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Olympics: Alibaba partners with IOC

kyodonews - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 22:54
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Manchester United returns to top of global soccer finance rankings

japantimes - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 22:44

Manchester United is a long way from winning the English Premier League again but is back on top of another table — as soccer’s biggest moneymaker. For the first time since 2005, Manchester United overtook Real Madrid in top spot in the soccer finance rankings compiled by accountancy firm Deloitte even as it sits sixth […]

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SeaHorses edge Evessa in OT

japantimes - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 22:31

The SeaHorses Mikawa clung to a one-point in the closing seconds of overtime against the visiting Osaka Evessa on Thursday night. Mikawa escaped with an 84-83 triumph after Osaka’s Shota Konno and Takuya Hashimoto both missed jump shots in the final 9 seconds of OT. Former NBA forward J.R. Sakuragi led the SeaHorses (22-6) with […]

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Tokyo new condo supply hit 24-year low in 2016

japantimes - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 22:26

The number of new condominiums put up for sale in the greater Tokyo area in 2016 fell 11.6 percent from a year earlier to 35,772 units, marking the lowest level since 1992, just after the burst of Japan’s bubble economy, a private think tank said Thursday. The supply drop, comprising the capital and the three […]

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Syria: Islamic State group 'kills 12' in Palmyra

bbc - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 22:20
Islamic State jihadists behead four people and shoot eight dead in the ancient Syrian city, monitors say.
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What will go through Roberts' head as he swears in Trump?

cnn - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 22:19
As Donald Trump puts his hand on the bible Friday and swears to "faithfully execute the Office of President" few people will focus on the man in the judicial robe delivering the oath.
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Three arrested for forcing Cambodian women to work at hostess bars

japantimes - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 22:16

Two Japanese men and a Thai woman were arrested Thursday for allegedly forcing seven Cambodian women to work in hostess bars in Gunma Prefecture last year, police said. Hostess bar operator Hisao Watanabe, 44, and another Japanese suspect have admitted to violating the immigration law, while the Thai woman has denied the allegation, according to […]

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Soccer: Vissel 'working' on Podolski transfer

kyodonews - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 22:16
KOBE - Vissel Kobe is currently drawing up a transfer offer for former Germany striker Lukas Podolski, an o...
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Japan’s South Korean ambassador unlikely to return soon

japantimes - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 22:11

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Thursday agreed to continue watching the South Korean government’s response to Tokyo’s concerns over a recently installed “comfort women” statue before sending recalled ambassador Yasumasa Nagamine back to Seoul. Last week the government temporarily recalled the ambassador in protest against the statue’s installation by a […]

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Kyodo news summary -5-

kyodonews - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 22:08
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Behind crisis in The Gambia - in 60 seconds

bbc - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 22:03
A look at why The Gambia is in turmoil, forcing tourists to flee - in 60 seconds.
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Bush-Cheney veteran could join White House

cnn - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 22:01
A veteran of the Bush-Cheney White House, Neil Patel, is in talks with President-elect Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to work with him in the White House, according to sources with knowledge of the transition.
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Pro-LGBT rights protesters dance to Pence's house

cnn - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 21:59
About 200 protesters marched to Vice President-elect Mike Pence's neighborhood, turned up the music and started a dance party -- less than 48 hours before his inauguration.
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'Toxic handler': Secret struggles of the friend who's always there for you

cnn - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 21:55
You are that one person who family, friends or co-workers call first to dish about the latest drama, vent about their troubles or seek help about a serious issue.
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Novak Djokovic has 'lost his edge' says Pat Cash after Australian Open defeat

bbc - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 21:53
Novak Djokovic has "lost his edge" and is "a shadow of what he was at his peak", says Pat Cash after the Serb's shock Australian Open exit
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