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04 июля 2011, 01:00

National › 3 children drown in pond in Hyogo

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Three boys drowned while playing in a pond in Akaishi City, Hyogo Prefecture, on Sunday afternoon, police said. The three boys were aged 9, 7, and 7. According to police officials, at around 2:20 p.m., a 6-year-old boy turned up at a police box and said that the three boys…

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04 июля 2011, 01:00

National › Akihabara's pedestrian paradise officially reopens

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Akihabara's vehicle-free pedestrian paradise officially reopened to the public on Sunday afternoon. The area has been a popular spot for pedestrians on Sundays since the early 1970s, but was closed in June 2008 after a man -- currently on death row -- killed three persons with a van and fatally…

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04 июля 2011, 00:59

Arts & Culture › Marvel announces adaptions of John Carter novels

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John Carter -- Edgar Rice Burroughs' other famous pulp creation -- is having his stories told anew thanks to an agreement between Marvel Entertainment and the author's estate that will return the Earth-born adventurer's Martian adventures to comic books. Marvel will do new graphic novel adaptations of Burroughs' Martian series,…

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04 июля 2011, 00:55

Entertainment › Maki Horikita to play doctor in postwar drama

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Actress Maki Horikita, 22, will play a doctor an NHK drama to air next year. The drama, which starts next April 2, is titled "Ume-chan sensei," and is based on a screenplay by Masaya Ozaki. Horikita plays the title character, Dr Ume, who becomes a doctor in Kamata, Tokyo after…

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04 июля 2011, 00:54

National › Filipino doctors provide mental health care to women

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Three female Filipino doctors visited Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, Sunday to provide mental health care to Filipino women who are married to Japanese men and live in areas ravaged by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. One of the doctors, Maria Paz Corrates, said those who received the treatment have been…

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04 июля 2011, 00:50

Technology › Panasonic opens first European fuel cell R&D center

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Panasonic has opened the Panasonic Fuel Cell Development Office Europe in Langen, Germany. The facility, situated in Panasonic’s European R&D center in Germany, will focus on developing residential fuel cells for the European market in close collaboration with leading European utility companies. Panasonic has been developing residential fuel cells (micro…

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04 июля 2011, 00:50

World › Thousands march in show of support for Chavez

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A march by thousands of Venezuelans to mark the country's bicentennial quickly turned into a show of support Sunday for ailing President Hugo Chavez, who remained in Cuba recovering from the removal of a cancerous tumor. The president's red-clad supporters waved flags, beat drums and chanted "Long live Chavez!" They…

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04 июля 2011, 00:50

Sports › New world No. 1 Djokovic defeats Nadal for Wimbledon title

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Until Sunday, Novak Djokovic never managed to win a grass-court tournament of any sort, let alone Wimbledon. Until Sunday, Djokovic never was able to beat Rafael Nadal in a Grand Slam match, let alone a final. Until this marvelous -- and nearly perfect -- year, Djokovic was very good. Now…

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04 июля 2011, 00:17

World › Turkey recognizes Libya rebels, promises more aid

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Turkey's foreign minister recognized Libya's rebel leaders as the country's legitimate representatives and promised them an additional $200 million in aid during a visit Sunday. The visit by Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu marked Turkey's strongest show of support yet for the opposition forces trying to out Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.…

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04 июля 2011, 00:04

National › 10 Japanese fishing boats to operate near disputed Senkaku Islands

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About 10 fishing boats belonging to a fishery cooperative in Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture, left a local port Sunday to operate in waters off the Senkaku Islands, which are controlled by Japan but claimed by China and Taiwan. The boats will operate in the East China Sea for two to three…

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03 июля 2011, 23:17

Sports › Brazil beats Norway 3-0 at women's World Cup

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Marta scored two goals and created another in a 3-0 win over Norway to lead Brazil into the quarterfinals of the women's World Cup on Sunday. The five-time FIFA world player of the year struck either side of the goal she made for Rosana in the 46th minute, scoring the…

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03 июля 2011, 22:40

Business › Mitsubishi Electric issues environmental report

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Mitsubishi Electric Corp has released its environmental report for fiscal 2012. The report outlines the operations of Mitsubishi Electric and its 167 domestic and overseas affiliates and their efforts to contribute to low-carbon, recycling-oriented societies through group-wide environmental activities. The report illustrates Mitsubishi Electric’s efforts to become a global, leading…