World Briefs: 'Comfort women' statue unveiled in Sydney

'Comfort women' statue unveiled in Sydney

SYDNEY • Sydney's Korean community will today unveil a "comfort women" statue to commemorate sex slaves during World War II, despite opposition from the Japanese community, Xinhua reported yesterday.

S. Africa's Zuma faces more pressure to quit

PRETORIA • South African President Jacob Zuma will face renewed pressure to quit after partial election results yesterday showed his African National Congress losing control of Johannesburg and the capital Pretoria in its worst electoral showing since apartheid ended.


British child sex abuse inquiry chair resigns

LONDON • Britain's child sex abuse inquiry suffered a setback on Thursday when its chair Lowell Goddard resigned. The third chair to quit since the inquiry was set up in 2014, she said its "legacy of failure" had weighed upon her role.


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