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After a clean sweep of the Olympics table tennis stakes in Rio -- winning all four gold medals in the men's and women's singles and the men's and women's team events in table tennis -- China is moving forward to clinch gold medals in the Paralympics for table tennis as well, winning two team victories on Friday.
Fat is the enemy. It'll clog your arteries, raise your cholesterol levels, make you obese and put you on the path to a painful premature death. Fat -- saturated, trans or otherwise -- is the antichrist of nutrition.
Many would argue that recent attempts at conflict resolution between India and Pakistan have not been particularly successful. For Pakistan, the settling of its outstanding disputes with India are contingent on making substantial progress on the Kashmir front; India, on the other hand, has progressively hardened its position and appears unwilling to compromise in any meaningful way on Kashmir.
China hosted the 11th G-20 summit from Sept. 4-5 in Hangzhou for the first time since the group formally started holding summits when the world economy slipped into deep recession in 2008.
Renho, member of the House of Councilors and acting leader of Japan's main opposition Democratic Party (DP), won her party's presidential election last Thursday, despite a spat over a supposed "misunderstanding" regarding her "dual nationality."
On July 25, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) used its Legislative Yuan majority to pass the Act Governing the Handling of Ill-gotten Properties by Political Parties and Their Affiliate Organizations, legislation that solely targets the Kuomintang (KMT). President Tsai Ing-wen calls the targeting of a single entity transitional justice.
Welcome to a continuation of a discussion about what I call "tricky words or expressions" in the use of English. We are here for Part II, which builds on Part I, my column of Sept. 4.
"Today we announce an arrangement that we think has the capability of sticking." That is how U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, standing with Russia Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, announced the Sept. 9 agreement to pursue a ceasefire and longer-term stability in Syria.
After two decades of economic sanctions on Myanmar, the U.S. has decided to lift them. The announcement was made following a meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Myanmar's State Counselor-cum-Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi at the White House on Sept. 14.
After the outrage over the rapid succession of brutal incidents targeting women, it is unfathomable why the government continues to drag its feet on the anti-rape and anti-"honor" killing bills.
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