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With little to lose, Gaza’s men drawn to border protests

Marwan Shtewi is poor, unemployed and at the age of 32 has never even left the Gaza Strip.

With few prospects and little to fear, Shtewi ...
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Japanese ¥100 chain Daiso slapped with fine, two-year import ban in Taiwan
Thu, 24 May 2018 03:20:17 +0200
Taiwan authorities said Wednesday that Japanese ¥100 shop chain Daiso has been fined 41.64 million New Taiwan dollars ($1.38 million) for falsifying import application documents ...
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Postcards written by Soseki Natsume in the U.K. found after 100 years
Wed, 23 May 2018 11:58:52 +0200
Three postcards written by the Japanese literary legend Soseki Natsume (1867-1916) over 100 years ago during his studies in Britain have been found, the prefectural ...
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Smoke fills ANA plane at Narita, sickening eight and triggering evacuation
Mon, 21 May 2018 14:05:06 +0200
Eight passengers on an All Nippon Airways flight were sickened Monday at Narita airport in Chiba Prefecture after smoke filled the cabin, triggering an evacuation, ...
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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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Japanese rail fanatics put hand-made steam locomotive to the test in Chiba
Sun, 27 May 2018 10:15:39 +0200
A group of railroad fans who have made their own steam engine fired up the small locomotive Saturday at a ranch in Chiba Prefecture, calling ...
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331 cryptocurrency traders in Japan logged over ¥100 million in income in 2017, tax returns show
Sun, 27 May 2018 09:57:38 +0200
At least 331 cryptocurrency traders reported over ¥100 million in miscellaneous income on their 2017 tax returns as prices for virtual currencies spiked, National Tax ...
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Over 10,000 fans turn out for Hideki Saijo funeral in Tokyo
Sun, 27 May 2018 09:50:20 +0200
The funeral Saturday for pop star icon Hideki Saijo drew more than 10,000 fans as fellow singers Hiromi Go and Goro Noguchi, who with Saijo ...
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Ex-Prime Minister Nakasone makes call for amending Constitution as he celebrates 100th birthday
Sun, 27 May 2018 08:58:25 +0200
Former Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, a legendary figure in Japanese politics who turned 100 on Sunday, has expressed hope that “serious efforts” will be made ...
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Osaka frets over illegal minpaku ahead of G-20 summit
Sun, 27 May 2018 08:19:55 +0200
Imagine a headline splashing out news of tourists being killed by a fire at an illegal short-term lodging facility during the Group of 20 leaders’ ...
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Ex-cricket star Imran Khan eyes victory as Pakistan announces elections on July 25
Sun, 27 May 2018 08:16:32 +0200
Pakistani cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan’s party vowed Sunday to oust the country’s “corrupt” rulers, as the nuclear-armed state announced it will hold general elections on ...
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Peruvian scientists use DNA to trace origins of Inca emperors
Sun, 27 May 2018 08:06:20 +0200
Researchers in Peru believe they have traced the origins of the Incas — the largest pre-Hispanic civilization in the Americas — through the DNA of ...
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Famous Russian painting damaged in vodka-fuelled attack
Sun, 27 May 2018 07:37:09 +0200
One of Russia’s most famous paintings, which depicts Czar Ivan the Terrible cradling his dying son, has been badly damaged after a man attacked it ...
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Malaysian playboy financier in cross-hairs after poll upset
Sun, 27 May 2018 07:24:20 +0200
Baby-faced playboy Jho Low, a financier at the center of Malaysia’s 1MDB mega-scandal, may find his days of hobnobbing with celebrities and splurging on property ...
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