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 2018-01-17 05:31 

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NHK issues false missile alert on heels of Hawaii error...

Japan's public broadcaster NHK on Tuesday erroneously issued an online bulletin saying that North Korea had fired a missile, as the nation remains on high ......

 2018-01-17 05:04 

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First serious adverse reaction to iPS-derived retinal cell transplant reported...

A patient who underwent transplant surgery using retinal cells derived from so-called iPS cells from another person has suffered a swollen retina, the team that ......

 2018-01-17 05:03 

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Watchdog alleges foreign groups among spenders at Trump properties...

More than 60 groups, including foreign governments, political campaigns and business organizations, spent money at Trump-branded properties across the U.S. last year, according to a ......

 2018-01-17 04:33 

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Tokyo to set historical structures aglow during 2020 Games...

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government plans to decorate historical buildings and other structures with lights ahead of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in the capital, ......

 2018-01-17 04:29 

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Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong sentenced to 3 months in jail for protest...

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong was sentenced to three months in jail Wednesday for obstructing clearance of a major encampment during mass pro-democracy protests in ......

 2018-01-17 04:12 

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Torrent of lawsuits filed to block net-neutrality repeal...

The expected wave of litigation against the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net-neutrality rules has begun.A group of attorneys general for 21 states and the ......

 2018-01-17 03:54 

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U.S. state of New Jersey outlaws drunk droning...

Drunk driving has been a societal sin for decades, but New Jersey has now added drunk droning to the statute books: outlawing the flying of ......

 2018-01-17 03:39 

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U.S. warily eyeing new Russian air defenses in Crimea...

The United States is assessing the security implications of Russia's latest deployment of S-400 air defenses to Crimea, a U.S. military official said Tuesday, adding ......

 2018-01-17 03:21 

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Blockchain and drones could play a role in Tepco's fight for survival...

Shattered by the enormity of the Fukushima nuclear disaster and bleeding customers to nimbler rivals, Tokyo's lumbering, 66-year-old electric-power behemoth has a new strategy for ......

 2018-01-17 03:19 

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Myanmar Army enjoys popularity surge amid Rohingya crackdown...

Activist Nyo Tun spent 10 years as a political prisoner locked away by Myanmar's military in the notorious Insein prison, where he endured beatings and ......

 2018-01-17 03:08 

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Rangers unlikely to go for Yu Darvish...

Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels anticipates adding depth to his rotation. It remains unlikely that pitcher will be a front-line starter."We're not going to ......

 2018-01-17 02:57 

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U.S. House panel to hold hearing on emergency alerts after Hawaii error...

A U.S. House of Representatives panel said Tuesday it planned a hearing to review a false missile alert sent in Hawaii over the weekend that ......

 2018-01-17 02:23 

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Koreas mull Olympic-sized question: Who represents Kim Jong Un?...

The third meeting between North Korea and South Korea may answer a question with big implications for talks going forward: Who will represent Kim Jong ......

 2018-01-17 02:06 

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U.S. Navy filing negligent homicide charges against two ship commanders over fatal collisions...

Five officers involved in two U.S. Navy ship collisions last year that killed a total of 17 sailors are being charged with negligent homicide, the ......

 2018-01-17 01:39 

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Algeria gas plant marks five years since al-Qaida siege left 40 hostages dead...

Workers at Algeria's In Amenas gas plant gathered Tuesday around a black marble memorial to mark five years since a deadly raid by al-Qaida-linked jihadis ......

 2018-01-17 01:31 

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Tokyo rejects Seoul's demand for additional measures on 'comfort women'...

Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Tuesday rejected a South Korean request that the Japanese government take additional measures over the issue of Korean women who ......

 2018-01-17 01:30 

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Chisako Wakatake and Yuka Ishii win Akutagawa literary award; Yoshinobu Kadoi bags Naoki Prize...

Novelists Chisako Wakatake and Yuka Ishii have won the prestigious Akutagawa Prize for up-and-coming authors, while Yoshinobu Kadoi won the Naoki Prize for popular fiction, ......

 2018-01-17 00:56 

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Bangladesh and Myanmar agree to finish Rohingya return in two years but forced repatriations worry U.N....

Bangladesh and Myanmar agreed on Tuesday to complete within two years the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled an army crackdown ......

 2018-01-17 00:55 

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Trump in 'excellent' health and has no cognitive issues: doctor...

Donald Trump is expected to remain physically fit for the duration of his presidency and has "no cognitive issues whatsoever," according to full results from ......

 2018-01-17 00:54 

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Steve Bannon quizzed by House over Trump's firing of FBI chief James Comey: source...

A House panel questioned Steve Bannon on Tuesday, aiming to find out President Donald Trump's thinking when he fired FBI Director James Comey, according to ......

 2018-01-17 00:53 

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WHO declares all of Sao Paulo state at risk for yellow fever, urges visitors to get vaccinated...

The World Health Organization announced Tuesday that it now considers all of Sao Paulo state at risk for yellow fever, recommending that all international visitors ......

 2018-01-17 00:51 

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Watchdog: Democratic freedoms sliding under Trump, making it hard for U.S. to criticize authoritarian regimes...

Basic rights and political freedoms in the United States are deteriorating at a faster pace under President Donald Trump, exacerbated by attacks on key institutions ......

 2018-01-17 00:48 

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Macron gets tough on migrants during Calais visit, vows 'no more Jungles'...

President Emmanuel Macron vowed Tuesday that France would no longer allow migrant camps like the notorious "Jungle" as he defended a tougher line on immigration ......

 2018-01-17 00:46 

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Ethiopian Airlines to re-launch Zambia's national carrier, make Lusaka second hub...

Ethiopian Airlines says it has finalized an agreement with Zambia to re-launch the southern African country's national carrier.The partnership with Zambia comes as Ethiopian Airlines ......

 2018-01-17 00:45 

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U.S. pulls $65 million from Palestinian aid programs, demands reforms by U.N. agency...

The Trump administration on Tuesday cut tens of millions of dollars in money for Palestinian refugees, demanding that the U.N. agency responsible for the programs ......

 2018-01-17 00:44 

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Lebanon censors ban 'The Post' over Steven Spielberg's support for Israel...

Lebanon's censorship authorities have effectively banned Steven Spielberg's newspaper drama, "The Post," because the American director is on a regional blacklist for supporting Israel.The directive ......

 2018-01-17 00:43 

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Taro Kono's clean energy critique in UAE speech fuels Abe succession talk...

A Cabinet minister's criticism of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's energy policies may say more about his own political prospects than it does about the country's ......

 2018-01-17 00:43 

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Immigration deal distant amid uproar over Trump's racist slur as leaders try to avert shutdown...

A deal between President Donald Trump and Congress to protect young immigrants from deportation remained distant Tuesday, as House Republicans leaders shifted to a painful ......

 2018-01-17 00:38 

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U.S.-led meeting urges more pressure on North Korea despite North-South detente...

The United States urged allies to escalate pressure on North Korea over its nuclear missile program Tuesday, despite a cautious tone from key U.S. partner ......

 2018-01-17 00:38 

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Ex-CIA agent living in H.K. arrested with top secret info on U.S. spies...

U.S. authorities said Tuesday they had arrested a former CIA agent, Hong Kong resident Jerry Chun Shing Lee, after discovering he had an unauthorized notebook ......

 2018-01-17 00:06 

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Bike-sharing model proving tough fit in parking space-scarce Japan...

Bike sharing has a lot going for it. It's mass transit that's ultra-cheap, burns body fat instead of fossil fuels and is adored by venture ......

 2018-01-16 21:46 

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Pyongyang calls Trump's 'nuclear button' tweet the 'spasm of a lunatic'...

North Korea's state-run media say U.S. President Donald Trump's tweet about having a bigger nuclear button than leader Kim Jong Un's is the "spasm of ......

 2018-01-16 21:45 

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Caught on video wishing to surrender, rebel ex-cop among dead in Venezuela shootout...

Officials in Venezuela confirmed Tuesday that a rebellious police officer who led a brazen helicopter attack in Caracas last year was among those killed in ......

 2018-01-16 21:44 

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1,400 'breathing death' migrants rescued in Mediterranean; two lost...

Some 1,400 migrants were pulled to safety in the Mediterranean on Tuesday, while rescuers recovered two lifeless bodies from boats attempting the perilous crossing, Italy's ......

 2018-01-16 21:43 

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More Chile churches torched as visiting pope begs forgiveness for 'irreparable harm' from sex abuse...

Pope Francis begged for forgiveness Tuesday for the "irreparable damage" done to children who were raped and molested by priests, opening his visit to Chile ......

 2018-01-16 21:42 

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Danish inventor charged with premeditated murder of female reporter aboard his submarine...

Inventor Peter Madsen was charged Tuesday with killing Swedish journalist Kim Wall during a trip on his private submarine, with prosecutors saying he either cut ......

 2018-01-16 21:41 

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Near-record cold spell in Russia's Yakutia even defeating thermometers...

People living in some of the coldest places on Earth are hunkering down as temperatures fall to near-record lows that are even defeating thermometers.Temperatures in ......

 2018-01-16 21:39 

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Mila Kunis named woman of the year by Harvard's Hasty Pudding...

Mila Kunis, who made her mark on two long-running television comedies and earned a Golden Globe nomination for her work on the big screen, was ......

 2018-01-16 21:38 

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Trump camp seeks Supreme Court appeal of 'Dreamer' immigrant ruling...

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday said it will ask the Supreme Court to overturn a judge's ruling last week that blocked President Donald Trump's ......

 2018-01-16 21:37 

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Special counsel subpoenas Trump ex-aide Steve Bannon to testify in Russia probe: NYT...

President Donald Trump's former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, has been subpoenaed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before a grand jury in a probe ......

 2018-01-16 21:36 

Japan Times

Four years and one caliphate later, Islamic State claiming Idlib comeback...

The Islamic State group has been roundly defeated across much of Syria — which made it all the more surprising when it announced an official ......

 2018-01-16 21:35 

Japan Times

GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham: Trump vulgarity debate has become an 's-show'...

The clamor over President Donald Trump's use of a vulgarity bled into a second week Tuesday as aides took issue with details in accounts of ......

 2018-01-16 21:34 

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Mom of 13 malnourished captive kids was 'perplexed' by police visit...

The mother of 13 malnourished children and young adults who were held in filthy conditions, some chained to furniture, was "perplexed" when deputies arrived at ......

 2018-01-16 13:47 

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Japan to send two ministers — but not Abe — to opening ceremony of Pyeongchang Games: sources...

The Japanese government plans to send two ministers to the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, next month, instead of Prime ......

 2018-01-16 13:43 

Japan Times

JOC selects speedskater Nao Kodaira as team captain for Pyeongchang Olympics...

The Japanese Olympic Committee on Tuesday named speedskater Nao Kodaira as team captain for the Pyeongchang Winter Games next month.Ski jumper Noriaki Kasai, set to ......

 2018-01-16 13:38 

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Mother arrested on suspicion of abandoning 1-year-old son at Tokyo restaurant...

Police arrested a 43-year-old mother on Saturday for allegedly leaving her 1-year-old son at a restaurant in Tokyo, investigators said Tuesday.Fukure Miyoshi is suspected of ......

 2018-01-16 13:27 

Japan Times

NHK issues false missile alert on heels of Hawaii error...

Japan's public broadcaster NHK on Tuesday erroneously issued an online bulletin saying that North Korea had fired a missile, as the country remains on high ......

 2018-01-16 13:21 

Japan Times

Prominent Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic assassinated...

Prominent Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic was killed in a brazen drive-by shooting on Tuesday that could reignite ethnic tensions in the region.The assassination of ......

 2018-01-16 13:14 

Japan Times

First serious reaction to iPS-derived retinal cell transplant reported in Kobe...

A patient who received a transplant of retinal cells derived from so-called iPS cells from another person has suffered a swollen retina, the team implementing ......

 2018-01-16 12:57 

Japan Times

Japan sees little chance of oil slick from stricken tanker reaching its coast...

Japan sees little chance of the oil spill from a stricken Iranian tanker that sank on Sunday in the East China Sea reaching its shores, ......

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