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New National Theater, Tokyo, stuns with a bold interpretation of Beethoven’s ‘Fidelio’

japantimes - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 17:59
When Ludwig van Beethoven dipped his toe into the world of opera in the early 19th century, the composer may have had the concept of ...
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Restaurants break with accused celeb chef

cnn - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 17:54
Mario Batali's own restaurant group has decided to end its partnership with him, after allegations of sexual misconduct against the celebrity chef led to a police investigation.
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Do kids need a different kind of sunscreen?

cnn - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 17:35
A busy sunscreen aisle can leave parents confused about which lotions, sticks or sprays to buy for their kids.
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Malaysia ex-PM Najib quizzed by graft agency

japantimes - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 17:33
Scandal-tainted former Malaysian leader Najib Razak arrived Tuesday at the anti-corruption agency for questioning over a massive financial scandal that helped to bring down his ...
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Pollution turns India’s white marble Taj Mahal green

japantimes - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 17:30
India’s white marble Taj Mahal is turning yellow and green as the 17th century mausoleum weathers filthy air in the world’s eighth-most polluted city.The Taj ...
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Australian archbishop Philip Wilson convicted of child sex abuse cover-up

japantimes - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 17:01
An Australian archbishop on Tuesday became the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world convicted of covering up child sex abuse and faces a ...
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Tokyo stocks turn negative on profit-taking

japantimes - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 17:01
The Nikkei 225 average snapped a three-session winning streak Tuesday, weighed down by selling to cash in gains.The benchmark gauge shed 42.03 points, or 0.18 ...
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G-20 ministers to discuss digital economy and environment in June 2019

japantimes - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 16:48
Trade and environment ministers from the Group of 20 nations will meet in Japan in June next year to discuss the digital economy and energy ...
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Sony takes controlling stake in EMI Music Publishing

bbc - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 16:12
The deal gives the Japanese firm more than two million songs by artists including Queen and Alicia Keys.
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Hawaii lava hits Pacific to create new danger

cnn - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 15:43
First it was catastrophic lava. Then it was sulfur dioxide. Now Big Island residents have yet another danger to worry about.
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Sweden sending war preparation pamphlet to 4.8 million households

cnn - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 15:41
It's hard to predict when war will break out, but Sweden wants to make sure that it's populace is always prepared for the worst.
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Who is India's hugging saint Kanye West tweeted about?

bbc - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 15:18
West tweeted a picture of Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi amid a rant against smartphone addiction.
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The President's actions raise questions about whether he is using his power to subvert an investigation into his own alleged misconduct and go after political enemies

cnn - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 15:07
Donald Trump won the White House by flouting political norms and is determined to break the mold of the presidency.
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50 Great World Cup moments: Marco Tardelli's scream against Germany - 1982

bbc - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 14:20
Watch Marco Tardelli's goal to put Italy 2-0 up against Germany in the 1982 World Cup final, after which he celebrated with his famous screaming run.
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Panelists erupt over Trump's spying claims

cnn - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 13:48
CNN political commentators Amanda Carpenter and Jason Miller spar about President Donald Trump's claim that his team was spied on during the 2016 campaign.
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Spanish speakers in the US come under fire

bbc - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 13:23
From border patrol interrogations to ranting customers, language and immigration take centre stage.
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What happens inside an abortion clinic

bbc - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 13:11
As the Republic of Ireland prepares to vote on legalising abortion, Newsbeat visits a clinic in England to find out what people can expect.
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Cuba plane crash: Grettel Landrove becomes 111th victim

bbc - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 12:59
The official death toll rises after 23-year-old Grettel Landrove dies of her injuries.
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Doctors explain Michael Jackson's impossible dance move

bbc - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 12:52
Spine experts reveal the improbable dynamics of the "Smooth Criminal" lean.
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Manafort accuses Mueller team member of leaking to reporters

cnn - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 12:35
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort accused a prominent member of special counsel Robert Mueller's team of leaking details of the investigation into the political operative to a media organization.
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