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Games-Hosts Indonesia hope for 16 gold medals

As Indonesia gears up to host the Asian Games this month the Southeast Asian nation hopes to capitalize on home advantage and a range of new disciplines to break into the top 10 in the medal table for the first time since 1990.

Movie Review: Gold

In a scene from Reema Kagti's "Gold", Mouni Roy, who plays the protagonist's wife, is making lunch for 20 hockey players. In between furiously chopping vegetables and instructing helpers to work faster, she says "I am not prepping for lunch, I am preparing to avenge the slavery of 200 years."

Games-Japan head to Asian Games with one eye on 2020

The Asian Games will be a chance for Japan's athletes to test their preparations two years out from the Tokyo Olympics but also give officials the opportunity to gain some valuable insight into the organisation of the multi-sport event.

The Chinese street's view of the trade war: some say they won't buy U.S. products

Chinese officials have been mostly measured and moderate in their response to U.S. President Donald Trump's ratcheting up of a trade war with Beijing in recent weeks through his announcement of a series of punitive tariffs. They have generally avoided adding to tensions, allowing the Communist Party's official media to make the most bellicose comments.


Trump revokes ex-CIA chief's security clearance, slamming critic

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump moved to penalize a sharp critic on Wednesday, revoking the security clearance of Obama-era CIA Director John Brennan for making what he called "a series of unfounded and outrageous allegations" about his administration. | Video