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Koepka earns back-to-back U.S. Open titles

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y.—Brooks Koepka has the game to win a U.S. Open on any course.

One year after overpowering the wide fairways of Erin Hills in a U.S. Open remembered for low scoring, Koepka navigated his way through the brutal conditions of Shinnecock Hills and closed with a two-under 68 yesterday to become the first repeat champion in 29 years.

Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 3, knocks over walls

TOKYO — A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around metropolitan Osaka in western Japan on Monday, killing at least three people and injuring more than 300.

A 9-year-old girl was killed by a falling concrete wall at her school, and the two other fatalities were men in their 80s.

Donkeys stolen, skinned in Africa to feed Chinese demand

NAIROBI, Kenya — Dawn was just beginning to break when Joseph Kamonjo Kariuki woke to find his donkeys missing. The villager searched the bush frantically for the animals he depends on to deliver water for a living, but they were nowhere to be found.

It was the village’s children who led Kariuki to the ghastly remains: three bloody, severed donkey heads lying on the ground.

US seeks to assuage Asian allies after North Korea summit

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — The United States and its Asian allies worked Thursday to paper over any semblance of disagreement over President Donald Trump’s concession to Kim Jong Un that the U.S. would halt military exercises with South Korea, with Trump’s top diplomat insisting the president hadn’t backed down from his firm line on North Korea’s nukes.

Investigation: Fish billed as local isn’t always local

MONTAUK, N.Y. — Even after winter storms left East Coast harbours thick with ice, some of the country’s top chefs and trendy restaurants were offering sushi-grade tuna supposedly pulled in fresh off the coast of New York.

But it was just an illusion. No tuna was landing there. The fish had long since migrated to warmer waters.