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5 Japanese evacuees from Wuhan taken to hospital; 2 have pneumonia

9 hours 52 min ago
The first group of Japanese evacuees from a virus-hit Chinese city arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday, wearing masks but showing a sense of relief. Five of the 206…

Halep, Muguruza to meet in Australian Open semifinals

13 hours 15 min ago
A pair of two-time major winners will play for a spot in the Australian Open final after No. 4 Simona Halep and unseeded Garbiñe Muguruza won their quarterfinals…

Japan's hay fever season to start early due to warm winter

13 hours 16 min ago
Japan's hay fever season is set to begin earlier than usual this year due to a warmer than average winter, a weather information provider said Wednesday. According to…

Woman hit with hammer by man outside her home

13 hours 18 min ago
Police are looking for a man who seriously injured a 70-year-old woman with a hammer in Matsubara City, Osaka Prefecture, on Tuesday. According to police, the incident occurred…

Nissan to offer severance packages to older U.S. workers

13 hours 19 min ago
Slumping Nissan Motor Co is offering voluntary separation packages to many of its U.S. workers as it tries to resize itself to match lower sales. The Japanese automaker…

4 Japanese evacuees from Wuhan taken to hospital with fevers

13 hours 19 min ago
The first group of Japanese evacuees from a virus-hit Chinese city arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday, wearing masks but showing a sense of relief. Four of the 206…

Final moments of Kobe Bryant's fatal helicopter crash revealed by investigators

14 hours 58 min ago
Moments before Los Angeles basketball great Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and the seven others perished in a helicopter crash, the pilot had tried to climb out of…

Australia to help some citizens leave China, quarantine them on Christmas Island

18 hours 1 min ago
Australia will help some citizens leave Hubei province in China, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, and quarantine them on Christmas Island, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on…

Japanese nationals return from virus-hit Wuhan on charter jet

18 hours 29 min ago
A charter jet carrying 206 Japanese nationals from Wuhan, the Chinese city at the center of a deadly virus outbreak, arrived in Tokyo Wednesday morning. The new pneumonia-causing…

U.S. says 50 troops now diagnosed with traumatic brain injury after Iran strike

18 hours 32 min ago
The Pentagon said on Tuesday 50 U.S. service members were now diagnosed with traumatic brain injury after missile strikes by Iran on a base in Iraq earlier this…

'Time for this to end': Trump team asks for acquittal at impeachment trial

Tue, 2020-01-28 22:18
President Donald Trump's lawyers wrapped up their arguments in his impeachment trial on Tuesday with a plea for the Senate to acquit him, and also sought to marginalize…

Danish newspaper's virus cartoon angers China

Tue, 2020-01-28 22:14
A Danish newspaper refused to apologise to China on Tuesday over a satirical cartoon it ran about the deadly new virus that has killed dozens and infected thousands…

New pressure on Prince Andrew to help Epstein investigation

Tue, 2020-01-28 22:09
The pressure on Britain’s disgraced Prince Andrew increased Tuesday after the revelation by U.S. authorities that he has failed to cooperate with the FBI’s investigation into his ties…

Lalovic says wrestling strong heading to Tokyo

Tue, 2020-01-28 22:08
With the Olympics six months away, the president of wrestling's international governing body says the sport is on a solid foundation and positioned for growth. Nenad Lalovic took…

Apple's banner holiday-season quarter tops projections

Tue, 2020-01-28 22:07
Apple is still reaping huge profits from the iPhone while mining more moneymaking opportunities from the growing popularity of its smartwatch, digital services and wireless earbuds. That combination…

Villa scores late to beat Leicester; reach League Cup final

Tue, 2020-01-28 22:06
Aston Villa scored in the third minute of stoppage time to clinch a 2-1 win over Leicester and reach the final of the English League Cup on Tuesday.…

Virus in China affects sports events, Olympic qualifiers

Tue, 2020-01-28 22:04
Amid growing concern at the spread of a new virus outbreak in China, international sports have been postponed and Olympic qualifying tournaments are being taken elsewhere. The decision…

WHO weighs science and politics in global virus emergency decision

Tue, 2020-01-28 22:02
Most of the World Health Organization's (WHO) criteria for declaring a global emergency have been met, but it is awaiting clear evidence of a sustained spread of the…

Crammed in

Tue, 2020-01-28 21:58
Shoppers crowd the famous Takeshita shopping street in Harajuku, Tokyo, on Tuesday.

Japan's top business lobby calls for review of uniform base pay rise system

Tue, 2020-01-28 21:52
Japan's most powerful business lobby on Tuesday called for a review of the Japanese practice that sees industrywide labor unions demand a uniformed raise in base pay, saying…