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Women's Hockey World League Final: England beat USA to reach last four

bbc - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 16:49
England beat the United States 2-1 to set up a Women's Hockey World League Final semi-final against New Zealand in Auckland.
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Japan’s government to urge preventive action by local authorities on accidents linked to flu drugs and fevers

japantimes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 16:32
Japan’s government decided Wednesday to urge local government action on the risk of flu-linked accidents, after at least 54 incidents involving mostly children were reported ...
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‘Home Sweet Tokyo’: Fresh-off-the-boat narrative has room to grow

japantimes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 16:21
Among the English-speaking community in Japan there has been a long-running debate over whether to use the word “foreigner.” Personally, I prefer using “non-Japanese.” The ...
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B.J. Fox navigates life in Japan as a stay-at-home dad in the sitcom ‘Home Sweet Tokyo’

japantimes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 16:21
There are many ways to learn about a country’s culture, but B.J. Fox thinks comedy is one of the best. After being relocated to Singapore ...
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Kenya buckles under pressure

japantimes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 16:12
A political standoff in Kenya increasingly appears to be a genuine political crisis. What once was proclaimed as a victory for the rule of law ...
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The internet already lost its neutrality

japantimes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 16:11
Even in the era of "net neutrality" powerful corporations controlled internet content.
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Will America’s bankers oblige Donald Trump?

japantimes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 16:10
The debt that should worry Abe's team the most over the next few months is Tokyo's $1.1 trillion of U.S. treasuries.
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Japan held drills with nuclear-capable U.S. B-52 strategic bomber in August

japantimes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 16:03
The United States flew two B-52 strategic bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons for a rare joint mission with Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force in the ...
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Ex-staffer: Conyers 'harassed' me repeatedly

cnn - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 15:45
Former Capitol Hill staffer Melanie Sloan on Wednesday detailed her experiences working in the 1990s for Rep. John Conyers, whom she said had harassed and "verbally abused" her repeatedly.
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Outrage after India minister terms cancer 'divine justice'

bbc - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 15:44
An Indian minister's remark about the disease "saddens" patients and their family members.
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Manus Island: Police enter former Australia-run asylum centre

bbc - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 15:38
Papua New Guinea authorities are urging asylum seekers who remain there to leave, Australia confirms.
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Putin plan to rejuvenate Russian politics makes slow progress

japantimes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 15:05
Poised to run for a fourth term, President Vladimir Putin has started clearing out the old Russian political elite and says he is bringing in ...
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Facebook to show people if they fell for Russian propaganda

japantimes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 14:50
Facebook on Wednesday said it will help people see if they liked or followed posts considered part of a Russian effort to meddle with last ...
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Barcelona reaches knockout stage

japantimes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 14:49
Without Lionel Messi for almost an hour, Barcelona managed to get the draw it needed to reach the Champions League knockout stages. It was a ...
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Airman surprises daughter, 5, at school

cnn - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 14:44
US Air Force Staff Sgt. Matthew Byous returned from overseas to surprise his 5-year-old daughter Kinley at school.
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Snake on a train: Indonesian kills serpent with bare hands

japantimes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 14:21
An Indonesian who used his bare hands to kill a snake that was discovered slithering on a busy commuter train has become an internet hero.The ...
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At New York conference, donors pledge over $2 billion to help hurricane-hit Caribbean nations recover

japantimes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 14:11
With thousands left homeless by recent hurricanes in Caribbean island farming and fishing communities, international donors have pledged more than $2 billion to support rebuilding ...
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China wants closer ties with Myanmar military

japantimes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 14:06
China wants closer ties with Myanmar’s military to help protect regional peace and security, a senior Chinese general told the visiting head of the Southeast ...
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Three coffees a day linked to more health than harm — study

japantimes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 14:04
People who drink three to four cups of coffee a day are more likely to see health benefits than harm, experiencing lower risks of premature ...
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3 missing after US Navy aircraft crashes

cnn - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 13:47
A US Navy aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed into the Pacific Ocean, southeast of Okinawa on Wednesday.
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