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Four seniors missing in Iwate house fire

Feb 28, 2017

Four seniors missing in Iwate house fire

Four elderly people believed to have been inside a burning house in northeastern Japan remain unaccounted for following the blaze, police said. The fire broke out around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday in the house of Akira Ota, an 81-year-old farmer, in Tono, Iwate Prefecture. The ...

Panda pair at Ueno zoo confirmed to have mated

Feb 27, 2017

Panda pair at Ueno zoo confirmed to have mated

A Tokyo zoo’s hopes for a new baby panda grew Monday as it confirmed that its pair of giant pandas had mated for the first time in four years. Ueno Zoological Gardens said female panda Shin Shin and male Ri Ri, both 11, mated ...