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Opposition leader returns to Zimbabwe amid talks to form transitional government

cnn - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 19:46
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's decades-long grip on power appears to be loosening as a military takeover of the capital stretched into its second day, unchallenged either by Zimbabweans themselves or African leaders.
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Olympic ban possible as doping body labels Russia still 'non-compliant'

cnn - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 19:44
Russia is a step closer to facing a possible ban of its athletes from the Winter Olympics in South Korea after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) upheld its decision that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) remains non-compliant.
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Cambodia top court dissolves main opposition CNRP party

bbc - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 19:42
PM Hun Sen, who has ruled for decades, now faces no serious challenge ahead of elections next year.
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Saad Hariri: Lebanon PM 'accepts invite to go to France'

bbc - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 19:39
The Lebanese PM and his family were invited to France after his shock resignation caused a crisis.
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'Da Vinci artwork' sells for record $450m

bbc - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 19:32
Salvator Mundi, reputedly painted by the artist, is sold by Christie's in New York for $450m.
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Dollar rises above ¥113 in Tokyo, buoyed by TSE rebound

japantimes - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 19:26
The dollar firmed above ¥113 in Tokyo trading on Thursday, supported by the sharp rebound in Tokyo stock prices.At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ...
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Nikkei ends six-session losing streak with 322-point rebound

japantimes - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 19:20
The benchmark Nikkei average snapped its six-session losing streak with a sharp rebound on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Thursday, thanks to a wave of ...
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California gunman held 2 neighbors hostage, police say

cnn - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 19:08
A man who killed five people in Northern California this week was "deranged and paranoid," and was under investigation for a stabbing involving two neighbors, authorities say.
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Michelin guide set to boost Taipei’s foodie creds even further

japantimes - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 19:07
From street-side stalls dishing out $1 bowls of braised pork rice to upscale eateries tucked away in quiet alleyways, Michelin inspectors are scouring the Taiwanese ...
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Nine nuclear reactors in Japan use products manufactured by steelmaker that admitted faking quality data

japantimes - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 19:05
Nine reactors at five nuclear power plants in Japan, including some currently in operation, have used products manufactured by the Kobe Steel Ltd. group which ...
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Japan struggles with social media’s connection to suicide in wake of Zama killings

japantimes - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 19:01
The beheading of nine, lured by a suspected serial killer after tweeting suicidal thoughts, sparks debate about social media in a country with one of ...
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First gene-editing in human body attempt

bbc - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 18:40
Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California.
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Election pledges for free child care and kindergarten places under scrutiny by government and ruling LDP

japantimes - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 18:34
The government and ruling Liberal Democratic Party are reviewing proposals to provide financial support to families which use unauthorized day care centers for children aged ...
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Falling airplane parts stir fears under new Haneda flight routes ahead of Olympics

japantimes - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 18:31
Public concern is mounting over a government plan to open new commercial flight routes over central Tokyo for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in light of ...
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NFL concussions Fast Facts

cnn - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 18:17
Here's some background information about concussions in the National Football League. A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a blow to the head.
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Embiid’s 46 lifts 76ers over Lakers

japantimes - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 18:16
In a matchup of teams with rising young stars, Joel Embiid stood out above the rest.The 213-cm center scored a career-high 46 points — the ...
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Three North Koreans sent home after boat capsizes in Sea of Japan, as search for 12 missing crew continues

japantimes - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 18:10
Three surviving crew members from a capsized North Korean fishing boat, found in the Sea of Japan on Wednesday, were handed over to another North ...
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Rubio gives Trump pointers on how to drink water

cnn - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 18:09
Sen. Marco Rubio had a chance at payback Wednesday, when President Donald Trump noticeably sipped from a water bottle multiple times during a speech -- a move Trump had mocked Rubio for during the 2016 campaign.
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Grigor Dimitrov punches semifinal ticket at ATP Finals with blowout victory over David Goffin

japantimes - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 18:05
The coaching seemed to have helped, whether Grigor Dimitrov heard it or not.The sixth-seeded Bulgarian made his way into the semifinals at the ATP Finals ...
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