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Japanese monument honoring sumo writers pushes past 100-year milestone

(c) 2017, The Japan News/Yomiuri. Located near Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Ekoin temple has deep connections to sumo. During the Edo period (1603-1867), sumo tournaments were held on the grounds of the temple, where the old Ryogoku Kokugikan opened in 1909. A memorial monument for Tokyo-based sumo...


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US says some remains of sailors found on USS John McCain

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SINGAPORE (AP) — Navy divers searching a flooded compartment of the USS John S. McCain found remains of some of the 10 sailors missing in a collision between the warship and an oil tanker, the U.S. Pacific Fleet commander said Tuesday as he promised a full investigation. Adm. Scott Swift also said...


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U.S. sanctions Chinese and Russian companies and individuals for conducting business with

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. As part of a broad effort to further isolate North Korea, the Treasury Department on Tuesday placed sanctions on Chinese and Russian individuals and firms it said had conducted business with the country in ways that advanced its missile and nuclear weapons program....


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Japanese students make foreign-language math videos for kids

(c) 2017, The Japan News/Yomiuri. KYOTO, Japan - A group of students led by Kyoto University of Education is offering math-teaching videos on YouTube - in English, Chinese and Korean - for elementary school students with the aim of offering easy-to-understand tips to a growing number of children in...


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U.K. seeks to protect role of London courts, lawyers post-Brexit

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. The U.K. wants to keep London at the center of European commercial legal disputes after Brexit. Except, without the European Court of Justice. A paper published by the U.K. government on Tuesday gave few details about how this might be achieved, but it was clear that Britain...


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The Latest: US Pacific commander lauds work to right warship

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SINGAPORE (AP) — The Latest on the collision between the USS John S. McCain guided missile destroyer and an oil tanker east of Singapore (all times local): 9 p.m. The commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet has commended the crew of the USS John S. McCain for righting the destroyer quickly after...


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US top brass stress diplomacy first, force second, in dealing with North Kore

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. OSAN AIR FORCE BASE, South Korea - Diplomacy and economic actions are the first tools to be deployed against North Korea, two top U.S. military commanders said Tuesday, with military force used only when the other measures don’t work. As joint exercises between the...


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Georgia's former president now a man without a state

(c) 2017, Foreign Policy. Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia, likes to reminisce about his walks in the center of Kiev, Ukraine, where people would approach him on the street to have their picture taken with him. Actors may get lots of similar requests, but among politicians, “I’m...


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You can be forgotten online, but not in the British Library

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Before Google, if you wanted to find out about a person, you had to go to a library to pore through newspaper archives and public records. Now a newly-proposed U.K. law may force researchers back to the bookshelves - or at least to the British Library’s website. New plans from...


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Africa's second-biggest oil producer faces challenges as it prepares for its first

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Around the horseshoe-shaped bay of Luanda, Angola’s capital, unfinished skyscrapers stand as a testament to the challenges facing Africa’s second-biggest oil producer as it prepares for its first leadership change in almost four decades. Before the oil slump, hundreds of...


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