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Japan cruises past South Africa in Olympic warmup

japantimes - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 22:39

Japan thrashed South Africa 4-1 in its Rio Olympic send-off led by a first-half brace by Shoya Nakajima on Wednesday. South Africa’s Gift Motupa opened the scoring with a penalty midway through the first half, but Japan hit back with three goals, two of them by Nakajima, in the last nine minutes of the half […]

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Lena Dunham slams Kanye video

cnn - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 22:36
Lena Dunham, the creator of the HBO series "Girls," is blasting Kanye West's new "Famous" music video as "sickening" while calling out the rapper for his misogynistic portrayal of women.
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Istanbul airport attack: Reporter describes departure lounge destruction

bbc - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 22:36
Reporter Hugh Sykes describes the scene as he walks through Istanbul airport following a gun and bomb attack.
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Amb. Stevens' sister: Don't blame Clinton for Benghazi

cnn - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 22:34
The sister of the U.S. ambassador to Libya killed in Benghazi said she doesn't blame Hillary Clinton for Chris Stevens' death, instead pointing to Congress for under-budgeting the State Department.
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Judge: Cuban group must leave U.S.

cnn - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 22:32
The lighthouse that a group of Cuban migrants scaled in an attempt to reach the United States isn't "dry land," a federal judge ruled Tuesday.
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Sendai Airport set to be privatized on Friday

japantimes - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 22:27

Sendai Airport in Miyagi Prefecture is set to be privatized on Friday. It will be the first among state-managed airports in the country that switches to private-sector operations. Sendai International Airport Co. will operate the airport located between the cities of Natori and Iwanuma under the contract of up to 65 years. The company was […]

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Toyota recalls 1.4 million cars

cnn - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 22:27
Toyota is recalling 1.4 million cars worldwide for a problems with exploding airbags.
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'Pray for Turkey'

bbc - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 22:24
The international display of solidarity for Turkey and victims of Istanbul airport terror attack.
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McEnroe: 'Milos Raonic can win Wimbledon'

cnn - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 22:24
He may not have coached for over 20 years, but tennis great John McEnroe has seen enough of big-serving world No.7 Milos Raonic to believe the 25-year-old American is capable of winning Wimbledon.
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Kyodo news summary -5-

kyodonews - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 22:22
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Actor tells Black Lives Matter critics to 'sit down'

cnn - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 22:18
During his acceptance speech at the BET Awards, Actor Jesse Williams spoke in opposition to Black Lives Matter critics.
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Can you get Zika twice?

cnn - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 22:16
Once you've had Zika, can you get it again? Scientists don't think so, but it's never been proved. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin say they are one step closer to answering that question after studying how the virus affects rhesus macaque monkeys.
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JICA completes development plan for Philippines’ Bangsamoro region

japantimes - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 22:13

A development plan for the proposed Bangsamoro region in the Philippines’ southern island of Mindanao has been completed despite a setback in the government’s peace process with the country’s largest Muslim rebel group, the Japan International Cooperation Agency said Wednesday. JICA’s Philippine office said the final report of Bangsamoro Development Plan 2, the crafting of […]

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Mitsubishi’s May auto sales halve amid mileage scandal; Nissan also hurt

japantimes - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 22:12

Mitsubishi Motors Corp.’s domestic vehicle sales more than halved in May from a year earlier after the automaker was hit by a fuel economy manipulation scandal, data showed Wednesday. Meanwhile, Nissan Motor Co. also suffered a double-digit drop. Mitsubishi marked a 51.4 percent year-on-year fall to 2,766 units, as the automaker suspended production of four […]

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To improve your memory...

cnn - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 22:11
Scientists have unlocked new secrets for boosting memory retention: One involves breaking a sweat, and the other involves taking a snooze.
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Vodafone may leave UK over Brexit

cnn - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 22:10
Britain's vote to leave the European Union may cost it the world's second-largest telecom company.
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