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Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong detained by policeĀ 

Hong Kong - Hong Kong student pro-democracy campaigner Joshua Wong was detained by police on Wednesday after an anti-China protest ahead of a visit by President Xi Jinping.

Deadly diet: Thai doctors battle cancer-causing fish dish

Amphoe Hankha - It wasn't until he got to medical school that Narong Khuntikeo finally discovered what caused the liver cancer that took both of his parents' lives: their lunch.

German parliament paves way for gay marriage vote Friday

Berlin - Germany's parliament is set to vote on a bill to legalise same-sex marriage Friday after the lower house legislative committee put it on the agenda, its chairwoman said.

Tiny bay makes waves in Slovenia-Croatia border row

Piran - Tourists tucking into their cuttlefish risotto have little idea that the local seafood delicacy was caught in waters subject to one of the EU's longest-standing border feuds opposing Slovenia and Croatia.

Pacquiao says there could be a KO if Horn engages him in a brawl

Manny Pacquiao isn't in the habit of predicting knockout win against his opponents in the past but less than four days before his title fight against Jeff Horn, the 39-year-old fighting senator said a KO is possible the moment Horn engages him in a brawl.

UN refugee cash card scheme boosts Lebanese grocers

Birut - In three years, Lebanese grocer Ali Khiami hired six staff, invested in property and funded his children's university education. Business is booming -- thanks to Syrian refugees using UN debit cards.

Police among six charged in UK over 1989 Hillsborough disaster

Warrington - Four former senior policemen were among six people charged Wednesday over the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster in England which killed 96 Liverpool football supporters.

Darwin's 'strangest animal ever' finds a family

Paris - Charles Darwin, Mr. Evolution himself, didn't know what to make of the fossils he saw in Patagonia so he sent them to his friend, the renowned paleontologist Richard Owen. Owen was stumped too. Little wonder.

Race is on to turn flying car into reality

Le Bourget - Aeronautics giants are treating the idea of a flying car with caution, as such a project raises more questions than it answers, experts say -- it's a child's dream, a millionaire's toy.But is it really the next big thing in transport?

Review: Eddy Stewart makes it to semifinals on 'American Ninja Warrior' Special

Daytona Beach - Alabama firefighter Eddy Stewart appeared in the qualifying round of the ninth season of the reality sports competition "American Ninja Warrior" in Daytona.

30 civilians dead in air strikes on IS-held area of Syria: monitor

Birut - At least 30 civilians were killed in air strikes on an area of eastern Syria held by the Islamic State group on Wednesday, a monitoring group said.

NBA News and Rumors: Anthony Dais to Boston Celtics?

Boston - It was a terrific year for the Boston Celtics and their fans, but to win an NBA title over the likes of Golden State and Cleveland, changes to the current roster are necessary and social media is buzzing with potential moves this franchise could make.

Hong Kong's allure fading in mainland China

Bejing - When Naomi Wu was a teenager, she and her friends would ride the train from mainland China to Hong Kong several times a year to shop for clothes and designer handbags.

Pacquiao's next fight could happen in the Philippines

In his desire to please his Filipino fans and supporters, eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao may stage his next fight in the Philippines possibly before the end of the year.

Pope defrocks 'Don Mercedes' priest convicted of sex abuse

Rome - Pope Francis has defrocked an Italian priest found guilty of the sexual abuse of minors, reversing an earlier decision to reduce his punishment, the diocese at the heart of the scandal said Wednesday.

EU extends Russia economic sanctions

Brussels - The European Union on Wednesday formally rolled over damaging economic sanctions against Russia for another six months, saying Moscow had failed to live up to its Ukraine ceasefire commitments.

US House Committee unveils $696.5 billion military spending bill

Washington - The House Armed Services Committee has unveiled a new military spending bill of $696.5 billion just a few days after chair Marc Thornberry announced that there was to be a bill of $640 billion.

Actor Lanny Joon discusses new action film 'Baby Driver' Special

Korean-American actor Lanny Joon chatted with Digital Journal about his role as J.D. in the action film "Baby Driver." which was directed by Edgar Wright.

Utah's Brian Head Fire is largest active wildfire in the country

Brian Head - The Brian Head Fire in Southern Utah has forced over 1,500 people from their homes in and around the popular ski resort and fishing lake. The wildfire has now grown to cover 49,000 acres, fed by gusting winds and low humidity.

Poland charges protest leader with embezzlement

Varsovia - Polish prosecutors said Wednesday that they had charged the founder of the Committee for the Defence of Democracy (KOD), a movement focusing on mass anti-government protests, with embezzlement and faking invoices.
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