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Pro14: Scarlets dub Glasgow pitch 'shocking' and 'very bad'

bbc - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 19:14
Scarlet boss Wayne Pivac says they have not been able to train properly since beating Glasgow on their 4G pitch in the semi-final.
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FIVB exec Fernando Lima hopes Japan can reclaim Olympic glory

japantimes - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 19:08
Volleyball’s governing body wants to see Japan, the birthplace of the sport at the Olympics, recreate its golden era at the 2020 Games in Tokyo, ...
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Kensuke Iwabuchi named Japan’s rugby sevens national team coach

japantimes - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 19:07
Kensuke Iwabuchi, the director of high performance for the national sevens teams, was named new head coach for the men’s side, the Japan Rugby Football ...
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Warriors coach Steve Kerr honored for excellence on court, cooperation with media

japantimes - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 19:07
Golden State’s Steve Kerr has won the Rudy Tomjanovich Award, given to an NBA coach in recognition of his cooperation with media and fans, as ...
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North Korea summit: Pence warns Kim Jong-un not to 'play' Trump

bbc - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 19:06
The US vice-president issues a warning to Kim Jong-un ahead of a summit scheduled for 12 June.
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Sony buys EMI Music Publishing in $1.9 billion deal to beef up music catalog

japantimes - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 19:05
Sony announced it will acquire a majority stake in EMI, which holds rights to about 2.1 million songs, including from artists such as Pink and ...
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Lou Lamoriello leaving Maple Leafs to join Islanders

japantimes - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 19:01
Longtime NHL executive Lou Lamoriello is coming to the New York Islanders, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed Monday.The person, who sought anonymity ...
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Caps blank Lightning, force Game 7

japantimes - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 19:00
Facing elimination at home, the Washington Capitals looked determined to hit everything that moved in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final.The goal was to ...
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Climber dies on eighth Everest attempt

cnn - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 18:56
A Japanese climber who lost nearly all his fingers on Everest has died on his eighth attempt to summit the mountain.
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Tokyo confirms Pyongyang has not abandoned 2014 accord on abductions of Japanese

japantimes - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 18:52
Japan has confirmed North Korea has not abandoned a 2014 bilateral agreement that led to a reinvestigation into the whereabouts of Japanese nationals abducted by ...
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Australian archbishop Philip Wilson guilty of concealing child sex abuses

bbc - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 18:48
Philip Wilson is the most senior Catholic in the world to be charged and convicted of the offence.
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Vast cruise ships sailing the seas

cnn - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 18:48
When Symphony of the Seas, an 18-deck cruise ship measuring longer than a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, sailed out of port for the very first time this April, it smashed yet another size record in the cruise industry.
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Abe denies 2015 meeting with Kotaro Kake as opposition pressure mounts over cronyism claims

japantimes - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 18:44
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe again denied on Tuesday having met in February 2015 with longtime confidant Kotaro Kake — the head of a school operator ...
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Police launch expert panel to discuss rules for autonomous vehicles

japantimes - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 18:42
Police on Tuesday launched an expert panel tasked with discussing driving rules for autonomous vehicles, including a potential revision to road traffic laws.Experts in law, ...
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6 things to know before the opening bell

cnn - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 18:24
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Thai authorities block Bangkok march on coup anniversary

japantimes - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 18:16
Police in the Thai capital blocked a march Tuesday by pro-democracy activists protesting four years of military rule and calling for elections this year.About 3,200 ...
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Sean Spicer: Daily White House briefings 'not worth it'

cnn - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 18:15
In an interview with C-SPAN, former White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the daily press briefings have become "more of a show" for reporters covering the administration.
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U.S. hikes tariffs on Vietnamese steel said to come from China

japantimes - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 18:13
The United States has raised tariffs on steel from Vietnam that Washington says originated in China and evaded anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel.The announcement, which ...
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Tibet activist jailed in China over language campaign

bbc - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 18:06
Tashi Wangchuk was arrested after speaking to the New York Times about preserving his native language.
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Exposing the underbelly of pop culture

japantimes - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 18:05
Tomoo Gokita's deformations of his subjects are surrealistic with a precision mix of austere black, white and grays, low-brow culture imagery, kookiness and powerfully evocative ...
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