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China urges Japan to make clean break with militarism

Beijing, China | Xinhua | China on Thursday urged Japan to earnestly honor its statement of and commitment to facing up to and reflecting on its history of aggression and make a clean break with militarism. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin made the remarks after Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida …

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Japan warns of tsunami following volcanic eruption in Tonga

Tokyo, Japan | Xinhua | The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) on Saturday midnight issued a tsunami warning following an earlier volcanic eruption in Tonga. The weather agency warned of the tsunami on the country’s Pacific coast and urged residents to evacuate from seaside areas. The tsunami was triggered following the …

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The untold story of weightlifter Julius Sekitoleko

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government officials have remained cagey about the exact disciplinary action weightlifter Julius Ssekitoleko faces following his failed attempt to stay in Japan, where he was part of Team Uganda at the ongoing Olympics. CID spokesperson Charles Twiine said the police were last night interviewing …

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Tokyo Olympic Games start

Global artists bring world together in “Imagine” moment during Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony Tokyo, Japan | THE INDEPENDENT | Global artists Angélique Kidjo, Alejandro Sanz, John Legend, Keith Urban and the Suginami Children’s Choir brought all five continents together in today’s Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Hundreds …

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‘Missing’ Ugandan weightlifter returns home

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Weightlifter  Julius Ssekitoleko, who went missing for a few days in Tokyo and was finally traced, has today returned safely to Uganda. He vanished from the Olympic village facilities in Izumisano City last week, leaving a note saying he was seeking to stay in Japan. He …

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