WELLINGTON, New Zealand | Singaporean actor Aloysius Pang dies from military injuries

WELLINGTON, New Zealand —January 23, 2019—Singaporean actor Aloysius Pang has died from injuries he sustained to his chest and abdomen during a military training exercise in New Zealand. He was 28. Singapore’s defense ministry says Pang died early Thursday at Waikato Hospital. Also known as Pang Wei Chong, the actor was injured Saturday when the … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand | Singaporean actor Aloysius Pang dies from military injuries

CARACAS, Venezuela | The Latest: Mexico, Uruguay urge calm in Venezuela crisis

CARACAS, Venezuela —January 23, 2019—The latest on nationwide protests in Venezuela (all times local): 10:10 p.m. Mexico and Uruguay are urging all parties involved in Venezuela’s crisis, both inside and outside the South American country, to try to reduce tensions and prevent an escalation of violence. Uruguay’s foreign ministry released a statement Wednesday saying the … Continue reading CARACAS, Venezuela | The Latest: Mexico, Uruguay urge calm in Venezuela crisis

PHOENIX | City Council OKs $230 million arena renovation plan

PHOENIX —January 23, 2019— The Phoenix City Council on Wednesday night approved a $230 million renovation plan for their downtown arena that will keep the NBA’s Phoenix Suns in the city until at least 2037 with an option to extend it to 2042. The plan was approved by a 6-2 vote after more than three … Continue reading PHOENIX | City Council OKs $230 million arena renovation plan

Venezuela power struggle plunges nation into turmoil: 3 essential reads

—January 23, 2019—(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Catesby Holmes, The Conversation (THE CONVERSATION) Just days after Venezuela’s authoritarian President Nicolás Maduro survived a Jan. 21 military coup attempt, the leader of Venezuela’s opposition-dominated legislature declared himself the country’s interim president. “I swear to formally … Continue reading Venezuela power struggle plunges nation into turmoil: 3 essential reads

CANBERRA, Australia | Australia urges China to treat detained dual citizen fairly

CANBERRA, Australia —January 23, 2019— Australia on Thursday urged China to treat a Chinese-Australian writer fairly and transparently almost a week after he was detained in what a friend suspects is part of a backlash against Canada’s arrest of a top Chinese telecommunications executive. Spy novelist and online commentator Yang Hengjun was a Chinese diplomat … Continue reading CANBERRA, Australia | Australia urges China to treat detained dual citizen fairly

INDIANAPOLIS | Pacers All-Star Victor Oladipo suffers serious knee injury

INDIANAPOLIS —January 23, 2019— The Indiana Pacers lost All-Star guard Victor Oladipo to a serious right knee injury in the second quarter of Wednesday night’s game against Toronto. Oladipo’s leg bent awkwardly as he fell to the floor while trying to disrupt an outlet pass to the Raptors’ Pascal Siakam. The team announced that Oladipo … Continue reading INDIANAPOLIS | Pacers All-Star Victor Oladipo suffers serious knee injury

NEW YORK  | To Hall of Famers, baseball has transformed at dizzying pace

NEW YORK  —January 23, 2019— Baseball has transformed at dizzying speed since Edgar Martinez took his final swing and Mike Mussina, Mariano Rivera and Roy Halladay threw their final pitches. “We don’t have enough time to talk about that,” the ever erudite Mussina said Wednesday when a trio of newly minted living Hall of Famers … Continue reading NEW YORK  | To Hall of Famers, baseball has transformed at dizzying pace

SEOUL, South Korea | North Korea says Kim ordered preparations for 2nd Trump meet

SEOUL, South Korea—January 23, 2019—North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered preparations for a second summit with President Donald Trump, saying he’ll “wait with patience and in good faith” to work toward a common goal, the North’s state media reported Thursday. Despite Kim’s determination for another meeting with Trump, the two remain at odds … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | North Korea says Kim ordered preparations for 2nd Trump meet