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 2018-01-24 06:18 

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U.S. VP Mike Pence aims to counter North Korean 'propaganda' at Winter Olympics...

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence plans to use his attendance at the Winter Olympics in South Korea next month to try to counter what he ......

 2018-01-24 06:04 

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Strong 2017 exports gave Japan a trade surplus again despite higher energy prices...

Robust exports brought Japan a goods trade surplus of 2.99 trillion ($27 billion) in 2017, the second straight year of black ink, even as imports ......

 2018-01-24 05:56 

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Tesla proposes big payout if Elon Musk meets lofty goals...

Elon Musk is known for his bold predictions on electric and self-driving cars. Now his pay could depend on whether those predictions come true.Under a ......

 2018-01-24 05:54 

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U.S. defense against North Korea missiles improved, Pentagon testing agency finds...

The ground-based system of interceptors that the U.S. would use to defend the mainland and Hawaii against a threatened North Korean attack is improving after ......

 2018-01-24 05:43 

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Former Kawasaki nursing home worker Hayato Imai pleads not guilty to throwing three over balconies...

A former care worker on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to charges of killing three residents at a Kawasaki nursing home by throwing them off balconies."I ......

 2018-01-24 05:36 

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Japan's latest overtime worker: Xiang Xiang the panda cub...

By popular demand, Tokyo's new panda cub Xiang Xiang is working extra hours from Tuesday, the latest example of overtime in a country famous for ......

 2018-01-24 05:35 

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Japan studies how to support 2011 disaster areas after Reconstruction Agency folds in 2021...

The government has started preliminary work on determining how best to support rebuilding efforts in areas of northeastern Japan devastated by the March 2011 earthquake ......

 2018-01-24 05:00 

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Marcel Hirschner wins night slalom as snowballs enrage Henrik Kristoffersen...

The season-long battle between slalom rivals Marcel Hirscher and Henrik Kristoffersen became a snowball fight for once.Shortly before Hirscher won a World Cup night race ......

 2018-01-24 04:54 

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Kids' picture book on eco-friendly mottainai lifestyle published in India...

A Japanese picture book encouraging an eco-friendly mottainai lifestyle has been published in India to teach children in the world's second-most-populous nation the importance of ......

 2018-01-24 04:36 

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Kobe teacher taps time at helm of student-run quake-shelter newspaper to boost sense of community...

Sanae Nakajima clearly remembers the disarray at an elementary school in Kobe as more than 2,000 displaced residents sought shelter in the immediate aftermath of ......

 2018-01-24 04:31 

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Yamaguchi shrine stands out by offering lucky charms for all needs...

Kotozaki Hachimangu Shrine in the city of Ube, Yamaguchi Prefecture, sells over 800 varieties of colorful omamori (good luck charms), ranging from ones for fisherman ......

 2018-01-24 04:31 

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Success against Islamic State in Syria complicates U.S. policy in region...

For the last few years, the United States could neatly sum up its objective in Syria in a single, uncontroversial bullet point: fighting the Islamic ......

 2018-01-24 04:30 

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Niigata surgeon takes on risk of economy-class syndrome in disaster-hit areas...

For more than 13 years since the October 2004 Niigata-Chuetsu earthquake, Kazuhiko Hanzawa, a vascular surgeon at Niigata University Medical & Dental Hospital, has been ......

 2018-01-24 04:23 

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Personal details of over 200,000 Malaysian organ donors leaked online: report...

Personal details of over 200,000 Malaysian organ donors and their next of kin have been leaked, with the data available online for over a year, ......

 2018-01-24 04:11 

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Comprehension test shows Microsoft and Alibaba's AI systems can read, but can they really think?...

Seven years ago, a computer beat two human quizmasters on a "Jeopardy" challenge. Ever since, the tech industry has been training its machines even harder ......

 2018-01-24 04:07 

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Turkish attack highlights Syrian Kurds' isolation...

After Turkey assaulted a relatively peaceful Kurdish enclave of northern Syria, regional leaders are fearing the world will abandon the Kurds even though they provided ......

 2018-01-24 04:00 

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Quadruple-chasing Manchester City advances to League Cup final...

Pep Guardiola reached his first final in English soccer as Manchester City ended second-tier Bristol City's memorable run in the League Cup on Tuesday to ......

 2018-01-24 03:46 

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Russia nixes release of Stalin satire film starring Steve Buscemi and Jason Issacs...

Russia's Culture Ministry banned a satirical film about Soviet leader Josef Stalin's death from movie theaters Tuesday following criticism from communists and others that the ......

 2018-01-24 03:45 

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Do e-cigarettes help or harm? FDA-requested report says not clear yet...

Electronic cigarettes could be a boon to public health or a major liability, depending on whether they help Americans quit smoking or encourage more young ......

 2018-01-24 03:40 

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Republican lawmaker compares Trump to 'loud' but effective Rodney Dangerfield character in 'Caddyshack'...

Republican Rep. Chris Stewart has compared President Donald Trump's governing style to Rodney Dangerfield's character in "Caddyshack.";Stewart says that while the president's style is "very, ......

 2018-01-24 03:40 

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China aims to eliminate online video games that violate 'socialist core values'...

Beijing is starting a special investigative campaign into online video games to root out those with "low taste," the official Xinhua News Agency reported.The monthlong ......

 2018-01-24 03:30 

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China's waste import ban upends global recycling industry...

For years China was the world's top destination for recyclable trash, but a ban on certain imports has left nations scrambling to find new dumping ......

 2018-01-24 03:27 

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Spanish may have altered name of Aztec city of Teotihuacan...

Spanish chroniclers may have altered the name of the pre-Hispanic city of Teotihuacan to erase its importance as a place of governance, Mexican experts said ......

 2018-01-24 03:00 

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Kei Nishikori loses first match of comeback from injury...

Kei Nishikori made his competitive comeback Tuesday after a five-month injury layoff, only to have a disappointing loss to a qualifier in the first round ......

 2018-01-24 02:45 

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Soccer team adds players, renews uniform sponsorship deal...

The International Sports Promotion Society (ISPS), which aims to foster charity and improve society through sports, has renewed a corporate partnership contract with Tokyo Verdy, ......

 2018-01-24 02:07 

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Evacuation zone widens as Philippine volcano spreads lava almost 3 km from crater...

Lava fountaining regularly from the Philippines' most active volcano has flowed up to 3 km (1.86 miles) from the crater in a dazzling but increasingly ......

 2018-01-24 01:55 

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Rex Tillerson holds Russia responsible as world powers up pressure on Syria over chemical attacks...

ParisTwo dozen countries agreed Tuesday to push for sanctions against perpetrators of chemical attacks in Syria, with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson saying Russia ......

 2018-01-24 01:54 

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California man gets life for buying young girls in Philippines for sex and porn...

A California man was sentenced to life in federal prison Tuesday for buying Filipino children for sex and pornography in what prosecutors called one of ......

 2018-01-24 01:18 

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U.S. Marine Corps copter makes precautionary landing on Okinawa isle after warning light comes on...

A U.S. military helicopter made a forced landing Tuesday night on a tiny island in Okinawa, local police said, making it the third such incident ......

 2018-01-24 00:53 

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Post-holiday gamble: Apple debuts HomePod voice speaker to take on Google and Amazon...

After missing the critical holiday shopping season, Apple Inc. has jumped into the voice speaker wars with the HomePod smart speaker, a device that will ......

 2018-01-24 00:38 

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Gulf Coast delta wreck could be the Clotilda, the last U.S. slave ship...

Researchers say remains of a wooden ship found embedded in mud in a river delta in southwestern Alabama may be the Clotilda, the last vessel ......

 2018-01-24 00:36 

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In Davos, Cate Blanchett jokes about playing Melania Trump...

Actress Cate Blanchett, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday, drew laughs when she jokingly speculated about playing first lady Melania Trump ......

 2018-01-24 00:35 

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Pro-trade allies Modi and Trudeau rally in Davos as foes to capitalism and to Trump take to Zurich's streets...

India and Canada rallied their pro-globalisation allies at the Davos business summit Tuesday as delegates braced for a potentially combative appearance by U.S. President Donald ......

 2018-01-24 00:34 

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Choppers evacuate 150 from Italy inn after avalanche as snow blankets Alps...

Four helicopters evacuated 150 people trapped in a four-star Italy hotel and other remote structures Tuesday after an avalanche, authorities said as heavy snow caused ......

 2018-01-24 00:33 

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Democrats yank offer to fund border wall after Trump and his GOP allies snub commitment on 'Dreamers'...

Democrats on Tuesday withdrew an offer to fund U.S. President Donald Trump's border wall, as tough negotiations over the future of young illegal immigrants resumed ......

 2018-01-24 00:30 

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Sao Paulo closes parks as yellow fever outbreak claims 70, worsens...

Sao Paulo closed its zoo and botanical gardens Tuesday as a yellow fever outbreak that has led to 70 deaths is picking up steam.The big ......

 2018-01-24 00:30 

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Democrat Tammy Duckworth, who lost her legs in war, to be first sitting U.S. senator to give birth...

Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth is pregnant with her second child. She will be the first U.S. senator to give birth while in office.The 49-year-old Democrat, ......

 2018-01-24 00:29 

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Chilean 'anti-poet' and physicist Nicanor Parra dies at 103...

Nicanor Parra, a Chilean physicist, mathematician and self-described "anti-poet" whose eccentric writings won him a leading place in Latin American literature, died Tuesday. He was ......

 2018-01-24 00:27 

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Partisan divide among Americans over Israel growing deeper in Trump era: poll...

The bitter divisions in the United States are being felt across the world in the Middle East, where Israel is emerging as an increasingly partisan ......

 2018-01-24 00:26 

Japan Times

At least 22 killed as car bomb explodes at Benghazi mosque, another goes off after responders arrive...

A double car bombing in the east Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday left at least 22 people dead and 30 wounded, including senior security ......

 2018-01-24 00:24 

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Allies push up polls as Maduro seeks re-election amid Venezuela opposition disarray, economic nosedive...

President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday he is ready to seek re-election after his allies pushed forward voting in a move widely seen as a bid ......

 2018-01-24 00:23 

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Abe will attend Pyeongchang Winter Olympics opening ceremony: source...

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will attend the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in February despite the ongoing feud with South Korea over an ......

 2018-01-23 22:21 

Japan Times

'Father of South African Jazz' and apartheid foe Hugh Masekela dead at 78...

Hugh Masekela, the legendary South African jazz musician and anti-apartheid activist, has died after a decade-long fight with cancer. He was 78.Often called the "Father ......

 2018-01-23 21:53 

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Two teens dead, 19 others wounded in Kentucky in year's first fatal school shooting rampage...

A 15-year-old student opened fire with a handgun inside his rural Kentucky high school Tuesday, killing two classmates, injuring 19 others and sending hundreds fleeing ......

 2018-01-23 21:51 

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U.S. exploration firm begins search for missing Malaysian jet using deep submersibles...

A U.S. exploration firm has begun searching for Malaysia Airline flight MH370, which veered far off course and disappeared on March 8, 2014, with 239 ......

 2018-01-23 21:50 

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CIA chief tells conservative group North Korea moving 'ever closer' to putting U.S. at risk of multiple nuke strikes...

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that North Korea is moving "ever closer" to putting Americans at risk and that he believes leader Kim Jong ......

 2018-01-23 21:48 

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Fast-growing solar sector says Trump tariffs will kill tens of thousands of U.S. jobs...

President Donald Trump's move to slap steep tariffs on imported panels will kill tens of thousands of jobs, raise the cost of going solar and ......

 2018-01-23 21:46 

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Jeff Sessions interviewed by Robert Mueller team as Russia probe weighs whether Trump obstructed justice...

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was interviewed for hours last week in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, the Justice Department confirmed Tuesday. He's the highest-ranking ......

 2018-01-23 21:45 

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Six-hour chore: NASA pair replace hand on space station's robotic arm...

Spacewalking astronauts gave a hand to the International Space Station's big robot arm Tuesday.As the federal government geared back up 250 miles below, NASA astronauts ......

 2018-01-23 21:44 

Japan Times

Thousands flee or hide in besieged Afrin as Turkey's Syria offensive escalates, civilian toll mounts...

France's top diplomat and the U.S. defense secretary Tuesday urged Turkey to exercise restraint in its offensive against an enclave controlled by a Kurdish militia ......

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