The partially mummified corpse of a 64-year-old woman was found in a rental home in Sapporo, police said Thursday, adding they questioned her older sister and brother who shared the dwelling and got inconsistent responses. The dead woman, whose identity has not been released, was found lying on a futon Thursday at the home, the […]
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Airstrikes killed at least 28 civilians Thursday in a camp for the displaced in northern Syria near the Turkish border as a 48-hour cease-fire took hold in Aleppo. The truce came after fierce violence in and around Aleppo and was made possible as President Bashar Assad’s regime and rebel forces gave in to mounting diplomatic […]
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A video game that allowed players to zap marching aliens with dot lasers and another that gave them flamethrowers and put them in the driver’s seat in a violent 3-D world are among six games inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame. “Space Invaders” and “Grand Theft Auto III,” along with “The Oregon […]
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A study in Brazil found nearly 90 percent of people with a rare paralyzing condition said they had symptoms of Zika earlier — contributing to mounting evidence that Zika may be a cause. But there are caveats: It’s a small study, and investigators don’t yet have blood test results confirming the patients were infected with […]
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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday he was ready to respond to excessive currency moves if needed, adding that he may raise the issue of foreign exchange volatility at a meeting of Group of Seven leaders in Japan later this month. With the yen having strengthened about 12 percent this year against the dollar, Abe […]
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Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to invite Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to participate in an economic forum to be held in Vladivostok in September, his aide said Thursday. Yuri Ushakov said Putin will issue the invitation at his meeting with Abe in the Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi on Friday, according to […]
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