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Stolen but not silent: Indigenous Australians protest national celebrations


As Australia prepares for its national day of festivities on Monday, Indigenous woman Rita Wright will be protesting the celebrations at a march in Sydney. Australia Day marks the date the British fleet sailed into Sydney Harbour in 1788 to start a penal colony, viewing the land as unoccupied despite… Read


At least 15,000 virus patients waiting for hospitals, accommodations


At least 15,058 people were on the waiting list for a hospital or a designated accommodation after testing positive for the novel coronavirus earlier this month in the 11 prefectures covered by a state of emergency, a Kyodo News survey found Sunday, as public health centers have been swamped with… Read


Japan to hold 1st competitive cybersecurity talent search


Japan's Defense Ministry will hold in March its first contest in which participants compete to show their understanding of cybersecurity and ability to put their skills to work, as the government searches for talent to strengthen the country's digital defenses. The event will take place online on March 14, with… Read


Life of A-bomb-hit Hiroshima girl and family being made into film


A documentary film detailing Sadako Sasaki, an iconic figure in Hiroshima whose life in the aftermath of the atomic bombing of the western Japan city in World War II inspired many stories about wishes for peace, is in the process of production, her family said recently. Sadako, who died at… Read


Man arrested after wearing wig to enter women’s bathing facility


Police in Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture, have arrested a 36-year-old man after he was caught in the women’s area at a public bathhouse early Sunday morning. According to police, Hiroshi Nakaoka, who is a high school teacher, entered the women’s area of the bathhouse at around 12:10 a.m. Sunday, Fuji TV… Read


Kremlin accuses U.S. of meddling in its affairs, but says it is ready to talk


President Vladimir Putin would respond in kind if the new U.S. administration showed willingness to talk, a Kremlin spokesman said on Sunday, while also accusing Washington of meddling in mass protests in support of detained opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The Kremlin also downplayed the scale of Saturday's demonstrations, which saw… Read


U.S. passes 25 million COVID-19 cases: Johns Hopkins


More than 25 million COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the United States since the pandemic began, Johns Hopkins University said Sunday, just days after President Joe Biden's inauguration. The milestone was reached only five days after the U.S., the world's wealthiest and hardest-hit nation, recorded 400,000 deaths from the… Read


Man United compounds Liverpool's woes with victory in FA Cup

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A scream from Andy Robertson was a forlorn attempt to distract Mason Greenwood beginning Manchester United's comeback. The defender won't be the only one shrieking at Liverpool after going out of the FA Cup. Not that everything went wrong for Liverpool at Old Trafford, with Mohamed Salah scoring twice. The… Read


Kenneth Branagh to play Boris Johnson in UK pandemic TV drama


Britain's Sky television has announced plans to make a drama series about the UK's battle with the coronavirus starring Kenneth Branagh in the role of Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The series called "This Sceptred Isle" will show the "Prime Minister, the government and the country in the face of the… Read


Japan's Filipino community puts down roots, moves past hostess origins


Almost four decades on from its origins in the arrival of women to work as hostesses at "Philippine pubs," the Filipino community has become one of the most rooted in Japan -- but one that still remains largely female. Filipinos are the fourth-largest foreign contingent after the Chinese, South Korean,… Read

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