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    • Bowing in remembrance of war
      Japan yesterday marked the 74th anniversary of its surrender in World War II, with Emperor Naruhito expressing his “deep remorse” over Japan’s wartime actions at an annual mourning ceremony in Tokyo.
    • Moscow to honor hero pilots after emergency
      The Kremlin lauded two Russian pilots as heroes and said they would be handed state awards after they landed an airliner carrying 233 people in a cornfield outside Moscow after striking a flock of birds
    • S. Korea offers to join hands with Japan
      South Korean President Moon Jae-in struck a conciliatory tone toward Japan yesterday, offering to “join hands” if Tokyo chooses dialogue as relations between the two countries dip to recent lows.
    • Modi talks tough on Independence Day
      Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered an Independence Day speech yesterday that spotlighted a decision to remove the special rights of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir among the bold moves
    • Anniversary of Japan surrender observed
      ANTI-JAPANESE war memorials in China hosted commemorative activities yesterday to observe the 74th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II. Seventy-four years ago, on August 15, Chinese people
    • Jail warden is sacked over Epstein suicide
      The warden at the US federal jail where Jeffrey Epstein took his own life over the weekend was removed on Tuesday and two guards who were supposed to be watching the financier were placed on leave while
    • Om! Japan’s immortal Buddhist Zen master
      A 400-year-old temple in Japan is attempting to hot-wire interest in Buddhism with a robotic priest it believes will change the face of the religion — despite critics comparing the android to “Frankenstein’s
    • Record lottery win
      A lucky ticket-holder in Italy has won the country’s biggest ever lottery jackpot of 209 million euros (US$234 million), the Superenalotto organizers said yesterday.
    • Arrest over blast
      Police in Denmark say a 22-year-old Swedish man has been arrested and an international arrest warrant has been issued for 23-year-old man, also from Sweden, in connection with an early morning explosion
    • Pregnant panda
      Experts say they’re pretty sure Berlin zoo’s 6-year-old panda Meng Meng is pregnant.
    • Notre-Dame still in danger of collapse
      Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris is still at risk of collapse after being gutted by a fire in April, with more stonework falling during the recent heatwave in the French capital, the government said yest
    • US congressmen distorted truth on HK
      A SPOKESPERSON for the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region denounced some US congressmen for making groundless accusations

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