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President of Yemen flees by sea as Houthis close in; Saudis, allies look to step in

japantimes - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 04:26
President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi fled Yemen by sea Wednesday as Shiite rebels and their allies moved on his last refuge in the south, captured ...
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Boko Haram using civilians as human shields, Nigerian official says

japantimes - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 04:26
Boko Haram is using an unknown number of civilians as human shields as its fighters flee an offensive by multinational forces, a top Nigerian official ...
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Abe to skip China’s war parade: report

japantimes - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 04:26
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to rebuff a prickly invitation to a Chinese military parade, a report said Wednesday, as the former wartime enemies ...
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Cabinet aims to approve security legislation around May 15

japantimes - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 04:26
The government and ruling coalition are considering adopting national security legislation aimed at expanding the scope of Self-Defense Forces’ operations overseas at a Cabinet meeting ...
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Two Japanese professors awarded esteemed medical research prize

japantimes - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 04:26
Two Japanese professors will be awarded the 2015 Canada Gairdner International Awards, an esteemed medical research prize considered to be a good predictor of future ...
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Sunken warship spurs Korea tensions five years after crew deaths

japantimes - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 04:26
Seconds after impact, the 1,200-ton South Korean navy ship Cheonan tilted and began to sink. Petty Officer Jeon Jun Young’s first thought as he scrambled ...
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SXSW’s Japan Nite celebrates 20 lively years

japantimes - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 04:26
For the past two decades, the Japan Nite showcase has been one of the most celebrated events at the South By Southwest (SXSW) music conference ...
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Remembering victims of Germanwings crash

cnn - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 04:21
Vigils and remembrances are held for victims of Germanwings Flight 9525. The Airbus A320 was carrying at least 150 people when it crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday, March 24.
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Five seriously hurt as bus overturns

bbc - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 03:47
A coach carrying dozens of people, thought to include pensioners, overturns on the A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful in Argyll.
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Rotherham police probe expanded

bbc - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 03:41
The police watchdog says it is investigating complaints against 42 South Yorkshire Police officers over the handling of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham.
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Michelle Obama: My challenge to you

cnn - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 03:31
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Wee little lamb charms New Yorkers

cnn - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 03:26
A couple from New York became foster parents of a lamb named Smokey, and they take him everywhere they go. WCBS reports.
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Man wins $7M on scratch-off ticket in get well card

cnn - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 03:26
Joseph Amorese won New York Lottery's $7,000,000 Golden Ticket scratch-off game. He says he received the $25 game in a get well card from his father. WCBS reports.
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Opinion: 9/11 safety precaution a flaw?

cnn - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 03:15
A co-pilot's ability to lock himself into the cockpit and bring down a plane shows structural problems in security that airlines must address immediately.
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Sandy Hook killer's house razed

cnn - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 03:13
The home where Adam Lanza shot his mother has been demolished, meeting the same fate as the elementary school where he shot 20 children.
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US soldier 'plotted to support IS'

bbc - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 03:12
A US soldier and his cousin are arrested and charged with conspiring to support the Islamic State, the Department of Justice says.
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CEO: Co-pilot passed all tests

cnn - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 02:57
Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot who authorities say deliberately crashed Germanwings Flight 9525 in France, passed all his tests and medical exams and gave no voluntary indication that he was unstable or mentally ill, Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr told CNN Thursday.
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