daytime Discos, South Korea’s Elderly Find Escape from Anxiety

elderlBy Cynthia Kim SEOUL (Reuters) A discotheque hidden among the back alleys of eastern Seoul is packed with hundreds of grey-haired couples on a Monday afternoon,...
People hold candles and placards during a vigil, organised by the members of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association, to show solidarity with the victim and demand a CBI probe into the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl, in Jammu

Another Rape Adds to Protesters’ Fury over Indian Justice on Sex...

By Suvashree Choudhury MUMBAI (Reuters) Days after a lawmaker from India's ruling party was arrested in connection with a teenager's rape, a sexual attack on an...
Marvia Malik, at the Kohenoor television studio, in Lahore, Pakistan. Picture taken March 25, 2018/Thomson Reuters Foundation/Zile Huma

Transgender News Anchor Challenges Barriers in Conservative Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) Marvia Malik made headlines when she debuted last month on a private television channel in Pakistan, becoming the conservative country's first...
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