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Japan bids to save Syria attacks probe

The UN Security Council was yesterday expected to vote on a 30-day extension of a UN-led investigation of chemical weapons attacks in Syria to allow for negotiations after Russia vetoed a renewal of the probe. Japan on Thursday presented a draft resolution that would give theFULL STORY

Trump’s Tokyo cheeseburger drawing crowds

Haruyuki Sano traveled one-and-a-half hours for a taste of the same cheeseburger US President Donald Trump ate with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his visit last week. “It tasted great, like steak,” the pastry-maker said after savoring the 100 percent US Angus beef Colby JackFULL STORY

Fear of a serial killer puts Tampa on edge

A possible serial killer is on the loose in Tampa, Florida, picking out victims seemingly at random on the street, and shaken residents are looking over their shoulders fearing he could be someone they know. Early on Tuesday, 60-year-old Ronald Felton became the fourth person toFULL STORY

Gangster ‘Boss of Bosses’ Toto Riina dies aged 87

Gangster “Boss of Bosses” Toto Riina, who has died at the age of 87 according to Italian media reports, was one of the most violent and feared Godfathers in the history of the Sicilian mafia. Salvatore “Toto” Riina, nicknamed “The Beast” because of his cruelty, ledFULL STORY

Aboriginal children suffering ‘shocking’ treatment: probe

Aboriginal children are subjected to “shocking” treatment at youth detention centers in northern Australia, an investigation revealed yesterday, after a video of violence against mostly Aboriginal boys sparked outrage. The damning report said detained children were subjected to physical abuse, encouraged or paid to perform humiliatingFULL STORY

Man takes photos with dead wife, then cuts her up

A homeless man posed for photographs with his dead wife, along with their newborn and toddler, before dismembering her body in a Kansas City hotel room, court records showed. Justin Rey, 35, who was arrested last month after being found with the remains at a KansasFULL STORY

Greece in mourning as floods kill 142017-11-17

Greece yesterday declared a day of national mourning after floods on the outskirts of Athens left at least 14 dead on Wednesday, flipping over cars, smashing into homes and cutting off highways. The flash floods turned roads into raging torrents of mud and debris, inundating housesFULL STORY

Tighten PRC media rules, US Congress urged2017-11-17

All staff of Chinese state-run media outlets in the US should be required to register with the government as foreign agents as they might be supporting Chinese intelligence gathering and “information warfare,” congressional advisers said on Wednesday. The US-China Economic and Security Review Commission said thatFULL STORY

Burmese military accused of rape2017-11-17

Human Rights Watch yesterday accused the Burmese security forces of committing widespread rape against women and girls as part of a campaign of ethnic cleansing during the past three months against the Rohingya in Rakhine State. The allegation in a report by the New York-based rightsFULL STORY

Rare South Korea quake injures 50, postpones exams2017-11-17

More than 50 people were injured and 1,500 taken to shelters in South Korea after a rare magnitude 5.4 earthquake hit the southeastern port of Pohang on Wednesday, officials said yesterday. The second-most powerful quake recorded in the nation hit at a shallow depth of 9kmFULL STORY

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