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Japanese ‘baby factory’ man wins custody of 13 kids born to Thai surrogates

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 23:52
A Bangkok court Tuesday granted a wealthy Japanese man “sole parent” rights to 13 children he fathered through Thai surrogate mothers, a ruling that paves ...

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With resignations at NH Foods, has #MeToo finally reached corporate Japan?

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 23:42
The #MeToo movement may have finally made its way to corporate Japan: The president of a blue chip company has resigned after a subordinate he ...

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I want to drink your blood: Vampire bat’s genetic secrets revealed

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 23:31
If you want to know how vampire bats can survive on a diet that — as everyone knows — consists exclusively of blood, the answer ...

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Former workers at Russian ‘troll factory’ say Mueller indictment well-founded

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 23:22
While Russian officials scoff at a U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, several people who worked at the ...

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Online test aims to educate Japanese teen girls about sexual violence

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 23:19
Question: “Someone I’ve met on the internet asked me to send them a picture of myself. What should I do?”Answer A: “It might be OK ...

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Japan leads the world for low newborn mortality, but babies born in poorest countries still face ‘alarming’ risks: UNICEF

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 23:12
Babies born in the world’s poorest countries, most of them in Africa, still face “alarming” risks of death that can be 50 times as high ...

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Inspired by French president’s En Marche movement, new anti-Brexit party launches in Britain

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 23:04
A new anti-Brexit party was launched in London on Monday, lacking any big names but vowing to revitalize the center ground of British politics, inspired ...

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Indonesian vocational school meeting Japanese corporate needs

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 23:04
A vocational high school established in the compounds of an industrial park, the first of its kind in Indonesia, is catering to Japanese corporate needs ...

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No-sweat exercise may prolong life for elderly men: study

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 22:59
A few hours a week of light exercise — walking the dog, puttering about in the garden — lower the risk of death in older ...

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Philippines’ Duterte plays down Beijing’s military facilities in disputed South China Sea

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 22:34
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has sought to allay fears about China’s construction of military bases on man-made islands in the South China Sea, saying these ...

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‘Japanized’ ethnic minority in Taiwan struggling to restore their own language

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 22:31
At a general store in a thickly forested mountain valley in eastern Taiwan, villagers are not speaking Mandarin Chinese nor Taiwanese but, surprisingly, a variant ...

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Vast Mexican underwater archaeological site threatened by pollution

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 22:28
Pollution is threatening the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system in the Yucatan Peninsula, a vast underground network that experts in Mexico say could be ...

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Trump endorses Romney for U.S. Senate bid as two bury the hatchet

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 22:07
U.S. President Donald Trump is endorsing Mitt Romney in Utah’s Senate race, another sign that the two Republicans are burying the hatchet after a fraught ...

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Rio could be ‘laboratory’ for solving Brazil’s crime crisis

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 22:01
Brazilian leaders said Monday that the use of the military to combat rising violence in Rio de Janeiro could serve as a model for other ...

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Peru court orders ex-President Alberto Fujimori to stand trial for 1992 mass killing

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 21:56
A Peruvian court ordered former President Alberto Fujimori on Monday to stand trial for the 1992 killings of six farmers, arguing that he lacks immunity ...

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Trump backs effort to improve gun background checks in wake of Florida massacre

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 21:55
The White House said Monday that President Donald Trump supports efforts to improve federal background checks for gun purchases, days after a shooting at a ...

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North Korea ‘fully ready for both dialogue and war,’ state media says

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 07:04
North Korea is “fully ready for both dialogue and war” and prepared to respond to any U.S. “provocation by prompt counterstrike,” state-run media said Monday ...

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Russia says ‘no evidence’ it meddled in U.S. election

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 06:51
Russia’s government on Monday insisted there was no evidence that it meddled in the U.S. elections, after Washington indicted 13 Russians for alleged covert efforts ...

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Florida shooting survivors on potential collision course with Trump

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 06:34
Student survivors of the deadly Florida school shooting who hope to become the face of a revived gun control movement are on a potential collision ...

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Dollar climbs above ¥106.50 in Tokyo

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 05:15
The dollar advanced above ¥106.50 in Tokyo trading Monday, supported by brisk Japanese stocks.At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥106.56, up from ¥106.01 at ...

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