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ISIS recruiter killed in U.S. strike?

cnn - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:11
An Australian ISIS recruiter who called on his countrymen to "start attacking before they attack you" has died in a U.S. airstrike.

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48 Gangster Disciples indicted

cnn - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:11
Several leaders of a notorious nationwide gang were charged in sweeping federal indictments unsealed Wednesday in Atlanta and Memphis.

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Sunwolves announce starting lineup for upcoming match

japantimes - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:10

The Sunwolves go in search of their second straight Super Rugby win Saturday with a starting XV that shows four changes and one positional switch from the side that started their historic 36-28 win against the Jaguares two weeks ago. Having had a bye last week and trained this week with the Brave Blossoms, Mark […]

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Holiday travelers inconvenienced after electronic signboards fail to display shinkansen line information

japantimes - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:10

East Japan Railway Co. said Thursday it has resolved a computer malfunction that caused all electronic signboards for shinkansen bullet trains to shut down the previous day, causing confusion for travelers during the Golden Week holiday period. The firm, better known as JR East, said the signboards correctly displayed the schedules starting with the first […]

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Oita zoo’s female macaque named after Britain’s Princess Charlotte celebrates first birthday

japantimes - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:09

A female Japanese macaque born a year ago, whose naming — after Britain’s Princess Charlotte — created a stir, celebrated her first birthday Thursday at Takasakiyama Natural Zoological Garden in Oita Prefecture. Ahead of her actual birthday on Friday, a birthday cake decorated with dolls and koinobori (carp streamers) was given to the young monkey. […]

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Sugano earns complete-game victory over Carp

japantimes - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:09

Tomoyuki Sugano allowed himself a brief expression of frustration after allowing an earned run for the first time in more than a month. He took out the rest of his annoyance on the Hiroshima Carp batters. Sugano threw a complete game and was aided by a tiebreaking single by Hayato Sakamoto and home runs by […]

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After acting in ‘Creed,’ Bellew to fight for world title

japantimes - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:08

The last time British boxer Tony Bellew fought for a world title, it was in a Hollywood movie. Bellew played the role of world champion “Pretty” Ricky Conlan in “Creed,” the seventh installment in the “Rocky” series. Bellow, a tough-talking fighter from northern England, was contacted for the part by Warner Bros. in August 2014. […]

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Japan sending nine badminton players to Rio Olympics

japantimes - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:07

Women’s doubles pair Ayaka Takahashi and Misaki Matsutomo have been named among the nine members for this summer’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Thursday by the Nippon Badminton Association. The pair, who won the All-England Championships in March, was ranked No. 1 in the latest world rankings released by the World Badminton Federation. In the […]

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Sports schedule for Friday, May 6

kyodonews - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:07
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New human species found after Facebook callout

cnn - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:01
Hidden deep within the black innards of a South African cave lay human evolution's equivalent of Tutankhamun's tomb. Here lay a treasure trove of 15 skeletons -- eight children, five adults and two adolescents -- all members of a previously unknown species of human ancestor.
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NBA star officially out for playoffs

cnn - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:00
Chris Bosh was fired up Tuesday night.
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Game can tell if you have dementia

cnn - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:00
A new mobile game, Sea Hero Quest, tracks spatial awareness among users. Doctors will use data to help diagnose dementia early.
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Parents hope for surgery for boy with 31 fingers and toes

cnn - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:00
Meet Hong Hong. He's almost 4 months old, lives in China and has 31 fingers and toes.

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Viral photo of woman defying neo-Nazis

bbc - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:56
A photograph of activist Tess Asplund with her fist raised defying a march of neo-Nazis in Sweden has gone viral.
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Rugby: Japan make 4 changes for ARC clash with Hong Kong

kyodonews - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:56
TOKYO - Japan interim coach Ryuji Nakatake named his side Thursday for Saturday's Asia Rugby Championship ga...
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California raises smoking age to 21

bbc - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:50
California has raised the legal age for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21, in new laws that also regulate electronic cigarettes.
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Galton and Simpson get Bafta fellowship

bbc - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:42
Comedy writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, creators of Steptoe and Son, to be honoured at this year's Bafta TV awards.
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Verstappen replaces Kvyat at Red Bull

bbc - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:38
Red Bull demote Daniil Kvyat after his calamitous Russian Grand Prix and replace him with Toro Rosso's 18-year-old Max Verstappen.
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