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U.S. student freed by Pyongyang in a coma dies at Ohio hospital at 22

Otto Warmbier, an American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma last week, died Monday afternoon. He was 22. The family ...
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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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