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 2020-07-05 00:37 

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Global coronavirus cases top 11.1 million...

Researchers at a US university say the number of coronavirus cases worldwide has topped 11.14 million....

 2020-07-05 00:20 

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Voting underway to select Tokyo governor...

It's election day in Tokyo. Voters will decide who should govern the capital for the next four years, but this time around there are more face masks and social distancing....

 2020-07-04 22:56 

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Police officer, 3 firefighters missing in fire...

Authorities in Shizuoka Prefecture, central Japan, say they have lost contact with three firefighters and a police officer who were dispatched to the site of a fire....

 2020-07-04 22:29 

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Heavy rain forecast for western, eastern Japan...

Japan's weather officials are warning of extremely heavy rain through Monday over much of the country's western and eastern regions. They are asking people to be on the alert for possible mudslides and flooding....

 2020-07-04 21:51 

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Heavy rain hits southern Japan...

Flooding in parts of southern Japan caused by torrential rain has inundated many residential areas. Authorities say over 15 people have no vital signs and others are missing....

 2020-07-04 21:51 

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Voting starts to select Tokyo governor...

It's election day in Tokyo. Voters will decide who should govern the capital for the next four years, but this time around there will be more face masks and social distancing....

 2020-07-04 18:16 

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Catalonia locks down area of 200,000 residents...

Spanish authorities have locked down an area in the northeastern region of Catalonia as the number of coronavirus cases is rising there....

 2020-07-04 16:42 

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Pubs reopen in England after 3-month lockdown...

Pubs have reopened in England with strict social distancing rules after three months of coronavirus lockdown....

 2020-07-04 16:03 

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Tokyo voters to select governor on Sunday...

People in Tokyo will head to the polls on Sunday to decide who should govern the Japanese capital for the next four years....

 2020-07-04 15:35 

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Tokyo cases top 100 for 3rd straight day...

Tokyo government says 131 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the capital on Saturday. That's the highest since the state of emergency was lifted on May 25. It marks the third straight day with over 100 cases and brings Tokyo's total to 6,654....

 2020-07-04 15:20 

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Volcanic eruptions cause Nishinoshima to expand...

Japanese researchers say recent volcanic activity on Nishinoshima has caused the remote island in the Pacific to increase in size....

 2020-07-04 14:14 

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Heavyl rain batters southern Japan...

Flooding in parts of southern Japan caused by torrential rain has inundated many residential areas. Authorities say over 15 people have no vital signs and others are missing....

 2020-07-04 12:44 

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Heavy rain, flooding batters Southern Japan...

Flooding in parts of southern Japan caused by torrential rain has inundated many residential areas. Authorities say more than 17 people have been found with no vital signs while others are missing....

 2020-07-04 12:13 

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Japan's soccer league restarts after 4 months...

The top J1 division of Japan's professional soccer league, J.League, which postponed all official matches in February in response to the coronavirus outbreak, has resumed play without spectators....

 2020-07-04 11:10 

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Heavy rain, flooding hits Southern Japan...

Authorities say over 10 people are without vital signs and others are missing, after torrential rains and flooding hit parts of southern Japan....

 2020-07-04 10:39 

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Abe: No need to declare emergency again...

Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo says there is no need to declare a state of emergency again despite rising numbers of coronavirus infections....

 2020-07-04 09:25 

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15 people without vital signs in southern Japan...

Torrential rains have battered parts of southern Japan. Flooding is causing havoc in many residential areas.Authorities say over 10 people have been found with no vital signs while others are missing....

 2020-07-04 09:22 

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N.Korea diplomat: No need to meet US...

A top North Korean diplomat says the country feels no need to hold further talks with the United States and accuses the US of using summit talks only as a political tool....

 2020-07-04 08:35 

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14 without vital signs at Kumamoto nursing home...

The governor of Kumamoto Prefecture in southern Japan says 14 people have been found without vital signs at a nursing home for the elderly. That comes amid heavy flooding in the region....

 2020-07-04 08:29 

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2 US aircraft carriers in South China Sea drill...

The US Navy says two of its aircraft carriers are taking part in exercises in the South China Sea at the same time as China is holding drills in the area....

 2020-07-04 08:00 

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Japan carriers offering disaster message services...

Japanese carriers are offering users a function to register and check whether a person is safe following torrential downpours in southern Japan....

 2020-07-04 06:52 

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2 without vital signs, 8 missing in Kumamoto...

Officials in Kumamoto Prefecture, southern Japan, say two people were found without vital signs and eight remain missing in areas hit by torrential rains....

 2020-07-04 06:44 

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Tokyo confirms 131 new coronavirus cases...

Tokyo metropolitan government sources say 131 new coronavirus cases were confirmed on Saturday. That's the highest since the state of emergency was lifted on May 25....

 2020-07-04 06:34 

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Weather authorities urge residents to stay alert...

Torrential rains that lashed southern Japan on Saturday began to ease in the afternoon, prompting authorities to change a heavy rain 'emergency warning' for Kumamoto and Kagoshima prefectures to a 'warning'....

 2020-07-04 06:14 

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Chinese ships enter Japan's territorial waters...

Japan's Coast Guard says Chinese patrol ships have entered Japanese territorial waters on consecutive days and sailed for an extended time within them....

 2020-07-04 04:52 

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Govt. discusses respones to heavy rain in Kyushu...

Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo has instructed officials to take every possible measure to deal with rain disasters in the country's southwest, with the priority on saving lives....

 2020-07-04 02:59 

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Floods, mudslides hit southern Japan...

Torrential downpours lashed parts of southern Japan on Saturday morning.With the rain easing, the heavy rain 'emergency warning' issued for Kumamoto and Kagoshima prefectures in the Kyushu region has been changed to a 'warning'.However, we...

 2020-07-04 02:58 

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Philippine president signs 'anti-terror' law...

The Philippines has enacted an anti-terror law that gives greater power to security authorities....

 2020-07-04 02:56 

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Heavy rain emergency warning in Kyushu revised...

The heavy rain 'emergency warning' issued for Kumamoto and Kagoshima prefectures has been switched to a 'warning'.Weather officials are urging people to remain on the alert against flooding and landslides....

 2020-07-04 02:16 

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13 people missing in Kumamoto...

Officials of Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, say around 13 people have been reported missing in the prefecture as of 10 a.m. Saturday....

 2020-07-04 02:13 

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Highest daily tally in 2 months for Tokyo on Fri....

Officials in Tokyo reported 124 new coronavirus cases on Friday. It's the highest daily tally in over two months. The number is sparking concerns that the capital may be in the midst of another surge in infections....

 2020-07-04 02:03 

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Heavy rains pummel southern Japan...

Heavy rains continue in parts of Kumamoto and Kagoshima prefectures in the Kyushu region of southern Japan.A heavy rain emergency warning issued for three municipalities in Kagoshima prefecture has been switched to a warning. However, the emergency warnin...

 2020-07-04 01:47 

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Heavy rain emergency warning partially revised...

A heavy rain emergency warning issued for three municipalities in Kagoshima prefecture has been switched to a warning. The emergency warning is still in place for Isa city in Kagoshima, as well as parts of Kumamoto Prefecture....

 2020-07-04 01:17 

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Kuma River in Kumamoto overflowing...

Local authorities say the Kuma River in the southwestern Japanese prefecture of Kumamoto is overflowing at seven locations along its length....

 2020-07-04 00:06 

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Downpour prompts evacuation orders in Kyushu...

Torrential rain in Japan's southern Kyushu region is causing a high risk of floods and landslides. As of 8 a.m. on Saturday, authorities had issued evacuation orders for 9 municipalities in Kumamoto Prefecture, and one city in Kagoshima Prefecture....

 2020-07-03 23:19 

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7 stand trial in Turkey over Ghosn escape...

Seven people have stood trial in Turkey on charges of helping former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn flee from Japan. All pleaded not guilty....

 2020-07-03 23:03 

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Germany to phase out coal energy by 2038...

Germany's parliament passed a legislative package on Friday that will phase out coal-fired power stations in the country by 2038....

 2020-07-03 23:02 

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Macron picks Castex for prime minister...

French President Emmanuel Macron named Jean Castex as his new prime minister on Friday....

 2020-07-03 22:21 

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Emergency discharge for Kumamoto's Ichifusa Dam...

Kumamoto prefectural officials have announced they will discharge water from a dam in Mizukami village to prevent it from overflowing....

 2020-07-03 21:41 

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Landslides, floods reported in Kyushu...

Authorities in parts of Kyushu, southwestern Japan, have issued evacuation orders following reports of landslides and flooding....

 2020-07-03 21:22 

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Heavy rain emergency warning issued for Kyushu...

Japan's Meteorological Agency has issued a heavy rain emergency warning for parts of Kumamoto and Kagoshima Prefectures in the Kyushu region. The once-in-decades deluge is the highest warning level on a scale of 1 to 5....

 2020-07-03 16:02 

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Deadly blasts rock Turkish fireworks factory...

A series of explosions at a fireworks factory in Sakarya province, northwestern Turkey on Friday left two people dead and more than 70 others injured....

 2020-07-03 13:06 

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Fuji TV admits to having agreements with cast...

A Japanese broadcaster has acknowledged that it had agreements with cast members of the reality show,...

 2020-07-03 13:02 

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China protests call to cancel Xi's visit to Japan...

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has lodged a protest with Japan over the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's move to have a planned state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping called off....

 2020-07-03 12:08 

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New coronavirus subcommittee to meet on Monday...

Japan's newly-established subcommittee for discussing coronavirus measures is expected to hold its first meeting as early as Monday....

 2020-07-03 11:40 

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Moon reshuffles top lineup with an eye on N.Korea...

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has reshuffled the country's top security and intelligence lineup by appointing officials well-versed in North Korean affairs....

 2020-07-03 11:03 

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Thailand sets up coronavirus test lab at airport...

Thailand has built a coronavirus test laboratory at its main international airport.The move is in preparation for the re-opening of the country to foreign visitors from this month....

 2020-07-03 10:48 

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China appoints personnel for new HK agencies...

China has appointed its senior officials to key positions at new agencies in Hong Kong set up after the introduction of a national security law for the territory....

 2020-07-03 10:20 

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Modi visits India's disputed border with China...

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited a disputed Himalayan border town on Friday.It was his first visit to the area since last month's military clash with China....

 2020-07-03 09:59 

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Japan's pension investments take record loss...

Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund says it posted a record loss for the January-March quarter as share prices plummeted worldwide due to the coronavirus pandemic. The loss for the quarter was 17.7 trillion yen, or about 165 billion dollars....

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