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December 17, 2018

Japan restaurant explosion injures dozens

JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images(TOKYO) -- More than 40 people were injured Sunday when a massive explosion rocked a restaurant in northern Japan, according to local news reports. A swath of Sapporo City, the capital city of Japan's main northern island of Hokkaido, was covered with smoke, shattered glass and collapsed debris in the aftermath of a suspected gas explosion, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported. Most of the injuries were minor, but at least one person was in serious condition, ..
December 17, 2018

Woman accuses Sandals resort of mishandling her report of sexual assault by employee

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A woman who says she was sexually assaulted by an employee at a Sandals resort in Jamaica is accusing the hotel chain of mishandling the reporting of her case to authorities. Professional makeup artist Melissa Blayton, 45, was staying at the Sandals in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, in spring 2017 when she says one of the hotel's employees offered her a solo sailing lesson. Blayton was lying by the pool when a man cleaning the pool and wearing the same color shirt as other employ..
December 16, 2018

‘Yellow vest’ protests in France draw fewer demonstrators, less violence in latest round of weekend demonstrations

ABC News(PARIS) -- Protesters from the "yellow vest" movement hit the streets in France for the fifth straight Saturday, but the number of demonstrators was significantly smaller than in previous weekends. There were 33,500 protesters in France -- and 2,200 in Paris -- as of Saturday afternoon, a spokesperson for the Interior minister told ABC News. At the same time last Saturday, they were 77,000 total across the whole country and 10,000 in its capital. Police fired small amounts of tear gas to..
December 16, 2018

South Sudan marks 5 years of vicious civil war

SUMY SADURNI/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The world's youngest nation on Saturday marked five years of vicious war in an ongoing conflict that is affecting millions of people, many of them children. South Sudan is home to the largest refugee crisis in Africa and the third largest in the world, after Syria and Afghanistan, according to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Sixty-five percent of South Sudanese refugees are under the age of 18. Not long after gainin..