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New Zealand budget aims to deliver on ‘Jacinda-mania’

New Zealand’s center-left government boosted spending on welfare and public services Thursday in a maiden budget aimed at delivering on the promises made during last ...
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French Facebook link leads to New Hampshire kin getting Korea War soldier’s wallet stolen decades ago
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 03:42:26 +0200
Sharon Moore had heard the stories about her father getting his duffel bag stolen on his way back from the Korean War. The New Hampshire ...
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South Korean abductee families look on amid Korean War family reunions
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 06:50:49 +0200
As a lucky few Korean families meet decades after being divided by war, Hwang In-cheol looks on lamenting the absence of his father, whose plane ...
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Ex-Aum cultist Makoto Hirata has ‘no special feelings’ about Asahara’s execution
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 13:25:09 +0200
Makoto Hirata, a former Aum Shinrikyo executive, says he has “no special feelings” about the execution last month of Shoko Asahara, the founder of the ...
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ALPS system at Fukushima No. 1 plant failing to remove more than tritium from toxic cooling water
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 13:23:30 +0200
Despite being put through a special procedure, the tritium-tainted water piling up at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has been found to ...
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Survival of Japanese toddler, found after being lost for three days, hailed as a miracle
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:44:22 +0200
This week’s discovery of an uninjured 2-year-old boy who had been missing for three days on an island in western Japan is being called a ...
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Tech giants dismantle global Iranian propaganda push
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 07:11:48 +0200
Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and Alphabet Inc. collectively removed hundreds of accounts tied to Iranian actors that a cybersecurity firm said on Tuesday were promoting ...
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Abe declare candidacy in LDP presidential race on Sunday as prime minister looks to secure third consecutive term
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 06:47:21 +0200
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to announce his candidacy Sunday for the Liberal Democratic Party leadership contest next month as he looks to secure a ...
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Japan’s shogi champ makes all the right moves as AI startup hits stratosphere
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 06:36:13 +0200
Takahiro Hayashi won his first nationwide title in shogi while still in high school and by the age of 22 he was the world amateur ...
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At emotional Korean reunions, genuine dialogue often impossible
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 06:19:48 +0200
A mother wails as she embraces a son she hasn’t seen since the 1950-53 Korean War. A woman weeps as she greets a grandfather she ...
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The Australian political challenger known for hard-right stances
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 06:11:08 +0200
Peter Dutton, the government lawmaker who has challenged Australia’s prime minister for his job, is publicly perceived as a hard man and a leading hard-right ...
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Births, marriages and deaths: Rohingya lives playing out as refugees
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 06:02:44 +0200
A newborn yet-to-be-named squirms in a mother’s arms; a marriage party lights up a fetid lane; a dead man’s face makes a soft impression on ...
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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull rejects resignations from Cabinet members who backed challenger
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 05:45:13 +0200
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull rejected the resignations of seven Cabinet members who backed a rival for leadership, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Wednesday, ...
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Chinese military to join ‘unprecedented’ Russian joint exercises for first time
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 05:37:18 +0200
China’s military will for the first time participate with Russia in massive joint exercises that are expected to be the largest war games since the ...
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Powerful typhoon set to batter western Japan later this week as another storm skirts Kyushu
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 05:11:02 +0200
A strong typhoon approaching western Japan could make landfall sometime between Thursday afternoon and Friday in an area that was already left battered by massive ...
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U.S. Navy hospital ship Colombia-bound to help in Venezuela humanitarian crisis
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 03:47:00 +0200
The U.S. Navy is sending a hospital ship to Colombia on a mission to assist in the humanitarian crisis in neighboring Venezuela, a defense official ...
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