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 2018-01-22 20:03 

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Researcher at Kyoto Univ.'s iPS institute falsifies data for paper 2018/1/22...

KYOTO (Kyodo) -- Kyoto University said Monday a researcher at its iPS institute headed by Nobel Prize winner Shinya Yamanaka has engaged in...

 2018-01-22 15:28 

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Sumo: Kakuryu still perfect for the year...

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Yokozuna Kakuryu retained his lead with an easy victory over No. 4 maegashira Arawashi on Monday, the ninth day of the 15-day New Year Grand Sumo Tournament....

 2018-01-22 14:58 

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Finance Ministry auto-deletes emails after 60 days despite calls for reconsideration...

The Ministry of Finance automatically deletes official emails from its server 60 days after they are sent or received despite demands that the ministry review such a practice for later verification, the Mainichi Shimbun has learned....

 2018-01-22 14:51 

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Mother arrested on suspicion of trying to strangle son in Nagoya...

NAGOYA -- A mother who allegedly attempted to strangle her 6-year-old son with an electric cord at home in this city's Kita Ward was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder on Jan. 21, police said....

 2018-01-22 14:49 

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Chinese man arrested on suspicion of transporting tourists without taxi license...

A Chinese man has been arrested on suspicion of transporting foreign tourists without a taxi license, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) said on Jan. 22....

 2018-01-22 14:37 

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43% want existence of SDF mentioned in revised Constitution: Mainichi poll...

Forty-three percent of participants in a recent Mainichi Shimbun opinion poll are in favor of having the existence of the Self-Defense Forces (SDF) mentioned in a revised Constitution in some form, it has emerged....

 2018-01-22 14:31 

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A-bomb survivor continues quest to find boy in photo of Nagasaki after bombing...

At the end of last year, Pope Francis widely distributed a card bearing the message...

 2018-01-22 14:20 

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Editorial: Legislators need to tackle population decline during upcoming Diet session...

This year's regular Diet session opened on Jan. 22. The ruling coalition led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will try to ensure that the legislature approves the fiscal 2018 budget draft at an early date, and regards work-style reform bills, which would ...

 2018-01-22 14:16 

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PM Abe, opposition expected to butt heads over multiple issues as Diet begins...

The 196th ordinary session of the Diet was convened on Jan. 22, with the government and ruling parties hoping to accomplish the prompt passage of the fiscal 2017 supplementary budget and the fiscal 2018 draft budget in order to move on to Prime Minister S...

 2018-01-22 13:53 

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Bombing at market in southern Thailand kills 3, injures 18...

BANGKOK (AP) -- A motorcycle bomb exploded at a market Monday morning in southern Thailand, killing three people and injuring 18, police said....

 2018-01-22 13:11 

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Singer Ed Sheeran announces engagement on Instagram...

(AP) -- Ed Sheeran has announced his engagement to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn. The Grammy-winning singer posted a picture of the two on his Instagram page Saturday morning saying the two got engaged right before the new year....

 2018-01-22 13:09 

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Morgan Freeman accepts life achievement honors at SAG Awards...

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Morgan Freeman first stood on a stage when he was 8 years old, playing Little Boy Blue in a pageant. That's when he knew he wanted to be an actor....

 2018-01-22 13:07 

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Music Review: Craig David rewinds the years with great comeback...

(AP) -- Craig David,...

 2018-01-22 13:04 

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Heavy snow warning issued in Tokyo...

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) issued a heavy snow warning in the Tokyo region on the afternoon of Jan. 22....

 2018-01-22 12:48 

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Aso pledges to restore fiscal health despite more child-care spending...

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Despite increased spending on child-care support and education, Japan will never waver in its efforts to fix its finances and aim to record a primary budget surplus, the finance minister said Monday....

 2018-01-22 12:42 

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Japan will not waver from pressure stance on N. Korea: Kono...

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan will maintain its stance of upping pressure on North Korea rather than encouraging dialogue over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, Foreign Minister Taro Kono said Monday as parliament began a 150-day ordinary session....

 2018-01-22 12:38 

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Abe calls for constitutional reform debate, vows close ties with China...

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for political parties to deepen debate on revising Japan's pacifist Constitution, his long-held political goal, as parliament convened a 150-day regular session Monday....

 2018-01-22 12:37 

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Japanese Defense Ministry probe on US military aircraft contradicts US official's claims...

Accidents and other mishaps in 2017 involving aircraft belonging to the U.S. military stationed in Japan were more than double the number that occurred the year before, a Japanese Defense Ministry investigation has revealed, contradicting a senior U.S. mi...

 2018-01-22 12:10 

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NFL: Brady leads Patriots back to Super Bowl, top Jaguars 24-20...

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Give 'em a hand: Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are heading back to the Super Bowl....

 2018-01-22 12:05 

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Tennis: Kerber pulls through a surprising challenge, faces Keys next...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Angelique Kerber remains the only Grand Slam singles winner in the Australian Open women's draw after surviving a frustrating fourth-round match....

 2018-01-22 11:57 

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3 men shot in midtown Manhattan near Macy's, no arrests made...

NEW YORK (AP) -- Three men have been shot and wounded in midtown Manhattan in an area that is traditionally buzzing with tourists near the Empire State Building and Macy's....

 2018-01-22 11:49 

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With father's solid support, Harimoto becomes Japan's youngest table tennis champ...

Fourteen-year-old table tennis player Tomokazu Harimoto was elated after defeating formidable opponent Jun Mizutani at the national championships on Jan. 21 to become Japan's youngest national table tennis singles champion....

 2018-01-22 11:30 

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NBA: Oladipo, Pacers end Spurs' home winning streak at 14...

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Victor Oladipo scored 19 points and the Indiana Pacers defeated San Antonio 94-86 on Sunday night, snapping the Spurs' 14-game home winning streak....

 2018-01-22 11:01 

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Yokohama high school boy arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing father...

YOKOHAMA -- A second-year high school student was arrested on Jan. 21 for allegedly stabbing his father to death at their home here....

 2018-01-22 10:55 

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Tokyo holds 1st anti-ballistic missile evacuation drill...

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo held its first evacuation drill on Monday for local residents based on the scenario of a ballistic missile attack, amid the increasing threat posed by North Korea....

 2018-01-22 10:39 

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Anti-nuke power mayor recognized by Time magazine loses re-election...

MINAMISOMA, Fukushima -- Mayor Katsunobu Sakurai, who was selected as one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world in 2011, was defeated by a former city hall division chief in the mayoral election here on Jan. 21....

 2018-01-22 10:02 

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S. Koreans burn Kim's photo as N. Korean band leader passes...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Dozens of conservative activists have attempted to burn a large photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as the head of the North's hugely popular girl band passed by them at a Seoul railway station....

 2018-01-22 08:50 

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Heavy snow feared nationwide through Jan. 23...

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) announced Jan. 22 that a developing low pressure system is expected to bring snow to wide areas spanning the western and northeastern regions of the country....

 2018-01-22 07:54 

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German Social Democrats OK coalition talks with Merkel bloc...

BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's Social Democrats voted Sunday to open talks on forming a new government with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives after party leaders urged members to overcome their apprehensions for the good of the country and stabil...

 2018-01-22 07:44 

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Death toll in Prague hotel fire increases to 4...

PRAGUE (AP) -- Officials say the death toll in a hotel fire in downtown Prague has increased to four after two of those injured died in a hospital....

 2018-01-22 07:35 

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Island volcano in Papua New Guinea erupts with ash, steam...

SYDNEY (AP) -- An island volcano in Papua New Guinea erupted again Sunday, sending plumes of steam and ash into the air....

 2018-01-22 07:21 

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Soccer: Blood, goals for Ronaldo as Madrid scores 7 to end poor run...

MADRID (AP) -- Despite watching Cristiano Ronaldo go off covered in blood, Real Madrid fans got to celebrate at home again with the team's biggest win of the season in the Spanish league....

 2018-01-22 07:16 

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Soccer: Mertens ends goal drought as Napoli goes 4 clear in Serie A...

MILAN (AP) -- Napoli appears more and more likely to end Juventus' stranglehold on the Italian league title....

 2018-01-22 07:07 

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Soccer: Mueller's 100th Bundesliga goal as Bayern gets 16-point lead...

BERLIN (AP) -- Thomas Mueller took his Bundesliga tally to 100 goals to help Bayern Munich stretch its considerable league lead even further Sunday with a 4-2 win over visiting Werder Bremen....

 2018-01-22 06:58 

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Golf: Garcia starts new year with victory in Singapore...

SINGAPORE (AP) -- Masters champion Sergio Garcia began his 20th year as a pro by closing with a 3-under 68 for a five-shot victory at the Singapore Open....

 2018-01-22 06:23 

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Women will lead a SAG Awards show unlike any in its history...

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Screen Actors Guild Awards will make their mark on this year's Oscars race on Sunday, but it will be the treatment of women in Hollywood and beyond that will remain at the forefront....

 2018-01-22 06:16 

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Afghan forces end deadly Taliban siege at Kabul hotel...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Security forces said Sunday they had killed the last of six Taliban militants to end an overnight siege at Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel that left at least 18 people dead, including 14 foreigners. Some of the 150 guests fle...

 2018-01-22 05:46 

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Soccer: Southampton frustrates Spurs as Kane scores 99th EPL goal...

SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) -- Harry Kane scored his Premier League-leading 21st goal of the season in a frustrating 1-1 draw for Tottenham at Southampton on Sunday....

 2018-01-22 05:39 

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Menswear a wrap in Paris with colorful Kenzo, urban Lanvin...

PARIS (AP) -- Lanvin and Paul Smith capped a masculine and utilitarian menswear season in Paris as Kenzo paid tribute to Irish singer-songwriter Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries, who died last week....

 2018-01-22 05:30 

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Film: 'Jumanji' tops box office for third straight weekend...

NEW YORK (AP) --...

 2018-01-22 05:18 

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Despite shutdown, troops get football, Lady Liberty to open...

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A U.S. government shutdown amid a congressional dispute over spending and immigration has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close their doors and triggered furloughs for Air Force civilian employees but won't keep La...

 2018-01-22 05:09 

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Turkish troops enter Kurdish enclave in northern Syria...

HASSA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish troops and Syrian opposition forces attacked a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria on Sunday in their bid to oust from the area a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia, which responded with a hail of rockets on Turkish towns killing at l...

 2018-01-22 05:02 

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US Senate moderates to pitch leaders on plan to end shutdown...

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Restive Senate moderates in both parties expressed hopes of finding a way out of the government shutdown mess Sunday as their leadership engaged in unrelenting finger-pointing over who was to blame for the stalemate....

 2018-01-22 04:51 

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Ski jumping: Ito 2nd, Takanashi 3rd at World Cup event...

YAMAGATA, Japan (Kyodo) -- Japan's Yuki Ito and Sara Takanashi finished second and third, respectively, at a ski jumping World Cup event on Sunday....

 2018-01-22 04:36 

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Nadal, Dimitrov advance to Australian Open quarterfinals...

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- After snuffing out local hopes for yet another Australian Open, Grigor Dimitrov huddled with Nick Kyrgios at the net and the pair exchanged encouraging words....

 2018-01-22 04:28 

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Russia's latest star Zagitova takes European gold...

MOSCOW (AP) -- Alina Zagitova's nearly flawless free skate on Saturday not only won gold in her debut at the European Figure Skating Championships, but also snapped the two-year winning streak of training partner Evgenia Medvedeva....

 2018-01-22 04:15 

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France withdraws Paris bid for 2025 World Expo...

PARIS (AP) -- France's prime minister Edouard Philippe has decided to withdraw Paris's candidacy to host the 2025 World Expo....

 2018-01-22 03:59 

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Sumo: Egyptian Osunaarashi suspected of causing traffic accident 2018/1/22...

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Egyptian sumo wrestler Osunaarashi caused a traffic accident while driving a car in central Japan earlier this month, investigative sources said Sunday....

 2018-01-22 03:58 

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Table tennis: Harimoto becomes youngest to win national singles title...

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Fourteen-year-old Tomokazu Harimoto became Japan's youngest national table tennis singles champion on Sunday, beating Rio de Janeiro bronze medalist Jun Mizutani 4-2 in the men's final....

 2018-01-22 03:30 

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Haiku: Jan. 22, 2018...

honeymooners -- she wraps her scarf around a snowman -- Lavana Kray (Iasi, Romania) Selected by Dhugal J. Lindsay...

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