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Yuichi Sugita and Yoshihito Nishioka pull off upsets at Australian Open

japantimes - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:11
Yuichi Sugita scored one of the upsets of the Australian Open’s first round on Monday, beating eighth seed Jack Sock of the United States in ...
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South Africa to formally protest Trump's remarks

cnn - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:57
South Africa will issue a diplomatic protest to the United States Monday over US President Donald Trump's "shithole countries" comments, according to its foreign ministry.
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End of a chip boom? Memory chip price drop spooks investors

japantimes - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:54
After a blistering year-and-a-half long surge, a sudden drop in some memory chip prices followed by Samsung Electronics Co.’s disappointing profit estimate is causing jitters ...
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NFL: 'The Minnesota Miracle' - watch the Vikings' incredible last-gasp win

bbc - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:52
Trailing the New Orleans Saints by one point with just 10 seconds left, the Minnesota Vikings needed a miracle to win their NFL divisional playoff game - and they got one.
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26 dead in Baghdad double suicide bombing

cnn - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:51
At least 26 people have been killed in a double suicide bombing in central Baghdad, according to the Ministry of Health, in the second deadly attack to hit the Iraqi capital in just three days.
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Twelve hurt in Russia knife fight at Perm school

bbc - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:47
A teacher and 11 children were slashed at a school in Perm as two boys fought with knives.
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Thousands evacuated as lava flows from Philippine volcano

japantimes - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:45
More than 9,000 people have evacuated the area around the Philippines’ most active volcano as lava flowed down its crater Monday in a gentle eruption ...
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North and South Korea discuss sending art troupe to Winter Olympics

bbc - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:42
Among those at the talks is the leader of North Korea's all-female state troupe, the Moranbong Band.
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Man held after random stabbings leave one dead in Hiroshima

japantimes - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:41
A man was arrested Monday on suspicion of stabbing two men the previous night, one fatally, in what appeared to be random attacks, the police ...
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Myanmar says temporary camp will house 30,000 Rohingya targeted for repatriation

japantimes - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:40
Myanmar is building a camp to temporarily house 30,000 Rohingya Muslims targeted for repatriation after fleeing violence in Rakhine state, the country’s official media reported ...
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Fans flock to basho despite recent scandals

japantimes - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:39
Fans attending the first day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament expressed their displeasure with the sport’s recent scandals despite snapping up the last ...
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Japan’s regional economies improve amid strong exports and domestic spending: BOJ

japantimes - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:35
Japan’s regional economies are on firmer ground amid robust overseas demand for electronics and increased domestic consumer spending, the Bank of Japan said Monday.In its ...
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UKIP leader splits with partner after Markle texts

bbc - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:34
Henry Bolton says his relationship is over after reported racist remarks and he will not resign.
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Pioneering UK black player Regis dies at 59

bbc - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:32
Former West Brom and England forward Cyrille Regis, a pioneer for black players in the 1970s, has died aged 59.
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Catherine Deneuve apologises to sex assault victims

bbc - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:27
The French actress said she was sorry if she had offended victims of what she called "hideous acts".
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Floor collapse at Indonesia Stock Exchange injures scores

japantimes - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:22
A mezzanine floor overlooking the main lobby of the Indonesian Stock Exchange building collapsed Monday, injuring scores of people, many of them students, under slabs ...
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Japan’s parcel firms test drop-off lockers, as social change increases the costs and reduces the appeal of face-to-face deliveries

japantimes - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:10
The timely and secure delivery of packages through face-to-face services has long been a source of pride for Japanese couriers.But times have changed. With more ...
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High-speed rail now gives flight routes in Asia and Europe a run for their money

japantimes - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:03
Across Asia and Europe, high-speed rail is providing a competitive alternative to air travel on the same routes, in terms of price and the all-important ...
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Nobel winner Hiroshi Amano and his team tap gallium nitride technology in bid to transmit power wirelessly from a distance

japantimes - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:01
Hiroshi Amano, a professor from Nagoya University who was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in physics, is developing together with other researchers a remote power ...
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