World junior champion Zohri becomes face of Indonesia's Games

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Just over a year ago, Indonesian sprinter Lalu Muhammad Zohri could barely afford running shoes and was pretty much unknown outside his small village on the eastern island of Lombok. That all changed in 10.18 seconds earlier this month when the 18-year-old orphan produced a blistering finish to beat the cream of the planet’s junior sprinting talent in the 100 metres final at the under-20 world championships in Finland. Indonesia had never previously had a finalist at the ch

Indonesia tsunami survivors hold vigil at Christmas mass

CARITA, Indonesia (Reuters) - It was a solemn Christmas for the congregation in Indonesia’s Carita, a seaside town left reeling from the tsunami that has killed over 400 people and devastated the western coast of Java, as many churchgoers have fled the area for fear of further disasters. Instead of holding festivities and exchanging presents, Pastor Rusman Anita Sitorus led a tearful vigil at a mass in her small church.

Rap Music and Korean American Identity in Contemporary America: A Discourse Analysis of Four Songs

This study examines Korean American rappers' displacement from rap music and the struggle to surface in the industry amongst the predominantly Black rap culture in the US. By employing Fairclough's Critical Discourse Analysis (1995), the study will look into four songs by three Korean American rappers and its textual markers, discursive practice, and social context, and has found that these rappers reterritorialize rap via its linguistic markers and meaning-making process to assert individual identities.

South Korea suggests North’s suspension from U.N. over airport killing

(Reuters) South Korea called for “collective measures” to punish North Korea for using chemical weapons to kill the estranged half-brother of its leader Kim Jong Un, as Malaysia said on Tuesday it would charge two women with murder over the airport attack. Police have said the women smeared VX nerve agent, a chemical on a United Nations list of banned weapons of mass destruction, on Kim Jong Nam’s face in an assault captured on security cameras in the Malaysian capital’s airport on Feb. 13.