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  • IOC sanctions three boxers for betting on fights during Rio Olympics September 28, 2016
    The IOC has sanctioned three boxers — two from Ireland and one from Britain — for betting on fights at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The International Olympic Committee issued “severe reprimands” to Ireland’s Michael Conlan and Steve Donnelly and Britain’s Antony Fowler for violating the rules that prohibit betting. None of the boxers […] The post IOC sanc […]
  • Two biggest hospitals in rebel-held Aleppo bombed September 28, 2016
    An airstrike and artillery fire hit the two largest hospitals in rebel-held parts of Syria’s Aleppo on Wednesday, in what rights groups said was a deliberate strategy of targeting civilian infrastructure. President Bashar Assad’s forces and his ally Moscow have carried out a barrage of airstrikes on opposition-controlled eastern Aleppo since Syria’s regime a […]
  • Auto output in Japan up 9.2% on year in August September 28, 2016
    Japan’s automobile production rose 9.2 percent in August from a year earlier to 621,349 vehicles, data released by eight major carmakers showed Wednesday, indicating many have fully recovered from disruptions caused by earthquakes this spring. Domestic production at Japan’s top three automakers — Toyota Motor Corp., Nissan Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co. — inc […]
  • Prime ministers of Japan, Singapore meet in Tokyo to discuss TPP, high-speed rail and rule of law in the South China Sea September 28, 2016
    Visiting Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong met his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Wednesday in Tokyo to discuss high-speed rail and the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement. The pair spoke about the possible introduction of Japan’s high-speed railway system in Singapore, and Lee urged the Japanese Diet to ratify the TPP pact. The two [ […]
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  • Japan’s private-sector wage average rises for third straight year September 28, 2016
    The average earnings of private-sector workers in Japan in 2015 increased ¥54,000 from the preceding year to ¥4,204,000, up for the third year in a row, the National Tax Agency said in a survey report Wednesday. The increase apparently reflected improvements in the employment situation, such as an increase in the ratio of job offers […] The post Japan’s priv […]
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