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 2022-05-12 06:54 

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Chinese passenger plane catches fire at Chongqing airport, injuring 36...

A Chinese passenger plane veered off the runway upon take off and caught fire at an airport in the inland Chinese city of Chongqing on Thursday morning. All 122 people on board were evacuated, with 36 of them suffering minor injuries....

 2022-05-12 06:46 

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Japanese PM, EU leaders discuss Russia, Indo-Pacific...

The European Union says it wants to take a more active role in the Indo-Pacific. That was one of the main take-aways from Thursday's meeting between Japan's prime minister and EU leaders....

 2022-05-12 06:38 

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BOJ: Policy should not be changed to guide exchange rates...

A Bank of Japan document shows board members opposed a policy change aimed at curbing the weakening of the yen....

 2022-05-12 06:04 

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EU aviation authority lifts mask mandate for airports, planes...

Starting May 16, the European Union will no longer require face masks to be worn in airports and on planes as an anti-coronavirus measure....

 2022-05-12 05:59 

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Wives of Azov fighters at Mariupol steel plant ask Pope for help...

The wives of Ukrainian fighters holed up in a besieged steel plant in Mariupol have appealed to the Pope for help to evacuate the soldiers safely....

 2022-05-12 05:52 

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ILO: Nearly a third of jobs lost in Ukraine in the Russian invasion...

The International Labor Organization estimates that nearly a third of Ukraine's jobs have been lost due to the Russian aggression....

 2022-05-12 05:46 

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White House: ASEAN nations expected to join new economic framework...

A senior White House official has indicated that multiple Southeast Asian countries are expected to take part in the planned Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, or IPEF....

 2022-05-12 05:24 

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N.Korea's Kim orders countrywide lockdown after first COVID cases...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered a nationwide lockdown as the country officially confirmed its first cases of the coronavirus....

 2022-05-12 05:21 

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Japan's PM, EU leaders discuss Russian invasion...

Japanese and European Union leaders have agreed that Russia's invasion of Ukraine is a threat to international order, and must not be tolerated....

 2022-05-12 04:19 

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Dnipro mayor: Hospital beds are nearly full...

The mayor of Dnipro in eastern Ukraine says the city is surrounded on multiple fronts, and hospital beds are nearly full amid the Russian aggression....

 2022-05-12 02:48 

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HK police arrest prominent cardinal on national security charge...

The Hong Kong police have arrested four people, including a 90-year-old Roman Catholic cleric, on suspicion of operating a fund that supported anti-government protesters....

 2022-05-12 02:18 

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Russia claims US trying to trigger antiwar protests...

The Russian intelligence agency has condemned the US for allegedly attempting to incite antiwar protests in Russia....

 2022-05-12 02:17 

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Japan posts current account surplus in FY2021...

Japan's current account balance was in the black for the fiscal year of 2021....

 2022-05-12 02:13 

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China's new car sales in April drop by nearly half...

The impact from the pandemic continued to weigh heavily on China's auto industry in April. New car sales plunged almost by half from a year before....

 2022-05-12 02:02 

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UN Security Council divided over new N.Korea sanctions...

The United States is pushing for new UN sanctions on North Korea for its repeated ballistic missile launches. But it is facing opposition at the Security Council from fellow veto powers China and Russia....

 2022-05-12 01:22 

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Ukraine pushes back Russian forces in Kharkiv...

Ukraine says it has recaptured its towns from Russia in the east, but it's a different story in the Russian-occupied region of Kherson in the south. The Russian-controlled administration there says it plans to ask for annexation....

 2022-05-12 00:59 

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List of municipal consultation centers for Ukrainians...

The Japanese government decided on April 1 to let a foundation provide initial assistance to those who have fled Ukraine to resettle in Japan....

 2022-05-12 00:48 

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N.Korea confirms first case of coronavirus...

North Korea's state-run news agency says the country is entering a stage of...

 2022-05-11 23:39 

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US inflation cools but still hot...

US Labor Department officials announced on Wednesday that inflation had eased slightly. Still, prices are hovering near a 4-decade high....

 2022-05-11 23:37 

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Ukrainian forces face different fates...

Ukrainian leaders look at the map of their country and see their forces experiencing different fortunes. They report...

 2022-05-11 23:02 

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Britain signs security deals with Sweden, Finland...

Britain has agreed new deals with Sweden and Finland to offer military support if they come under an attack....

 2022-05-11 20:35 

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Japan introduces effective ban on new investments in Russia...

Japan introduced additional sanctions on Russia on Thursday over Russia's invasion of Ukraine. They include an effective ban on new investments....

 2022-05-11 20:35 

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Cormorant fishing season begins on Nagara River...

Tourists gathered at the Nagara River in central Japan on Wednesday to witness the season's start of traditional fishing using trained waterfowl....

 2022-05-11 20:35 

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New Zealand to fully reopen border...

New Zealand will reopen its borders from the end of July, ending severe entry restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2022-05-11 20:34 

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Kishida to meet with 2 EU leaders...

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio is to meet with leaders of the European Union on Thursday....

 2022-05-11 12:33 

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Al Jazeera reporter shot dead in West Bank...

A female journalist for Al Jazeera Media Network has been shot dead while covering an Israeli military raid in the West Bank....

 2022-05-11 12:11 

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New coronavirus cases continue to rise in Japan...

The number of new coronavirus infections in Japan continues to rise in some areas, after the country's spring holiday period came to an end....

 2022-05-11 12:00 

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Finland PM: Decision on NATO membership application to be made within a week...

Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin says her country will decide whether to apply for NATO membership within a week. She says Russia's actions in Ukraine have changed the security situation in Europe and the Finnish people should not be naive whe...

 2022-05-11 11:31 

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China defends zero-COVID policy following WHO chief's remarks...

A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson has defended the country's zero-coronavirus policy after the World Health Organization chief said it is not sustainable....

 2022-05-11 11:14 

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Belarus deploys troops near borders with Ukraine, Poland...

Belarus says it has deployed special operations troops near its borders with Ukraine and Poland....

 2022-05-11 10:50 

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Japan enacts economic security law...

Japanese lawmakers have enacted legislation aimed at strengthening the country's economic security. The law will allow for the investigation of suppliers of certain products once they are designated as vital to people's lives. Those may include se...

 2022-05-11 10:22 

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India heat wave triggers shortages of water, power...

Parts of northern India are in the grip of an intense heat wave, with both water and power in short supply due to a spike in consumption....

 2022-05-11 10:20 

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Marcos team trumpets Philippine election victory...

The camp of Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has declared a resounding victory in the Philippines' presidential election held on May 9....

 2022-05-11 10:12 

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44 bodies found in rubble of bombed building in Kharkiv...

The governor of the Kharkiv region in eastern Ukraine says 44 bodies have been found in the rubble of a five-story building in Izyum within the region destroyed by a Russian attack in March....

 2022-05-11 09:05 

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WHO chief's comments on zero-COVID policy restricted on Chinese social media...

China has restricted some posts by a United Nations official account on a Chinese social media platform. This came shortly after the World Health Organization chief's comments on Beijing's zero-coronavirus policy were published on the account....

 2022-05-11 08:51 

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US intelligence chief: China seeking non-military unification with Taiwan...

The head of US intelligence has suggested China is becoming more cautious about military action against Taiwan, following reports that Russian troops are facing strong resistance in Ukraine....

 2022-05-11 08:19 

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Tokyo reports 4,764 cases of new coronavirus...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government says it confirmed 4,764 new cases of coronavirus infection in the capital on Wednesday....

 2022-05-11 08:09 

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Japanese trading houses post record net profits...

Japan's seven major trading houses have all posted record net profits for the last fiscal year that ended in March. They cite soaring prices for resources....

 2022-05-11 06:52 

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Musk suggests lifting ban on Trump Twitter account...

Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk says he will reverse the permanent ban on the Twitter account of former US President Donald Trump once he acquires the social messaging platform....

 2022-05-11 06:32 

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Govt. mulling raising cap on daily arrivals to 20,000...

Japan's government is considering raising the cap on new arrivals per day from the current 10,000 to 20,000, starting next month....

 2022-05-11 06:31 

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US House approves $40 bil. Ukraine aid package...

The US House of Representatives has approved a fresh aid package worth about 40 billion dollars for Ukraine, which is now resisting Russia's invasion....

 2022-05-11 05:55 

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Toyota posts record sales, net profit for FY2021...

Toyota Motor says it posted record group sales and net profit for fiscal 2021 despite a global shortage of semiconductors. That's due to robust sales in North America and Asia as well as a weaker yen against the dollar....

 2022-05-11 05:47 

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WHO chief: China 'zero-COVID' policy will not be sustainable...

The head of the World Health Organization says China's...

 2022-05-11 05:38 

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US guided-missile cruiser sails through Taiwan Strait...

The US Navy says one of its guided-missile cruisers sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Tuesday, in a move apparently aimed at checking China's increased military activities in its surrounding waters....

 2022-05-11 05:01 

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MLB superstar Ohtani honored at MVP award ceremony...

Japanese Major League Baseball two-way star Ohtani Shohei responded to cheering fans at a ceremony to honor his American League MVP Award last year....

 2022-05-11 04:13 

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UN: Over 5.9 million have fled Ukraine, thousands killed...

The United Nations refugee agency says that as of Monday, about 5.91 million people had fled Ukraine to escape the Russian invasion that began on February 24....

 2022-05-11 03:49 

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WHO reports 348 cases of unexplained hepatitis in children...

The World Health Organization says around the world there are 348 suspected cases of acute hepatitis of unknown origin in children....

 2022-05-11 03:13 

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Japanese govt. promotes regional foods in Canada...

The Japanese government has taken part in Canada's largest food fair for the first time in 15 years. It's part of an effort to raise food exports to 5 trillion yen, or nearly 40 billion dollars, by 2030....

 2022-05-11 03:12 

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Russians rely on VPNs for unbiased information...

Russians are increasingly getting around Moscow's strict controls over online media by using virtual private networks to conceal their location and access anti-war information....

 2022-05-11 03:07 

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Pentagon: Fight in Ukraine 'could be prolonged'...

A senior US Defense Department official says...

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