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'Queen of knitwear' who designed for stars dies

cnn - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 22:18
French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel, who was known as the queen of knitwear in fashion circles, died Thursday at the age of 86 due to complications from Parkinson's disease, her daughter and French President François Hollande announced.
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WhatsApp users to receive adverts

bbc - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 22:10
WhatsApp changes its privacy policy so that businesses can send messages to people using the service.
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Lochte on 'Dancing with the Stars'?

cnn - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 22:08
Olympian Ryan Lochte is "in talks" to join season 23 of "Dancing With The Stars," a source familiar with the situation confirmed to CNN.
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Narita airport saw customer traffic surge 9% during Bon

japantimes - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 22:04

Passengers who used Narita International Airport during the Bon holidays rose 9 percent to 1,085,630 compared with the previous year, according to preliminary immigration data released Thursday. The growth reflected the increase chiefly caused by the new “Mountain Day” holiday on Aug. 11 and strength of the yen, the Narita airport office of the Tokyo […]

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On cue, hurricane season heats up

cnn - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 22:01
Tropical activity in the Atlantic peaks between mid-August and mid-October. Right on cue, we've seen two named storms develop in the past 10 days.
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Can anti-mosquito insecticide cause birth defects?

cnn - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 21:51
Miami officials have begun spraying an anti-mosquito insecticide to combat the growing Zika virus threat, but whether the chemical is safe for humans remains hotly debated. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
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Kyodo news summary -5-

kyodonews - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 21:49
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UPDATE3: Japan, China agree to eye top leaders' meeting as ties improve

kyodonews - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 21:39
BEIJING - A key foreign-policy adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed Thursday with China's top ...
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Striker Muto named to Japan squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers

japantimes - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 21:27

Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic recalled Mainz striker Yoshinori Muto on Thursday as he named a 24-man squad for the upcoming Asian final-round World Cup qualifiers against United Arab Emirates and Thailand. Muto returns after a lengthy spell sidelined with an injury, joining a strong squad that features AC Milan attacker Keisuke Honda, Borussia Dortmund’s Shinji […]

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Teen held in death of 16-year-old buried in Saitama riverbed

japantimes - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 21:16

A 16-year-old in Saitama admits to killing another teenager who was found partially buried in the Toki River after drowning.

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Blatter makes appearance at CAS to appeal six-year ban

japantimes - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 21:14

Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter appeared before sport’s highest tribunal, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), on Thursday to appeal against his six-year ban from soccer. The 80-year-old, who headed soccer’s global governing body for 17 years until he resigned in June 2015, was banned from all soccer-related activity last December along with […]

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Who can fill Usain Bolt's shoes?

cnn - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 21:05
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Police force woman to remove part of clothing

cnn - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 21:05
Armed police officers forced a woman at a Nice beach to remove some of her clothing as part of the French city's controversial ban on the burkini.
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Donald Trump: 'I want to do this my way'

cnn - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 21:04
Donald Trump offered a frank assessment of his campaign's strategy for the general election, saying in an interview that "I'm finding that I do better with voters, do better in the polls, when I'm on message."
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