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Huge asteroid coming; grab your binoculars!

cnn - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 21:17
A big asteroid will fly by Earth on Monday, but NASA says don't worry -- we'll be safe.
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Goodbye, SkyMall, best inflight magazine ever

cnn - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 20:46
I never knew anyone who ordered anything from SkyMall.
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KFC Japan runs out of fries, halts sales

japantimes - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 20:26
Kentucky Fried Chicken in Japan stops selling fries as a U.S. labor dispute that has crimped vital West Coast potato exports takes another bite out ...
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Divers enter crashed AirAsia plane’s fuselage for first time, retrieve six bodies

japantimes - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 20:26
For the first time, Indonesian divers were able Friday to enter the fuselage of the AirAsia jetliner that crashed last month into the Java Sea ...
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Hostages in limbo as deadline passes

japantimes - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 20:26
The presumed 72-hour deadline for paying the exorbitant ransom demanded by the Islamic State group apparently expired at 2:50 p.m. Friday without any hint about ...
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Ex-Prime Minister Fukuda to be dispatched to pay respects to Saudi Arabia

japantimes - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 20:26
Japan offered condolences to Saudi Arabia on Friday following the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe saying, “Great ...
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U.S. weighed giving Japan nuclear weapons in 1950s

japantimes - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 20:26
Top U.S. military officials considered giving the Self-Defense Forces atomic weapons in the 1950s under an arrangement similar to NATO’s “nuclear-sharing” deal, declassified documents from ...
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Tourists tempted by paid, free Wi-Fi access campaigns

japantimes - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 20:26
As tourists visit Japan in increasing numbers, mobile phone operators are moving to tap the market by providing better Wi-Fi services. NTT Docomo Inc., the ...
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Spectacular Cahill kicks Australia past China

japantimes - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 20:26
Tim Cahill came to Australia’s rescue again on Thursday, scoring two goals, one of them among the most spectacular ever seen at an Asian Cup, ...
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Boston reveals Olympic bid plans

japantimes - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 20:26
Sailing in Boston Harbor. Baseball at Fenway Park. Beach volleyball on Boston Common, the oldest public park in the U.S. The organizers of Boston’s Olympic ...
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Azarenka dumps Wozniacki at Australian Open

japantimes - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 20:26
Comeback queen Victoria Azarenka won a battle of former number ones against Caroline Wozniacki on Thursday to dance her way into the Australian Open third ...
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Tanaka says everything fine after workout with former Rakuten teammates

japantimes - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 20:26
New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, who missed two months last season due to an elbow injury, worked out ahead of his second big league ...
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Hakuho closing in on historic title

japantimes - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 20:26
Yokozuna Hakuho remained on course for a historic 33rd career championship with a solid win over Kotoshogiku on Thursday, the 12th day of the New ...
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Hawks claim 14th in a row

japantimes - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 20:26
Kyle Korver got out ahead of the break, took a pass from Al Horford and saw a clear path to the basket. It was time ...
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Nishikori rallies past Dodig

japantimes - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 20:26
Kei Nishikori says he’s closing in on his best form after being pushed to four sets to put away Croatia’s Ivan Dodig and reach the ...
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Never mind the facts — logic alone demolishes ‘comfort women’ deniers’ case

japantimes - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 20:26
Never mind all the living and documentary proof — the idea that "comfort women" were somehow exempt from wartime coercion and organization is absurd.
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Japan may shun ‘Unbroken’ just because it’s old hat

japantimes - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 20:26
If the Japanese opt to skip Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken," let's not blame wholesale refusal to face the past.
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Sayonara Kabukicho: Life and love in Shinjuku’s red-light district

japantimes - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 20:26
Ryuichi Hiroki has become a victim of his own success, though his studio employers probably don’t see it that way. This one-time maker of so-called ...
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Mystery: ‘Asian sensuality against the backdrop of polluted cities’

japantimes - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 20:26
‘Fifty shades of pitch black” is an apt way to describe “Mystery.” It’s a feel-awful anti-love film that should come with a huge warning label ...
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