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No major damage reported after magnitude 5.8 quake in Hokkaido

National Feb 21, 2019

No major damage reported after magnitude 5.8 quake in Hokkaido

Four people were injured and hundreds of others left stranded in train carriages and at an airport early Friday after a magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit Hokkaido the previous night. While no major damage was reported from the quake, which struck at 9:22 p.m. Thursday, more ...

Fire kills at least 70 in old part of Dhaka

Asia Pacific Feb 21, 2019

Fire kills at least 70 in old part of Dhaka

A devastating fire raced through densely packed buildings in a centuries-old shopping district in Bangladesh's capital, killing at least 70 people, officials and witnesses said Thursday. The fire in Dhaka's Chawkbazar area was mostly under control after more than 10 hours of frantic efforts. Some ...

Scott Hansen avoids big changes despite flat start from Sunwolves

Rugby Feb 21, 2019

Scott Hansen avoids big changes despite flat start from Sunwolves

Sunwolves acting head coach Scott Hansen resisted making wholesale changes Thursday as his side looks to put aside a disappointing start to the 2019 Super Rugby season. Following a flat 45-10 opening-round loss to the Sharks in Singapore, Hansen has made four changes and one ...

High school baseball federation wants review of pitch limits

Baseball Feb 21, 2019

High school baseball federation wants review of pitch limits

The Japan High School Baseball Federation said Wednesday it will ask a local prefectural body to review its decision to implement the country's first pitch limits in high school baseball, which are aimed at preventing injuries to the arms of young players. The national federation ...