Turkey seeks to calm Russia plane row

BBC World News - November 27, 2015 - 14:20
The Turkish prime minister says his government "will work with Russia and our allies to calm tensions" after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane.
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'Dangerous' lakes in Everest glacier

BBC World News - November 27, 2015 - 13:53
Lakes that have been forming near Mount Everest could threaten settlements downstream if they overflow.
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France to honour Paris attack victims

BBC World News - November 27, 2015 - 13:32
France will hold a national memorial service on Friday to remember the 130 people who died in the Paris attacks two weeks ago.
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Amateur photographers capture golden age of motor racing

BBC World News - November 27, 2015 - 12:20
Amateur photographs of the stars and cars in action and in the pits during Grand Prix of the past.
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Kansai Electric seeks to operate aging reactor beyond 40-year limit

Japan Sci-Tech News - November 27, 2015 - 12:12
Kansai Electric Power Co has applied to the nuclear regulatory body for permission to operate a reactor in western Japan beyond the government-mandated 40-year service period. (Japan Today)
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Tokyo cops arrest Brazilian male for pimping ex-girlfriend

Japan Society News - November 27, 2015 - 12:09
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 24-year-old Brazilian male for forcing his former girlfriend into prostitution in November, reports NHK (Nov. 27). (Tokyo Reporter)
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No full-scale yakuza war ... yet

Japan Society News - November 27, 2015 - 12:05
No major gangster bloodbath has occurred in the three months since Japan's largest yakuza organization, Yamaguchi-gumi, split into two rival mobs, but to say the sides are living in harmony would be an exaggeration. (Asahi)
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Weak economic data underline pitfalls of Abenomics

Japan Economy News - November 27, 2015 - 12:02
Japan on Friday published a string of mostly weak economic data, the first major figures since news that the world's No. 3 economy had slipped back into recession. (Japan Times)
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NHK announces 'Kohaku Uta Gassen' lineup

Japan Society News - November 27, 2015 - 11:57
NHK released the lineup Thursday for the 66th edition of its annual "Kohaku Uta Gassen" yearend song contest. (Japan Times)
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Toshiba claims ignorance in Westinghouse scandal

Japan Business News - November 27, 2015 - 11:55
Scandal-hit Toshiba Corp. apologized Friday for not disclosing the massive impairment loss of U.S. nuclear power plant maker Westinghouse Electric Co. and vowed to be committed to more proactive information disclosure. (Japan Times)
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Canadian Miss World 'barred from China'

BBC World News - November 27, 2015 - 11:55
Canada's Miss World contender says she was barred from boarding a plane from Hong Kong to the Chinese city hosting this year's pageant.
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Abe orders extra budget focusing on welfare, agriculture

Japan Economy News - November 27, 2015 - 11:45
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe instructed his Cabinet ministers Friday to compile an extra budget for the current fiscal year, aiming to bolster the Japanese economy with enhanced welfare services and a competitive agricultural sector. (Kyodo)
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VIDEO: Millions attend Thanksgiving Day parade

BBC World News - November 27, 2015 - 11:30
Millions of people attended New York's annual Thanksgiving Day parade on Thursday, which was held under tight security
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AirAsia shares slide on poor earnings

BBC World News - November 27, 2015 - 11:24
Shares in Asia's biggest budget airline, AirAsia, fell as much as 7% on Friday after the firm posted a loss in the three months to September.
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Trump denies mocking disabled reporter

BBC World News - November 27, 2015 - 11:19
Republican presidential contender Donald Trump denies mocking a disabled reporter during a campaign address this week.
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BHP rebuts UN 'toxic waste' claim

BBC World News - November 27, 2015 - 11:11
Australian mining giant BHP says mud spilled by the devastating collapse of a dam at a Brazilian mine is not toxic.
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El Salvador priest suspended over abuse

BBC World News - November 27, 2015 - 11:08
El Salvador's Catholic Church suspends a well-known priest, Jesus Delgado, for sexually abusing a young girl in the 1980s.
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Born in the USA but choosing Ghana

BBC World News - November 27, 2015 - 10:26
Why African Americans are choosing to live in Ghana
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Talking therapy 'eases dental phobia'

BBC World News - November 27, 2015 - 10:22
People with a dental phobia are more likely to undergo treatment without sedation if they have had Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), research suggests.
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VIDEO: What is the Commonwealth?

BBC World News - November 27, 2015 - 10:19
James Robbins explains the history behind the Commonwealth and looks at whether it is still relevant.
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