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Planned return of Rohingya to Myanmar requires monitors, rights groups say

japantimes - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 18:04
International agencies must be allowed to monitor the newly agreed-on repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Bangladesh to the homes they fled ...
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Remembering the nine murder victims in Zama

japantimes - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 18:01
The news of the murders in Zama, Kanagawa Prefecture, is so shocking that I cannot find the words to describe the unspeakable cruelty of the ...
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Double standard for sumo wrestlers

japantimes - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 18:00
This confirms my worst fears about the glaring double standard in Japan’s so-called justice system (“Harumafuji to be sent to prosecutors for alleged assault,” Nov. ...
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Kenya adheres to the rule of law

japantimes - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 18:00
My attention has been drawn to the editorial “Kenya Buckles Under Pressure” in the Nov. 24 edition. The editorial fails to capture the true essence ...
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Ole Miss upsets 16th-ranked Mississippi State in Egg Bowl

japantimes - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 17:57
A.J. Brown thought the ball was overthrown, but kept sprinting and stuck his arms out as far as they would go. The Mississippi receiver was ...
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Captain Steve Smith rescues Australia from position of peril

japantimes - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 17:56
Captain Steve Smith frustrated England with a fighting half-century and pushed Australia to 165 for four at the close of a see-sawing day two, rescuing ...
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Woman dragged from tracks in narrow escape in Melbourne

bbc - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 17:55
A woman in Melbourne, Australia is saved from the tracks moments before the approach of a train.
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Nikkei ekes out gains, backed by buying on dips

japantimes - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 17:44
Stocks ended higher Friday on the Tokyo Stock Exchange as buying on dips offset falls in the morning triggered by the yen’s rise against the ...
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Sound detected near missing Argentine sub’s last known position confirmed as explosion

japantimes - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 17:42
An explosion apparently occurred near the last known position of an Argentine submarine, the navy confirmed on Thursday, dashing last hopes of finding the vessel ...
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Slum woes grow for moms as Philippine birth control plans fail

japantimes - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 17:41
At age 33 and raising six children in a slum named “Paradise Village,” Myrna Albos is Exhibit A for the Philippines’ serial failures on family ...
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Search ends for three U.S. sailors missing after navy aircraft crash southeast of Okinawa

japantimes - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 17:31
The search ended Friday for three sailors missing in the Philippine Sea off Okinawa after a U.S. Navy aircraft crashed two days earlier, the navy ...
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China investigates alleged sex and drug abuses of children at kindergarten

japantimes - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 17:19
Chinese authorities said Friday they are investigating allegations that children were abused and molested at a kindergarten in Beijing run by a U.S.-listed company.The Beijing ...
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The cryptic message on Beirut's rooftops

cnn - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 17:12
Lebanese graffiti artists Mohamed and Omar Kabbani were born during the dark years of their country's civil war, which raged between 1975 and 1990.
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