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Panic in Amsterdam station after double stabbing at train station

World Aug 31, 2018

Panic in Amsterdam station after double stabbing at train station

Two people were stabbed at Amsterdam's busy Central Station on Friday before the alleged attacker was shot and wounded, Dutch police said. Witnesses described scenes of panic as gunshots rang out and thousands of commuters and tourists were evacuated from the rail terminus shortly after ...

Bellmare cruise past V-Varen

Soccer / J. League Aug 31, 2018

Bellmare cruise past V-Varen

Shonan Bellmare ran out comfortable 3-1 winners away to V-Varen Nagasaki in the J-League on Friday night. In the only J1 clash of the night, the visitors went into the break with a 1-0 lead thanks to a 32nd-minute opener from Tsukasa Umesaki. The 31-year-old midfielder, ...

Luka Modric named UEFA player of year

Soccer Aug 31, 2018

Luka Modric named UEFA player of year

Luka Modric of Real Madrid and Croatia on Thursday received the accolade of UEFA Player of the Year after his Champions League exploits. "My father always pushed me to fight for my dreams, I owe him a lot for everything," said Modric, whose silky midfield ...

Business / Economy Aug 31, 2018

Japan's government budget requests for fiscal 2019 hit record high

Budget requests from government ministries and agencies for fiscal 2019 reached a record-high ¥102.5 trillion ($923 billion) amid snowballing social security costs and increasing defense spending, officials said Friday. The figure suggests that the initial general account budget for the year beginning next April could ...

Vegalta Sendai's Takuma Nishimura transfers to CSKA Moscow

Soccer / J. League Aug 31, 2018

Vegalta Sendai's Takuma Nishimura transfers to CSKA Moscow

Vegalta Sendai forward Takuma Nishimura will make a full transfer to Russian Premier League side CSKA Moscow, the J. League club announced Friday. It will be Nishimura's first stint with an overseas club, having spent his entire career with Vegalta since joining the J1 side ...