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Oscar Pistorius

cnn - 17 hours 20 min ago
Oscar Pistorius didn't consciously pull the trigger the night he shot and killed his girlfriend, the sprinter testified at his murder trial Tuesday.
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Jewish centers shootings

cnn - 17 hours 21 min ago
Investigators say it was a hate crime when a gunman opened fire at two Kansas City-area Jewish centers. But the three people he killed were Christian.
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Five dead in Calgary party stabbing

bbc - 17 hours 30 min ago
The son of a long-serving policeman is arrested in connection with the stabbing death of five people at a house party in Calgary, police in the Canadian city say.
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10 of the world's longest bridges

cnn - 17 hours 31 min ago
If you ever find yourself in Hunan, China, rent a car and drive the Jishou-Chadong Expressway: 18 tunnels under the Wuling mountains that culminate at the Aizhai Bridge, a gut-churning 1,150-foot-high suspension bridge over the Dehang Canyon. It's a man-made wonder, the world's highest (and maybe even scariest) tunnel-to-tunnel bridge -- and yet it ranks only 15th among the world's longest suspension bridges.
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Yahoo shares jump despite profit fall

bbc - 17 hours 34 min ago
Shares in the struggling internet search giant Yahoo surge 9%, despite first-quarter profits falling 20%.
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New Banksy art removed with crowbar

bbc - 18 hours 50 sec ago
New street art by "guerrilla artist" Banksy is removed within hours of appearing in Bristol.
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Ex-Met boss heads 'Islam plot' probe

bbc - 18 hours 10 min ago
An ex-counter-terrorism chief will lead an inquiry into an alleged Islamist takeover plot of schools - an appointment deemed "desperately unfortunate".
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Weather forecast for Wednesday

kyodonews - 18 hours 18 min ago
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Russia plane flies near U.S. ship

cnn - 18 hours 21 min ago
U.S. officials say a Russian fighter jet made a dozen low-altitude passes on the USS Donald Cook in the Black Sea.
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North Korea ‘prepares firepower demo’ on Kim Il Sung’s birthday

japantimes - 19 hours 8 min ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un paid respects to his grandfather Kim Il Sung as the country marked the birthday of its late founder on ...
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Despite Obama, Putin discussing Ukraine crisis, signs of progress few

japantimes - 19 hours 8 min ago
U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke for the first time in more than two weeks Monday but showed little sign of ...
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Google buys solar-powered drone maker in bid to boost Net access

japantimes - 19 hours 8 min ago
Google on Monday announced that it was acquiring Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones that could be used to boost Internet access to remote ...
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Washington Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA spying revelations

japantimes - 19 hours 8 min ago
The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government’s sweeping surveillance programs in a blockbuster ...
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STAP replication ‘not conclusive’

japantimes - 19 hours 8 min ago
A dispute over whether the work of a third party supports Riken biologist Haruko Obokata's discredited discovery enters the STAP cell spotlight.
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Japan denies whaling plans for next year

japantimes - 19 hours 8 min ago
Japan denies making a decision on whether to resume Antarctic whaling after an environmental group says it intends to tweak its debunked "research" scheme.
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In test of post-Fukushima policy, town rallies for restart of reactors

japantimes - 19 hours 8 min ago
For residents of Satsumasendai, their old nuclear plant jobs take priority over a quake they never felt and an atomic disaster they never had to ...
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Hakamada has first appearance as reprieve pends

japantimes - 19 hours 8 min ago
Apparently perplexed but yet thrilled to find himself in the spotlight, Iwao Hakamada, formerly the world’s longest-serving death-row inmate, appeared for the first time in ...
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Osaka embraces English Reformation

japantimes - 19 hours 8 min ago
While Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto's controversial political antics have increasingly drawn criticism, little attention has been paid to how his leadership has prompted the most ...
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Geki×Cine marks 10 years of screen-stage marriage

japantimes - 19 hours 8 min ago
You wouldn’t know it to look at our poker faces, but deep down every Japanese is a drama queen. For more than a millennium, the ...
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Threats to the world order

japantimes - 19 hours 8 min ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin's threatening behavior along the border with Ukraine should lead to a thorough review not only of European reliance on supplies of ...
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