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Why do so many pop stars die young?

cnn - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 22:12
Prince's autopsy has determined that the artist died of an accidental overdose of the synthetic opioid fentanyl. The news comes on the heels of the death of former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza, who collapsed on stage and died in late May.
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Hospitals sought for treating ‘medical tourists’

japantimes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 22:05

An incorporated association promoting the globalization of Japanese medical services said it will publicly solicit medical institutions seeking to be registered on a list of hospitals prepared to treat foreign patients. Compiling the list has been planned under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s growth strategy as the administration seeks to boost the number of foreign patients […]

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Man turns himself in over damage to rock monument in Gifu

japantimes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 22:03

A man turned himself in to the police Tuesday evening in Gifu Prefecture, saying he drove climbing accessories into a rock designated as a national treasure. The central government is investigating inadequate local protection for natural monuments after two bolt hangers were found driven into Oni Iwa Rock, a designated national natural monument in Gifu […]

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Egypt deports Liliane Daoud, British-Lebanese talkshow host

bbc - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 22:02
Egyptian authorities deport popular British-Lebanese TV talkshow host, Liliane Daoud, whose programme aired views critical of the government.
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Fiery exchange on post-Brexit world

cnn - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 21:42
Christiane Amanpour asks British MEP Daniel Hannan if the "Leave" campaign has a Brexit plan following the EU referendum vote.
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Helium discovery a 'game-changer'

bbc - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 21:40
Scientists say they have found a large helium gas field in Tanzania, amid concerns global supplies are running out.
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Man throws water at Olympic torch

cnn - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 21:20
The 2016 Olympic torch relay through Brazil has hit another snag this week.
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Toobin: Justice stakes his legacy

cnn - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 21:16
Perhaps Anthony Kennedy sees the writing on the wall. Perhaps he recognizes that the Supreme Court is heading in a more liberal direction, and he intends to lead it there -- as he has led the court so often in his extremely consequential nearly three decades as a justice.
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Kubota group starting production of grapes for wine

japantimes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 21:14

The Kubota Corp. group has started producing grapes on its farms, which have mainly produced rice for export, according to sources. To expand its foundation for agricultural business, the group will produce grapes, which are increasingly in high demand for wine production, the sources said Tuesday. It will also consider setting up wineries in the […]

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Tax revenue falls short of government estimate

japantimes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 21:01

Tax revenue collected by the central government in fiscal 2015 totaled around ¥56.28 trillion, government sources said, falling short of estimates as corporate tax revenue was reduced by the effects of a firming yen. For the past year to March 31, corporate tax revenue totaled about ¥10.82 trillion, marking the first drop in six years, […]

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Will Cubans who climbed lighthouse get to stay in U.S.?

cnn - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 20:55
The TV news helicopter footage showed scenes from a standoff.
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Line shoots for ¥112 billion IPO amid market tumult

japantimes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 20:53

Line Corp., Japan’s most popular mobile-messaging service, and its owners are aiming to raise as much as ¥112 billion in what could become the biggest technology initial public offering globally this year. Backed by South Korean search portal Naver Corp., Line and its existing investors are offering 35 million shares at ¥2,700 to ¥3,200 apiece, […]

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