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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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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., 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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Business confidence in Japan hits 11-year high: Tankan survey
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:37:33 +0100
Confidence among the nation’s biggest manufacturers is at an 11-year high, a key central bank survey showed Friday, as the world’s number-three economy picks up ...
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Fight to save net neutrality rules faces long odds in U.S. courtrooms
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:23:43 +0100
Within minutes of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission vote to roll back Obama-era net neutrality regulations, threats of lawsuits to block the move rolled in.“Allowing ...
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Tokyo shrine murder suspect sent thousands of pieces of mail disparaging victim
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:21:52 +0100
The suspect in the murder of his Shinto priest sister at a Tokyo shrine last week sent about 2,800 letters insulting the victim to shrines ...
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Japan and U.K. to seek mutual recognition of trade standards after Brexit
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:58:28 +0100
Japan and Britain said they hope to achieve a swift deal on mutual recognition of each other’s standards for goods and services when Britain leaves ...
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Hackers breach safety system and halt operations at critical infrastructure facility in ‘watershed’ cyberattack: experts
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:58:25 +0100
Hackers likely working for a nation-state recently breached safety systems at a critical infrastructure facility, in a watershed attack that halted plant operations, according to ...
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