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 2022-01-17 04:21 

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Australia, NZ helping with Tonga damage assessment...

Australia and New Zealand have sent military surveillance aircraft to Tonga to assess the damage from Saturday's massive eruption of an underwater volcano....

 2022-01-17 03:54 

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North Korea raps South Korea over military drills...

North Korea has criticized South Korea's military, saying it has been holding a drill since early January near the military demarcation line dividing the two Koreas....

 2022-01-17 03:19 

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North Korea fires two ballistic missiles...

Japan's government says North Korea launched two ballistic missiles on Monday morning....

 2022-01-17 02:31 

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Japan's motorcycle shipments rise amid pandemic...

Japan's domestic motorcycle shipments posted their first annual increase for four years in 2021. That came as people sought a means of transport that avoided crowds amid the coronavirus pandemic....

 2022-01-17 02:26 

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China's GDP Grows at Slower Rate...

Chinese officials have released the country's latest GDP figures....

 2022-01-17 01:54 

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Japan: N.Korea fired possible ballistic missile...

Japan's Coast Guard says North Korea fired what could be a ballistic missile on Monday morning....

 2022-01-17 01:33 

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Earthquake memorial held on Awaji Island...

People gathered on Awaji Island in Hyogo Prefecture, western Japan, to remember the victims of the massive earthquake that devastated Kobe on January 17, 1995....

 2022-01-17 00:14 

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North Korea fires projectile...

North Korea fired a projectile toward the Sea of Japan on Monday morning. The South Korean military is collecting and analyzing information....

 2022-01-17 00:04 

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Kishida, Biden to hold virtual meeting on Friday...

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and US President Joe Biden will meet virtually on Friday, US Eastern Time....

 2022-01-16 22:53 

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27 years since major earthquake in western Japan...

Monday marks 27 years since a devastating earthquake struck western Japan, claiming thousands of lives....

 2022-01-16 21:46 

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Tongan Olympian appeals for support for his nation...

Tonga's flagbearer at recent Olympic opening ceremonies has called for support for his country following a massive volcanic eruption there....

 2022-01-16 21:45 

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Japan to allow entry to dozens of foreign students...

NHK has learned that Japan's government plans to exempt dozens of foreign students from the entry ban imposed to prevent the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant....

 2022-01-16 21:45 

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Holiday exodus starts in China amid Omicron spread...

People across China are starting to return to their hometowns for the upcoming Lunar New Year holidays. But authorities are urging them to refrain from travel before the Beijing Olympics to prevent the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant....

 2022-01-16 18:43 

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Two in Peru die in high waves after Tonga eruption...

Police in Peru say two people have died after being swept away by high waves believed to have been caused by Saturday's huge volcanic eruption in the South Pacific nation of Tonga....

 2022-01-16 14:37 

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Japan's new coronavirus cases continue to surge...

Japan continues to face a surge in new coronavirus cases across the country. Officials are speeding up booster shots to stem the outbreak....

 2022-01-16 12:49 

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Freight train from North Korea arrives in China...

Chinese government sources say a freight train from North Korea has arrived in China, after almost two years of border closure that has dealt a severe blow to the North Korean economy....

 2022-01-16 11:44 

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China on alert after 1st Omicron case in Beijing...

Chinese authorities are on high alert after Beijing reported its first case of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus only weeks before the start of the Beijing Winter Olympics....

 2022-01-16 10:52 

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Tokyo reports over 4,000 new cases for a third day...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government says it confirmed 4,172 new cases of the coronavirus on Sunday. The daily tally in the capital has exceeded 4,000 for three days in a row....

 2022-01-16 10:43 

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Atmospheric pressure changes observed across globe...

Sudden changes in atmospheric pressure and sonic booms were observed around the world after a massive underwater volcanic eruption near Tonga on Saturday....

 2022-01-16 09:53 

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NZ official: Some feared missing in Tonga...

A New Zealand government official in Tonga says some people are missing after Saturday's major volcanic eruption....

 2022-01-16 09:20 

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JMA: Tsunami from eruption lacks usual features...

The Japan Meteorological Agency says it has not figured out the mechanism of the tsunami triggered by Saturday's volcanic eruption near Tonga because it lacks regular features....

 2022-01-16 08:33 

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Australian court rejects Djokovic appeal over visa...

An Australian court on Sunday upheld the government's decision to cancel tennis star Novak Djokovic's visa, rejecting his appeal against deportation....

 2022-01-16 08:26 

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Japan: N.Korea launched 2 missiles on Friday...

The Japanese Defense Ministry has said North Korea launched two missiles on Friday, which are believed to be the same type as the ones launched from a train last September....

 2022-01-16 07:41 

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Volcanic activity continues near Tonga...

The Japanese embassy in Tonga says volcanic activity near the Pacific country is continuing on Sunday....

 2022-01-16 06:47 

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Tsunami hits Peru, 10,000 km from Tonga...

A tsunami triggered by a massive underwater volcanic eruption near Tonga was also observed on the coast of Peru, 10,000 kilometers away....

 2022-01-16 05:49 

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Slashing suspect had one more knife, saw...

Police in Tokyo say a high school student who was arrested on suspicion of slashing three people possessed a saw and another knife in addition to the one used in the assault. Officers have searched his home, suspecting that he may have planned to attack r...

 2022-01-16 05:13 

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Japan lifts all tsunami warnings, advisories...

Japan's Meteorological Agency has lifted all tsunami warnings and advisories that were issued following Saturday's massive volcanic eruption in Tonga....

 2022-01-16 03:45 

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Damage from eruption in Tonga being investigated...

Pacific Rim nations have been trying to assess damage in Tonga, which was hit by a massive volcanic eruption and tsunamis. The extent of the damage is yet to be known....

 2022-01-16 02:47 

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Japanese tsunami warning downgraded to advisory...

All tsunami warnings issued in Japan, following Saturday's massive volcanic eruption in Tonga, have been lifted. The final alert which had been in effect for Iwate Prefecture was downgraded to an advisory at 11:20 am local time....

 2022-01-16 02:03 

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Tsunami alert disrupts Japan entrance exams...

The second day of the standardized university entrance tests in Japan is taking place on Sunday at all venues except for one site. This despite having a tsunami warning and advisory in effect for wide areas along the Pacific coast....

 2022-01-16 01:53 

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Damage in Tonga from eruption remains sketchy...

The extent of the damage following the massive volcanic eruption and tsunamis in Tonga is yet to be known. Media reports say internet connectivity with the Southern Pacific nation has been lost....

 2022-01-15 23:31 

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Kazakhstan prosecutors say 225 dead...

Prosecutors in Kazakhstan, where massive protests took place, have revealed that 225 people died in connection with the unrest....

 2022-01-15 23:01 

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Tsunami warning for Amami, Tokara lifted...

A tsunami alert has been issued for many coastal areas in Japan. It came after a massive volcanic eruption in Tonga on Saturday. A tsunami warning is currently in place for the northeastern prefecture of Iwate. Waves up to 3 meters high may be seen in tha...

 2022-01-15 22:46 

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Tsunami warning for Amami and Tokara lifted...

Japan's Meteorological Agency has switched its tsunami warnings to advisories issued for the Amami islands and Tokara Island chain....

 2022-01-15 22:38 

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Officials: Impact of Tonga eruption may last long...

The Japan Meteorological Agency stressed that people living in areas subject to tsunami alerts should be vigilant before they are lifted....

 2022-01-15 22:09 

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Beijing's first Omicron case confirmed on Saturday...

With the Beijing Winter Olympics only about two weeks away, the Chinese capital has confirmed its first infection of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus....

 2022-01-15 21:56 

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Tsunami warning in effect for Japan coast...

Tsunami alerts are in effect over wide areas along the Pacific coast of Japan. It came after a massive volcanic eruption in Tonga on Saturday....

 2022-01-15 21:29 

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Russia's FSB arrests hackers at US request...

Russia's security agency says it has arrested members of a hacker group at the request of the United States. The group is suspected of conducting major cyberattacks on US companies....

 2022-01-15 20:32 

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Tsunami alert in effect for Japan coast...

A tsunami alert is in effect over wide areas along the coast of Japan. It came after a massive volcanic eruption in Tonga on Saturday....

 2022-01-15 19:36 

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Japan issued tsunami warning...

The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning for the Amami Islands and the Tokara Islands in the southwestern prefecture of Kagoshima early on Sunday....

 2022-01-15 19:14 

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Undersea volcanic eruption off Tonga...

An undersea volcanic eruption was observed off the South Pacific island of Tonga on Saturday....

 2022-01-15 19:03 

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Geography surrounding Tonga's volcano eruption...

According to the website of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, the volcanic eruption took place about 65 kilometers north of Tonga's capital, Nuku'alofa....

 2022-01-15 18:40 

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First tsunami warnings since 2016...

Japan's Meteorological Agency says the current tsunami warnings are the first since November 22, 2016, when a magnitude 7.4 earthquake hit off the northeastern prefecture of Fukushima....

 2022-01-15 18:18 

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Tsunami warning added for Japan's Iwate Prefecture...

The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued another tsunami warning for the northeastern prefecture of Iwate.Warnings for the islands of Amami and Tokara in the southwestern prefecture of Kagoshima are still in effect....

 2022-01-15 18:09 

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Expert: atmospheric vibrations caused tsunami...

A Japanese professor says atmospheric vibrations triggered by the volcanic eruption in Tonga possibly caused the current series of tsunami....

 2022-01-15 18:08 

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Tsunami alert in effect in Japan...

The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning for the Amami Islands and the Tokara Islands in the southwestern prefecture of Kagoshima early on Sunday....

 2022-01-15 18:05 

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Another tsunami warning issued for Iwate...

Japan's Meteorological Agency has issued another tsunami warning for the northern prefecture of Iwate. A tsunami warning for the Amami islands and Tokara island chain in Kagoshima Prefecture remains in effect....

 2022-01-15 17:22 

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Meteorological Agency briefing on tsunami...

Japan's Meteorological Agency has been giving a briefing on tsunami that are reaching the country's Pacific coast following a volcanic eruption off the island nation of Tonga. Please click the video to watch the agency's media conference....

 2022-01-15 17:16 

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Tsunami reaching Japan's Pacific coast...

Tsunami have been observed in the southern Japanese island of Amami-Oshima and many other places along the country's Pacific coast....

 2022-01-15 17:00 

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People evacuating to higher ground...

An Employee of a hotel near the port of Naze on Amami Oshima Island told NHK that guests staying on lower floors have been moved to the top floor, the 10th....

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