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Trump’s ‘big, beautiful wall’ collides with Congress Click Here to Open in a New Window

Trump’s ‘big, beautiful wall’ collides with CongressPresident Trump backed off his demand that Congress pay for a wall spanning the entire U.S.-Mexico border in a crucial spending bill that must pass by Friday night to keep the government funded.



Obama makes first public remarks since leaving office Click Here to Open in a New Window

Obama makes first public remarks since leaving officeLeading a panel discussion at the University of Chicago, the former president said that he is hoping to inspire young leaders and “help them take a crack at changing the world.”



Police search for missing boy in California; father arrested Click Here to Open in a New Window

Police search for missing boy in California; father arrestedSOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Police in Southern California on Sunday finished their search of a park where the passed-out father of a missing 5-year-old boy was found over the weekend and are asking for anyone with information to come forward.



Death Penalty Countdown: One Family Waits for Execution Day in Arkansas Click Here to Open in a New Window

Death Penalty Countdown: One Family Waits for Execution Day in ArkansasJust miles away from death row in Arkansas, Genie Boren waits for the scheduled execution date of her husband’s killer, Kenneth Williams. Williams is one of the previously eight scheduled executions in a 10 day span in Arkansas.



Erdogan accuses French researcher of inciting assassination Click Here to Open in a New Window

Erdogan accuses French researcher of inciting assassinationPresident Recep Tayyip Erdogan's lawyer has lodged a complaint against a former French diplomat accusing him of inciting the assassination of Turkey's leader, his spokesman confirmed Monday. The move follows comments by Philippe Moreau Defarges about the outcome of the April 16 referendum on controversial constitutional changes that will tighten the president's grip on power. Defarges, now a senior fellow at the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI), said all legal paths to challenge Erdogan had been shut off and that the only two options left were civil war or assassination.



Holocaust Remembrance Day Marked With Memorial March Click Here to Open in a New Window

Holocaust Remembrance Day Marked With Memorial MarchThousands participated in a memorial march at Auschwitz in Poland to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day.



A look at the procedures and history of multiple executions Click Here to Open in a New Window

A look at the procedures and history of multiple executionsArkansas on Monday became the first state since 2000 to carry out a double execution. Two convicted murderers, Jack Jones and Marcel Williams, were put to death as part of an accelerated schedule because one of the state's lethal injection drugs expires at the end of April. A look at the procedures of multiple executions and their history in the U.S.:



Man who defended crying mother on American Airlines flight speaks out Click Here to Open in a New Window

Man who defended crying mother on American Airlines flight speaks outA man who stood up to a flight attendant who purportedly hit a mother of-two in the face with a baby's buggy while “violently” taking it from her has spoken publicly about the incident for the first time. Insurance executive Tony Fierro was dubbed a “hero” after footage of him confronting the flight attendant was widely circulated online. “A baby almost got hurt,” Mr Fierro told Texan TV channel WFAA-TV.



‘Better you than me’: Trump commends astronauts for converting urine into drinking water Click Here to Open in a New Window

‘Better you than me’: Trump commends astronauts for converting urine into drinking waterIn a video call with space station astronaut Peggy Whitson, President Trump congratulated her on her record-setting 535th day in space.



Pres. Trump's Threat to Congress Fails Click Here to Open in a New Window

Pres. Trump's Threat to Congress FailsPresident Trump lost his first fight over health care and Monday night he appeared to back off threats to force Democrats and Republicans to pay for the border wall. Fmr. GOP Congressman David Jolly and MNSBC's Joy Reid join Lawrence O'Donnell.



Lawyer for Philippines hit-man files complaint against Duterte at ICC Click Here to Open in a New Window

Lawyer for Philippines hit-man files complaint against Duterte at ICCBy Clare Baldwin and Stephanie van den Berg HONG KONG/THE HAGUE (Reuters) - A Philippines lawyer filed a complaint at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday against President Rodrigo Duterte and senior officials, accusing them of mass murder in a nationwide anti-drugs crackdown. Attorney Jude Sabio said in the 77-page complaint that Duterte "repeatedly, unchangingly and continuously" committed crimes against humanity and that under him, killing drug suspects and other criminals has become "best practice". Sabio is the lawyer for Edgar Matobato, a man who has testified in the Philippines Senate that he was part of a hit squad that operated on Duterte's orders.



What will tame the nuclear beast North Korea? Peace or war? Click Here to Open in a New Window
SEOUL, South Korea - As the North Korea crisis continues to threaten the peace in Asia - China continues to worry that the soon-approaching U.S. strike group headed by the USS Carl Vinson might mak
Detained in Pyongyang: Third American falls prey to North Korea-U.S. saber rattling Click Here to Open in a New Window
SEOUL, South Korea - A third American national was detained by North Korea, as the reclusive nation intensifies war of words against the U.S. The U.S. citizen was reportedly arrested at
On the verge of a war: North Korea says it will sink U.S. warship, as Japan sends its destroyers to join the U.S. strike group Click Here to Open in a New Window
PYONGYANG, North Korea - For close to a month the constant sabre-rattling by North Korea and America has created a war like situation on the Korean peninsula. Amid increased military ac
Explore the many theme parks of Japan Click Here to Open in a New Window
New Delhi [India], Apr 24 (ANI): Japan, the land of the rising Sun is known for its rich heritage, cultural history and beautiful landscapes but did you know that Japan also hosts a large number of Th
North Korea 'Ready To Sink' U.S. Aircraft Carrier Click Here to Open in a New Window
North Korea has threatened to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier that is beginning joint exercises with two Japanese destroyers in the western Pacific Ocean. The threat came in a commentary in the Rodong S
North Korea 'Ready To Sink' US Aircraft Carrier Click Here to Open in a New Window
North Korea has threatened to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier that is beginning joint exercises with two Japanese destroyers in the Western Pacific Ocean. The threat came in a commentary in the Rodong S
Cape Town properties outshine Paris and NYC Click Here to Open in a New Window
South Africas property market had a good year in 2016, according to a global property report published this week. In the report, two South African cities ranked higher in terms of property value grow
Japanese YPG fighter: Kurds, Arabs and foreign volunteers work together against ISIS in Syria Click Here to Open in a New Window
Heval Resit Japanya, a Japanese volunteer with the Kurdish Peoples Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria, said on Saturday that the anti-ISIS operation for Taqba town in Raqqa province is going v
Carl Vinson finally approaches North Korea Click Here to Open in a New Window
Two Japanese destroyers have joined the carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific, and South Korea said on Monday it was also in talks about holding joint naval exercises.
Demand surges for nuclear bunkers in Japan Click Here to Open in a New Window
Sales of nuclear shelters and radiation-blocking air purifiers have surged in Japan in recent weeks as North Korea continues testing its missile programme.
Laura and Jason Kenny named in GB Olympic cycling squad Click Here to Open in a New Window
Jason and Laura Kenny have been named in Great Britains cycling squad for the build-up to the Tokyo Olympics but a Pound 4million cut in funding has seen the squad fall from 110 riders to 87.
Destinations that have been taken over by animals Click Here to Open in a New Window
Fox Island in Japan is home to more than 100 semi-tame foxes, while the American island of Assateague hosts more than 300 feral ponies, thought to have survived a shipwreck long ago.


Japan Timeline and Information
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910 AD Fujiwara no Asatada, a Japanese poet, designated one of the 36 Immortals was born.

1596 AD there was an earthquake in Japan; several cities made ruins, and thousands perished.

1792 AD - in Kyushu Island, Japan: collapse of old lava dome during eruption of Unzen volcano caused avalanche and tsunami that killed an estimated 14,300 people. (Most were killed by the tsunami.) Japan's greatest volcano disaster.

1896 AD - an earthquake and tidal wave killed 27,000 in Sanriku, Japan

1923 AD - in Japan: magnitude 8.3 earthquake destroyed one-third of Tokyo and most of Yokohama. More than 140,000 killed.

1995 AD - a magnitude: 6.9 earthquake hit Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe, Japan


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