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111-year-old from Japan named world’s oldest man

By Wed, Aug 20, 2014 2:58PM UTC 111-year-old from Japan named world’s oldest man

TOKYO (AP) — A 111-year-old retired educator from Japan who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world’s oldest living man. Sakari Momoi received a certificate from Guinness World Records on Wednesday. He succeeds Alexander Imich of New York, who died in April at the age of 111 years, 164

The glaring contradictions of Hong Kong’s anti-Occupy movement

By Wed, Aug 20, 2014 2:13PM UTC Tens of thousands of people gather at Hong Kong's Victoria park to join a protest march to oppose a planned civil disobedience campaign by pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong, Sunday. Pic: AP.

Three days ago a group calling itself the Alliance for Peace and Democracy staged a march in Hong Kong against Occupy Central with Love and Peace, which has threatened to occupy the streets of Central as an act of civil disobedience if the Hong Kong government does not propose to Beijing a model of democratic reform that meets “international standards” and is representative of the views of the Hong Kong people as decided by a referendum.

Jokowi’s Challenge – Part 2: High hopes and harsh realities

By Wed, Aug 20, 2014 1:33PM UTC Indonesian President-elect Joko Widodo. Pic: AP.

The rags to riches tale of Indonesia’s Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo captivated millions of voters and aroused widespread optimism during this year’s election, but the incoming president is set to face some tough economic challenges when he takes over from SBY on October 20.

Mexico arrests 2 Chinese men for illegal fishing

By Wed, Aug 20, 2014 10:04AM UTC

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities have arrested two Chinese men for illegal trading in totoaba, a species linked to the near-extinction of the porpoise-like vaquita marina. The totoaba is a large, endangered fish whose swim bladder is prized by chefs in China. The bladders can fetch tens of thousands

American killed in Bali, daughter had troubled past

By Wed, Aug 20, 2014 10:02AM UTC Heather Mack, stands at the police district headquarters after she was brought in for questioning in relation to the death of her mother, in Bali, Indonesia, Thursday. Pic: AP.

CHICAGO (AP) — Police reports point to a troubled relationship between a suburban Chicago woman and the daughter accused in her killing on the Indonesian resort island of Bali.

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