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South Korea swimmer fails dope test

bbc - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:59
South Korea's first Olympic swimming gold medallist Park Tae-hwan fails a doping test, with his management blaming a chiropractic injection.
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Greece debt repayment 'unrealistic'

bbc - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:01
It is unrealistic to expect Greece to repay its huge debt in full, a spokesman for Syriza - which won Sunday's election - tells the BBC.
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Seventy years since Auschwitz liberated

bbc - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:40
Following the liberation of Auschwitz 70 years ago, BBC News explores what the Allies discovered at the camps and what remains of the site today.
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Uncanny political parallels with 1974

bbc - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:32
Much uncertainty surrounds the coming General Election - just as it did in February 1974, says Julia Langdon.
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Owner: That's my drone at WH

cnn - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:27
The man operating the drone that crashed on the White House grounds called the U.S. Secret Service on Monday morning to "self-report" his involvement in the incident.
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8,700 sue Asahi Shimbun over retracted sex slave articles

japantimes - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:26
A group of more than 8,700 people filed a lawsuit Monday against The Asahi Shimbun newspaper over articles it published in the 1980s and 1990s ...
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Self-censoring kicks in as hostage drama plays out

japantimes - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:26
As the hostage drama plays out, TV stations are altering schedules and pop idols are changing song lyrics to avoid shocking audiences accidentally.
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Hostage crisis puts work of aid groups on nation’s public agenda

japantimes - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:26
Groups with a stake in the Islamic State hostage crisis include aid teams who at times have struggled to keep the Syrian refugee crisis on ...
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Malaysia Airlines website hacked with ’404 — plane not found’ message

japantimes - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:26
The Malaysia Airlines website was commandeered Monday by hackers who referenced Islamic State jihadis and claimed to be from the “Lizard Squad,” a group known ...
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Doubts grow over voice, image differences in Yukawa death video

japantimes - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:26
The government says Saturday’s video containing what appears to be the corpse of hostage Haruna Yukawa is probably authentic, but less certain is whether the ...
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Trade deficit hits record ¥12.78 trillion

japantimes - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:26
The trade deficit swells to a record ¥12.7 trillion due to Japan’s huge post-Fukushima energy bills, but relief might be on the way from falling ...
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Diet session opens with focus on security as hostage crisis continues

japantimes - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:26
The Diet opens with expectations for the Abe administration to focus on security legislation in his quest to get the Japanese military more "proactively" involved ...
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Keidanren chief says annual wage hikes needed to revive economy

japantimes - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:26
Japanese firms need to raise salaries in order to put the economy on a firmer footing, the head of the nation’s top business lobby said ...
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Japanese rice: The new, safe luxury food in China

japantimes - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:26
First it was European infant formula, then New Zealand milk. Now Chinese consumers are adding Japanese rice to the list of everyday foods they will ...
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Tokyo’s hydrogen mission starts now

japantimes - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:26
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is setting up a ¥40 billion fund to promote the use of hydrogen energy and promote Japan’s ecological technologies ahead of ...
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Chinese state media blames Abe for hostage’s killing

japantimes - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:26
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is to blame for the death of a hostage at the hands of the Islamic State group, an editorial in Chinese ...
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Global warming deal gains steam as Modi signals shift on climate change

japantimes - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:26
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India is ready to expand its use of renewable energy as a way to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, a signal ...
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Obama says Yemen instability won’t affect U.S. fight against deadliest al-Qaida syndicate

japantimes - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:26
President Barack Obama defended his counterterrorism strategy in tumultuous Yemen on Sunday, saying efforts to root out a dangerous al-Qaida affiliate there would not be ...
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Ronaldo red-carded after kicking foe in Real Madrid victory

japantimes - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:26
Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off for kicking an opponent in Real Madrid’s 2-1 win at Cordoba, and Lionel Messi reached the 30-goal mark for a ...
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Belichick denies any wrongdoing

japantimes - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:26
Saying his team “followed every rule to the letter,” New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick described in detail how his team prepares its footballs on ...
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