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Endless possibilities of bamboo When Japan opened up to the world in the middle of the 19th century, Western merchant ships were quick to return home with exotic art from the once reclusive nation. The private galleries and curiosity shops of London and Paris were flooded with Japanese | Jan 12, 2018 06:38 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Heavy Snow Strands Hundreds Overnight on Train in Japan About 430 people were stuck on a train overnight in Japan by heavy snow that blanketed much of the countrys Japan Sea coast, a railway official said Friday. The train started moving again shortly before 10:30 a.m., about 15 hours after it had been forced
Voice of America | Jan 12, 2018 05:56 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Czechs head to the polls to elect next president Incumbent Milos Zeman seen as front runner in field of nine candidates vying for a spot in a runoff later this month.
Al Jazeera | Jan 12, 2018 05:53 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
India responds to breach of biometric database The Indian government has announced new security measures following reports of an alleged security breach in the country's vast biometric database, which contains the personal details of 1.2 billion Indian citizens. | Jan 12, 2018 04:33 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Dershowitz on the legality of Fusion GPS testimony leak Harvard Law professor reacts to Sen. Dianne Feinstein's decision on 'The Story.'
Yahoo! News | Jan 11, 2018 12:53 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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With key GOPers retiring, could Orange County lead the way to a Democratic wave? Two veteran GOP congressmen representing Californias Orange County, Darrell Issa and Ed Royce, just announced their retirements, a hopeful sign for Democrats. But can they capitalize on it to flip the House?
Yahoo! News | Jan 11, 2018 12:04 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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India Extends Hand to Apple and Others by Easing Rules on Foreign Firms The government said foreign-owned, single-brand retailers would get more time to meet its requirements to sell products made by Indians.
New York Times | Jan 10, 2018 9:18 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Oil tanker explodes in East China Sea Part an oil tanker that has been ablaze for days off the coast of Shanghai exploded Wednesday, forcing rescue boats searching for 31 missing sailors to retreat, Chinese authorities said. | Jan 10, 2018 4:04 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Turkey urges Russia, Iran to stop Syria offensive on Idlib Turkey on Wednesday called on Russia and Iran, the two chief allies of President Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria, to halt an air offensive on the rebel-held Idlib province near the Turkish border. Ankara has been working closely with Russia and Iran to
Yahoo! News | Jan 10, 2018 09:36 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Reporters held in Myanmar: Charges sought Prosecutors in Myanmar have sought charges under its Official Secrets Act against two Reuters reporters, which could see them jailed for up to 14 years, the news agency said. | Jan 10, 2018 08:18 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend