Navratilova slams ITF over Williams

BBC World News - October 20, 2014 - 23:58
Martina Navratilova slams the International Tennis Federation's "silence" after one of its members mocks the Williams sisters.
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Kobayashi's Caterham safety 'scare'

BBC World News - October 20, 2014 - 23:58
Kamui Kobayashi admitted to being "seriously troubled" by the prospect of driving his Caterham during the Russian GP weekend.
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Exiled Nazis collected US benefits

BBC World News - October 20, 2014 - 23:58
The US government has paid dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals millions of dollars in social benefits after forcing them to leave the US, a new report finds.
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Cabinet resignations cast dark cloud over Abe, Abenomics

Japan Politics News - October 20, 2014 - 23:56
The resignation of two scandal-scarred ministers could rapidly erode public support for a cabinet that faces a host of tough decisions, including a consumption tax hike, the restart of nuclear reactors and diplomatic bargaining with distrustful neighbors. (Nikkei)
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Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty

BBC World News - October 20, 2014 - 23:51
Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected ringleader of the September 2012 raid on a US diplomatic post in the Libyan city of Benghazi, has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
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BOJ cuts economic assessment for Tohoku region

Japan Economy News - October 20, 2014 - 23:43
The Bank of Japan has downgraded its economic assessment for one of nine regions in Japan, but has kept the assessment for the others unchanged. (NHK)
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Japan, U.S. agree on base-related environment pact

Japan Politics News - October 20, 2014 - 23:41
The Japanese and U.S. governments said Monday that they have agreed to conclude a pact that allow environmental surveys in U.S. base sites in Japan before they are returned to Japan. (Jiji Press)
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N. American tuna imports rise in Japan despite weak yen

Japan Business News - October 20, 2014 - 23:39
Imports of bluefin tuna caught in the Atlantic Ocean off the North American coast are rising in Japan, although many other fishery products from overseas have been hit by the yen's recent sharp depreciation. (Jiji Press)
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Celtic goalkeeper attacked in street

BBC World News - October 20, 2014 - 23:39
Celtic goalkeeper Lukasz Zaluska is assaulted in the street while on a night out in Glasgow.
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The mock Islamic State slave auction

BBC World News - October 20, 2014 - 23:35
The mock Islamic State 'sex slave market' in London
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LDP's Miyazawa, Kamikawa to succeed 2 departed ministers

Japan Politics News - October 20, 2014 - 23:32
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe decided Monday to name Yoichi Miyazawa and Yoko Kamikawa, both lawmakers of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party, to replace two cabinet members who resigned the same day over scandals, aiming to quickly revive his government after the double setback. (Jiji Press)
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Osaka mayor engages in shouting match with head of anti-Korean group

Japan Politics News - October 20, 2014 - 23:30
Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto met with the head of an anti-Korean group on Monday as he considers cracking down on hate speech rallies in the western Japan city, but they ended up having a shouting match in which they more or less just insulted each other. (Kyodo)
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Some paedophiles 'won't be charged'

BBC World News - October 20, 2014 - 23:28
Some paedophiles with images of child abuse will escape prosecution, the head of the National Crime Agency says.
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Red Army member Shirosaki to be deported to Japan

Japan Society News - October 20, 2014 - 23:27
Tsutomu Shirosaki, a member of the now-defunct Japanese Red Army, will be deported to Japan once he is released from a U.S. prison early next year, informed sources said Thursday. (The Japan News)
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Science Olympiad results now factor in college admissions

Japan Education News - October 20, 2014 - 23:24
Students' performances at International Science Olympiads (ISO), a series of worldwide science competitions for students not yet in higher education, are now being considered as important information for university entrance decisions. (The Japan News)
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Dewani dubbed 'cold and controlling'

BBC World News - October 20, 2014 - 23:15
The cousin of Anni Dewani, who was killed while on honeymoon in South Africa, tells a court she was "suspicious" of Anni's husband.
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Day in pictures: 20 October

BBC World News - October 20, 2014 - 23:03
24 hours of news images: 20 October
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Twin guilty of murdering brother

BBC World News - October 20, 2014 - 23:00
A man is found guilty of murdering his identical twin in a drunken argument on New Year's Eve.
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Zambia's Sata goes for health check

BBC World News - October 20, 2014 - 22:38
Zambia's President Michael Sata, 77, flies abroad for a medical check-up amid persistent speculation that he is seriously ill.
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Sri Lanka calls early elections

BBC World News - October 20, 2014 - 22:32
Sri Lanka will hold early presidential elections in January, a government minister says, with President Mahinda Rajapaksa expected to seek a third term.
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