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Pair share SI award for top sportsperson

HOUSTON—J.J. Watt raised more than $37 million for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts while Jose Altuve led the Houston Astros to their first World Series title, both giving hope to the city as it picked up the pieces from the devastating storm.

Last night, the two were honoured by Sports Illustrated when they were given the magazine's prestigious Sportsperson of the Year award.

Russia lists US media organizations as foreign agents

MOSCOW — Russia’s Justice Ministry on Tuesday listed Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty as foreign agents, a move that could see them lose their reporting credentials in the Russian parliament.

The announcement comes amid an escalating tit-for-tat between Russia and the U.S. over government-funded media outlets.

Cathay Pacific crew witnessed North Korea missile test

HONG KONG — The crew of a Cathay Pacific flight saw what it believes was North Korea’s latest missile test last week, the second airline to report sighting it.

Cathay said Monday that the flight from San Francisco to Hong Kong reported witnessing the apparent re-entry of the ICBM that North Korea launched before dawn Wednesday.

Stealth jets, other aircraft fly in drills

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Hundreds of aircraft including two dozen stealth jets began training Monday as the United States and South Korea launched a massive combined air force exercise. The war games come a week after North Korea test-fired its most powerful missile ever, an ICBM that may be able to target the eastern seaboard of the United States.