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Kurt Cobain would have been 50 today: Six reasons why we still love him

bbc - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 22:57
Kurt Cobain would have been 50 today. Here are six reasons why we still love him
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Japan’s men, women taste curling defeat

japantimes - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 22:36

Japan suffered its first defeat in both men’s and women’s curling at the Asian Winter Games on Monday. The men’s team came out on the losing end in a battle of unbeatens against China, going down 9-6 for its first loss in three matches so far. The women, who made it to the semifinals a […]

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UPDATE3: Asian Games: Kodaira, Takagi claim speed skating golds

kyodonews - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 22:32
By Morichika Nakamoto, OBIHIRO, Japan - Japan's Nao Kodaira won the women's 1,000 meters in the speed skating with Miho Takagi adding anothe...
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Russia rejects claim of Montenegro plot

bbc - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 22:30
Reports that "Russian state bodies" took part in a foiled coup are absurd, Moscow says.
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Smile Japan grinds past South Korea at Asian Winter Games

japantimes - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 22:30

Japan outlasted South Korea 3-0 to remain unbeaten in the women’s ice hockey at the Asian Winter Games on Monday. Hanae Kubo opened the scoring for Pyeongchang-bound Smile Japan on a slip up by South Korean goalie Shin So-jung in the second minute. Naho Terashima’s short-handed goal early in the final period gave the hosts […]

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FEATURE: Asian Games: Filipino ex-figure skater enjoying life in fast lane

kyodonews - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 22:29
By Jim Allen, SAPPORO - Despite the almost overwhelming vibe of taking part in the Asian Winter Games, Philippines short-tra...
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How children play, even in the harshest of environments

bbc - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 22:28
Mark Neville's photographs show that some of the most inhospitable places on earth are not, contrary to what most of us imagine, a barrier to play.
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Lindsay Lohan really wants a 'Little Mermaid' gig

cnn - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 22:19
Lindsay Lohan would apparently still like to go "Under The Sea."
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You can now buy Snapchat Spectacles online

cnn - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 22:18
You no longer have to find a special vending machine to get your hands on a pair of Snapchatting sunglasses.
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28 hospitals around Japan selected as friendly to foreign visitors

japantimes - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 22:06

Twenty-eight hospitals in Japan have been registered on a government list of medical institutions recommended for non-Japanese as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration seeks to promote the nation’s advanced medical services. Medical Excellence Japan, a government-backed entity promoting the export of Japan’s medical services and equipment, selected the 28 hospitals, mostly in Tokyo, based on […]

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Kyodo news summary -5-

kyodonews - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 22:01
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Failed genital surgery triggered yakuza attack on nurse, prosecutors say

japantimes - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 21:50

A 2013 assault on a nurse by a crime syndicate in Fukuoka Prefecture was ordered by its 70-year-old boss who was dissatisfied with the results of plastic surgery on his genitals, prosecutors said. Satoru Nomura, head of the Kudo-kai syndicate, launched a campaign of “organized retaliation” as he “unjustifiably resented the failed surgery,” the prosecutors […]

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Japan’s supply of new condos fell to 24-year low in 2016

japantimes - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 21:34

The number of new condominiums put up for sale across Japan in 2016 dropped 1.4 percent from the preceding year to a 24-year low of 76,993 units, while prices stayed high, according to a private think tank. Supply dropped for the third straight year, the Real Estate Economic Institute said Monday. The average unit price […]

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Police ID suspect in deaths of teen hikers

cnn - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 21:28
Investigators have identified a suspect in the deaths of two teens who went missing during a hike, Indiana State Police said Sunday.
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