TBEN News Digest: Nov 20, 2022


People pose for a photo near Lusail Stadium in Lusail, which will host the World Cup final in Qatar on November 18, 2022. (TBEN) ==TBEN

The following is the most recent list of selected news summaries by TBEN News.


Kishida fires scandal-hit interior minister

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida plans to fire Interior Minister Minoru Terada, a government source said Sunday, as the prime minister came under pressure to fire him over a money scandal.

The minister, who oversees election-related affairs and the communications industry, will be the third minister less than a month old after two other ministers left their posts due to a blunder or close ties to the controversial Unification Church.


Malaysia is hanged by parliament after elections, former Prime Minister Mahathir loses

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia faced a hung parliament on Sunday after neither of the two major party alliances contesting the previous day’s general election managed to secure a majority, while former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad lost his parliamentary seat.

The palace, in a statement, instructed the competing coalitions to notify the monarch by 2 p.m. on Monday of their agreed alliances that have majority control in parliament and a prime minister of their choice.

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Skating: Takagi, Morishige secure world championship silver

HERENVEEN, Netherlands – Japan’s Miho Takagi finished second in the women’s 1,500 meters on Saturday in the second World Speed ​​Skating Championships competition of the season, while compatriot Wataru Morishige also won silver in the men’s 500 meters.

After winning last Saturday’s 1,500 in Norway, Takagi fell short this time in Heerenveen in the Netherlands, where Dutch skater Antoinette Rijpma won in 1 minute and 53.73 seconds.


Japanese project encourages men to lead change for gender equality

TOKYO — A Japanese project encouraging men to take the lead in eliminating gender differences was launched over the weekend as the world celebrated International Men’s Day on Saturday.

The #MenWithWomen project, founded by social entrepreneur Genki Katsube, promotes 15 principles of behavior, such as ensuring equal assignment of positions within organizations, not treating women as commodities, not seeking sexual favors, and not expecting behavior on based on gender stereotypes.

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Nepal holds general elections amid economic concerns

Kathmandu – Voters in Nepal went to the polls on Sunday for the Himalayan general election, with Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s ruling bloc heavily favored to win.

More than 17.9 million of the 30 million Nepalese are eligible to vote to elect 275 MPs, 165 of which will be elected by first-past-the-post voting, while 110 will be elected under the system of proportional representation.


Sumo: Chiyotairyu retreats to Fukuoka halfway through the encounter

FUKUOKA – Former komusubi Chiyotairyu has decided to retire halfway through the ongoing Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament, the Japan Sumo Association said on Sunday.

The 34-year-old from Tokyo, currently in the 12th rank of maegashira wrestlers in the elite makuuchi division, told his stablemaster Kokonoe of his intention to retire after falling to a 2-5 win-loss record at the Fukuoka on Saturday. Kokusai Centre.


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Historic fund to help climate-affected countries approved at UN talks

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt — Negotiators at UN talks agreed on Sunday to create a fund to compensate poorer countries hit by climate disasters, finally heeding their demands for help to bear the costs of damage caused by climate change.

“History was made today…when the parties agreed on the creation of a long overdue loss and damage fund to aid developing countries particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change,” said the presidency of the 27th session of a UN climate conference. conference being held in Egypt tweeted.


Car driven by 97-year-old man kills woman, injures 4 in Japan

FUKUSHIMA, Japan — A mini-vehicle driven by a 97-year-old man struck a woman and rammed three cars Saturday afternoon in northeastern Japan’s Fukushima city, killing the pedestrian and injuring four other women, police said.

Police arrested Kuniyoshi Namishio on Sunday on suspicion of fatally beating the woman on a sidewalk in the city. Police would not say whether the man has admitted the charges.