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Fukuoka theme park draws ire over 5,000 fish frozen into ice skate rink

FUKUOKA (TR) – A theme park in Kitakyushu City is facing a growing tide of criticism over its educational attraction featuring some 5,000 sea creatures frozen into an ice rink in what it boasts to be a world-first — and possibly Japan’s…

Fart sparks fire during surgery in Japan; patient seriously burnt

A patient's fart during a surgical procedure allegedly sparked a fire which caused her to be seriously burnt, the Tokyo Medical University Hospital in Shinjuku Ward said. The incident was reported in Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun. The…
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Obama dreams of opening a T-shirt shack in Hawaii after he leaves the presidency

WASHINGTON — “Are you up?” The emails arrive late, often after 1 a.m., tapped out on a secure BlackBerry from an email address known only to a few. The weary recipients know that once again, the boss has not yet gone to bed. The…

Japanese 'naked restaurant' to ban overweight diners

Japan's first "naked restaurant" opens in Tokyo next month with draconian rules of entry -- podgy prospective diners will be weighed and ejected if found to be too fat. Following the lead of establishments in London and Melbourne, "The…

For Sale: One Used Internet Company Called Yahoo

Yahoo goes on sale Monday. At least some of you reading this are thinking, "Yahoo? Are they still around?" Yes, this company founded in 1994, is ancient by Internet standards, but, according to the measurement company comScore, Yahoo…
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Thai Police Nab Mysterious Master Forger Known As 'The Doctor'

For years, Thai police have been trying to track down a master passport forger known only as "The Doctor." All they had was a rough description: "a bald Iranian in his 40s," Thailand's The Nation reported. The publication says '"The…
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Cancer Curing Doctor Found Shot Dead shortly after Govt. Raid on Clinic

In recent articles the use of cannabis oil (THC) has been explored in the treatment of seizure, proving with literature that the oil can have a drastic and positive impact on patient quality of life. Big Pharma companies and ‘sponsored’…
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Toshiba to sell part of its chip operations: sources

Japan's Toshiba Corp plans to sell part of its chip business as it aims to recover from a $1.3 billion accounting scandal, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Saturday. The electronics conglomerate has started accepting…

In Response to Nuke Test, U.S. Flies Nuclear Bomber Over Korean Peninsula

Four days after North Korea conducted an underground nuclear test, the U.S. Air Force flew a nuclear-capable B-52 bomber over South Korea. On January 10, theStratofortress flew non-stop from Andersen Air Force Base on the island of Guam approximately…

Putin Is Firing Off With Tokyo Over Some Pacific Rocks

Dsputed rocks and Beijing’s bad behavior in the South China Sea dominate the headlines these days. But there’s another showdown over disputed islands in the Pacific that is increasingly casting a shadow over Asia-Pacific security: a bitter…