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In Japan, disaster education

(c) 2017, The Japan News/Yomiuri. If a major earthquake occurs along the Nankai Trough in the future, it is expected to cause tsunami reaching around 10 meters in height in the urban area of Susaki, Kochi Prefecture. Students of two high schools in the coastal city are becoming future leaders for...


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No evidence London attacker was linked to Islamic State, police say

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. LONDON - British police said Monday that they have found no evidence that London attacker Khalid Masood was linked to the Islamic State, despite a claim by the militant group that he was its “soldier.” The 52-year-old “clearly had an interest in jihad,” Neil Basu,...


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Putin endorses Serbia's Vucic in visit overshadowed by protests

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. President Vladimir Putin wished Aleksandar Vucic luck before Sunday’s presidential election as the Serbian prime minister blamed protests in Russia on the organizers who backed demonstrations against his government in Belgrade. Vucic, who opinion polls show has a chance to win...


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A slice of tropical rain forest becomes a thing in France's presidential

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. “What’s been happening in French Guiana over the past few days is serious,” said the man most likely to be France’s next president, Emmanuel Macron. He was referring to his country’s largest overseas département, which has been brought to a standstill by a strike led...


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Official: Canada expected to legalize marijuana by July 2018

TORONTO (AP) — Canadians should be able to smoke marijuana legally by July 1, 2018, a senior government official said Monday. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government will introduce legislation to legalize recreational marijuana the week of April 10th and it should become law by July next...


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New Hong Kong leader's rude nickname portends challenges ahead

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Carrie Lam received a harbinger of difficulties ahead when the announcement of her victory in Hong Kong’s leadership election Sunday received not only cheers and boos, but laughter. Behind-the-scenes backing from China helped Lam win a resounding victory among the 1,194...


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The Latest: London attacker's mother 'saddened and numbed'

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LONDON (AP) — The Latest on London attack investigation (all times local): 5:45 p.m. The mother of Westminster attacker Khalid Masood says she is “deeply shocked, saddened and numbed” by his murderous actions. In a statement released through the police, Janet Ajao says that “since discovering that...


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Study: Global warming is affecting the jet stream so that extreme weather is

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Ever since 2012, scientists have been debating a complex and frankly explosive idea about how a warming planet will alter our weather - one that, if it’s correct, would have profound implications across the Northern Hemisphere and especially in its middle latitudes,...


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DP strays from initial aim as party stagnates in year 1

(c) 2017, The Japan News/Yomiuri. TOKYO - The main opposition Democratic Party, which marked the first year of its launch on Monday, has been suffering from stagnant approval ratings. The DP was formed through a merger of the Democratic Party of Japan and the Japan Innovation Party, aiming to...


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Macron and Le Pen spar, anticipating French election runoff

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. With more than three weeks still to go before the first round of voting, Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron are already campaigning like they were the only candidates left in the race to become France’s next president. With most recent polls suggesting anti-euro Le Pen and the...


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