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Tokyo rejects Seoul’s demand for additional measures on ‘comfort women’

japantimes - 5 hours 21 min ago
Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Tuesday rejected a South Korean request that the Japanese government take additional measures over the issue of Korean women who ...
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Chisako Wakatake and Yuka Ishii win Akutagawa literary award; Yoshinobu Kadoi bags Naoki Prize

japantimes - 5 hours 21 min ago
Novelists Chisako Wakatake and Yuka Ishii have won the prestigious Akutagawa Prize for up-and-coming authors, while Yoshinobu Kadoi won the Naoki Prize for popular fiction, ...
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A window inside Trump's morning 'executive time'

cnn - 5 hours 24 min ago
President Donald Trump rises around 5:30 a.m. and begins making his first calls to aides and lawmakers as early as 6. He's dressed in his signature dark suit by 8 a.m. at the latest, White House sources told CNN, and although he doesn't drink coffee, his proclivity for Diet Coke is widely known.
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Aanchal Thakur: Meet the girl who won India's first skiing medal

bbc - 5 hours 24 min ago
Aanchal Thakur talks about the significance of winning India's first winter sports medal.
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Jessica Falkholt: Home and Away actress has died, hospital says

bbc - 5 hours 24 min ago
Jessica Falkholt has succumbed to injuries she suffered in a car crash, a hospital confirms.
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Syria crisis: Why Turkey is poised to attack Kurdish enclave Afrin

bbc - 5 hours 28 min ago
Turkey says an operation against Afrin is imminent.
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When you can (and can't) eat carbs for dinner

bbc - 5 hours 42 min ago
Is it true that you shouldn't eat carbohydrates in the evening?
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Bangladesh and Myanmar agree to finish Rohingya return in two years but forced repatriations worry U.N.

japantimes - 5 hours 56 min ago
Bangladesh and Myanmar agreed on Tuesday to complete within two years the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled an army crackdown ...
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Trump in ‘excellent’ health and has no cognitive issues: doctor

japantimes - 5 hours 57 min ago
Donald Trump is expected to remain physically fit for the duration of his presidency and has “no cognitive issues whatsoever,” according to full results from ...
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Steve Bannon quizzed by House over Trump’s firing of FBI chief James Comey: source

japantimes - 5 hours 58 min ago
A House panel questioned Steve Bannon on Tuesday, aiming to find out President Donald Trump’s thinking when he fired FBI Director James Comey, according to ...
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WHO declares all of Sao Paulo state at risk for yellow fever, urges visitors to get vaccinated

japantimes - 5 hours 59 min ago
The World Health Organization announced Tuesday that it now considers all of Sao Paulo state at risk for yellow fever, recommending that all international visitors ...
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Watchdog: Democratic freedoms sliding under Trump, making it hard for U.S. to criticize authoritarian regimes

japantimes - 6 hours 1 min ago
Basic rights and political freedoms in the United States are deteriorating at a faster pace under President Donald Trump, exacerbated by attacks on key institutions ...
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Macron gets tough on migrants during Calais visit, vows ‘no more Jungles’

japantimes - 6 hours 4 min ago
President Emmanuel Macron vowed Tuesday that France would no longer allow migrant camps like the notorious “Jungle” as he defended a tougher line on immigration ...
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Ethiopian Airlines to re-launch Zambia’s national carrier, make Lusaka second hub

japantimes - 6 hours 5 min ago
Ethiopian Airlines says it has finalized an agreement with Zambia to re-launch the southern African country’s national carrier.The partnership with Zambia comes as Ethiopian Airlines ...
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Aziz Ansari is either guilty of assault or being just a really bad date

cnn - 6 hours 6 min ago
Is Aziz Ansari guilty of assault or of being just a really bad date?
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U.S. pulls $65 million from Palestinian aid programs, demands reforms by U.N. agency

japantimes - 6 hours 6 min ago
The Trump administration on Tuesday cut tens of millions of dollars in money for Palestinian refugees, demanding that the U.N. agency responsible for the programs ...
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Lebanon censors ban ‘The Post’ over Steven Spielberg’s support for Israel

japantimes - 6 hours 8 min ago
Lebanon’s censorship authorities have effectively banned Steven Spielberg’s newspaper drama, “The Post,” because the American director is on a regional blacklist for supporting Israel.The directive ...
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Here is some of the praise doctor lavished on Trump

cnn - 6 hours 8 min ago
Dr. Ronny Jackson, the presidential physician, gushed about President Donald Trump's health during a briefing before the White House press corps on Tuesday, touting the President's "good genes," how he did "exceedingly well" on his cognitive test and his "excellent" cardiac health.
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Taro Kono’s clean energy critique in UAE speech fuels Abe succession talk

japantimes - 6 hours 9 min ago
A Cabinet minister’s criticism of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s energy policies may say more about his own political prospects than it does about the country’s ...
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Immigration deal distant amid uproar over Trump’s racist slur as leaders try to avert shutdown

japantimes - 6 hours 9 min ago
A deal between President Donald Trump and Congress to protect young immigrants from deportation remained distant Tuesday, as House Republicans leaders shifted to a painful ...
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