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  1. Indian official nominated for Rio Olympics basketball eventRead the original story

    30 min ago |

    New Delhi, July 1 : Senior Indian basketball official Naresh Aneja was on Friday nominated to be one of eight jury members who will represent International Basketball Federation at the Rio Olympics scheduled between August 5 to 21. The composition of the jury pool is as follows: Two from FIBA, 2 from Europe, 1 from Asia, 1 from Oceania, 1 from Africa and 1 from the Americas. The duties of a jury member will be to supervise officials and to provide oversight to officiating and refereeing.


  2. Indian shuttlers cruise into pre-Q-finals of Canada OpenRead the original story w/Photo

    38 min ago | Central Chronicle

    Indian shuttlers moved into pre-quarter finals beating opponents in their respective categories of Canada Open here today. In men's singles Ajay Jayaram bounced back from a game and defeated local lad Martin Giuffre 17-21 21-17 21-13 in a 54-minute match and will now take on Austria's David Obernosterer in the pre-quarter finals.


  3. Prato police op on alleged Chinese raidsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago |

    Prato, July 1 - Police on Friday seized baseball bats and iron bars during an operation in the Tuscan city of Prato as part of a probe into alleged vigilante raids committed by members of the local Chinese community against North Africans and Roma people. Police carried out nine different search operations in the area of Prato, also involving Chinese cultural association Cervo Bianco.


  4. Myanmar women lured into China by promise of work only to be forced into marriageRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

    Enticed by work in China, hundreds of poor young Myanmar women are instead being duped into marriage, and left to scramble to get back across remote borders before they are forced into life with husbands they have never met. In April Kyi Pyar Soe, 22, vanished from her community of squatters, who live in tents and flimsy bamboo lean-tos an hour outside of Yangon, the largest city in impoverished Myanmar.


  5. Japan fails to meet 'minimum' standards on human trafficking: U.S. State DepartmentRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Japan Times

    The U.S. State Department on Friday credited Japan with making "modestly increased" efforts against human trafficking in 2015, including the identification of some labor-trafficking victims for the first time in two decades. However, serious shortcomings mean Japan does not meet minimum standards for eliminating the problem, the department said in its annual Trafficking in Persons report.


  6. Sweet smell of success: Foreign fragrances dominate China's perfume marketRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

    Chaotic recent history accounts for the dearth of Chinese perfume brands, allowing leading western fragrance brands to rule the mainland market It is a sad reflection on the abysmal quality of my life that most of my non-food shopping seems to be done in airport duty free malls. But at least as one wanders through the predictable branded tedium of the Duty Free Stores, there is normally ample time for people-watching, and random musing.


  7. Federal judge finds evidence of racial bias by S.F. policeRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | SFGate

    A judge ruled that a series of Tenderloin drug stings - in which all 37 people charged were black - showed "substantial evidence" of racially discriminatory law enforcement. A judge ruled that a series of Tenderloin drug stings - in which all 37 people charged were black - showed "substantial evidence" of racially discriminatory law enforcement.


  8. Ukulele master dedicated to narrowing Japan-U.S. culture gapRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Japan Times

    If any barriers are hindering Japan and the United States from achieving ultimate social harmony, Jake Shimabukuro hopes that his music can break the ice. Born and raised in Hawaii, the fifth-generation Japanese-American ukulele virtuoso gets the best of both worlds with a 'Wa' on the outside and 'Aloha' on the inside.


  9. MitskiRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Houston Press

    No two artists better exemplify the Asian-American millennial female experience than lo-fi rockers Mitski and Japanese Breakfast.


  10. Unhappy brides repatriated from ChinaRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | Pnompenh Post

    Two Cambodian women who were married to Chinese husbands by brokers were set to be repatriated to Cambodia last night. Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Choum Sounry said the two women - a 28-year-old from Koh Kong and a 23-year-old from Kampong Chhnang - appealed for help at the general consulate of Cambodia in Shanghai.


  11. Nation-Now 43 mins ago 6:29 p.m.At Google, women and minorities still lagRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | KSDK-TV Saint Louis

    Google, which two years ago publicly addressed the gender and racial imbalance in the tech industry by disclosing the demographics of its workforce, says it's making slow progress in diversifying its staff, which is still mostly made up of white and Asian men. "We saw encouraging signs of progress in 2015, but we're still far from where we need to be," Google's vice president of people operations Nancy Lee said in a blog post Thursday.


  12. NYC couple charged with running N.J. prostitution ringRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | New York Daily News

    Benson Chin got 21 months in prison, while his wife, Hong Ping He, 46, was put away for seven months. The couple had pleaded guilty last October in Manhattan federal court to transporting two undocumented Chinese women across state lines from Flushing, Queens to Neptune, N.J. to work as prostitutes, prosecutors said.


  13. U of C Professor Joins Women's Chinese Volleyball In RioRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | NBC Chicago

    An associate professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Chicago Medicine will head to Rio with the Chinese Women's National Volleyball Team as their head doctor and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Sherwin Ho was recruited by the Chinese team's head coach after he worked with the U.S team during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.


  14. Pizza chain employee fired over racist pizza labelRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | WLNS-TV Lansing

    A Papa John's employee has been fired after allegedly writing an insensitive name on the label of a customer's pizza box. According to Janice Kim, a member of her church, who is an Asian-American, ordered a pizza from a nearby Papa John's.


  15. Japanese medical professionals visit Medina CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago |

    Medina County took on an international flair recently when The Socio-Medical Research Group in Tokyo brought their tour group on the 23rd Annual Japanese/American Symposium on Healthcare. Representatives toured hospitals and other healthcare facilities in the greater Cleveland/Akron area.


  16. Twisp goes all out on the FourthRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Methow Valley News Home Page

    ... Methow Arts Festival, entitled "Art Is Rhythm Is Art." Methow Arts is bringing in the award-winning Asian-American drumming troupe Portland Taiko for a group celebration of rhythm. The group's nine members weave together rhythm, melody and ...


  17. Watch George Takei Blast Donald TrumpRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Time

    A man who spent part of his childhood in a Japanese internment camp has a few words for the candidate who wants to build a wall If you didn't spend your morning standing on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise and then talking to George Takei, the actor, author, activist and playwright who created the role of Lt. Sulu in the original Star Trek series, well, that's just because you weren't at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York this morning.


  18. Setback for immigrant familiesRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Northwest Asian Weekly

    In a 4-4 decision on June 23 by the U.S. Supreme Court, President Obama's executive actions for immigration relief remain blocked. "The Supreme Court a failed to act on the opportunity to allow implementation of vital relief programs for nearly 5 million people, including more than 400,000 Asian American immigrants," said Mee Moua, president and executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice . 1 comment

  19. Reducing repeats among sex offenders: one API woman's crime-fighting roleRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Northwest Asian Weekly

    Det. Jessica Santos in the King County file room that has a record of sex offenders and crimes that have affected several lives and families. King County Det.


  20. NRIs seek Rajya Sabha seats, voting rightsRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago |

    An international convention of people of Indian-origin in the US has demanded voting rights for Indian citizens living outside India and Rajya Sabha seats for Non-Resident Indians. "The Election Commission of India should finalise the procedure for electronic voting before the next general election in India takes place," the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin said in a resolution passed during its annual convention in New York over the weekend.