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Thunder’s Durant pours in 42 points in season finale

japantimes - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 20:26
The Detroit Pistons had Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The Oklahoma City Thunder had Kevin Durant. Even on a career night for Caldwell-Pope, advantage Oklahoma City. Durant scored ...
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Nadal, Federer roll in Monte Carlo

japantimes - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 20:26
Roger Federer was happier than eight-time champion Rafael Nadal after their straight-sets wins to reach the Monte Carlo Masters third round on Wednesday. Federer took ...
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Ryukyu’s Burns garners league accolade

japantimes - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 20:26
Draelon Burns played an integral role in the Ryukyu Golden Kings’ splendid 24-2 record in home games this season. Exhibit A: In the first game ...
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Jets bid to bolster backfield with ex-Titan Johnson

japantimes - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 20:26
Always fast on the field, Chris Johnson is looking to quickly prove his critics wrong. The New York Jets signed the former Titans running back ...
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Bullington silences Tigers; Maru scores three runs in rout

japantimes - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 20:26
Bryan Bullington won his second consecutive start with a quality outing, allowing just one run over eight sharp innings in the Hiroshima Carp’s 8-2 rout ...
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Bradley lifts BoSox in 14th

japantimes - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 20:26
Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run double off Chicago infielder Leury Garcia in the top of the 14th inning and the Boston Red Sox outlasted ...
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All aboard the art train to Ichihara

japantimes - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 20:26
Just after the train departs, a passenger falls to the floor. Further down the small train carriage another person follows suit. “Ma’am, are you sane?” ...
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Symbolic olives trace the journey of Catholics in Japan

japantimes - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 20:26
Japanese-born artist Yu Araki is currently presenting his site-specific video installation “Angelo Lives,” (2014) at Nakameguro’s quirky The Container art space. Literally a shipping container ...
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More disclosure needed at Riken

japantimes - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 20:26
The besieged doctor of "STAP," Haruko Obokata, has come out swinging in defense of her papers on pluripotent cells, which appeared in the journal Nature, ...
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Hitoyoshi: Kyushu’s ‘little Kyoto’

japantimes - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 20:26
There are 24 tunnels on the expressway between Kumamoto and Hitoyoshi, 23 more than my claustrophobic mother is comfortable with. By the time we pull ...
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Swimming upstream to become a dragon

japantimes - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 20:26
While shuffling back from my early-morning dip in a hot spring at Kambayashi Onsen, I noticed the fish in the garden pond. They had gathered, ...
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The Fukushima disaster: Three years on, who’s fooling whom?

japantimes - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 20:26
Japan's new Basic Energy Plan sees nuclear power as an important base load energy source. But whatever "base load" means politically, the public is lulled ...
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Hunt warns against schools extremism

bbc - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 20:16
Labour's Tristram Hunt has told teachers in Birmingham that there is no place for "cultural or gender segregation" in schools.
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Moores named as new England coach

bbc - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 19:57
Lancashire coach Peter Moores will lead England for a second time, succeeding Andy Flower who resigned in January.
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VIDEO: SpaceX launches station cargo flight

bbc - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 19:55
US company SpaceX launches its latest re-supply mission to the International Space Station, sending up a Dragon freighter to rendezvous with the orbiting platform on Sunday.
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Family car catches fire among lions

bbc - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 19:52
A family is left with nowhere to run when their car catches fire - in the lion enclosure at Longleat Safari Park.
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Kyodo news summary -2-

kyodonews - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 19:26
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