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Woman jumps to death after apparently stabbing man

A 21-year-old woman jumped to her death from a building rooftop in Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture, after she apparently stabbed a man, police said Sunday. According to police, the incident occurred at around 2:40 p.m. Saturday on a sidewalk in Honcho, Funabashi, Sankei Shimbun reported. The victim, who lives in Kashiwa,…

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Abe, S Africa's Ramaphosa to cooperate on global stage

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and new South African President Cyril Ramaphosa agreed in a telephone call to cooperate in the international arena on the basis of their shared values, including human rights and the rule of law. Abe congratulated Ramaphosa on his inauguration and said Japan will continue to support…

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Biz - Money

Companies line up to change Japan's taxi sector

With their white-gloved, greying drivers and lace-covered seating, Japan's taxis seem to belong to another era, but as the 2020 Olympics approach, the sedate sector is facing a quiet revolution. Last week, Uber's CEO Dara Khosrowshahi made his first visit to Japan since taking over at the firm, touting "promising…

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Sports

N Korean delegation arrives for Olympics closing ceremony

A North Korean delegation led by a controversial former general arrived in South Korea to attend Sunday's closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and hold meetings with top South Korean officials. Ivanka Trump, the U.S. president's daughter and adviser, will also attend the ceremony. The North's delegation is headed…

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Sports

Figure skaters let their hair down at gala exhibition event

Rappers, Spiderman and a sultry tiger took to the ice on Sunday as the world's top skaters let their creativity take over in a gala exhibition, the final figure skating event at the Pyeongchang Games. Galas are a traditional part of any major figure skating competition, allowing fans to glimpse…

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Sports

Ohtani struggles in first pitching start with Angels

Star two-way player Shohei Ohtani struggled in his spring pitching debut with the Los Angeles Angels, allowing a home run and lasting a few batters less than scheduled. The Japanese phenom didn't bat Saturday against Milwaukee. Ohtani allowed two runs, one earned, and two hits in 1 1-3 innings. Keon…

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News - Politics

Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

Rick Gates' guilty plea to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges turns him from defendant to cooperating witness in the special counsel's probe of President Donald Trump's election campaign and Russia's interference. The plea by Gates, a former senior adviser to President Donald Trump's election campaign, revealed he will help special…

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Sports

Olympics Medals Table

Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total Germany 14 9 7 30 Norway 13 14 11 38 Canada 11 8 10 29 United States 9 8 6 23 Netherlands 8 6 6 20 Sweden 7 6 0 13 South Korea 5 8 4 17 Switzerland 5 6 4 15 France 5 4…

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Congress releases redacted, declassified Democratic memo

After weeks of discussions with the Justice Department, Democrats on the House intelligence committee released Saturday a classified memo that counters GOP allegations that the FBI abused U.S. government surveillance powers in its investigation into Russian election interference. The release comes after weeks of back and forth over how much…

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Star Alliance launches Digital Services Platform

Star Alliance has launched a Digital Services Platform (DSP) as a first step to an overall enhancement of digital and mobile services offered to customers travelling across the 28 airline member Star Alliance network. The platform was developed and implemented in conjunction with Accenture as part of the Alliance's strategy…

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