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    Coronavirus death toll tops 100 in China, 4,500 infections confirmed

    Agence France-Presse. Wuhan | Updated at 11:22am on January 28, 2020

    The United States and other nations raced to get their citizens out of the locked-down Chinese city at ground-zero of a virus epidemic on Tuesday,...

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    Japan arrests former SoftBank staff suspected of spying for Russia

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 11:02pm on January 26, 2020

    Japanese police have arrested a former SoftBank employee for allegedly stealing proprietary information from the telecom giant and giving it to Russian officials, police and...

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    China shuts down 13 cities as virus death toll hits 26

    Agence France-Presse. Beijing | Updated at 11:49am on January 24, 2020

    Chinese authorities rapidly expanded a mammoth quarantine effort aimed at containing a deadly contagion on Friday to 13 cities and a staggering 41 million people,...

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    Call for ban on human gene editing

    F William Engdahl | Updated at 12:00am on January 16, 2020

    JAPAN has banned gene-edited human embryos and international scientists are increasing the call to ban the highly uncertain and risky practice of gene-editing of human...

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    Oh, snow! Warm winter woes for famed Japan festival

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on January 11, 2020

    Organisers of Japan’s famed Sapporo snow festival are being forced to truck in an unprecedented amount of extra powder to build their signature sculptures after...

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    Japan blasts ‘unjustifiable’ Ghosn’s escape

    Agence France Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 10:32pm on January 05, 2020

    Carlos Ghosn’s escape from Japan is ‘unjustifiable’ and he is thought to have left the country using ‘illegal methods’, the Japanese justice minister said on...

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    Japan ‘Tuna King’ buys new year catch for $1.8 million

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 10:19pm on January 05, 2020

    A celebrated Japanese sushi businessman, nicknamed ‘Tuna King’, paid $1.8 million for a giant tuna at New Year’s auction at Tokyo’s main fish market on...

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    Japan raid, Turkey arrests in widening Ghosn probe

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo/Beirut | Updated at 10:40pm on January 02, 2020

    Officials on Thursday raided the Tokyo residence of former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn who fled to Lebanon to avoid a Japanese trial, while Turkey detained...

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    7 bodies found on North Korean boat in Japan

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 09:32pm on December 29, 2019

    The badly decomposed remains of seven people have been found in a suspected North Korean fishing boat that washed up on a Japanese island, a...

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    Japan lawmaker arrested over alleged casino bribes

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:04am on December 26, 2019

    A Japanese lawmaker was arrested on suspicion of accepting bribes worth tens of thousands of dollars from a company that wanted to build a casino,...