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‘Tiger Mask’ donor urges more local governments to engage with orphan-support initiatives
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:56:32 +0100
Since stepping forward a year ago, to reveal himself as the initiator of the “Tiger Mask” movement of anonymous donations to orphans, Masatake Kawamura has ...
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Australian probe into child abuse attacks Catholic celibacy
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:37:09 +0100
An Australian inquiry into child abuse on Friday recommended that the Catholic Church lift its demand of celibacy from clergy and that priests be prosecuted ...
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More restaurants chains go smoke-free ahead of 2020 Games, but izakaya reluctant to alienate customers who drink and smoke
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:27:47 +0100
More and more major restaurant chains are making their outlets completely smoke-free ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.The central and Tokyo Metropolitan ...
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White House aims to sway opinion against ‘chain’ immigration
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:17:35 +0100
The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn public opinion against America’s largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push next ...
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Trump’s security paper offers stark vision of global rivalry
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:59:43 +0100
President Donald Trump’s “America first” vision is a stark worldview that sees rivals battling each other for supremacy or relevance and has little use for ...
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Net neutrality repeal gives U.S. Democrats fresh way to reach millennials
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:36:00 +0100
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s vote on Thursday to roll back net neutrality rules could galvanize young voters, a move Democrats hope will send millennials ...
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Fight to save open-internet rules faces long odds in U.S. courtrooms
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:24:24 +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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Japan’s African Kids Club protests ‘black thing’ remark by lawmaker Kozo Yamamoto
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:15:04 +0100
Children with African roots in Japan have protested a November remark by lawmaker Kozo Yamamoto in which he questioned why a fellow ruling party member ...
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In-flight sexual assaults often unreported; airlines need to step up
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:07:43 +0100
When a 17-year-old Bollywood actress took to social media this week alleging she was sexually assaulted on an airplane, she appeared to catch the airline ...
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Serious ethical breaches found in Tokyo MX program on Okinawa protesters, watchdog finds
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:04:04 +0100
A Tokyo Metropolitan Television Broadcasting Corp. program on anti-U.S. base protesters in Okinawa Prefecture included serious breaches of broadcasting ethics, a Japanese media watchdog said ...
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Toto to double sanitary ware output in Thailand with new plant
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 04:57:28 +0100
Leading Japanese toilet maker Toto Ltd. is boosting production capacity in Thailand to meet global demand for its sanitary ware, as well as potential domestic ...
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Japan and Britain agree to pressure North Korea to halt its threats
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:29:01 +0100
The Japanese and British foreign and defense ministers agreed on Thursday to apply maximum pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear and missile development, ...
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Japan and Britain agree to pressure North Korea to halt its threats, seek ‘open’ Indo-Pacific region
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:29:01 +0100
The Japanese and British foreign and defense ministers agreed on Thursday to apply maximum pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear and missile development, ...
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Japan, Britain agree to pressure North Korea to halt its threats, seek ‘open’ Indo-Pacific region
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:29:01 +0100
The Japanese and British foreign and defense ministers agreed on Thursday to apply maximum pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear and missile development, ...
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Germany takes back illegally expelled Afghan man amid repatriation push
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:23:22 +0100
An Afghan man who was illegally expelled from Germany has arrived back in Frankfurt, a refugee rights group said Thursday, after a three-month bureaucratic struggle.Hasmatullah ...
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Naples Nativity scenes feature Trump, Kim, Putin — and Jedis
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:22:56 +0100
Naples’ Christmas artisans are at it again, turning figures from current events into ceramic characters to decorate miniature Nativity scenes that take over Italian living ...
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Firefighter becomes second fatality in massive California mountain inferno
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:22:46 +0100
A firefighter died Thursday while working a colossal wildfire burning in coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles that has become the fourth-largest in California history.The ...
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Marco Rubio balks on Senate tax plan over child credits, jeopardizing GOP margin
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:22:23 +0100
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio declared Thursday he will vote against the GOP’s sweeping tax package unless negotiators expand its child tax credit, jeopardizing the Republicans’ ...
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Hackers invade safety system, halt Mideast plant operations in ‘watershed’ cyberattack
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:22:07 +0100
Hackers likely working for a nation-state recently invaded the safety system of a critical infrastructure facility in a watershed attack that halted plant operations, according ...
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Texas GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold won’t seek return amid sexual harassment claims
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:21:44 +0100
Bowing to pressure from fellow Republicans, Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold said Thursday he would not seek re-election to a fifth term, apologizing for his angry ...
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GOP tax plan seen letting tech firms repatriate offshore cash stashes to benefit shareholders, not to create jobs
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:20:41 +0100
The Republican tax plan seems about to hand a bow-tied holiday gift to some of America’s richest multinational companies, from Apple and Microsoft to Google’s ...
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Mexican police rescue 29 migrants, including 11 kids, left to die abandoned in truck container
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:20:29 +0100
Mexican federal police on Thursday rescued 29 migrants who were left in an abandoned truck container to die from suffocation, authorities said.The group was found ...
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Disney buying Fox film and TV units for $52 billion in digital push amid Netflix, Amazon surge
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:20:21 +0100
Walt Disney Co has struck a deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. for $52.4 billion in ...
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Putin praises Trump’s achievements, calls him ‘Donald’ and says alleged collusion just ‘spy-mania’
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:20:12 +0100
Russian President Vladimir Putin said he’s on first-name terms with Donald Trump, as he praised the U.S. leader’s record and blamed allegations of collusion between ...
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GOP-led FCC votes to review broadcaster ownership limit as right-leaning Sinclair angles for 70% of U.S. market
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:19:58 +0100
The Federal Communications Commission is voting on party lines to kick off a review of how many TV stations one company can own.The current limit, ...
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Japan, Britain agree to pressure North Korea to halt its threats, seek ‘open’ Indo-Pacific region
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:29:01 +0100
The Japanese and British foreign and defense ministers agreed on Thursday to apply maximum pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear and missile development, ...
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Germany takes back illegally expelled Afghan man amid repatriation push
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:23:22 +0100
An Afghan man who was illegally expelled from Germany has arrived back in Frankfurt, a refugee rights group said Thursday, after a three-month bureaucratic struggle.Hasmatullah ...
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Naples Nativity scenes feature Trump, Kim, Putin — and Jedis
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:22:56 +0100
Naples’ Christmas artisans are at it again, turning figures from current events into ceramic characters to decorate miniature Nativity scenes that take over Italian living ...
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Firefighter becomes second fatality in massive California mountain inferno
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:22:46 +0100
A firefighter died Thursday while working a colossal wildfire burning in coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles that has become the fourth-largest in California history.The ...
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Marco Rubio balks on Senate tax plan over child credits, jeopardizing GOP margin
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:22:23 +0100
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio declared Thursday he will vote against the GOP’s sweeping tax package unless negotiators expand its child tax credit, jeopardizing the Republicans’ ...
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Hackers invade safety system, halt Mideast plant operations in ‘watershed’ cyberattack
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:22:07 +0100
Hackers likely working for a nation-state recently invaded the safety system of a critical infrastructure facility in a watershed attack that halted plant operations, according ...
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Texas GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold won’t seek return amid sexual harassment claims
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:21:44 +0100
Bowing to pressure from fellow Republicans, Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold said Thursday he would not seek re-election to a fifth term, apologizing for his angry ...
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GOP tax plan seen letting tech firms repatriate offshore cash stashes to benefit shareholders, not to create jobs
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:20:41 +0100
The Republican tax plan seems about to hand a bow-tied holiday gift to some of America’s richest multinational companies, from Apple and Microsoft to Google’s ...
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Mexican police rescue 29 migrants, including 11 kids, left to die abandoned in truck container
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:20:29 +0100
Mexican federal police on Thursday rescued 29 migrants who were left in an abandoned truck container to die from suffocation, authorities said.The group was found ...
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Disney buying Fox film and TV units for $52 billion in digital push amid Netflix, Amazon surge
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:20:21 +0100
Walt Disney Co has struck a deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. for $52.4 billion in ...
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Putin praises Trump’s achievements, calls him ‘Donald’ and says alleged collusion just ‘spy-mania’
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:20:12 +0100
Russian President Vladimir Putin said he’s on first-name terms with Donald Trump, as he praised the U.S. leader’s record and blamed allegations of collusion between ...
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GOP-led FCC votes to review broadcaster ownership limit as right-leaning Sinclair angles for 70% of U.S. market
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:19:58 +0100
The Federal Communications Commission is voting on party lines to kick off a review of how many TV stations one company can own.The current limit, ...
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Rising worries in U.S. over ‘self-made’ terrorists as Islamic State weakens abroad but still inspires attacks
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:19:45 +0100
The online video’s message was clear: Supporters of Islamic State who could not travel overseas to join the militant group should carry out attacks wherever ...
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Al-Shabab suicide bomber disguised as cop kills 18 at Mogadishu police academy
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:18:48 +0100
An Islamic extremist suicide bomber disguised as a police officer killed at least 18 people at a police academy in Somalia’s capital on Thursday, authorities ...
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Machines, not stargazers, spot eighth planet in faraway solar system, matching ours
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:04:03 +0100
A record-tying eighth planet has been found in a faraway solar system, matching our own in numbers.Even more amazing, machines and not humans made the ...
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No alien ‘signals’ detected from cigar-shaped intersteller asteroid: researchers
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:04:02 +0100
No alien signals have been detected from an interstellar, cigar-shaped space rock discovered traveling through our solar system in October, researchers listening for evidence of ...
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Bannon undeterred in GOP insurgency despite Alabama poll setback and flak from Republicans
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:03:56 +0100
Former White House strategist Steve Bannon is catching blame from fellow Republicans for coughing up a safe Senate seat in deep-red Alabama and foisting damaging ...
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‘Fired’ ex-star of ‘Apprentice’ Omarosa denies White House sacking, promises to tell all
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:03:46 +0100
Former “Apprentice” star Omarosa denies she was fired from her job at the White House — and she’s teasing that she has stories to tell ...
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Delta orders 100 Airbus planes in blow to Boeing amid spat
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:03:22 +0100
Delta Air Lines announced Thursday it has ordered 100 Airbus planes with an option to buy 100 more, in a blow to Airbus’ American rival, ...
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Nikki Haley unveils missile parts she claims prove Iran is arming Houthis in violation of UNSC resolutions
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:03:00 +0100
WASHINGTONAP President Donald Trump’s envoy to the United Nations says “undeniable” evidence proves Iran is violating international law by funneling missiles to Houthi rebels in ...
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U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan mulling retirement after 2018 elections: Politico
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:02:12 +0100
Paul Ryan, the Republican speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, would like to retire after the November congressional elections, Politico said on Thursday, but ...
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FCC votes along party lines to end net neutrality, sparking mass protests
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:02:07 +0100
In a vote along party lines, the federal government has ended sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet.The Thursday vote at the ...
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Space capsule brings astronaut trio back to Earth after 139-day stay aboard ISS
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:01:44 +0100
Three astronauts returned to Earth on Thursday after nearly six months aboard the International Space Station, landing on the snow-covered steppes outside of a remote ...
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U.S.-backed Syria fighters kill over 20 Islamic State ranks, capture 15
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:01:38 +0100
An American-supported Syrian opposition force killed more than 20 Islamic State fighters in an area near the Jordanian and Iraqi borders, U.S. officials said. The ...
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Train plows into school bus on crossing in southern France; four kids killed
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:01:37 +0100
A regional train hit a school bus on a crossing in southern France Thursday, killing four children and critically injuring seven other people on the ...
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