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Japanese government adopts bill on crossbow regulations

News from Japan - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 07:26
The bill to revise the swords and firearms control act calls for limiting the possession of crossbows for purposes such as shooting sports and veterinary ...

Australian lawmakers expected to pass changes to law covering Facebook and Google

Asia/Pacific - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 07:25
The government introduced amendments to the so-called Media Bargaining Code after Facebook last week escalated a dispute over the new laws.

Japan urges China to take “positive” actions over Hong Kong and Uyghurs

News from Japan - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 07:05
Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi delivered the remarks in a video message to a high-level meeting of the U.N. Human Rights Council.

The hot new thing in tech: speaking into your phone

America: CNN - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 07:03
Before last year, 28-year-old Meredith Giuliani thought voice notes were "kind of weird," and she mostly stuck to texting. But after the pandemic hit, audio messages became a daily routine for her and many of her friends.

Quake-hit bullet trains resume Tokyo-Tohoku services

News from Japan - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 06:37
Since the trains have to slow down on sections of the track that were recently repaired, some journeys will take about an hour longer than ...

10 Years On: 3/11-linked suicides still occurring

News from Japan - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 06:36
Health problems were considered a reason for suicides in 112 cases, family problems in 52 cases, and economic and life-related problems in 50 cases.

Investors are betting on a Macy's revival. Should they be?

America: CNN - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 06:17
Retailers have been battered by the pandemic, which triggered a plunge in foot traffic and caused demand for products like work clothing to all but evaporate.

Poverty road in China drives some to riches, leaves others behind

Asia/Pacific - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 05:49
A decadeslong war on poverty has yielded remarkable results, but it has not been a smooth journey up China's economic ladder for everyone.

China’s bid to eradicate poverty: What has been achieved?

Asia/Pacific - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 05:27
China claimed last year it had met a long-trumpeted target of lifting all its people out of extreme poverty.President Xi Jinping heralded a "major victory" ...

James Harden, Anthony Davis highlight All-Star Game reserves

Japan: Sports - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 04:47
NBA All-Star Game captains LeBron James and Kevin Durant won't have to look hard to find familiar faces when they build their teams for the ...

A digital firewall in Myanmar, built with guns and wire cutters

Asia/Pacific - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 04:29
The military has repeatedly shut off the internet, isolating a country that had only in the past few years linked to the outside world.

Crowd pressure for England at world’s biggest cricket stadium

Japan: Sports - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 04:09
Tens of thousands are expected to flock to the world's biggest cricket stadium on Wednesday and India skipper Virat Kohli thinks England will be intimidated ...

CONMEBOL confirms Australia and Qatar’s withdrawal from Copa America

Japan: Sports - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 03:51
Australia and Qatar, the two non-South American sides due to take part in this year's Copa America, have pulled out of the tournament, the secretary ...