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A war orphan polishes shoes in downtown Tokyo on Aug. 1, 1946. In Japan, war orphans were punished for surviving. They were bullied. They were called trash, sometimes rounded up by police and put in cages. Some were sent to institutions or sold for labor. They were targets of abuse and discrimination. A 1948 government survey found there were more than 123,500 war orphans nationwide. But orphanages were built for only for 12,000, leaving many homeless. (Kyodo News via AP)
75 years later, Japan war orphans tell of pain, recoveryIn Japan, war orphans were punished for surviving
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a ruling party meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, Aug. 13 2020. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
North Korea lifts lockdown in city, rejects flood, virus aidNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un lifted a lockdown at a major city near the border with South Korea where thousands had been quarantined for weeks over coronavirus worries
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this May 25, 2020 file photo, the Iranian oil tanker Fortune is anchored at the dock of the El Palito refinery near Puerto Cabello, Venezuela.  U.S. officials said Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, that the Trump administration has seized the cargo of four tankers it was targeting for transporting Iranian fuel to Venezuela as it steps up its campaign of maximum pressure against the two heavily sanctioned. (AP Photo/Ernesto Vargas, File)
Officials: U.S. seizes Iranian gas heading for VenezuelaU.S. officials say the Trump administration has seized the cargo of four tankers it was targeting for transporting Iranian fuel to Venezuela as it steps up its campaign of maximum pressure against the two heavily sanctioned
The Associated Press2 hours ago
A woman wearing a mask amid the COVID-19 pandemic takes a photo with her cell phone during a protest against the postponement of the presidential election in El Alto, Bolivia, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Citing the ongoing new coronavirus pandemic, Bolivia's highest electoral authority delayed presidential elections from Sept. 6 to Oct. 18, the third time the vote has been delayed.
Bolivia's political crisis threatens hospitals and patientsBolivia’s political crisis is adding to the burden on its health care system as the coronavirus spreads across one of Latin America’s poorest countries
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Volunteers take part in the clean up operation in Mahebourg, Mauritius Wednesday Aug. 12, 2020 surrounding the oil spill from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius. Anxious residents of this Indian Ocean island nation have stuffed fabric sacks with sugar cane leaves in an effort to stop the oil spill from reaching their shores. (AP Photo/Beekash Roopun-L'express Maurice)
Grounded ship emptied of oil, but heavy damage for MauritiusEnvironmental groups say almost all the remaining oil has been pumped from a Japanese ship that ran aground off Mauritius, but its initial spill of 1,000 tons of fuel has severely damaged the Indian Ocean island’s coral reefs and once pristine coast
The Associated Press10 hours ago


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