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  • National › 4 killed in car-motorbike collision in Gunmanew
    29 May 2016, 10:00 am - four people were killed in a collision between a light car and a motorbike in ota, gunma prefecture, on sunday morning. according to police, the accident occurred at around 8:35 a.m. at an intersection with no traffic lights on national route 50.
  • Podcast › The Kong Show: Tips on fixing your iPhone faster than at the Apple storenew
    29 May 2016, 6:54 am - ever suffer a cracked screen on your iphone or smartphone. then you know the routine of backing up all your data and taking the broken device to the apple store to have the entire phone replaced. anyone who’s ever been in this situation asks
  • National › Gov't to support revival of tourism in quake-hit Kyushunew
    29 May 2016, 6:30 am - the government plans to support revival of tourism in japan's quake-hit southwestern region through such measures as subsidizing repair costs of hotels and offering discounts in accommodation fees for japanese and foreign visitors, government sources
  • Politics › Abe looks at postponing sales tax hike until Oct 2019new
    29 May 2016, 6:25 am - prime minister shinzo abe told his aides saturday that he intends to push back the planned hike of the country's sales tax to october 2019 from april 2017, according to a source close to the matter. abe said at a press conference friday following
  • National › Japan to cut emphasis on nuclear power in next energy plannew
    29 May 2016, 6:22 am - japan will cut reliance on nuclear power when it releases an updated energy plan as early as next year, reflecting public opposition and a recognition that current policy is unrealistic, three sources familiar with official thinking told
  • World › The never-ending vigil for millions yearning to bury their deadnew
    29 May 2016, 5:58 am - nameless migrants laid to rest in unmarked scrubland, murder victims dumped in mass graves, desperate searches for the missing after natural disasters. around the world, millions of families wait in vain to bury their dead. "you cannot close the
  • Picture of the Day › Happi daynew
    29 May 2016, 5:25 am - participants clad in traditional "happi" coats carry a "mikoshi," or portable shrine during a festival parade on a street near yushima tenjin shrine in tokyo, on sunday. the shrine, where the spirit of a renowned scholar is believed to be enshrined,
  • Sports › Darvish triumphant in Rangers returnnew
    29 May 2016, 3:57 am - texas rangers pitcher yu darvish won in his first major league baseball start after almost 22 months, striking out seven batters in five innings in returning from elbow surgery. the 29-year-old japanese right-hander threw 51 strikes among his 81
  • World › U.S. schools preparing for the worst, with active shooter drillsnew
    28 May 2016, 9:49 pm - "lockdown, lockdown, lockdown. this is a drill." with those seven words, calmly announced over the intercom system, an eerie silence overtook a bustling elementary school of 650 students in suburban indianapolis. lights were turned off and blinds
  • Picture of the Day › Missed Yunew
    28 May 2016, 9:37 pm - tak fujita, of irving, texas, holds up a sign for texas rangers starting pitcher yu darvish of japan, during batting practice before a baseball game between the rangers and the pittsburgh pirates in arlington, texas, on saturday.

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  • 'Terrorist attempt' thwarted as two suspected militants arrested in KPnew
    29 May 2016, 12:18 pm - rawalpindi: security forces averted a 'terrorist attempt' by arresting two suspected militants in khyber pakhtunkhwa, inter-services public relations (ispr) said on sunday. the arrests were made during two intelligence-based operations in the
  • Iran not to send pilgrims for Haj, blames Saudi: state TVnew
    29 May 2016, 10:46 am - tehran: iranians will not take part in this year's haj because of "obstacles" raised by saudi arabia, iran's culture minister ali jannati said sunday. in the latest dispute between the two regional rivals, "after two series of negotiations without
  • Family of driver killed in Mullah Mansour drone strike files FIR against USnew
    29 May 2016, 10:32 am - quetta: family members of deceased taxi driver muhammad azam who was killed in an american drone strike in balochistan earlier this month filed a first-information report (fir) against the united states on sunday. the fir with was lodged by azam's
  • Military leadership was unaware of US drone strike, says Fateminew
    29 May 2016, 9:30 am - karachi: special assistant to the prime minister on foreign affairs tariq fatemi said pakistani military leadership was 'unaware' of the united states (us) drone attack in balochistan which killed afghan taliban chief mullah mansour, but also
  • Prime suspect in Alisha murder case arrestednew
    29 May 2016, 2:23 am - peshawar: the city police here on saturday arrested the main accused in the murder case of transgender alisha after a weeklong manhunt. alisha, who was a coordinator for trans action alliance khyber pakhtunkhwa, was shot six times on sunday last in
  • Drone attack not foreign policy failure, says Asifnew
    29 May 2016, 1:52 am - sialkot: federal minister for defence, water and power khwaja asif says pakistan will continue its efforts to establish a durable peace in afghanistan and intends to establish friendly ties with other neighbours. he said this on saturday at the local
  • Pemra withdraws ban on contraceptive adsnew
    29 May 2016, 1:51 am - islamabad: within days of imposing a ban on airing advertisements for contraceptive products on electronic media, the pakistan electronic media regulatory authority (pemra) realised that promoting birth control measures was part of the national
  • Govt reaches out to Popalzai for sake of ‘one Eid’new
    29 May 2016, 1:51 am - islamabad: in a bid to ensure that the holy month of ramazan and eidul fitr are observed on the same day across the country, the ministry of religious affairs has sought a meeting with mufti shahabuddin popalzai of peshawar’s masjid qasim ali
  • Two more booked for helping Mansour get identity papersnew
    29 May 2016, 1:51 am - islamabad: two more individuals said to be involved in helping afghan taliban leader mullah akhtar mansour to obtain pakistani documents for his alias wali mohammad have been arrested.the arrests come days after interior minister chaudhry nisar ali
  • Pakistan’s application for NSG to be decided by consensus: USnew
    29 May 2016, 1:51 am - washington: the united states, while acknowledging pakistan’s application to join the nuclear suppliers group (nsg), has said that the request will be decided by a consensus. last week, pakistan submitted a formal application in vienna for


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