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Japanese Businessmen Brighten Makeup Industry Amid Pandemic

TOKYO (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has pushed many businesses in Japan to the edge of financial ruin, but Takumi Tezuka, who owns a makeup and hair salon for men in Tokyo, has seen his customer base expand.

Older Korean-Americans in LA Fearful Amid Anti-Asian Attacks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yong Sin Kim, an 85-year-old Korean immigrant living in a senior apartment complex in downtown Los Angeles, says he rarely leaves home these days. When he does, he carries a whistle with him; at least he could call for help if he's attacked.

Myanmar Junta Cracks Down on Celebrations of New Shadow Govt

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Security forces in Myanmar used violence on Monday against demonstrators who sought to celebrate last week’s formation of a shadow government to serve as an alternative to the military junta that has held power since a February coup.
David Streckfuss at Khon Kaen Immigration Office on Apr. 19, 2021. Photo: Hathairat Phaholtap / Facebook.

Immigration Postpones Visa Decision of Outspoken American Academic

KHON KAEN — The immigration bureau on Monday deferred the decision to extend the work permit and visa of an American academic who wrote about the country’s draconian lese majeste law.

Half of Us Adults Have Received At Least One COVID-19 Shot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shot, the government announced Sunday, marking another milestone in the nation’s largest-ever vaccination campaign but leaving more work to do to convince skeptical Americans to roll up their sleeves.

Police: FedEx Shooter Legally Bought Guns Used in Shooting

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The former employee who shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis legally bought the two rifles used in the attack despite red flag laws designed to prevent such purchases, police said.

Queen Sits Alone at Funeral for Prince Philip To Set Example

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II is sitting alone in the quire of St. George’s Chapel during the funeral of Prince Philip, the man who had been by her side for 73 years.

Actress Helen Mccrory Dies of Cancer at 52

British actor Helen McCrory, who starred in the television show “Peaky Blinders” and the “Harry Potter” movies, has died, her husband said Friday. She...
A woman takes a coronavirus test at Bangkok Youth Center on Apr. 17, 2021.

Opinion: Try Not to Mix Politics With the Outbreak

The third COVID-19 outbreak is upon us. As the number of the newly infected rose above 1,000 mark for the four consecutive days on Saturday, it would do well for Thais to try not to mix COVID-19 with politics.
Police security forces stand by inside a police vehicle and on the sidewalk of Hledan Road in Kamayut township in Yangon, Myanmar Friday, April 16, 2021. Photo: AP

Myanmar Coup Foes Tout Minority-Backed Shadow Government

YANGON (AP) — Opponents of Myanmar’s ruling junta went on the political offensive Friday, declaring they have formed an interim national unity government with members of Aung San Suu Kyi's ousted cabinet and major ethnic minority groups.



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