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Cabinet approves prosecutor Kurokawa resignation over gambling

The Cabinet on Friday approved the resignation of Japan's second-highest-ranking prosecutor, believed to be favored by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, for playing mahjong for money earlier this month, potentially in violation of the law.

 
Created 22 May 2020
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Cher tweets joy as Pakistan agrees to free lonely elephant Kaavan

Music icon Cher marked "one of the greatest moments of my life" on Thursday after a Pakistani court ordered freedom for a lonely elephant named Kaavan, who had become the subject of a high-profile rights campaign backed by the US singer.

   
Created 22 May 2020
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Cyclone toll hits 95 as Bangladesh and India start mopping up

India and Bangladesh began a massive clean-up on Thursday after the fiercest cyclone since 1999 killed at least 95 people, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.

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Created 21 May 2020
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Super cyclone leaves trail of destruction in Bangladesh, India

The most powerful cyclone to hit Bangladesh and eastern India in more than 20 years tore down homes, carried cars down flooded streets and claimed the lives of more than a dozen people.

   
Created 21 May 2020
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Steady rise in club-linked cases still worrisome amid new infections slowdown

South Korea's new coronavirus cases slowed on Thursday, but health authorities are still fretting over further community spread tied to entertainment facilities and a hospital.

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Created 21 May 2020
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Japan's April exports see sharpest drop in 10 yrs, hit by pandemic

Japan's exports in April posted the largest year-on-year drop in over 10 years, due to plunging overseas demand as the new coronavirus pandemic confined people to their homes and hampered economic activities worldwide, government data showed on Thursday.

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Created 20 May 2020
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Schools reopen in South Korea as virus fears ease

Hundreds of thousands of South Korean students returned to school on Wednesday as educational establishments started reopening after a coronavirus delay of more than two months.

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Created 19 May 2020
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Virus fears as India, Bangladesh evacuate millions ahead of cyclone

India and Bangladesh began evacuating more than two million people on Monday as a cyclone barrelled towards their coasts, with officials racing to ready shelters amid fears of coronavirus contagion in cramped facilities.

   
Created 18 May 2020
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Japan slides into recession -- with forecasts of worse to come

Japan dived into its first recession since 2015, according to official data on Monday, with the world's third-largest economy shrinking by 0.9 per cent in the first quarter as it wrestles with the fallout from the coronavirus.

 
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Typhoon forces 140,000 from homes in virus-hit Philippines

Over 140,000 people were forced into cramped shelters as a powerful typhoon hammered the Philippines on Friday, compounding the nation's battle with the coronavirus pandemic.

   

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