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National Oct 29, 2018

U.S. launches new missile defense command in Japan

U.S. forces in Japan are set to establish a new command for the U.S. Army's ballistic missile defense unit in the Asian country, and have started stationing personnel, it has been learned. The move is apparently aimed at countering threats from North Korea, which still ...

Gab.com fights to stay online after Pittsburgh synagogue massacre

Business Oct 29, 2018

Gab.com fights to stay online after Pittsburgh synagogue massacre

The website where the suspected Pittsburgh synagogue gunman posted anti-Semitic views said on Sunday it was "working around the clock" to stay online after being cut off by payment processors and forced to switch web hosts. The 46-year-old suspect, Robert Bowers, posted on Gab.com just ...

Czechs fete centenary with largest military parade since communist era

World Oct 29, 2018

Czechs fete centenary with largest military parade since communist era

The Czech Republic marked 100 years since the creation of Czechoslovakia on Sunday with the biggest military parade in its post-communist history, highlighting a weekend of celebrations. More than 4,000 military personnel took part in the event, which saw tanks and artillery roll down Evropska ...

Kenta Maeda, Hideki Matsui to appear in MLB All-Star series

Baseball / MLB Oct 29, 2018

Kenta Maeda, Hideki Matsui to appear in MLB All-Star series

Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Kenta Maeda was added Monday to the major league all-star team that will take on Samurai Japan next month, while former New York Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui was named as a bench coach. With the number of players raised from 28 ...

Hakuho in prime position to claim 42nd title in Fukuoka

Sumo Oct 29, 2018

Hakuho in prime position to claim 42nd title in Fukuoka

Mongolian Hakuho will go into next month's Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament at the summit of the sport's mountain in the top east yokozuna slot, according to the latest ranking released by the Japan Sumo Association on Monday. The 33-year-old is coming off a perfect 15-0 ...

Retired 'Ai-chan' leaves table tennis in good hands

More Sports Oct 29, 2018

Retired 'Ai-chan' leaves table tennis in good hands

On the announcement of her retirement, four-time table tennis Olympian Ai Fukuhara said that by paving the way for Japan's new generation of stars, she is leaving the sport in good hands. Despite never tasting the ultimate success at the Olympics or worlds, Fukuhara has ...