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Helicopters, firefighters battle forest fires in Gunma, Tochigi

5 hours 47 min ago
A forest fire broke out in a second prefecture on Thursday, near another blaze burning for a fourth day. One man suffered burns and was hospitalized, and firefighters…

Tokyo reports 340 coronavirus cases

7 hours 1 min ago
The Tokyo metropolitan government on Thursday reported 340 new cases of the coronavirus, up 127 from Wednesday. The number (180 men and 160 women) is the result of…

Opponents, supporters of Myanmar coup scuffle as more protests planned

8 hours 58 min ago
Supporters and opponents of Myanmar's military clashed on the streets of Yangon on Thursday as authorities blocked students from leaving their campus to march, a day after a…

1st death confirmed in Feb 13 northeastern Japan earthquake

9 hours 19 min ago
A man in his 50s has died at his home in the city of Fukushima, the first confirmed fatality in a strong earthquake that hit the region earlier…

Married couple found dead at home in apparent murder-suicide

9 hours 26 min ago
A 55-year-old woman and her 76-year-old husband were found dead in their home in Honjo, Saitama Prefecture, on Wednesday, in what police believe was an apparent murder-suicide. According…

Tools to go remote: How Netgear's CEO stays connected

10 hours 2 min ago
When Patrick Lo co-founded computing networking provider Netgear Inc in 1996, he envisioned an online utopia in which "the internet was going to drive everything." Who would have…

New Zealand's virus success unleashes runaway housing prices

10 hours 5 min ago
New Zealand's success in battling the coronavirus has unleashed an unanticipated problem: skyrocketing house prices. When the pandemic first hit, most experts predicted house prices would fall. Instead,…

Tokyo Olympic torch relay scheduled to begin in one month — without cheering

11 hours 34 min ago
Spectators will be allowed to line the route when the Tokyo Olympic flame begins its delayed relay across Japan next month, organizers said Thursday, but cheering will be…

New coronavirus variant identified in New York

11 hours 41 min ago
A new coronavirus variant that shares some similarities with a more transmissible and intractable variant discovered in South Africa is on the rise in New York City, researchers…

TV series 'Frasier' latest '90s hit to get a revival

11 hours 45 min ago
The hit 1990s TV comedy series "Frasier," starring Kelsey Grammer as a snobbish radio advice-show host, is coming back to television. Grammer said on Wednesday he would reprise…

Barty party over in Australia amid doubts over top ranking

11 hours 45 min ago
An Australian summer of tennis that promised so much for Ash Barty has ended in disappointment with the local hero falling at the first hurdle of the Adelaide…

Brisbane already preparing for 2032 Olympics

11 hours 46 min ago
There was no fanfare. No iconic announcement. An Australian push to host the 2032 Olympics was elevated overnight to the status of preferred bid, and the people of…

Gunmen kill 36 in attacks in northern Nigeria

15 hours 7 min ago
Gunmen killed 36 people in two attacks in northern Nigeria on Wednesday, a day after insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades amid worsening security facing Africa's most populous nation, officials…

U.S. Supreme Court inclined to expand warrantless entry into homes

Wed, 2021-02-24 23:57
The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed inclined to expand when officers can enter a suspect's home without a warrant. The court has previously said that an officer in…

Apple supplier Foxconn teams up with Fisker to make electric vehicles

Wed, 2021-02-24 22:32
Electric-car maker Fisker Inc said it will work with Apple Inc supplier Foxconn to produce more than 250,000 vehicles a year beginning in late 2023, sending its shares…

Injured Barty withdraws from Qatar Open

Wed, 2021-02-24 22:28
World number one Ash Barty has withdrawn from next week's Qatar Open in Doha due to a left leg injury, organizers of the WTA 500 tournament said on…

Sweden steps up pandemic restrictions in bid to avoid third wave

Wed, 2021-02-24 22:26
The Swedish government said on Wednesday it would reduce opening hours for all restaurants, bars and cafes as well as tighten limits on the number of people allowed…

Greece to continue Athens lockdown as COVID cases rise

Wed, 2021-02-24 22:25
Greece will not be able to lift lockdown restrictions in the wider Athens area next Monday as planned following a sharp increase in coronavirus infections, Prime Minister Kyriakos…

Lockdown for Dunkirk, other areas under watch as French COVID-19 cases spike

Wed, 2021-02-24 22:24
France's government on Wednesday ordered a weekend lockdown in the Dunkirk area to arrest an "alarming" rise in COVID-19 cases, signaling extra curbs might also be needed elsewhere…

Facebook pledges $1 bil for news; defends Australia blackout

Wed, 2021-02-24 22:18
Facebook on Wednesday pledged to invest at least $1 billion to support journalism over the next three years as the social media giant defended its handling of a…

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