Sydney: Police say several inmates have been injured during a riot at an Australian juvenile detention center that was continuing after starting the previous night. A New South Wales state Police statement said the riot broke out at Frank Baxter Juvenile Justice Center at Kariong north of Sydney at 8.30 pm on Sunday. Several inmates reportedly assaulted each other, and the union representing guards at the facility said detainees used gardening tools to attack sex offenders among the inmates. Officials say an 18-year-old inmate has stab wounds and facial injuries and was taken to a Sydney hospital in serious condition. Four others also suffered stab wounds and were taken to a Gosford hospital for treatment. A 17-year-old had a dislocated ankle and another inmate had a broken nose.
SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Colonial-era Korean labourers are seeking a court’s approval for the sales of local assets of their former Japanese employer after it refused to comply with a court order to compensate them for forced labour decades ago.The development comes amid growing tensions between South Korea and Japan. Tokyo recently tightened controls on high-tech exports to South Korea, a move Seoul believes is retaliation for the South Korean court rulings last year.Japan says it is not retaliation.Lawyers for Koreans who worked for one of the Japanese companies, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, during Japan’s 1910-45 occupation of Korea say they’ll soon ask a South Korean court to authorize the sales of some assets that South Korea has seized from Mitsubishi.The assets are some of Mitsubishi’s trademark rights and patents.The Associated Press