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Naruhito speaks of remorse over WWII

[2019-08-18 10:47]

Following his father's lead, Japan's Emperor Naruhito expressed "deep remorse" over the country's wartime actions and prayed for global peace when making his first appearance as emperor on Thursday at an annual ceremony marking Tokyo's surrender in World War II.

City unites to remember mass shooting victims

[2019-08-18 10:47]

EL PASO, Texas - With "El Paso Strong" shirts on and with the sun setting behind them, thousands of people crowded into a baseball stadium in the Texas city on Wednesday evening to remember the 22 people killed by a gunman at a local Walmart store on Aug 3.

Corbyn makes cross-party plea to avoid no-deal Brexit

[2019-08-18 10:47]

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has called on leaders of other opposition parties to help install him as a temporary prime minister to prevent Prime Minister Boris Johnson forcing through a no-deal Brexit at the end of October.

Powerful storm turns deadly, snarls Japanese holiday

[2019-08-18 10:47]

TOKYO - A powerful tropical storm lashed Japan on Thursday, bringing strong winds and torrential rain that claimed at least one life and injured at least 11 people, prompted warnings of landslides and flooding, and sparked evacuation advisories and travel chaos during a peak holiday period.

Fungus hits banana crops in Colombia

[2019-08-18 10:47]

Colombia has declared a national emergency after confirming a fungus outbreak infecting bananas in the north of the country. It came at a tricky time for Colombia, as it works to diversify its export markets and eyes China as a key destination.

ROK president calls for talks to end trade row with Japan

[2019-08-18 10:47]

SEOUL - Moon Jae-in, president of the Republic of Korea, on Thursday offered an olive branch to Japan to end an ongoing trade dispute, saying Seoul will "gladly join hands" if Tokyo wants to talk.

Italian political crisis takes new turn

[2019-08-18 10:47]

ROME - Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini's push for new elections hit a stumbling block this week after the populist, anti-establishment Five-Star Movement began discussions with the main center-left party in hopes of avoiding a national vote nearly four years ahead of schedule.

Argentine financial markets crashes

[2019-08-18 10:47]

Deep in Argentina's popular beachside resort town of Mar del Plata, shopowner Fabian Cedron has been worried about his future. His stress levels spiked on Monday, when Argentina's financial markets crashed in spectacular fashion and sent waves of fear across financial markets.

US toy prices may rise due to additional tariff

[2019-08-10 05:57]

For the US toy industry, President Donald Trump's threatened 10 percent tariff on an additional $300 billion worth of Chinese goods starting from Sept 1 would come during the peak holiday shipping month, when many Chinese toy manufacturers send their products to the United States.

Sharp rise in female knife offenses

[2019-08-10 05:57]

The number of women and girls committing knife possession crimes in England has increased steeply since 2014, rising by at least 10 percent every year, police figures show.

Salvini calls for snap polls amid deadlock

[2019-08-10 05:57]

MILAN - The leader of Italy's ruling League party, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, declared the governing coalition to be unworkable on Thursday after months of internal bickering and said the only way forward was to hold fresh elections.

Trash for tickets on Indonesia's 'plastic bus'

[2019-08-10 05:57]

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Dozens of people clutching bags full of plastic bottles and disposable cups queue at a busy bus terminal in the Indonesian city of Surabaya - where passengers can swap trash for travel tickets.

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