Japan

Patient's flatulence sparks fire during surgery
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Patient's flatulence sparks fire during surgery

Woman recovers from serious burns after laser treatment goes horribly wrong - and other tall tales
1 Nov 2016
Japan stabbing attack leaves 19 dead in home for disabled
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Japan stabbing attack leaves 19 dead in home for disabled

Satoshi Uematsu hands himself in to police, saying 'I want to get rid of the disabled from this world'
26 Jul 2016
Bear attacks: Warnings after four are killed in Japan
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Bear attacks: Warnings after four are killed in Japan

Officials fear separate attacks may be work of a single animal with 'taste for human flesh'
13 Jun 2016
Noah's ark collides with coastguard patrol boat
Noah's Ark
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Noah's ark collides with coastguard patrol boat

Dutch carpenter Johan Huibers takes to sea after dreaming about a flood - and other tall tales
13 Jun 2016
Japanese boy found alive after parents left him in forest
Yamato Tanooka
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Japanese boy found alive after parents left him in forest

Yamato Tanooka's father says he went 'too far' while trying to teach his son a lesson in bear-infested woods
3 Jun 2016
Obama stirs debate with Hiroshima visit during G7 summit
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Obama stirs debate with Hiroshima visit during G7 summit

US president will not apologise for devastating 1945 bombing during his historic trip
27 May 2016
Mitsubishi admits rigging fuel economy on 625,000 cars
Mitsubishi
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Mitsubishi admits rigging fuel economy on 625,000 cars

Japanese carmaker supplied Nissan with vehicles too as shares slump 15 per cent
20 Apr 2016
Japanese craze compares babies to bread
Baby Bread Arms
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Japanese craze compares babies to bread

Parents boast online about the doughiness of their children's limbs – and other tall tales
18 Apr 2016
Fukushima: How Japan is recovering, five years on
Fukushima
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Fukushima: How Japan is recovering, five years on

The 2011 earthquake and subsequent nuclear disaster has left an indelible mark on the country's history
11 Mar 2016
Rugby World Cup: commentary chaos as Japan beat South Africa
Japan v South Africa Rugby World Cup
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Rugby World Cup: commentary chaos as Japan beat South Africa

Commentators from around the world go ballistic as Karne Hesketh secures incredible upset for Japan – video
21 Sep 2015
Two dead on Japan bullet train after 'self-immolation' fire
Bullet train
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Two dead on Japan bullet train after 'self-immolation' fire

Man doused himself in oil and then set himself on fire in the first carriage of the Japanese bullet train
30 Jun 2015
FAILED BOMBER: Why her enemies want to free her
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FAILED BOMBER: Why her enemies want to free her

Islamic State is seeking the release of Sajida al Rishawi, a failed suicide bomber sent by rival group al-Qaeda
29 Jan 2015
Japan condemns 'despicable' Islamic State hostage threat
Kenji Goto
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Japan condemns 'despicable' Islamic State hostage threat

Japanese hostage Kenji Goto says he will be killed unless Jordan releases a failed suicide bomber
28 Jan 2015
Japanese agency offers 'solo weddings' for single women
Bride in Japan
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Japanese agency offers 'solo weddings' for single women

Single 'brides' can buy a dress and even pose with a 'decorative man' between the ages of 20 and 70
23 Dec 2014
What will Japan learn by resuming 'research' whaling?
A humpback whale
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What will Japan learn by resuming 'research' whaling?

Japan announces it will resume 'scientific whaling' in 2015, despite ban by the ICJ
9 Jul 2014
Who will win the World Cup of... life expectancy?
World Cup Fans
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Who will win the World Cup of... life expectancy?

England didn't survive long at Brazil 2014, but here's how they would have done if the tournament was decided by longevity
24 Jun 2014
England physio Lewin flies home; Croatia nude pics row
England trainer Gary Lewin is stretchered off the field
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England physio Lewin flies home; Croatia nude pics row

World Cup whispers: injured physio out of the tournament, Japan fans clean up stadium
16 Jun 2014
Paul McCartney cancels whole tour of Japan due to illness
Sir Paul McCartney performing onstage
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Paul McCartney cancels whole tour of Japan due to illness

Beatles star 'disappointed' to let down fans but doctors have ordered him to have 'complete rest'
20 May 2014
Escaped animal drill at Tokyo zoo - pictures
Japan Zoo, escaped gorilla
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Escaped animal drill at Tokyo zoo - pictures

6 Feb 2014
Five dead in Japan after chemical plant blast
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Five dead in Japan after chemical plant blast

Explosion at Mitsubishi Materials complex reportedly caused by maintenance crew working on heat exchanger
9 Jan 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 1 Oct 2012
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 1 Oct 2012

1 Oct 2012
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 30 Mar 2011
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Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 30 Mar 2011

30 Mar 2011
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