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Shark pulls woman overboard in crocodile-infested Australian waters

A woman was pulled into crocodile-infested waters in northwestern Australia when a shark bit her finger as she attempted to feed it.

Melissa Brunning said she ...
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Plane makers working on tech to cut cockpit crews to one but facing pilot pushback
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 02:09:43 +0200
Airplane manufacturers are working to adapt jets to reduce the number of pilots needed for long-haul flights and to build new cockpits designed for a ...
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Death penalty sought for man over 2014 deaths of 2 people who were buried alive in Saga
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:14:24 +0200
Prosecutors on Tuesday demanded the death penalty for a man who allegedly murdered a man and a woman by burying them alive in the city ...
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Casinos in Japan: Tourist attractions or hotbeds of gambling addiction?
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:09:57 +0200
As the year’s ordinary Diet session nears a climax this week, debate is heating up over a bill Prime Minister Shinzo Abe characterizes as key ...
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Alleged abuse of national health insurance system sparks probe into foreign patients
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:40:51 +0200
The government has launched a nationwide probe into allegations that foreign residents are abusing the public health insurance system, according to sources familiar with the ...
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Japan plans to launch advanced placement system in schools
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 06:08:35 +0200
The education ministry plans to establish a system that allows students at some 50 high schools to take university courses and earn credits, with the ...
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Seven GSDF troops join Bastille Day parade in Paris
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 05:31:13 +0200
Seven troops from Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force took part in an annual Bastille Day military parade in Paris on Saturday.The seven, including Col. Hiroyuki Yokoyama, ...
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NHK can launch online simulcasting if it reviews ‘compliance’ and fee collection systems: ministry panel
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 09:12:45 +0200
A government panel has given the green light for NHK to start simultaneously broadcasting its TV programs online as the popularity of streaming grows.The Internal ...
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Transport networks across western Japan still crippled as death toll from downpours reaches 200
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 11:16:55 +0200
Torrential rain across western Japan has severed transportation links in the region, with the discovery of more bodies on Thursday pushing the death toll up ...
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Death penalty sought for man charged with killing Chinese sisters in Yokohama
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 08:11:15 +0200
Prosecutors on Wednesday demanded the death penalty for a 40-year-old man accused of killing two Chinese sisters and leaving their bodies stuffed in travel bags ...
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Major Japan firms dish out 2.53 percent wage hike on average during spring labor talks
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 14:55:17 +0200
Major companies agreed to raise monthly employee pay by ¥8,539, or 2.53 percent, on average for unionized workers in this year’s shunto spring labor-management talks, ...
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Temperature in Japan hits all-time record high 41.1 C in Kumagaya, Saitama Prefecture
Mon, 23 Jul 2018 07:37:10 +0200
The record for the highest-ever recorded temperature in Japan was broken Monday after the mercury hit 41.1 degrees C in Kumagaya, Saitama Prefecture, the Meteorological ...
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Defense chief Itsunori Onodera meets with Saga governor to resume talks on Osprey deployment stalled by Apache crash
Mon, 23 Jul 2018 07:16:58 +0200
The Defense Ministry on Monday resumed Osprey deployment talks with Saga Prefecture following a suspension caused by the crash of a Self-Defense Forces attack chopper ...
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More than senior moments: Better dementia detection is urged
Mon, 23 Jul 2018 06:37:51 +0200
Too few people with signs of mental decline or dementia are getting checked during routine medical visits or told when a problem is found, says ...
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Nine shot in downtown Toronto; gunman dead
Mon, 23 Jul 2018 06:29:37 +0200
A gunman opened fire in central Toronto on Sunday night, injuring nine people, including a child, before being shot dead, police reported.Toronto Police said they ...
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Trump warns Iran of consequences ‘few throughout history have ever suffered before’
Mon, 23 Jul 2018 06:19:21 +0200
U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday warned Iranian President Hassan Rouhani not to threaten the United States again, after Rouhani cautioned Trump about pursuing hostile ...
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