Second Arrest Made in Violent Bat Attack on Manhattan WomanSecond Arrest Made in Violent Bat Attack on Manhattan Woman
On June 27, a 58-year-old woman was punched in the head and struck on both legs with a bat on Monroe Street in Manhattan but was not seriously injured. The first suspect, a 14-year-old boy, was arrested on July 23 and charged with assault with intent to cause serious physical injury and assault in the second degree. Today, a second 14-year-old boy was also arrested and charged with assault with intent to cause serious physical injury.
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Typhoon wreaks havoc in Manila as Taiwan braces for impactTyphoon wreaks havoc in Manila as Taiwan braces for impact
The Philippines declared a state of calamity for the 13 million residents in its capital region on Wednesday due to monsoon rains intensified by Typhoon Gaemi, known locally as Typhoon Carina. The torrential rains have flooded Manila and nearby cities, leading to school, office and financial market closures, 114 flight cancellations, and have caused severe flooding, landslides and evacuations. At least 12 people have died, and over 600,000 are displaced.
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Kakao's billionaire founder arrested for alleged stock manipulation in K-pop dealKakao's billionaire founder arrested for alleged stock manipulation in K-pop deal
Kim Beom-su, the billionaire founder of South Korean tech giant Kakao Corp., was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly manipulating stocks during the acquisition of SM Entertainment — the label behind acts such as Aespa, NCT and Red Velvet — last year.
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Brooklyn councilman faces ethics complaint for mocking councilwoman who bit NYPD chiefBrooklyn councilman faces ethics complaint for mocking councilwoman who bit NYPD chief
Justin Brannan faces an ethics complaint for allegedly mocking fellow Brooklyn City Councilmember Susan Zhuang, who was arrested during a protest against a men’s shelter and faces charges including assault and resisting arrest for allegedly biting an NYPD chief.
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Overtourism in Japan could mean extra taxes for visitorsOvertourism in Japan could mean extra taxes for visitors
Japan is experiencing a tourism surge fueled by a weak yen and pent-up demand. However, this influx is also leading to some environmental challenges, prompting the government to implement measures to curb overtourism.
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Woman filmed racially attacking Asian Kiwi passengers on Auckland busWoman filmed racially attacking Asian Kiwi passengers on Auckland bus
A woman was filmed pushing and spitting at Asian Kiwi passengers during a racist meltdown on a bus traveling in Auckland, New Zealand, on Monday. Auckland Transport is investigating the incident and urging the public to report similar incidents.
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K-pop star reveals his horrifying encounters with stalkersK-pop star reveals his horrifying encounters with stalkers
Jaejoong, a former member of SM Entertainment’s TVXQ, shared some of the encounters he has had with sasaengs, a Korean term meaning “private life” which also refers to obsessive fans or stalkers, in his 20-year career, including one who broke into his house while he was asleep. The 38-year-old singer, whose full name is Kim Jae-joong, said in the July 21 episode of the MBC talk show “Midnight Ghost Stories” that he may be the “most harassed person by sasaengs in South Korea.”
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Asian American teens lead US to international math olympiad victoryAsian American teens lead US to international math olympiad victory
China narrowly lost to the U.S. at the 65th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) held in Bath, United Kingdom, on Monday. The U.S. team, composed of high school students from Connecticut, Illinois, Florida, New Jersey and California, finished the competition with a score of 192, just two points higher than China’s 190.
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Kamala Harris endorsed by Asian American leadersKamala Harris endorsed by Asian American leaders
Vice President Kamala Harris is receiving endorsements from prominent Asian American legislators and advocacy groups, with more expected to come. The presumptive Democratic nominee to face Donald Trump in November, Harris raised a record $100 million in less than 36 hours of her candidacy following President Joe Biden’s exit.
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Why Kamala Harris is embracing being a 'brat'Why Kamala Harris is embracing being a 'brat'
While being a brat may technically mean being an ill-mannered and annoying child, for Harris, it’s a strong endorsement that resonates with young voters. “Brat” is the title of Indian English pop star Charli XCX’s sixth studio album released last month. The singer-songwriter describes the term as someone messy, party-loving and sometimes says dumb things but is “very honest, blunt [and] a little bit volatile.” Her Gen Z and millennial fans have embraced this unapologetically “brat” lifestyle, declaring summer 2024 as a “brat summer,” contrasting the previous year’s “clean girl” aesthetic inspired by the “Barbie” movie.
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