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'Boateng insult' sparks row in Germany

bbc - Sun, 05/29/2016 - 22:48
Comments by a senior leader of Germany's right-wing AfD party about football star Jerome Boateng are widely condemned as racist.
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Frontale escape with home victory after Iwata’s 88th-minute own goal

japantimes - Sun, 05/29/2016 - 22:40

Kawasaki Frontale stayed top of the J. League table after an 88th-minute own goal by defender Daiki Ogawa handed them a 1-0 win over Jubilo Iwata on Sunday. Frontale looked to be heading to their second straight scoreless draw at Todoroki Stadium until Ogawa, under pressure from Japan striker Yu Kobayashi, turned the ball into […]

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60% of assemblywomen say they have been sexually harassed by male colleagues and voters

japantimes - Sun, 05/29/2016 - 22:39

Around 60 percent of prefectural assemblywomen across Japan have experienced sexual harassment, either by their male colleagues or voters, according to a Kyodo News survey. Among 147 respondents to the survey conducted in February and March covering 261 assembly members, 87 respondents, or 59.2 percent, said they have had unpleasant experiences in their political activities […]

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India arrests over assaults on Africans

bbc - Sun, 05/29/2016 - 22:32
Indian police say five people have been arrested over attacks in Delhi last week on Africans, assaults that have strained diplomatic ties.
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Early morning fire at nursing home for elderly in Ukraine kills 17, injures five

japantimes - Sun, 05/29/2016 - 22:24

A fire swept through a private home for the elderly in a Ukrainian village shortly before dawn Sunday, killing 17 people and injuring five others, an emergency official said. The head of the emergency services, Mykola Chechetkin, said 35 people were in the house when the fire broke out before 4 a.m. and 17 of […]

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Cabinet’s support rating jumps to 55.3% but Obama speech wows 98%: survey

japantimes - Sun, 05/29/2016 - 22:10

The support rating for the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has climbed 7 points since last month to 55.3 percent, according to a Kyodo News survey released Sunday. The disapproval rating for the Cabinet stood at 33 percent, compared with 40.3 percent last month. The nationwide telephone survey conducted Saturday and Sunday covered 1,471 […]

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Kyodo news summary -4-

kyodonews - Sun, 05/29/2016 - 21:56
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Ramos-Vinolas stuns Raonic, advances to French Open quarterfinals

japantimes - Sun, 05/29/2016 - 21:45

Unheralded Spanish left-hander Albert Ramos-Vinolas reached his first Grand Slam quarterfinal Sunday with a 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 defeat of Canadian eighth seed Milos Raonic. Ramos-Vinolas, 28, had never got beyond the second round of any major before this Roland Garros and had failed to win a match at the tournament since 2011. But the world […]

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Brexit 'an enormous economic problem'

bbc - Sun, 05/29/2016 - 21:44
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair says leaving the EU would create "an enormous economic problem" following any Brexit vote on 23 June.
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Five men die after van plunges into Osaka reservoir following barbecue

japantimes - Sun, 05/29/2016 - 21:36

Five men died and another was in critical condition after their van plunged about 10 meters into a dam reservoir in Osaka Prefecture, police and firefighters said. The six employees of an Osaka construction company were on their way home from a barbecue Sunday with 17 others at a camping site around 2 km south […]

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Chinese firm apologizes after detergent ad

cnn - Sun, 05/29/2016 - 21:31
A Chinese firm is apologizing after its seemingly racist ad went viral.
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U.N. official says over 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks

japantimes - Sun, 05/29/2016 - 21:23

Over 700 migrants are feared dead in three Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks south of Italy in the last few days as they tried desperately to reach Europe in unseaworthy smuggling boats, the U.N. refugee agency said Sunday. Carlotta Sami, spokeswoman for UNHCR, said by phone that an estimated 100 people are missing from a smugglers’ boat […]

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Soccer: J-League 1st division results

kyodonews - Sun, 05/29/2016 - 21:14
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