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Thursday,24th January 2019




National

Probe of IOC’s Takeda hangs over Tokyo Olympics

A month ago, Tsunekazu Takeda was warmly applauded by 1,400 Olympic dignitaries as he spoke alongside International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach in Tokyo. A month later, the powerful IOC member and head of the Japanese Olympic Committee is fighting a corruption investigation,...Full News..

Politics

N Korea tells Japan it may raise wartime labor issue

North Korea told Japan that it may raise in any future bilateral talks the subject of wartime labor during Tokyo's occupation of the Korean Peninsula until the end of World War II, diplomatic sources said Saturday. The wartime labor issue has been the source of heightened tension between Tokyo...Full News..

International

British PM warns of catastrophe if lawmakers don’t back Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May has warned lawmakers that failure to back her plan to leave the European Union would be catastrophic for Britain, in a plea for support two days ahead of a vote in parliament that she is expected to lose. Lawmakers are set to vote on May's Brexit deal on...Full News..


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Sports

Turner homers as Dodgers beat Brewers in NLCS Game 2

Justin Turner and the Los Angeles Dodgers know all about performing in the postseason. Backed into a tough spot Saturday, the red-headed slugger delivered once again. Shut down for most of the afternoon, Los Angeles staged another late rally and Turner hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to...Full News..

Economics

Rakuten EXPRESS expands service area to 14 cities in metropolitan Tokyo

Rakuten Inc has expanded the coverage area of the Rakuten EXPRESS door-to-door delivery service to include the 14 cities of Fuchu, Chofu, Nishitokyo, Mitaka, Kodaira, Hino, Musashino, Tachikawa, Tama, Kokubunji, Koganei, Inagi, Komae, and Kunitachi in the Tokyo metropolitan area. Rakuten EXPRESS...Full News..

Entertainment

China orders actress Fan Bingbing to pay massive tax fine

Chinese tax authorities have ordered "X-Men" star Fan Bingbing and companies she represents to pay taxes and penalties totaling $130 million, ending speculation over the fate of one of the country's highest-profile entertainers three months after she disappeared from public view. Of the total...Full News..


Crime

Probe of IOC’s Takeda hangs over Tokyo Olympics

A month ago, Tsunekazu Takeda was warmly applauded by 1,400 Olympic dignitaries as he spoke alongside International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach in Tokyo. A month later, the powerful IOC member and head of the Japanese Olympic Committee is fighting a corruption investigation,...Full News..

Environment

Foreign students and Japanese still delivering water in northeastern Japan

Japanese and foreign students from around the world joined together in a volunteer project in this city in northeastern Japan heavily hit by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster, delivering bottled water and smiles to residents still living in temporary housing. A total of 100 students,...Full News..

Life Style

Hilton commits to cutting environmental footprint in half

HONG KONG-  Hilton has unveiled plans to cut its environmental footprint in half and double its social impact investment by 2030. Hilton will institute science-based targets to reduce carbon emissions and send zero soap to landfill. The company will also double the amount it spends with local...Full News..


Science & Technology

Facebook rolls out video service worldwide

Facebook said Wednesday it is rolling out globally its Watch video service, which has already been available in the United States for more than a year. "We designed the product not just in a mindless consumption but in order to get people engaged," said Fidji Simo, Facebook's vice president for...Full News..

Bangladesh News

Ex Prime minister Khaleda’s trial to be held at old central jail

The trial in the Zia Charitable Trust graft case filed against Ex Prime minister of Bangladesh and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and three others is to be held today inside Dhaka Old Central Jail at Nazimuddin Road, where Khaleda has been serving jail in another case. The BNP chief is serving five...Full News..

More News

Japanese beef is gaining fans abroad, but are they eating it wrong?

Wagyu is gaining a following far beyond Japan, but diners in the West may be missing out on the best of its flavor. This premium beef, it turns out, is not really cut out for steaks. In the Japanese grading system, the level of marbling -- the intramuscular fat that gives wagyu its silky,...Full News..