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Dozens feared dead as overloaded Sumatra ferry sinks

bbc - 1 hour 44 min ago
Indonesian rescuers battle rough seas to try to reach survivors after an overloaded ferry sank.
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Five things to know today

cnn - 1 hour 47 min ago
Have you seen "Incredibles 2" yet? It's shaping up to be a Disney classic -- and not just at the box office. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)
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Osaka quake highlights dangers posed by concrete-block walls

japantimes - 1 hour 48 min ago
The death on Monday of a 9-year-old girl in Osaka Prefecture highlights the potential dangers of violating building codes and of concrete-block walls, which can ...
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World Cup views from Tokyo, Group H: Japan, Colombia, Senegal and Poland

japantimes - 1 hour 49 min ago
Japan-based supporters of Group H teams fighting it out for the ultimate prize at the FIFA World Cup speak to The Japan Times.
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How does Trump's Space Force compare to Russia and China's space capabilities?

cnn - 1 hour 50 min ago
US President Donald Trump's mooted Space Force, which he suggested will be a "separate but equal" branch of the military, is vital to maintaining a tactical advantage over geopolitical adversaries, according to analysts and members of the US military.
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Reversing Japan’s demographic nosedive

japantimes - 1 hour 51 min ago
Many steps can be taken to boost the shrinking population.
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India BJP pulls out of controversial Kashmir alliance

bbc - 1 hour 52 min ago
The governing BJP says increasing violence in the region has made the coalition untenable.
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Brace for quakes that can hit at any time, anywhere

japantimes - 1 hour 53 min ago
The Osaka quake should serve as yet another wake-up call for city administrators across the nation to review their preparedness for disasters.
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World Cup 2018: England win attracts 18.3m TV audience, record 3m streams

bbc - 1 hour 54 min ago
England's win over Tunisia attracts a peak television audience of 18.3 million on BBC One, while a record three million stream the game on the iPlayer and BBC Sport website.
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What’s so good about Japan’s demography?

japantimes - 1 hour 54 min ago
The nation's labor force is shrinking, educated and dedicated — attributes that match the needs of a knowledge-based economy
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Trump is losing the South China Sea

japantimes - 1 hour 55 min ago
Unless the U.S. adopts a stronger policy to contain Chinese expansionism there, the widely shared vision of a free, open, and democratic-led Indo-Pacific will give ...
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A trade war will hit developing countries the hardest

japantimes - 1 hour 56 min ago
The effects of a global trade war would be felt everywhere, but especially in the world's poorest countries.
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Trump to huddle with Republicans today on immigration

cnn - 1 hour 56 min ago
President Donald Trump will meet with Republicans Tuesday on Capitol Hill at a pivotal moment -- both for his presidency and his party -- as the GOP-controlled House of Representatives prepares to hold major votes on two very different immigration bills this week.
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You can hate Putin but love the World Cup

japantimes - 1 hour 57 min ago
Russians and foreign visitors can get a closer look at each other, without the usual filters.
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Growing U.S.-China trade fears push dollar below ¥110 in Tokyo

japantimes - 2 hours 7 min ago
The dollar slipped below ¥110 in Tokyo trading Tuesday, weighed down by escalating concerns about the simmering U.S.-China trade war.At 5 p.m., the dollar stood ...
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Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida

cnn - 2 hours 11 min ago
Rapper XXXTentacion was shot and killed during an apparent robbery Monday in Broward County, Florida, police said.
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Lower house passes bills on casinos and smoking controls

japantimes - 2 hours 15 min ago
The Lower House on Tuesday passed a bill that will allow casinos to open in Japan, despite concerns over gambling addiction and casino-related antisocial behavior.Prime ...
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Philippine Supreme Court upholds ouster of chief justice, a known enemy of Duterte

japantimes - 2 hours 30 min ago
The Philippine Supreme Court upheld the expulsion of its chief justice, the authoritarian president’s highest-ranking critic, in a final ruling Tuesday that critics warned is ...
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Trump tariffs: US escalates trade threats to China

bbc - 2 hours 31 min ago
The threat escalates a tit-for-tat trade row with Beijing over US tariffs imposed on Chinese goods.
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Tesla chief Elon Musk accuses worker of sabotage

bbc - 2 hours 33 min ago
Tesla chief Elon Musk says an employee carried out "extensive and damaging sabotage".
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