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18-year-old woman dies after small landslide in Kanagawa

National Feb 5, 2020

18-year-old woman dies after small landslide in Kanagawa

A teenager was killed Wednesday morning when she was struck by a small landslide while walking through a residential area in the city of Zushi, Kanagawa Prefecture, local police said. The landslide occurred at around 8 a.m. when a nearly vertical, 10-meter-wide section of a ...

Nihon Kotsu and DeNA to integrate taxi-hailing services

Business / Corporate Feb 5, 2020

Nihon Kotsu and DeNA to integrate taxi-hailing services

Major taxi operator Nihon Kotsu Co. and information technology firm DeNA Co. will integrate their taxi-hailing app businesses April 1. With their integrated services, over 100,000 taxis will be available for hailing, the companies said Tuesday. The integration is intended to increase cost competitiveness, improve customer ...

Putin remains coy on future political plans

World / Politics Feb 5, 2020

Putin remains coy on future political plans

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that a nationwide vote on constitutional changes he proposed wouldn't be used to extend his current term in office, but remained tight-lipped about his future political plans. Kremlin critics have seen Putin's amendments as part of his efforts to ...

ICC gathering evidence of crimes against humanity in Rohingya case

Asia Pacific Feb 5, 2020

ICC gathering evidence of crimes against humanity in Rohingya case

Investigators from the International Criminal Court have begun collecting evidence for a case involving alleged crimes against humanity by Myanmar against Rohingya Muslims causing them to flee to neighboring Bangladesh, a court official said Tuesday. Phakiso Mochochoko, director of the Jurisdiction, Complementary and Cooperation Division ...

Google and Tinder probed over use of data in EU

Business / Tech Feb 5, 2020

Google and Tinder probed over use of data in EU

Silicon Valley giants Google LLC and Tinder are under investigation over the processing of European users' data, regulators in Ireland, where both have their regional bases, announced Tuesday. The Data Protection Commission (DPC) said it had received complaints from various European consumer associations about the ...

WHO working on recommendations for resuming flights to China

Business Feb 5, 2020

WHO working on recommendations for resuming flights to China

The World Health Organization will work with travel and tourism industry representatives on Wednesday to draw up further recommendations to protect their crews so they can resume flights to China, a senior WHO official said. Sylvie Briand, WHO director of global infectious hazard preparedness, said ...

Nadeshiko League legend Shinobu Ono hangs up cleats

Soccer Feb 5, 2020

Nadeshiko League legend Shinobu Ono hangs up cleats

Former Japan striker Shinobu Ono, the all-time top goal scorer in the women's Nadeshiko League, has retired from soccer after 21 seasons, her former club Nojima Stella Kanagawa Sagamihara said Wednesday. The 36-year-old helped Japan win the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2011 and finish ...

Korean fans win compensation for Cristiano Ronaldo no-show

Soccer Feb 5, 2020

Korean fans win compensation for Cristiano Ronaldo no-show

Compensation awarded to two South Korean fans for the cost of tickets and for so-called "mental anguish" because Cristiano Ronaldo didn't play in a pre-season exhibition in Seoul last July is just the beginning, a Seoul-based lawyer said Wednesday. The promoters of the exhibition between ...

Olympic concerns grow over coronavirus impact

Olympics Feb 5, 2020

Olympic concerns grow over coronavirus impact

Tokyo Olympics organizers on Wednesday said they are increasingly concerned about the disruption the fast-spreading virus in China is causing ahead of the games, which open in just under six months. Chief Executive Officer Toshiro Muto sounded a grave note speaking at a meeting with ...

Knicks president Steve Mills fired

Basketball / NBA Feb 5, 2020

Knicks president Steve Mills fired

The New York Knicks made a big move before the trade deadline — by getting rid of the guy who would have been making their deals. They fired President Steve Mills on Tuesday, shaking up the front office at a most unusual time. General manager Scott ...

Liverpool's youngsters win replay

Soccer Feb 5, 2020

Liverpool's youngsters win replay

Liverpool reached the fifth round of the FA Cup for the first time under Jurgen Klopp. He wasn't at Anfield to see it. With Klopp determined that he and his senior players had the week off during English soccer's new midseason break, Liverpool fielded its youngest ...