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Thousands of Rio favela residents march in memory of slain activist who fought police brutality

About 2,000 people marched through the Mare favela in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday in memory of human rights activist Marielle Franco, who was gunned ...
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Stroller-makers Combi and Aprica raided for alleged antitrust violation
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:56:49 +0200
The Fair Trade Commission on Wednesday searched the headquarters of major stroller and baby product-makers Aprica Children’s Products G.K. and Combi Corp. for allegedly violating ...
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Couple arrested at Tokyo’s Haneda airport for attempting to smuggle meth worth ¥1.8 billion
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:17:32 +0200
A 43-year-old man and his 34-year-old wife have been arrested at Tokyo’s Haneda airport on suspicion of smuggling methamphetamine with an approximate street value of ...
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Seven-Eleven store chain forced owner to stay open during Fukui blizzard, union says
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:23:31 +0200
The owner of a Seven-Eleven convenience store in Fukui Prefecture was allegedly forced to work for about 50 hours without sleep in February after the ...
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Pompeo nomination narrowly avoids rare panel rebuke, heads to full Senate
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:58:10 +0200
Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, avoided a rare rebuke Monday as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly recommended him, but ...
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Power-sucking bitcoin ‘mines’ spark backlash
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:56:58 +0200
Bitcoin “miners” who use rows of computers whirring at the same time to produce virtual currencies began taking root along New York’s northern border a ...
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Prosecutors question key ex-Finance Ministry bureaucrat Nobuhisa Sagawa over document tampering
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:35:24 +0200
Public prosecutors have questioned former Finance Ministry bureaucrat Nobuhisa Sagawa on a voluntary basis over the ministry’s falsification of documents related to the controversial discount ...
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Mystery grows over pro-Saudi tabloid on sale in United States: Embassy got sneak peek
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:32:04 +0200
It landed with a thud on newsstands at Walmart and rural supermarkets last month: Ninety-seven fawning pages saluting Saudi Arabia, whose ambitious crown prince was ...
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Taiwanese consider China invasion unlikely, but see gaps in defenses: survey
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:22:19 +0200
Most Taiwanese believe China is unlikely to invade Taiwan, but lack confidence in the military’s ability to defend the island should such an invasion occur, ...
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Motive elusive after van driver kills 10 on Toronto sidewalk
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:20:43 +0200
Police in Canada’s biggest city are piecing together witness accounts and surveillance video trying to determine why a driver plowed a rented van along a ...
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Armenia celebrates after Serzh Sargsyan quits as prime minister following protests
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:03:25 +0200
Armenia’s veteran leader Serzh Sargsyan resigned on Monday after mass protests against his election as prime minister, a role that has sweeping powers, sparking celebrations ...
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World’s first penis and scrotum transplant done in U.S.
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:56:08 +0200
Doctors at Johns Hopkins University said Monday they have performed the world’s first total penis and scrotum transplant on a U.S. military serviceman who was ...
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FOCUS: G-7 backs Japan on abductees and security ahead of U.S.-N. Korea summit
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:49:03 +0200
In the run-up to a planned historic summit between the U.S. and North Korean leaders, Japan has won broader international backing for its efforts to ...
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Toronto police officer praised for refusing to shoot suspect in van attack
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:44:15 +0200
A Toronto police officer who refused to shoot the man suspected of plowing a van into crowds of pedestrians on Monday, killing 10 people, was ...
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18 dead in China karaoke lounge fire, arson suspected
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:40:21 +0200
Police in a southern Chinese city have caught a man suspected of setting a fire at a three-story building Tuesday that killed 18 people and ...
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Ex-U.S. President George H.W. Bush hospitalized with blood infection
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:27:57 +0200
Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, a spokesman said ...
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