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Moment of silence held for Grenfell Tower inferno as death toll reaches 79, search continues

London police said 79 people are now believed to have died in the fire that swept through a high-rise apartment building last week, making it ...
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Watanabe Kazan: Too open-minded for Edo
Sat, 19 May 2018 15:32:49 +0200
Imagine living in a "closed country." Japan was such for over two centuries, from the anti-Christian hysteria of the 1630s to the incursion in the ...
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Nikkei bounces back after upturn on Wall Street
Thu, 17 May 2018 10:14:51 +0200
Stocks staged a rally Thursday after being inspired by an overnight rebound in U.S. equities.The 225-issue Nikkei average gained 121.14 points, or 0.53 percent, to ...
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Aso appears to mock Kim Jong Un’s official plane ahead of landmark U.S.-North Korea summit
Thu, 17 May 2018 06:16:01 +0200
Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso touched on the planned summit between Washington and Pyongyang on Wednesday with a comment appearing to ridicule an aged North ...
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Mount Kilauea’s violent new eruptions in Hawaii puzzle scientists
Thu, 10 May 2018 11:22:17 +0200
The latest bursts of molten rock, ash and toxic gas from Mount Kilauea on the Big Island of Hawaii are part of an ever-changing and ...
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Senior SDF member punished for insulting lawmaker on street
Tue, 08 May 2018 15:02:46 +0200
The Defense Ministry on Tuesday punished a senior Self-Defense Forces member for insulting a Diet member on a street while he was off duty, concluding ...
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Dying Indian nurse: ‘Take care of our children’
Tue, 22 May 2018 14:59:49 +0200
The nurse, with two young children and a husband working overseas, scrawled the words in blue pen as she lay dying in an Indian hospital ...
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Groundbreaking ceremony held at Fukushima station near J-Village soccer center
Tue, 22 May 2018 14:42:44 +0200
A ceremony was held on Tuesday as work started toward the construction of a new railway station near the J-Village national soccer center in Fukushima ...
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Mayor in western Tokyo to quit over sexual harassment allegations
Tue, 22 May 2018 14:26:46 +0200
The mayor of Komae in western Tokyo expressed his intention to resign on Tuesday after four female employees of the municipal government submitted a protest ...
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A third of girls in South Asia miss school during periods: report
Tue, 22 May 2018 14:21:09 +0200
More than a third of girls in South Asia miss school during their periods, a report said Tuesday, with a lack of toilets and cultural ...
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Erdogan hints Turkey may ban some Israeli goods because of Gaza violence
Tue, 22 May 2018 14:08:56 +0200
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has hinted that Turkey might consider imposing a ban on imports of some Israeli goods over the killing of Palestinian protesters ...
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Markle nephew warned over knife at London nightclub: report
Tue, 22 May 2018 12:55:42 +0200
Meghan Markle’s nephew was given a warning by police after trying to take a knife into a London nightclub, hours after the royal wedding, the ...
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Dollar weaker around ¥111.10 in late Tokyo
Tue, 22 May 2018 12:20:15 +0200
The dollar bounced back from lows below ¥111 but was still weaker in late Tokyo trading Tuesday.At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥111.06-07, down ...
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Sony buys EMI Music Publishing in $1.9 billion deal to beef up music catalog
Tue, 22 May 2018 12:05:03 +0200
Sony announced it will acquire a majority stake in EMI, which holds rights to about 2.1 million songs, including from artists such as Pink and ...
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Abe denies 2015 meeting with Kotaro Kake as opposition pressure mounts over cronyism claims
Tue, 22 May 2018 11:44:56 +0200
The prime minister again denied having met with his longtime confidant in February 2015, challenging an account revealed in a newly surfaced document.
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Police launch expert panel to discuss rules for autonomous vehicles
Tue, 22 May 2018 11:42:52 +0200
Police on Tuesday launched an expert panel tasked with discussing driving rules for autonomous vehicles, including a potential revision to road traffic laws.Experts in law, ...
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