2019.05.14

News Headlines - 14 May 2019

Nippon Ishin no Kai lawmaker ousted from party over Russia 'war' gaffe | The Japan Times
An opposition lawmaker was expelled from his party Tuesday amid growing criticism over his remarks on the possibility of Japan waging war with Russia to regain control of a group of islands at the center of a territorial spat.
Ramadan rules: Full-length pants required in Kirkuk at night
Security forces in Kirkuk city have arrested at least 20 males for not wearing pants longer than three-quarter-length, also known as "Bermuda" style shorts, following the implementation of a strict evening dress code or for riding a motorcycle at night during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan... The original decree - dated on April 28 - is signed by Ali Kamal Abdulrazaq, the head of the Kirkuk Provincial Police.
Houthi rebels attack Saudi oil pipeline | DW
A Saudi minister says that a crude oil pipeline in Riyadh province has been attacked by Yemeni drones. The attack follows Saudi claims of sabotage attempts on two of its oil tankers off the United Arab Emirates.
Trump plans to present sumo winner with own namesake trophy:The Asahi Shimbun
U.S. President Donald Trump, who has stamped his name on virtually every product and property in his business empire, plans to leave his mark on the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo, which began May 12. He will present a custom-made trophy called the "Trump Cup" to the winner. The president, who will visit Japan from May 25 to May 28 as a state guest, is expected to watch the final day of the tournament on May 26 at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in the capital. He plans to stay to the awards ceremony afterward to climb in the dohyo and hand the cup to the champion wrestler.
Shohei Ohtani home run: Angels DH blasts dinger vs. Twins | SI.com
Angels two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani blasted his first homer of the season on Monday, unleashing a 429-foot moonshot in the third inning against the Twins. Ohtani returned from the Injured List on May 7 after missing the start of the seson as he recovered from Tommy John surgery.

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