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Ananya Vinay wins 2017 US Scripps National Spelling Bee

Ananya Vinay wins 2017 US Scripps National Spelling Bee

Ananya Vinay of Fresno, California won the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday, taking home a $40,000 cash prize after 12 hours of picking her way along a precarious lifeline of consonants and vowels.

US spelling bee champs find success after sting of defeat

US spelling bee champs find success after sting of defeat

Three past winners of the Scripps National Spelling Bee say losing was the secret to their success. Early defeats spurred an inner competitive streak that they used to eventually seize the title.

Indonesian police detain investigator in latest blow to anti-graft agency

Indonesian police detain investigator in latest blow to anti-graft agency

Indonesian police detained a top anti-graft investigator yesterday to question him over his role in the deadly shooting .

Controversial law to take effect in Japan amid growing public concern

Controversial law to take effect in Japan amid growing public concern

One of the most controversial laws in Japan’s modern history comes into effect this week, and critics say it could have a chilling effect on the public.