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80% of Thai warning system crumbling 12 years after surprise tsunami

World Jul 31, 2017

80% of Thai warning system crumbling 12 years after surprise tsunami

Up to 80 percent of Thailand's tsunami warning system needs maintenance work, the deputy director-general of its disaster prevention department said on Monday, more than a decade after the region was hit by a tsunami that killed 226,000 people. A 9.15 magnitude earthquake struck off ...

Hawks rally to beat up Fighters

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jul 31, 2017

Hawks rally to beat up Fighters

Seiji Uebayashi's third-inning, three-run homer brought the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks from behind in a 5-3 win over the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters on Monday evening. Before a crowd of 46,808, the largest announced at Tokyo Dome this season, the Hawks overturned a 3-0 deficit in ...

U.S. might blacklist Kim Jong Un in new U.N. sanctions resolution

Asia Pacific Jul 31, 2017

U.S. might blacklist Kim Jong Un in new U.N. sanctions resolution

The United States is considering blacklisting North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un under a new U.N. sanctions resolution after the country test-fired a second intercontinental ballistic missile, diplomatic sources said Sunday. But China and Russia are expected to oppose doing so, arguing it runs counter ...

Free movement with EU will end in March 2019, spokesman for May says

World Jul 31, 2017

Free movement with EU will end in March 2019, spokesman for May says

Free movement of people between Britain and the European Union will end in March 2019, when Britain leaves the bloc, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on Monday. Last week British finance minister Philip Hammond said there should be no immediate change to immigration rules ...

Business Jul 31, 2017

Car production helps Japanese industrial output rise 1.6%

Industrial production in June rose 1.6 percent from the previous month, lifted by a recovery in passenger cars and other transport equipment, government data showed Monday, with analysts predicting output will continue to grow. The rise in production follows a revised 3.6 percent fall in ...