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Nuclear-capable B-52 bombers join B-2s, B-1Bs on Guam amid tensions with North Korea

japantimes - 3 hours 8 min ago
The U.S. Air Force announced Tuesday that it has deployed six of its powerful B-52 strategic bombers to Guam amid tensions with nuclear-armed North Korea.The ...
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Colombia motorway bridge collapses killing nine workers

bbc - 3 hours 13 min ago
The bridge was under construction when it collapsed into a ravine south-east of the capital, Bogotá.
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Foreign tourist spending in 2017 adds up to record ¥4.42 trillion

japantimes - 3 hours 15 min ago
Spending by foreign tourists to Japan increased 17.8 percent in 2017 from a year earlier, rising to a record ¥4.42 trillion ($39.9 billion) as the ...
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Dollar dips below ¥110.80 in Tokyo

japantimes - 3 hours 18 min ago
The dollar was slightly weaker below ¥110.80 in late Tokyo trading Tuesday as the euro shed gains following a media report that Germany’s Social Democrats ...
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Japan OKs online action plan to streamline process for changing addresses

japantimes - 3 hours 19 min ago
The government announced Tuesday an action plan focused on streamlining the process for residents to change their addresses with one-stop online access.The plan was adopted ...
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Seven bodies found in capsized wooden boat likely from North Korea

japantimes - 3 hours 31 min ago
Police said Tuesday that seven bodies have been found in a capsized wooden boat washed ashore in Ishikawa Prefecture, as vessels believed to be from ...
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Docomo experiment to take bite out of food waste woes

japantimes - 3 hours 43 min ago
NTT Docomo Inc., the nation’s largest mobile carrier, will be the latest organization to take a bite out of food loss and waste, a global ...
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Giants sign ex-Brewers pitcher Taylor Jungmann

japantimes - 3 hours 44 min ago
Former MLB pitcher Taylor Jungmann has signed with the Yomiuri Giants, the Central League club announced Tuesday.After being selected in the first round of the ...
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Warriors run past reeling Cavaliers

japantimes - 3 hours 45 min ago
Once the lead swelled to 14, Kevin Durant waved both arms like a boxing referee stopping a fight.Another knockout on the road for these Warriors. ...
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Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh and Myanmar agree repatriation timeframe

bbc - 3 hours 53 min ago
Bangladesh and Myanmar have reached an agreement - but the UN has raised concerns.
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Japan skeleton crew gets two berths for 2018 Olympics

japantimes - 4 hours 4 min ago
Japan has earned two berths in men’s skeleton for next month’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, according to the quota allocation list announced by the International Bobsleigh ...
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University entrance exam question on Moomins series leaves Japanese students bewildered

japantimes - 4 hours 5 min ago
A confusing question on the annual university entrance exam featuring hippopotamus-like creatures and Nordic languages left many Japanese high school students scratching their heads.The controversial ...
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LeBron reflects on MLK’s legacy, criticizes Trump

japantimes - 4 hours 5 min ago
On a day for reflecting on race in America, LeBron James considered Martin Luther King Jr.’s ultimate sacrifice.A life given for love. “He had a ...
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Manchester United pounces on struggling Stoke City

japantimes - 4 hours 5 min ago
With Alexis Sanchez potentially on his way to Manchester United, two members of the current forward line issued reminders of their goal-scoring talents on Monday.Anthony ...
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Ryan Giggs appointed as Wales national coach

japantimes - 4 hours 5 min ago
Ryan Giggs was hired as coach of Wales’ national soccer team on Monday, his first full-time coaching job since ending an illustrious playing career with ...
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Nikkei reaches 26-year high, boosted by earnings outlook and weak yen

japantimes - 4 hours 18 min ago
The Nikkei 225 average ended Tuesday at its highest level in 26 years and two months as sentiment was boosted by a halt in the ...
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Japan Coast Guard seeks to boost response time with new bases for large patrol ships

japantimes - 4 hours 25 min ago
The Japan Coast Guard is planning to build bases for seven new large patrol ships in a bid to improve response time to incidents — ...
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Mike Mularkey out with Titans despite victory in playoffs

japantimes - 4 hours 31 min ago
The Tennessee Titans believe the potential reward from quarterback Marcus Mariota working with his third head coach in his fourth NFL season outweighs the risk ...
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Qantas changes website to reclassify Taiwan and Hong Kong as Chinese territories

japantimes - 4 hours 42 min ago
Australia’s Qantas has changed its website classification of Taiwan and Hong Kong from separate countries to Chinese territories after Chinese regulators scolded several foreign firms ...
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