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In first, U.S. fighter jet shoots down regime warplane in Syria

The U.S. military on Sunday shot down a Syrian Air Force fighter jet that bombed local forces aligned with the Americans in the fight against ...
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Japan to seek nonpermanent U.N. Security Council seat for 2023-2024
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 03:44:11 +0100
Japan will contest the election for a nonpermanent seat on the U.N. Security Council for the 2023-2024 period, with its current two-year term closing at ...
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Japan-born Thai teenager granted one-year permission to stay despite deportation order
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 03:27:03 +0100
A Japan-born Thai teenager who attends a high school in Yamanashi Prefecture has been granted special permission to stay in the country for a year ...
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World unites against North Korean nuke ambitions — but Pyongyang refuses to budge
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 03:14:49 +0100
North Korea’s friends and enemies joined forces Friday in opposing its determination to be recognized as a nuclear weapons state and calling on leader Kim ...
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Huge U.S. tax bill heads for passage as GOP senators fall in line
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 02:42:46 +0100
After weeks of quarrels, qualms and then eleventh-hour horse-trading, Republicans revealed the details of their huge national tax rewrite late Friday — along with announcements ...
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Congo’s child soldiers awarded $10 million in damages by ICC
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:08:03 +0100
International war crimes judges on Friday awarded $10 million in landmark reparations to “hundreds or thousands” of former child soldiers, left brutalized and stigmatized after ...
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Turkey seeking to annul Trump’s decision on Jerusalem at U.N., Erdogan says
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:07:58 +0100
Turkey is launching an initiative at the United Nations to annul a decision by the United States to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, President Recep ...
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Turkey seeking to annul Trump’s decision on Jerusalem at U.N., Tayyip Erdogan says
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:07:58 +0100
Turkey is launching an initiative at the United Nations to annul a decision by the United States to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, President Tayyip ...
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry on May 19: Kensington Palace
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:02:27 +0100
Britain’s Prince Harry and U.S. actress Meghan Markle will marry on May 19 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle near London, Kensington Palace said ...
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Tomioka Hachimangu murder-suicide suspect sent letters seeking chief priest sister’s expulsion to shrines across Japan
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:24:34 +0100
The suspect in the murder-suicide at Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine sent about 2,800 letters demanding his sister be expelled as chief priest to shrines across Japan, ...
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Business confidence of big firms at 11-year high: tankan
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:19:52 +0100
Buoyed by robust exports, Japan’s manufacturers are the most confident they’ve been since 2006, the BOJ’s latest tankan survey shows.
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Tokyo adopts ordinance banning solicitation of nude images from children under 18
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:15:52 +0100
The Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly adopted a revised ordinance Friday banning the solicitation of naked images from people under 18 in what is believed to be ...
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Japan to review military needs with eye to revising defense program: Abe
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:54:57 +0100
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that the government will assess the capabilities needed to protect Japan’s population from the growing military threat posed by ...
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Japan’s top court rules that failed horse racing bets are tax deductible
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:29:47 +0100
The Supreme Court ruled Friday that a man who lost a large sum of money placing online horse race bets should be able to treat ...
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Dollar eases below ¥112.50 in Tokyo
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:52:53 +0100
The dollar fell below ¥112.50 in Tokyo trading on Friday, with market participants retreating to the sidelines to see the course of U.S. tax reform.At ...
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Nikkei falls for fourth consecutive session on Rakuten plan and Wall Street drop
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:42:01 +0100
The benchmark Nikkei average extended its losing streak to a fourth session Friday, weighed down by an overnight fall in U.S. equities.The 225-issue Nikkei average ...
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