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2 Apr
A police official says gunmen attacked Garissa University College early Thursday, shooting indiscriminately in campus hostels killing at least two people and wounding four others. Police officer Musa Yego says police and military have surrounded the buildings and are trying to secure the area in eastern Kenya. Kenya's northern and…
2 Apr
One of K-pop's biggest boy bands, Big Bang, announced on Thursday their first world tour in three years, spanning Asia and the Americas to promote a much-anticipated new album. The five-members of the South Korean group are among the best-known faces of the K-pop phenomenon, whose popularity has swept Asia…
2 Apr
At least 54 sailors have died and 15 others are still missing after a trawler with 132 people on board sank in the Sea of Okhotsk in Russia's Far East, Russian media said. "We have recovered the bodies of 54 victims. Sixty-three crew members have been rescued alive," Russian news…
2 Apr
Princess Kako, the younger daughter of Emperor Akihito's second son Prince Akishino, arrives at the International Christian University (ICU) campus in Tokyo for the entrance ceremony on Thursday. Princess Kako enrolled in ICU's College of Liberal Arts after quitting Gakushuin University last year.
2 Apr
Serena Williams abused her racket, scolded herself and even made angry faces at the sun. In the end, as usual, she took out her frustration on the ball. The seven-time Key Biscayne champion overcame her annoyance and shaky play Wednesday for her 700th career victory, beating Sabine Lisicki 7-6 (4),…
2 Apr
At least 55 dead greyhounds have been found dumped in Australia, with police Thursday investigating the grisly find which comes on the heels of a live baiting scandal rocking the dog racing industry. The carcasses were discovered in various states of decomposition by a member of the public near Bundaberg,…
2 Apr
Thirteen U.S. Senators asked FIFA to consider taking the 2018 World Cup out of Russia because of what they call that country's "ongoing violations of the territorial integrity of Ukraine." In a letter released Wednesday, a day after it was sent, lawmakers including Wisconsin Republican Ron Johnson, Illinois Democrat Richard…
2 Apr
The heads of Lufthansa and Germanwings paid their respects Wednesday near the spot where one of their planes slammed into the French Alps, following reports that a video has emerged showing the final terrifying seconds in the cabin. Descriptions of the chilling mobile phone footage in French and German media…
2 Apr
With even a vague outline of an Iran nuclear deal eluding their grasp, negotiators headed for double overtime Wednesday night in a marathon attempt to find common ground for a more important task — forging a final deal by the end of June. Iran and six world powers had cited…
2 Apr
Call us nostalgic, but we hate to see traditional Japanese culture slip away. From ancient pilgrimage paths to geisha and kamishibai, we love Japan’s oldest traditions as much as the anime favorites and cosplay trends of today. We just adore Japan and hate to see any of it disappear. Today…
2 Apr
The government declared victory in Tikrit on Wednesday over extremists of the Islamic State group, and it warned the militants holding other Iraqi provinces that they would be the next to fall. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi walked triumphantly along a street in Tikrit, carrying an Iraqi flag and surrounded by…
2 Apr
First it was books, then household products; now you can buy an electric car from online shopping giant Amazon. The Japanese unit of German auto giant BMW on Wednesday started selling its i3 electric models on Amazon.co.jp The high-end automaker's small electric vehicle has been popular in European and North…
2 Apr
New Defense Ministry employees read out a written oath during a welcome ceremony for them at the ministry in Tokyo on Wednesday.
2 Apr
Citizens are up in arms. Their neighborhoods are being invaded by the noise generated by children at daycare centers, and must be defended. How? With individual complaints to begin with, followed, if necessary, by organized protests. Beyond that are the courts – a last but not unthinkable resort. Several cases…
2 Apr
More than 890,000 new graduates started work across Japan on Wednesday, the first day of the new fiscal year. Thousands of young people dressed in dark suits could be seen in big cities heading to orientation ceremonies. Many companies increased the number of hires this year for the first time…
2 Apr
The bodies of six soldiers, believed to be Japanese troops who fought in World War II, have been found in a reopened cave in the Pacific nation of Palau, a report said Wednesday. The tiny outpost was the scene of fierce battles in 1944 between Japanese and American forces which…
2 Apr
2 Apr
Japanese online game maker DeNA Co Ltd on Wednesday said it wants its new partnership with gaming giant Nintendo Co Ltd to yield titles that bring in over 3 billion yen a month. The alliance, announced on March 17, will bring Nintendo characters such as Super Mario and Donkey Kong…
2 Apr
Imation has announced a new earphone series - neo:n - from the TDK Life on Record brand. Three models (neo:n 01, neo:n 02, and neo:n 03) will be out for sale on April 13. All of them are designed under the theme of Future, Hero, and Robot. neo:n 01 Price:…
2 Apr
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said Wednesday that more than 1.6 million households in Japan were on welfare in January, a record high number. According to the ministry, households with people aged 65 and over accounted for 48% of the total, Sankei Shimbun reported. In about 17% of…
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