20 Athletes Who Got Rich After Winning the Olympics American gymnast Shawn Johnson won four medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing: one gold and three silver. She went on to dance into Americans hearts as the winner of reality competition show “Dancing with the Stars” in 2009. Johnson hoped to ... 07/28/2016 - 10:04 pm | View Link
Story of 1936 Olympics rowers is truly an ‘American Experience’ The 1936 Olympic Games are remembered today because Adolf Hitler was forced to watch an African American track and field star win four gold medals in Berlin. Hitler had seen the Olympics as a way to prove the superiority of German athletes to the rest of ... 07/28/2016 - 4:46 pm | View Link
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China's star swimmer Sun Yang is ready to defend gold in Rio In the 200 freestyle, Sun will meet Japan's rising star Kosuke Hagino, Great Britain's World Swimming Championships gold medalist James Guy, and 27-year-old American Conor Dwyer. "I am happy with my confidence level." Sun said. "I haven't swam a lot this ... 07/27/2016 - 4:34 am | View Link
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GENEVA (Reuters) - Up to 1 million people could be forced to flee their homes in Iraq soon as fighting intensifies in a government offensive to retake Mosul from Islamic State militants, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Friday.
The U. S. military announced Friday that it will soon give back one-sixth of the land it occupies in Okinawa, marking the largest return of land since 1972 from its military base on the Japanese island.
American forces will return 4,000 hectares of land to Japan once the construction of new helipads has been completed, Reuters reports.
The move comes amid widespread protests against the U.
New Yorkers flock to ashrams in the Appalachian Mountains, Europeans to refurbished hermitages in the Umbrian countryside, but where do Asians go to get away from it all? Sure, there are Balinese yoga retreats and meditation centers run by Nepali beekeepers. But for a growing number of Chinese, the ultimate escape is the ultimate in oppression: North Korea.
To be clear, North Korea isn’t suddenly a land of milk-and-honey baths, and woe betide anyone who requests a chemical peel at a Pyongyang hotel.
(BEIJING) — About two dozen Chinese relatives of passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Friday staged a small protest outside China’s Foreign Ministry calling on governments to continue searching for the plane.
The relatives gathered outside the ministry in Beijing and demanded to see the foreign minister to submit a petition to him saying that last week’s decision to suspend the search was irresponsible.
China, Australia and Malaysia announced last week that the more than two-year-long hunt for the missing flight would be suspended once the current search area in the Indian Ocean has been completely scoured, something expected by the end of the year.
The protest came the same day Australian officials announced that a wing part found last month on an East African island most likely came from the missing plane.
The debris, which was found on Pemba Island off the coast of Tanzania, was analyzed by experts at the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, which is heading up the search for the plane in a remote stretch of ocean far off Australia’s west coast.
BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Libyan government officials were in talks with brigades holding the Ras Lanuf oil port, one of two major oil terminals shut down since December 2014, to reach a deal to reopen exports, officials said.
Thais head to the polls next week to vote in a referendum designed to breathe life into what has become a stagnant democratic process. An affirmative vote on Aug. 7 will see Thailand adopt a new constitution — its twentieth since 1932.
Junta leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who seized power in 2014, has promised general elections next year — but not before a fresh constitution is adopted.