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Trump confirms death of al-Qaida heir Hamza bin Laden

World Sep 14, 2019

Trump confirms death of al-Qaida heir Hamza bin Laden

President Donald Trump on Saturday confirmed that Hamza bin Laden, the son and designated heir of al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden, was killed in a counterterrorism operation along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. "The loss of Hamza bin Laden not only deprives Al-Qaeda of important leadership skills ...

New farm minister Taku Eto determined to stamp out swine fever

National / Politics Sep 14, 2019

New farm minister Taku Eto determined to stamp out swine fever

Newly appointed Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Taku Eto has expressed his determination to take decisive action on measures for ending the spread of swine fever in Japan, including whether to administer vaccines to pigs. "We practically only have nine months until we are stripped ...

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong seeks Trump, U.S. Congress support

Asia Pacific Sep 14, 2019

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong seeks Trump, U.S. Congress support

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong urged U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday to include a "human rights clause" in any trade agreement with China, and sought Washington's backing for the city's democracy movement. The 22-year-old called on American politicians to pass a bill expressing support ...

Editorials Sep 14, 2019

Lessons from the latest typhoon

Last week's typhoon provided ample evidence the Tokyo area needs better prepartation for disasters, especially among transport companies and employers in general.

Two first-half goals propel Frontale past Jubilo

Soccer / J. League Sep 14, 2019

Two first-half goals propel Frontale past Jubilo

by Dan Orlowitz

Two teams winless in their last six games stepped onto the Todoroki Stadium pitch needing a win for very different reasons. Only one walked away happy on Saturday night. Yasuto Wakizaka and Kazuya Yamamura outfoxed Jubilo Iwata goalkeeper Krzysztof Kaminski in the first half as Kawasaki ...

Unbeaten Okinoumi alone at top

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 14, 2019

Unbeaten Okinoumi alone at top

Okinoumi maintained the sole lead at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday, improving to 7-0 with an impressive win over fellow rank-and-file grappler Myogiryu. The No. 8 maegashira, who became the outright leader the previous day, has a one-win buffer over a trio of ...