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  • Japan Coast Guard member found dead after apparent murder of 9-year-old daughter November 28, 2015
    A 43-year-old Japan Coast Guard member has been found dead in what is believed to be a suicide after apparently killing his 9-year-old daughter Friday in Aichi Prefecture, police said Saturday. The police received an emergency call at around 9:55 p.m. Friday from a 13-year-old boy who said his father had killed his younger sister. […] The post Japan Coast Gu […]
  • Chinese military planes fly near Okinawa Island during drill November 28, 2015
    China’s air force said Friday its planes had again flown over the Miyako Strait, near Okinawa Island, as part of a drill in the western Pacific Ocean. The move comes as China’s military ramps up its combat capability amid growing maritime tensions in the region. The drill took place a day after Chinese President Xi […] The post Chinese military planes fly ne […]
  • Police arrest gunman who opened fire in Colorado abortion clinic November 28, 2015
    Police arrested a gunman who stormed a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs on Friday and opened fire with a rifle in a burst of violence that left at least 11 people injured, including five officers, authorities said. Five hours after the siege began, the suspect was taken into custody, the city of Colorado […] The post Police arrest gunma […]
  • Japanese government mulls corporate tax cut to below 30% in fiscal 2016 November 27, 2015
    The government is considering a deeper cut to the effective corporate tax rate than previously planned for the next fiscal year from April, slashing it to below 30 percent, sources familiar with the matter said Friday. The government now plans to lower the rate to 29.97 percent from the current 32.11 percent, hoping to encourage […] The post Japanese governm […]
  • Nadeshiko Japan’s Olympic qualifiers announced November 27, 2015
    Former women’s world champion Nadeshiko Japan will face Australia in its opening match in the final Asian qualifiers for next year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics, as the Japan Football Association announced its schedule on Friday for the tournament in Osaka. Japan, the London Olympic silver medalist, kick off its campaign against the Westfield Matildas on […] The […]
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