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SEAL killed by Islamic State was on mission to rescue advisers, was former track star

japantimes - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:38

A Navy SEAL killed during a firefight in Iraq was part of a quick reaction force that moved in to rescue U.S. military advisers from an Islamic State attack, the Pentagon said Wednesday. The attack triggered a massive coalition air response that destroyed equipment, buildings and killed up to 60 militants. Navy Petty Officer 1st […]

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Bald eagle strike caused Alaska plane crash fatal to four, NTSB says

japantimes - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:37

A small airplane hit a bald eagle before it crashed just north of Anchorage, Alaska, last month, killing all four people on board. An investigator says it’s the nation’s first civilian plane crash to result in deaths after an impact with a bald eagle. Shaun Williams with the National Transportation Safety Board says there have […]

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Last Trump rival quits Republican race

bbc - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:35
John Kasich ends his campaign for the Republican nomination, leaving Donald Trump as sole candidate in his party's presidential race.
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Canada wildfire threatens entire city

bbc - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:33
A "catastrophic" wildfire that has forced the evacuation of all 88,000 people from Fort McMurray could destroy much of the Canadian city, officials warn.
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Tesla boosts mass market car production

bbc - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:31
Electric carmaker Tesla Motors says it is on track to produce 500,000 vehicles in 2018, two years earlier than expected.
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Bowie album reveals hidden image

cnn - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:31
David Bowie fans get a new treat when a fan discovered a hidden side to the "Blackstar" vinyl album.
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Weather forecast for Thursday

kyodonews - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:26
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VIDEO: Migrant children 'dream of getting to UK'

bbc - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:24
Lyse Doucet speaks to Afghan and Syrian teenagers in Calais, who are hoping to rebuild their lives in Britain.
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Real Madrid 1-0 Manchester City (agg 1-0)

bbc - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:21
Manchester City fail to reach their first Champions League final after an uninspiring semi-final display at Real Madrid.
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Reinventing China's abortion police

bbc - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:09
Six months pregnant and forced to have an abortion
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Austria plan for Brenner border fence to ‘channel’ migrants risks waking ghosts of past: Italy

japantimes - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:01

Austria’s plan to build a fence at its border with Italy to keep out migrants is a dangerous project that risks raising the ghosts of Europe’s past, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Wednesday. Italy and Austria are members of the European Union’s Schengen open-border zone but free movement has been jeopardized by the […]

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Crocodile eyes are built for lurking

bbc - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 07:01
Scientists in Australia discover how crocodiles' eyes are adapted to lurking at the water surface to watch and wait for prey.
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Prince reached out near end to California addiction doctor, whose son came first, called 911

japantimes - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:33

Prince arranged an initial meeting with a California doctor who specializes in addiction treatment the day before he died, a Minneapolis lawyer for the doctor said Wednesday. Attorney William Mauzy said the doctor, Howard Kornfeld, had never met or spoken to Prince before the singer’s representatives reached out to him on April 20. Mauzy, confirming […]

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Outsider Trump tells GOP foes to shove off, seeks insider as veep, grinds ax for Clinton

japantimes - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:33

Donald Trump, the GOP presidential nomination virtually in hand, signaled a new phase of his outsider campaign on Wednesday that includes a search for a running mate with experience governing and outreach to one-time competitors in an effort to heal the fractured Republican Party. On that, though, there are exceptions. “I am confident I can […]

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Chimp-mauled Connecticut woman’s body rejecting 2011 military-funded face transplant

japantimes - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:33

The Connecticut woman who underwent a face transplant five years ago after being attacked by a chimpanzee is back in a Boston hospital after doctors discovered her body is rejecting the transplant. Charla Nash had been taking part in an experiment in which doctors at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital had tried to wean her […]

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With TPP in U.S. election limbo, Obama, Trudeau, Pena Nieto slate June 29 ‘Three Amigos’ summit

japantimes - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:33

President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto will meet in Ottawa for the “Three Amigos” North American Leaders’ Summit on June 29. The summit, with two key U.S. trading partners, comes as Obama grapples with a wave of anti-trade sentiment that has stalled ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership […]

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If Aleppo truce doesn’t happen soon, 400,000 refugees could head for Turkey: U.N. envoy

japantimes - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:15

The U.N.’s envoy for Syria on Wednesday made a plea for a halt in fighting in the second city of Aleppo, warning that failure to do so could lead to a “catastrophic” outcome. “The alternative is truly quite catastrophic, because we could see 400,000 people moving towards the Turkish border,” Staffan de Mistura said after […]

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Kidnap, death of girl, 11, stuns Navajo Nation; FBI mum on tardy Amber Alert

japantimes - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:13

The stranger walked with 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike into the hills of a remote area of the Navajo Nation known for its breathtaking views and the monolithic rock outcropping that stands as a beacon for miles. As the sun faded, the stranger returned alone with a crowbar tucked in his jacket; the girl was nowhere to […]

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Axed worker returns to Houston-area transport firm, guns down ex-co-worker, wounds pair, kills himself

japantimes - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:13

A man dismissed last month from a Houston-area transportation company stormed into the facility and opened fire on Wednesday, fatally shooting a former co-worker and wounding two others before turning the gun on himself, saying his life had been ruined, sheriff’s officials said. The man was armed with a shotgun and a pistol when he […]

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Provocations mount as Iran threatens to close Strait of Hormuz to U.S., allies

japantimes - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:13

The deputy commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard said Iranian forces will close the strategic Strait of Hormuz to the United States and its allies if they “threaten” the Islamic Republic, Iranian state media reported Wednesday. The comments by Gen. Hossein Salami, carried on state television, follow a long history of both rhetoric and confrontation […]

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