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Leaked CIA document outlines how targeted killings could backfire

japantimes - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 11:26
The U.S. government’s program to capture and kill insurgent leaders can backfire, a leaked CIA report said Thursday, citing “limited” results in Afghanistan in particular. ...
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Australia mass stabbing leaves 8 children dead

japantimes - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 11:26
Eight children have been found dead at a home in the Australian city of Cairns, police said Friday. They were reportedly stabbed to death. “Cairns ...
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Rice agronomist honored for work in Africa

japantimes - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 11:26
Rice cultivation expert Tatsushi Tsuboi has spent a lifetime promoting the grain’s production in Africa, a continent with chronic food shortages. His efforts to combat ...
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Russian military has close calls with civilian jetliners

japantimes - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 11:26
Recent close shaves between Russian military planes and civilian aircraft highlight the dangers of the cat-and-mouse game being played out between Moscow and the West ...
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Canadian finds a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend for a free trip around the world

japantimes - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 11:26
A Toronto man who made headlines last month by offering a free round-the-world air ticket to a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend ...
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Why CIA torturers won’t be punished

japantimes - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 11:26
U.S. Department of Justice memos gave CIA a free pass to torture without being punished. Serious crimes were committed, but interrogators will go unpunished.
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Taiwan’s voters say ‘hands off’

japantimes - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 11:26
Taiwanese voters late last month sent an important message to their government and to Big Brother China watching from across the narrow strait — hands ...
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Time to take away the punch bowl in Japan

japantimes - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 11:26
The BOJ's policies are allowing the government to sidestep its responsibility. That must stop if "Abenomics" is to come off life support.
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Weather forecast for Sunday

kyodonews - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 11:15
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Off-duty PC murder suspect arrested

bbc - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 11:05
A 28-year-old man is detained on suspicion of the murder of an off-duty PC who died after being attacked in Liverpool city centre.
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Rare rhino hunter still awaiting permit

cnn - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 10:55
It has been almost one year since Corey Knowlton bid $350,000 for a hunting permit issued by the government of Namibia to hunt an endangered black rhinoceros. He hasn't gone on the hunt and it's still not entirely clear if he will ever shoot the animal.
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'Depression and Christmas just don't go'

bbc - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 10:49
How one woman deals with her mental health at Christmas
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Kyodo news summary -1-

kyodonews - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 10:49
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VIDEO: One-minute World News

bbc - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 10:42
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
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100 test HIV positive in 1 village

cnn - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 10:41
Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen has called for an inquiry into a suspected mass HIV infection in a remote village in northwestern Battambang province.
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Plan to help over-50s get jobs

bbc - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 10:31
Unemployed over-50s will be offered "career reviews" and help with using computers as part of a government plan to get more older people into work.
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Kyodo Top12 News (10:30)

kyodonews - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 10:31
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61,000 cyberattacks on U.S. in 2013

cnn - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 10:30
CNN's Chris Frates reports on the alarming increase of cyberattacks in the United States.
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VIDEO: FBI recover stolen artwork worth $12m

bbc - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 10:27
A FBI sting operation has led to the recovery of stolen artwork worth about $12m (£7.7m) including paintings by Marc Chagall and Diego Rivera.
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