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Annual eel day becomes increasingly pricey treat in Japan

National Jul 20, 2018

Annual eel day becomes increasingly pricey treat in Japan

As people in Japan treated themselves to grilled eel on a traditional eel-eating day Friday, many had to dish out more cash amid soaring prices for the endangered delicacy. The domestic catch of juvenile eels for cultivation dropped this season to the second-lowest level since ...

Pro-Assad villages evacuated in deal with Syrian insurgents

World / Social Issues Jul 20, 2018

Pro-Assad villages evacuated in deal with Syrian insurgents

Two pro-government villages in northwestern Syria were evacuated on Thursday, state television said, in an agreement between the Damascus government and insurgents who had laid siege to them for several years. In exchange, the government was due to release hundreds of prisoners from its jails. ...

Mitakeumi bounces back, moves closer to first title

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 20, 2018

Mitakeumi bounces back, moves closer to first title

Sekiwake Mitakeumi beat Goeido at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday to move within one win of his first top-level title. Mitakeumi (12-1) holds the sole lead after the 13th day of the 15-day meet at Dolphins Arena, with two wrestlers sitting two wins ...