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Global slavery report slams North Korea and other repressive regimes

via The Japan Times    Jul 20, 2018

Modern slavery is most prevalent in North Korea and other repressive regimes, but developed nations also bear responsibility for it because they import $350 billion ...

Kevin Kisner takes lead at British Open

via The Japan Times    Jul 20, 2018

American Kevin Kisner watches his tee shot on the 17th hole during his first round of the British Open on Thursday in Carnoustie, Scotland. | AFP-JIJI

The silver claret jug was on the first tee Thursday morning at Carnoustie, a trophy that Kevin Kisner knows all too well.Kisner flew home from ...

19 found drowned, 25 missing as migrant boat capsizes north of Cyprus

via The Japan Times    Jul 19, 2018

People with hands painted in red protest in front of the Italian Interior Ministry headquarters in Rome Wednesday. Dozens of protesters marched in front of the ministry to protest government's hard-line immigration policy. | AP

Nineteen people drowned when a boat loaded with as many as 150 people who were thought to be migrants capsized off the northern coast of ...

Spurs ship Kawhi Leonard to Raptors get DeMar DeRozan

via The Japan Times    Jul 19, 2018

The San Antonio Spurs traded star Kawhi Leonard to the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday after he became disgruntled with the team during the past season. | USA TODAY / VIA REUTERS

The Kawhi Leonard saga in San Antonio is over. So is DeMar DeRozan’s time in Toronto.An NBA summer blockbuster got pulled off Wednesday, with the ...

Jupiter moon tally now 79 with finding of 10 more, including a ‘wrong-way driver’ on apparent collision course

via The Japan Times    Jul 18, 2018

NASA's Juno spacecraft captures Jupiter's southern hemisphere, as the spacecraft performed its 13th close flyby of Jupiter on May 23. | NASA/JPL-CALTECH / SWRI / MSSS / KEVIN M. GILL / HANDOUT / VIA REUTERS

Astronomers on Tuesday announced the discovery of 10 more moons of Jupiter, bringing to 79 the number known to be circling the giant gas planet, ...

Regime-linked airstrike on shelter kills at least 10 as displaced Syrians march near Golan border

via The Japan Times    Jul 18, 2018

A picture taken Tuesday from the Israeli-annexed Syrian Golan Heights shows refugees coming to fthe ence border between Syria and Israel by a camp for displaced Syrians near the Syrian village of Burayqah in the southern province of Quneitra. Airstrikes killed seven civilians in a sensitive southwestern province of Syria bordering the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a war monitor said. | AFP-JIJI

Dozens of Syrians displaced by a government offensive marched toward the Israel-occupied Golan Heights in a rare peaceful protest on Tuesday, shortly after a suspected ...

Shooting erupts as Nicaraguan forces lay siege to alleged coup plotters in symbolic enclave

via The Japan Times    Jul 18, 2018

A demonstrator throws a homemade device during the funeral service of Jose Esteban Sevilla Medina, who died during clashes with pro-government supporters in Monimbo, Nicaragua, Tuesday. | REUTERS

Nicaraguan national police and armed pro-government civilians laid siege Tuesday to a symbolically important neighborhood that has recently become a center of resistance to President ...

Rescue group: Libya left migrants to die in Mediterranean, including woman and toddler

via The Japan Times    Jul 18, 2018

Rescue workers from the Proactiva Open Arms Spanish NGO retrieve the bodies of an adult and a child amid the drifting remains of a destroyed migrant boat off the Libyan coast on Tuesday. A migrant rescue aid group accused Libya's coast guard of abandoning three people in the Mediterranean Sea, including an adult woman and a toddler who died, after intercepting some 160 Europe-bound migrants on Monday near the shores of the northern African country. | PROACTIVA OPEN ARMS / VIA AP

A migrant aid group has accused Libya’s coast guard of abandoning three people in the Mediterranean Sea, including a woman and a toddler who died, ...

In not-so-veiled rebuke to Trump in Mandela address, Obama hits ‘politics of fear’ and leaders who are chronic liars

via The Japan Times    Jul 18, 2018

Former U.S. President Barack Obama delivers the 16th Nelson Mandela annual lecture, marking the centenary of the anti-apartheid leader's birth, in Johannesburg Tuesday. | REUTERS

In his highest profile speech since leaving office, former U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday denounced the policies of President Donald Trump without mentioning his ...

Endangered white lion cub is put on display at Texas sanctuary

via The Japan Times    Jul 17, 2018

Jaymis Werner, park director, feeds milk to Luna, a 7-week-old white African lion cub, as she makes her public debut at Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary in Tyler, Texas, July 11. Luna will go on display twice a day at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. | SARAH A. MILLER / TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH / VIA AP

A rare 7-week-old white lion cub is on public display at an animal sanctuary in northeastern Texas.The Tyler Morning Telegraph reports that Luna, a white ...

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