Wednesday, 6th December 2023


1 day ago
A Tokyo taxi driver was arrested for deliberately driving into a flock of pigeons and killing one, police said Tuesday, reportedly because he was angry that the birds were on the road. Atsushi Ozawa, 50, "used his car to kill a common pigeon, which is not a game animal," in the Japanese capital last month…
2 days ago
US and Japanese rescuers found five bodies on Monday following the crash of an Osprey military aircraft last week off Japan with eight crew members on board, the US military said. "Today (Monday), the combined Japanese and United States teams... had a breakthrough when their surface ships and dive teams were able to locate remains…
2 days ago
A French court on Monday opened the appeal trial for a Chilean man who was sentenced to 28 years in prison last year for murdering his Japanese ex-girlfriend, Narumi Kurosaki. The trial opened shortly after 9:00 a.m. (0800 GMT) in the town of Vesoul in eastern France. Nicolas Zepeda spoke French to Judge Francois Arnaud,…
3 days ago
Japanese great Shinji Ono retired from football at the age of 44 on Sunday, ending a career that saw him become the first player from his country to win a European club trophy.
11 Nov
School is not a substitute for life education. There is more to life than just going to school. Your education is a compilation of life’s experiences and exposures. There is a lot more to learn in life than just what they teach you in school. A child’s foundation begins at home. Good morals, values, manners and character all begin way before they even enter school. To educate means to develop the mental, moral, spiritual and social capabilities of a child.
7 Nov
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Japan on Tuesday for a meeting of G7 foreign ministers set to seek a common line on Gaza as calls mount for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war.
31 Oct
A suspected gunman has taken an unknown number of people hostage inside a post office in Japan, authorities said Tuesday.
23 Oct
Japan's anti-trust watchdog said Monday it is investigating whether Google violated rules by asking smartphone manufacturers for preferential treatment.
10 Oct
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has opened the online application for a networking event in Japan.
18 Sep
More than 10 percent of Japanese people have crossed 80 years or older for the first time, new official data showed, as the nation faces a rapidly greying population.
13 Sep
Japan's struggling Prime Minister Fumio Kishida named new foreign and defence ministers on Wednesday in a major reshuffle that raised the number of women in the cabinet to five. Kishida's popularity and his standing within the ruling party have dived since he took office in October 2021, and many voters are not happy with his…
12 Sep
McDonald's Japan, automaker Nissan and beer giant Kirin said Tuesday they were dissociating themselves from Japan's biggest boyband agency following revelations about decades of sex abuse by its late founder. With their dazzling smiles and suave looks, boyband members made famous by Johnny & Associates have long been ubiquitous in TV commercials and posters for…


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The Ogun State Police Command has arrested two suspects, Akeem Usman and Ifadowo Niyi, for the alleged ritual murder of Quadri Salami, an 18-year-old 100-level student at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU).
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House of the Dragon Season 2 is set to hit our screens next summer, and in preparation for that, the thriller has already shattered HBO MAX’s viewing records.
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‪Tarryn Reid and Clairise Hefke (TxC), the trailblazing musical ensemble known for infusing soulful beats with high-octane energy, has released their latest sensation, "Turn Off the Lights."
2 hours ago
In a candid interview with Time magazine, Taylor Swift has opened up about the devastating impact of the infamous phone call with Kanye West, which leaked online in 2016. The call, which was illegally recorded and edited, sparked a public firestorm and had a profound effect on Swift's mental health and career. Back then, Kim…
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Azerbaijan said Wednesday it wants reassurances from the United States on bilateral ties for Washington to continue mediating normalisation talks with arch-foe Armenia. The Caucasus neighbours have been locked in a decades-long conflict the over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, which Azerbaijan reclaimed after a lightning offensive against Armenian separatists in September. Both countries have said a…
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Israeli authorities have approved the construction of more than 1,700 new homes, a non-governmental organisation said Wednesday, a move constituting the expansion of settlements in occupied east Jerusalem.
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, 6 December 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/-Safaricom M-PESA Mobile Financial Services PLC and Chapa Financial Technologies Share Company have entered into a partnership agreement to provide M-PESA services for entrepreneurs, businesses, and government services on Chapa’s payment aggregator platform.   The partnership aims to boost the ease of transactions for both merchants and M-PESA customers…
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LUSAKA, Zambia, 6 December 2023 /African Media Agency (AMA)/-From November 1-3, fintech stakeholders from around Africa and the globe converged in Lusaka, Zambia, for the 10th edition of the Africa Fintech Summit. Historically, AFTS has been the go-to platform for fintech startups, banks, corporations, telcos, government agencies, venture capital firms, and other industry players to…
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Tensions rose between Venezuela and Guyana on Tuesday as Caracas proposed a bill to create a Venezuelan province in a disputed oil-rich region and ordered the state oil company to issue licenses for extracting crude there. Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro proposed at a government meeting that a bill be sent to the National Assembly for…
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A miner has been pulled out alive from under a mudslide five days after being trapped underground with many others when torrential rains hit Zambia's main copperbelt region, authorities said on Wednesday.