Kawasaki Frontale stayed top of the J. League table after an 88th-minute own goal by defender Daiki Ogawa handed them a 1-0 win over Jubilo Iwata on Sunday. Frontale looked to be heading to their second straight scoreless draw at Todoroki Stadium until Ogawa, under pressure from Japan striker Yu Kobayashi, turned the ball into […]
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Around 60 percent of prefectural assemblywomen across Japan have experienced sexual harassment, either by their male colleagues or voters, according to a Kyodo News survey. Among 147 respondents to the survey conducted in February and March covering 261 assembly members, 87 respondents, or 59.2 percent, said they have had unpleasant experiences in their political activities […]
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A fire swept through a private home for the elderly in a Ukrainian village shortly before dawn Sunday, killing 17 people and injuring five others, an emergency official said. The head of the emergency services, Mykola Chechetkin, said 35 people were in the house when the fire broke out before 4 a.m. and 17 of […]
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The support rating for the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has climbed 7 points since last month to 55.3 percent, according to a Kyodo News survey released Sunday. The disapproval rating for the Cabinet stood at 33 percent, compared with 40.3 percent last month. The nationwide telephone survey conducted Saturday and Sunday covered 1,471 […]
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Unheralded Spanish left-hander Albert Ramos-Vinolas reached his first Grand Slam quarterfinal Sunday with a 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 defeat of Canadian eighth seed Milos Raonic. Ramos-Vinolas, 28, had never got beyond the second round of any major before this Roland Garros and had failed to win a match at the tournament since 2011. But the world […]
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Five men died and another was in critical condition after their van plunged about 10 meters into a dam reservoir in Osaka Prefecture, police and firefighters said. The six employees of an Osaka construction company were on their way home from a barbecue Sunday with 17 others at a camping site around 2 km south […]
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Over 700 migrants are feared dead in three Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks south of Italy in the last few days as they tried desperately to reach Europe in unseaworthy smuggling boats, the U.N. refugee agency said Sunday. Carlotta Sami, spokeswoman for UNHCR, said by phone that an estimated 100 people are missing from a smugglers’ boat […]
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