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Historic 'ninja house' in northern Japan dodges demolition

National Oct 13, 2020

Historic 'ninja house' in northern Japan dodges demolition

A historic house in Aomori Prefecture supposedly used as a ninja base hundreds of years ago has avoided demolition after its new owner vowed to preserve the property, a university professor said Tuesday. The wooden one-story house, which sits in a narrow alley in the ...

Taiwan says new China spy accusation is fake news

Asia Pacific Oct 13, 2020

Taiwan says new China spy accusation is fake news

Taiwan has labeled new spying accusations by China as fake news after Chinese state television aired a program showing a Taiwanese academic arrested in China on national security grounds at a time of heightened Taipei-Beijing tensions. China claims democratic Taiwan as its own territory, and ...

New Zealand expecting 47,000-strong crowd for second Bledisloe test

Rugby Oct 13, 2020

New Zealand expecting 47,000-strong crowd for second Bledisloe test

New Zealand Rugby is expecting a "near-capacity" crowd of some 47,000 to pack into Auckland's Eden Park for the second Bledisloe Cup international against Australia on Sunday. Pictures of 31,000 fans without masks cheering on the three-time world champions in the first test in Wellington ...

Kohei Uchimura to join international meet in Tokyo

Gymnastics Oct 13, 2020

Kohei Uchimura to join international meet in Tokyo

The Japan Gymnastics Association said Monday it has chosen three-time Olympic champion Kohei Uchimura for a team competing in a four-nation meet next month, the first international event for an Olympic sport in Japan since the postponement of the Tokyo Games caused by the ...