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U.S.-Japan alliance must work with others in Asia to preserve status quo: U.S. admiral

japantimes - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 22:58

The United States and Japan must expand their defense cooperation with like-minded nations to ensure the protection of a rules-based order in the Asia-Pacific region, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Command said in Tokyo on Wednesday. Adm. Harry Harris spoke at a forum of current and retired U.S. and Japanese top brass in the […]

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JICA-run youth volunteer program wins ‘Asia’s Nobel Prize’

japantimes - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 22:55

Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers has been chosen as one of the recipients of this year’s prestigious Ramon Magsaysay award, known as Asia’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize, the foundation that created it said Wednesday. One of the six awardees for 2016, the government-initiated youth volunteer organization will be honored by the Philippines-based Ramon Magsaysay Award […]

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Japanese women lose longevity crown to Hong Kongers

japantimes - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 22:55

Japan’s women relinquished the top spot for average life expectancy in 2015 to Hong Kong, the new leader at 87.32 years, data released by the welfare ministry showed Wednesday. Japanese women now have an average life expectancy of 87.05 years, while Japanese men live for an average of 80.79 years, dropping them to fourth place […]

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Antlers acquire Brazilian Fabricio

japantimes - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 22:54

Kashima Antlers have acquired 26-year-old Fabricio dos Santos Messias, a Brazilian midfielder and forward, the J. League first-division side announced Wednesday. Fabricio, who is on loan from Portuguese side Portimonense, will wear the No. 11 shirt with Antlers. He had previously played in the China Super League on loan with Hangzhou Greentown.

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Olympic shooters thrust into gun-control debate

japantimes - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 22:54

Kim Rhode sees the news on television or social media. Another mass shooting, in Aurora, San Bernardino, Newtown, Orlando, Dallas, Baton Rouge. For the two-time Olympic gold medalist shotgun shooter, what comes next has become routine. “I just wait for my phone to ring,” Rhode said. “I know the questions are coming.” Shooting is one […]

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Williams targets Olympic gold for New Zealand

japantimes - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 22:53

Sonny Bill Williams passes for a superstar in this part of the world where rugby holds a rare pre-eminence over all other sports. When he competes in rugby sevens at the Olympics in Rio de Janiero next month it’s likely his light, which shines brightly in New Zealand, will be eclipsed by stars in sports […]

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Turkey coup attempt: Nearly 9,000 soldiers joined plot - army

bbc - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 22:49
Turkey says 8,651 members of the nation's armed forces - backed by 35 planes, 37 helicopters and 74 tanks - took part in the failed coup on 15 July.
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Ben Stokes: England all-rounder to miss third Test against Pakistan with calf injury

bbc - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 22:48
England all-rounder Ben Stokes is ruled out of next week's third Test against Pakistan with a calf injury.
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Inside the Israeli company racing to the moon

cnn - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 22:27
CNN's Oren Liebermann takes a look inside Space IL, the Israeli company that wants to put a rover on the moon as part of Google's Lunar XPRIZE competition.
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What Democrats got right and wrong at the DNC

cnn - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 22:20
The Democratic Party gathered in Philadelphia on Tuesday for the second night of its convention, and CNN's Reality Check Team put the speakers' statements and assertions to the test.
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Howard Dean re-enacts scream

cnn - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 22:19
Former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean reenacts a moment from his famous 2004 campaign speech.
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Obama on Trump win: 'Anything's possible'

cnn - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 22:08
Barack Obama has long insisted that Donald Trump will be defeated in November. But these days, the President won't rule anything out.
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Beyoncé, Adele lead MTV video awards nominations

cnn - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 21:59
Okay, VMAs, let's get in formation.
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Kyodo news summary -5-

kyodonews - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 21:55
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What to expect from Obama's DNC speech tonight

cnn - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 21:49
President Barack Obama's three Democratic convention speeches have, in succession, launched his national career, thrust him into the Oval Office and secured him a second term. On Wednesday, he'll work during his fourth marquee convention address to ensure those earlier efforts weren't for naught.
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HBO cancels 'Project Greenlight'

cnn - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 21:38
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