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U.S. journalist jailed for 11 years in army-ruled Myanmar

Nov 12 2021

A court in military-ruled Myanmar on Friday jailed American journalist Danny Fenster for 11 years, his lawyer and his employer said, despite U.S. calls for his release from what it said was unjust detention.

U.S. journalist held in Myanmar charged with terrorism, sedition - lawyer

Nov 10 2021

An American journalist detained in military-ruled Myanmar accused of incitement is facing new charges of sedition and terrorism, his lawyer said on Wednesday, in a setback for U.S. efforts to secure his release.

British American Tobacco pulls out of army-ruled Myanmar

Oct 12 2021

British American Tobacco will cease all operations in military-ruled Myanmar and withdraw by the end of this year, the company said on Tuesday, the latest Western firm to pull out of the country in turmoil since a February coup.

Boxing: Tokyo treated to flair and flamboyance of Cuban boxing masterclass

Aug 08 2021

TOKYO With four gold medals from a team of just seven fighters, Cuba put on another show of flair and Olympic flamboyance in Tokyo, reminding the world of its decades of dominance in a boxing contest where no other country came close.

Olympics-Boxing-Sousa's last-gasp knockout earns Brazil gold, historic win for Turkey

Aug 07 2021

TOKYO Unheralded Brazilian Hebert Sousa clawed back from an almost certain defeat with a stunning late knockout on Saturday to win an Olympic title, while Busenaz Surmeneli prevailed in a battle of wills to land Turkey's first-ever boxing gold medal.

Olympics-Sun bakes volleyball sands as Belarus feels IOC heat

Aug 06 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) -Volleyball players got scorched on the sands of Tokyo Bay https://www.reuters.com/article/olympics-2020-vbv/olympics-beach-volleyball-us-ross-klineman-win-gold-in-tokyo-games-idUSL4N2PC1TG and Olympic walkers sweated through their dawn race in Japan's supposedly cooler north https://www.reuters.com/article/olympics-2020-ath/update-1-olympics-athletics-polands-tomala-wins-mens-50km-race-walk-idUSL8N2PD02J on Friday, while two Belarusian officials https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/two-belarus-team-members-stripped-games-accreditation-removed-olympic-village-2021-08-05 were expelled after sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya defected.

Olympics-Boxing-Ballet-inspired Aussie boxer Garside bows out with bronze

Aug 06 2021

TOKYO Lightweight Harry Garside has taken unorthodox boxing to a whole new level at the Tokyo Olympics, crediting ballet for his stunning run in the ring that saw him land Australia's first boxing medal in 33 years.

Olympics-Boxing-La Cruz takes heavyweight gold as Cuba rule ring in Tokyo

Aug 06 2021

TOKYO Julio la Cruz outclassed Russian world heavyweight champion Muslim Gadzhimagomedov to win his second Olympic title on Friday, underlining Cuba's dominance of the boxing competition in Tokyo with a third gold medal from five awarded so far.

Olympics-Boxing-Briton Price gets shot at middleweight gold after last-gasp fightback

Aug 06 2021

TOKYO, Aug 6 Reigning world champion Lauren Price of Britain made a thrilling last-round comeback to reach the women's Olympic middleweight boxing final, where she will face Li Qian who earned herself a shot at winning China's first boxing gold in nearly a decade.

Olympics-Transgender weightlifter becomes focus of inclusion vs fairness debate

Aug 06 2021

TOKYO At 43, New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is nearly twice the average age of her Tokyo 2020 competitors. Having shifted 285 kg in qualifying, she is also one of the strongest in the field.

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N.Korea fires two ballistic missiles from Pyongyang airport, S.Korea says

SEOUL (Reuters) -North Korea fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles (SRBM) on Monday from an airport in its capital city of Pyongyang, South Korea's military reported, the fourth test https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/north-korea-used-railway-born-missile-fridays-test-kcna-2022-01-14 this month to demonstrate its expanding missile arsenal.