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Japan marks ‘Respect  for the Aged Day’

Japan marks ‘Respect for the Aged Day’

Swinging dumbbells and chewing gum, several elderly Japanese gathered at a shrine in downtown Tokyo on Monday in sweltering temperatures, belying their age and importance in one of the world’s most rapidly aging societies.

Wads of cut-up cash  found in Geneva toilets

A Geneva official has confirmed a newspaper report that said wads of cut-up 500-euro notes (about $600 each) mysteriously turned up jammed into the toilets of three neighborhood restaurants and a bank in separate episodes in recent months.

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‘We condemn all human rights violations’

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned on Tuesday any human rights violations in troubled Rakhine State and said anyone responsible would face the law, and that she felt deeply for the suffering of everyone caught up in the conflict there.

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St. Louis protesters go to upscale malls, suburbs

Noisy demonstrators disrupted shopping at upscale suburban malls on Saturday and later marched through a popular district of bars and restaurants to protest a white St. Louis police officer’s acquittal in the killing of a black man, but the second day of protests was peaceful following sporadic vandalism and violence a night earlier.

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To shoot down or not NoKor missile?

North Korea’s latest missile launch over Japan set sirens blaring and triggered alerts telling people to seek shelter – yet neither Tokyo nor Washington tried to shoot the rocket down.

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Teen linked to London bombing arrested

British police were hunting Sunday for further potential suspects after arresting an 18-year-old man in the ferry departure area of the port of Dover on suspicion of involvement in the bombing of a London Underground train.

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