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Osaka reaches Australian Open final, closing in on world No. 1 ranking

3 hours 22 min ago
Japan's Naomi Osaka never made it past the fourth round at any of the first 10 Grand Slam tournaments of her career. Now, still just 21, she's suddenly…

Man arrested for killing 22-year-old woman in Saitama

3 hours 30 min ago
Police in Saitama City said Thursday they have arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of murder after he stabbed a 22-year-old woman in the neck on the 5th…

Woman killed by train after falling from platform at Nakameguro Station had influenza

3 hours 51 min ago
Tokyo health officials and police are questioning whether physical complications from being infected with the influenza virus caused a woman to fall from a platform at Nakameguro Station…

Sponsor of Naomi Osaka retracts ad videos over skin color dispute

3 hours 53 min ago
A Japanese food company which is a sponsor of 2018 U.S. Open winner Naomi Osaka removed video advertisements from YouTube on Wednesday following a dispute over the skin…

Lawmakers criticize labor ministry over faulty jobs data

3 hours 54 min ago
Ruling and opposition lawmakers on Thursday criticized the labor ministry for releasing faulty jobs data for more than a decade in the first parliamentary discussions on the issue…

EU-Japan deal to protect data exchanges takes effect

3 hours 54 min ago
The European Union and Japan on Wednesday launched the "world's largest areas of safe data flows" after finalizing common rules to protect personal information, the EU said. Firms…

French Olympic probe raises questions about Dentsu

3 hours 55 min ago
An investigation by French prosecutors into alleged vote-buying connected with Tokyo winning the 2020 Olympics has raised questions about one of Japan's most powerful companies, the giant advertising…

Huawei announces 5G smartphone based on own technology

4 hours 12 min ago
Chinese tech giant Huawei announced plans Wednesday to release a next-generation smartphone based on its own technology instead of U.S. components, stepping up efforts to compete with Western…

Australia urges China to treat detained writer fairly

4 hours 48 min ago
Australia's foreign minister on Thursday urged China to treat a Chinese-Australian writer fairly and transparently, adding there was no evidence that his detention almost a week ago was…

Trump delays State of the Union Address until partial shutdown ends

5 hours 21 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump said in a late night Tweet on Wednesday that he would delay a State of the Union address until the government shutdown was over,…

5 killed in Florida bank shooting

8 hours 50 min ago
A gunman opened fire inside a Florida bank Wednesday, killing five people before surrendering to a SWAT team, police said. The shooter called police to report that he…

Locked out of House by Pelosi, Trump says he will hold State of Union alternative event

Wed, 2019-01-23 23:42
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would hold an alternative event to the State of the Union address after Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi barred him from…

Beware, your pension is vanishing

Wed, 2019-01-23 23:24
Young people are never as carefree as they seem. Each generation has its own secret worries. Among the current generation’s is one their parents and grandparents could afford…

5 killed in Florida bank shooting

Wed, 2019-01-23 22:41
At least five people were killed on Wednesday in a shooting inside a bank in a small central Florida town, and the suspect is in custody, authorities said.…

Irish government under pressure at home over no-deal Brexit border plans

Wed, 2019-01-23 22:40
Ireland's government came under further pressure on Wednesday to explain how its border with British-run Northern Ireland would be managed if Britain leaves the European Union without a…

Chinese-Australian writer detained in China

Wed, 2019-01-23 22:35
China has detained a Chinese-Australian writer who had flown in from New York last week, the Australian government said, adding it was trying to find out why he…

Trump threatens to cut aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador over caravans

Wed, 2019-01-23 22:33
U.S. President Donald Trump issued a new threat to cut off aid to three Central American countries on Wednesday in response to what he said was a new…

French sex workers seek repeal of ban on paying for sex

Wed, 2019-01-23 22:31
French sex workers have lodged a constitutional challenge to a 2016 law making it illegal to pay for sex, reopening a debate on whether women should be free…

Former top S Korean judge arrested in power abuse probe

Wed, 2019-01-23 22:30
A former South Korean chief justice was arrested Thursday on allegations of abuse of power for allegedly meddling in trials to curry favour with now-ousted president Park Geun-hye.…

Nurse arrested in rape of incapacitated woman who gave birth in Arizona

Wed, 2019-01-23 22:27
A nurse who was supposed to be looking after an incapacitated woman at a long-term health care facility has been charged with raping her, weeks after the patient…

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