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51-year-old Japanese striker gets new deal – Kazuyoshi Miura signs up
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Over the hill? No chance - 51-year-old Kazuyoshi Miura signs new contract with Yokohama FC. He may have started his career way back in 1986 but there's no sign of Kazuyoshi Miura slowing down yet - the 51-year-old has signed a new contract with Japanese side Yokohama FC. The striker, who won the las [...]
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Spend Three Months Teaching English in Cambodia
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Live & Work in Phnom Penh with one of our Internships, teaching English, and immerse yourself in Khmer culture in the bustling capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. Work 30 hours a week teaching young adults following your two week orientation. Get airport pick-up and transfers, accommodation and [...]
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Hundreds of thousands join annual Catholic procession in Manila
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Devotees believe touching the Black Nazarene or simply being in its presence will cure sickness and bring good fortune. Hundreds of thousands of people have thronged the streets of Manila to fling themselves at a statue of Jesus Christ as it inched its way through the Philippine capital in an annual [...]
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‘Panic’ grips Rohingya as Myanmar army battles Buddhist rebels
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Thousands of Rohingya living on no-man's land on Myanmar-Bangladesh border are caught on sidelines of fierce clashes. Frequent clashes between Myanmar security forces and Buddhist rebels in Rakhine state have spread alarm among thousands of Rohingya refugees living in no-man's-land on the country's [...]
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Taiwan announces new drill tactics to counter China
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Military chiefs say new manoeuvres aimed at defending island against possible 'Chinese invasion'. Taiwan's military has announced a series of newly designed large-scale military drills for this year aimed at countering China's renewed threat to use force to gain control over the island. While Taiwan [...]
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In talks with Kim, China’s Xi backs second North Korea-US summit
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In talks with North Korean leader, Chinese president says Beijing backs second meeting between Pyongyang and Washington. Chinese President Xi Jinping has told Kim Jong-un that Beijing supports a second summit between the North Korean leader and US President Donald Trump, adding that he hopes they "m [...]
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Japan should foster ‘more humble’ attitude: South Korea’s Moon
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President urges Tokyo not to 'politicise' issue of South Koreans forced to work by Japanese firms during World War II. South Korea's President Moon Jae-in has said Japan should take a "more humble" attitude towards the past, warning Tokyo not to undermine bilateral ties by "politicising" the issue o [...]
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South Korea porn site co-founder jailed
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The woman's site, sora.net, hosted thousands of illegal videos, including revenge porn. A co-founder of one of South Korea's largest pornography websites has been sentenced to four years in prison by a court in Seoul. The woman, surnamed Song, was found guilty of aiding and abetting the distri [...]
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US-China trade talks extended to third day amid hopes of deal
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Negotiations in Beijing aimed at easing trade dispute between the world's two largest economies that has roiled markets. Face-to-face trade negotiations between China and the United States have been extended to an unscheduled third day amid hopes that the world's two largest economies can reach a de [...]
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Spider-like walking car seeks to revolutionize disaster recovery (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
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From RT: We may not have flying cars yet, but Hyundai has finally built one that can… walk? Resembling something from a Transformers film, the vehicles are designed to navigate difficult terrain by blending electric car and robotic tech. We may not have flying cars yet, but Hyundai has finally bui [...]
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‘What if we kidnap & torture them?’ Duterte blasts state auditors who ‘stall’ govt work
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The president of the Philippines has suggested kidnapping and torturing government auditors who look too closely into how the government is spending money. Fed up with the Commission on Audit’s (COA) constant scrutiny of government spending, President Rodrigo Duterte proposed a radical way to deal [...]
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Row over Japan university ‘sex listing’
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A magazine apologises after ranking universities on how easy it is to convince students to have sex. A Japanese men's magazine has had to issue an apology after publishing a list ranking universities on how easy it is to convince female students to have sex at drinking parties. The list in the issue [...]
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China and US begin new round of trade negotiations
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Officials from world's top two economies meet in Chinese capital amid hopes negotiations will help resolve tariff spat. Delegates from China and the United States are set to hold face-to-face negotiations in Beijing aimed at easing a bitter trade war between the world's two largest economies. The tw [...]
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Tesla starts work on huge new China plant
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The carmaker wants to use the Shanghai plant to grow its presence in the world's biggest auto market. Tesla boss Elon Musk has broken ground at a new factory in Shanghai, the electric carmaker's first manufacturing plant outside the US. The facility will produce Model 3 and Model Y cars as it pushes [...]
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North Korea’s Kim begins visit to China
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Kim Jong-un is in Beijing for a three-day visit at the invitation of China's president, state media say. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has arrived in Beijing for an unannounced visit, at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Mr Kim will be in China until 10 January with his wife Ri Sol-j [...]
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China’s best hope is that Trump, Wall Street, and the whole world are willing to play pretend
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China's economy is showing signs of extreme stress, and not just because of President Donald Trump's trade war. China's best hope for stabilizing its economy is a massive, coordinated, global game of pretend. Here's what that would look like: On March 1, Trump's administration emerges victorious fro [...]
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