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|Avalanche at Tochigi ski resort leaves eight dead|
Seven students and one teacher from Otawara High School in Tochigi Prefecture died Monday after being caught in an avalanche at a ski resort during a climbing event.
|Thai government suspends Thaksin TV station for a week over its reports|
Thailand’s broadcast regulator has ordered a television channel to suspend its over-the-air broadcasting for a week for what it called biased reports affecting national security. The reasoning for the order issued Monday by the National Broadcasting and Television Commission was challenged by Voice TV, which said in a statement that although it presents views contrary […]
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|Halilhodzic warns Japan not to underestimate Thailand|
aitama Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic cracked the whip on Monday and fired a warning shot at his team, ordering his players not to take Thailand lightly in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier. Thailand is last in Group B with just one point from six games, and has little hope of qualifying for next year’s World Cup. […]
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|Vietnamese killed himself in immigration center, community leader says|
A Vietnamese man held in a solitary cell at an immigration detention center in Japan committed suicide, a Vietnamese community leader said, raising fresh questions over conditions in the country’s detention facilities. Nguyen The Hung killed himself on Saturday at the East Japan Immigration Center in Ibaraki Prefecture, said Tam Tri Thich, a Buddhist nun […]
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|Superb Harden leads Rockets past Thunder|
James Harden was Houston’s fourth-leading scorer on Sunday against the Oklahoma City Thunder. However, it was clear to everyone that he was the key to Houston’s victory. Lou Williams scored 31 points off the bench, Harden finished with 22 points and 12 assists, and the Rockets never trailed while cruising to a 137-125 victory. “He […]
|France seeks new life sentence for Carlos the Jackal|
Carlos the Jackal, already serving two life sentences for murder, should be given a third life term for a deadly 1974 bombing in Paris, a French prosecutor said Monday. The Venezuelan self-styled revolutionary, whose real name is Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, denies the grenade attack on the Drugstore Publicis store that claimed two lives and injured […]
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|Thailand hoping to frustrate Japan in World Cup qualifier|
Thailand will go for broke against Japan in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier with hopes of reproducing Singapore’s epic draw at Saitama Stadium in the previous qualifying round. “We have nothing to lose,” Thai coach Kiatisuk Senamuang said on Monday. “We have the heart and soul to fight so we will put on a great show. […]
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|Government enacts record-high budget, damping opposition efforts to keep spotlight on school land scandal|
The Upper House approved a Â¥97.45 trillion budget that highlighted an increase in defense spending â a record Â¥5.13 trillion â reflecting a beefed-up effort to counter China and North Korea.
|Disgraced Takagi returns to pro baseball|
Nippon Professional Baseball announced the return of Kyosuke Takagi, found guilty of gambling, to professional baseball on Monday, when the reliever’s former club, the Yomiuri Giants, signed him to a developmental contract. Takagi was handed a one-year suspension on March 22 last year after he was found to have bet on a handful of baseball […]
|North Korea sparks debate in China|
The question many are asking in Beijing is whether President Xi Jinping is strong enough to thumb Beijing's nose back at North Korea's supreme leader.
|The EU fighting for life at 60|
EU heads of state just gathered to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome at a time when nativist nationalists are threatening to destroy Europe's open liberal societies.
|U.S. has no good military options against Kim|
How to describe American military options in North Korea? Bad and worse.
|Why Erdogan seeks provocation in Europe|
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been providing plenty of fodder lately for people who believes Europe is in danger of Islamization.
|Body of Vietnamese girl in Chiba believed abandoned after she was killed elsewhere|
A 9-year-old Vietnamese girl whose body was found near a drainage ditch in Chiba Prefecture on Sunday appears to have been strangled, police said.
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