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Dutch police detain 200 after riot

bbc - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 21:18
Dutch police detain about 200 people in The Hague after rioting sparked by the death of a Caribbean man in police custody.
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Kenyan 'killer brew' crackdown

bbc - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 21:13
Authorities in Kenya are beginning a four-day nationwide crackdown against illicitly brewed alcohol following a recent spate of deaths.
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WW2 tank seized from man's cellar

bbc - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 21:07
German army removes haul of military hardware from 78-year-old's home.
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Kyodo news summary -6-

kyodonews - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 21:01
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Mastercard tests 'pay by selfie' app

bbc - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 20:55
Mastercard tests a smartphone app that uses facial recognition to verify online purchases.
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Genome study reveals how the woolly mammoth thrived in the cold

japantimes - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 20:26
Woolly mammoths spent their lives enduring extreme Arctic conditions including frigid temperatures, an arid environment and the relentless cycle of dark winters and bright summers. ...
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Secret to restoring the scent of roses is found

japantimes - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 20:26
Shakespeare said a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. These days, many kinds of roses have little fragrance. But a new discovery ...
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Okinawa newspapers fire back after anti-media comments at LDP event

japantimes - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 20:26
The editors of two Okinawa newspapers say the recent verbal attacks on their work, and on that of other media outlets, by Liberal Democratic Party ...
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Haneda airport to be used as testing ground for robot technology

japantimes - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 20:26
Tokyo’s Haneda airport is set to become a testing ground for new robot technologies under a joint project announced Thursday by its operator and leading ...
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Ishin no To adopts counterproposal to security bills

japantimes - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 20:26
The second largest opposition party has adopted counterproposals to the Abe administration's contentious security bills that include tougher conditions on Self-Defense Forces' operations.
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Japan’s U-22 team beats Costa Rica in friendly

japantimes - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 20:26
Goals from Gakuto Notsuda and substitute Takeshi Kanamori gave Japan a boost toward next year’s Under-23 Asian Championship as Makoto Teguramori’s side defeated Costa Rica ...
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‘Harp of Burma’ is an adventure story concealing weighty themes

japantimes - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 20:26
“Harp of Burma” was published in Japan in 1946, but it would be 20 years before Michio Takeyama’s story of Japanese soldiers stranded in Burma ...
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Charity boss quits amid funding row

bbc - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 20:19
The chief executive of charity Kids Company, whose funding has been withheld over concerns about its ability to manage itself, is to step down.
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Chilling words from airline pilot

cnn - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 20:17
"Wow, pulled back the wrong side throttle." These are the words of the captain of TransAsia Airways Flight GE235 eight seconds before the plane clipped a bridge and plunged into a Taiwanese river, killing 43 people on board.
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