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Japan Hit By Strongest Storm In 25 Years

Japan on Tuesday was hit by Typhoon Jebi, the strongest and powerful storm to hit the island country in 25 years, causing violent winds and disrupting transport services. Japan‘s Meteorological Agency issued a caution on torrential rains and an increase in speed of the strong winds in both the eastern and western parts of the country. The typhoon first made ...

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North Korea Launches Another Ballistic Missile, Lands In Japan

North Korea launched a ballistic missile Friday, the Pentagon said, just weeks after Pyongyang tested an intercontinental rocket capable of hitting parts of the United States. South Korea’s military and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also confirmed the launch. In Seoul and Tokyo, the governments convened meetings of their national security councils. Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis said the ...

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North Korea Threatens U.S. Of Merciless Strikes

North Korea is in sabre-rattling mode, threatening the United States  of “merciless” attacks if an aircraft carrier strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson, which is joining South Korean forces for exercises, infringes on its sovereignty or dignity. The pariah nation, which has alarmed its neighbors with two nuclear tests and a string of missile launches since last year, said ...

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FIFA U-20 World Cup: Japan Humiliate Falconets 6-0

The Nigeria U-20 Women’s team, the Falconets, were whitewashed 6-0 by Japan in their opening game of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup on Sunday in Papua New Guinea.’ The Nigerian Ladies went all the way to the finals of the last edition but were simply blown apart by the Asians on Sunday. In the Group B clash played at ...

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Japanese Doctor, Yoshinori Ohsumi, Wins Nobel Medicine Prize

The 2016 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine goes to Yoshinori Ohsumi of Japan for discoveries about autophagy – how the body breaks down and recycles cellular components. Ohsumi’s work is important because it helps explain what goes wrong in a range of diseases, from cancer to Parkinson’s. He located the genes that regulate this “self eating” process. Errors in these genes can ...

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