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Seven-Eleven Japan offers to allow store to end 24-hour operations

Business / Corporate Jul 12, 2019

Seven-Eleven Japan offers to allow store to end 24-hour operations

Convenience store chain Seven-Eleven Japan Co. has agreed to allow shorter operating hours for a franchisee in Higashiosaka, Osaka Prefecture, company officials said Thursday. The franchiser's regional manager gave documentation containing the contract changes to Mitoshi Matsumoto, the owner of the Higashiosaka store, on Thursday, ...

SDF chief says Japan is communicating with U.S. over coalition plan

National Jul 12, 2019

SDF chief says Japan is communicating with U.S. over coalition plan

The top uniformed officer of the Self-Defense Forces said Thursday that Japan is in communication with the United States regarding President Donald Trump's plan for a military coalition to safeguard commercial shipping in the Middle East. "It's true that Japan and the United States are ...

U.N. to probe Philippines drug war deaths

Asia Pacific / Crime & Legal Jul 12, 2019

U.N. to probe Philippines drug war deaths

The U.N. Human Rights Council voted on Thursday to set up an investigation into mass killings during Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's so-called war on drugs, a step that activists said was long overdue. Duterte's government says police have killed about 6,600 people in shootouts with ...

Missing teen mystery deepens as Vatican dig reveals empty graves

World Jul 12, 2019

Missing teen mystery deepens as Vatican dig reveals empty graves

The mystery surrounding the disappearance of an Italian teenager 36 years ago deepened Thursday after two graves at the Vatican thought to possibly hold her remains were discovered to be empty. Not only was Emanuela Orlandi's body not found, the tombs did not even hold ...

Ex-England striker Peter Crouch announces retirement

Soccer Jul 12, 2019

Ex-England striker Peter Crouch announces retirement

Former England striker Peter Crouch announced on Friday his retirement from soccer after more than two decades as a professional. The 38-year-old former Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Stoke City striker spent last season at Burnley but his contract ended last month. Crouch was capped 42 times ...

Title chase down to two unbeatens

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 12, 2019

Title chase down to two unbeatens

Yokozuna Hakuho and Kakuryu continued their unbeaten march at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday, improving to 6-0 with victories over rank-and-file opponents. The two yokozuna are in a two-way tie for the lead at Dolphins Arena after the last two undefeated maegashira were ...