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Fujitsu launches 7 new notebooks optimized for remote work

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Fujitsu has announced the launch of seven models of its LIFEBOOK notebook with Windows 10 and the latest 10th generation Intel Core Processor. Sales of the new models began rolling out in Asia on Tuesday. By expanding its lineup of superior mobile products, Fujitsu said it will continue to support… Read

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Facebook in turmoil over refusal to police Trump's posts

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The clash between Twitter and Donald Trump has thrust rival Facebook into turmoil, with employees rebelling against CEO Mark Zuckerberg's refusal to sanction false or inflammatory posts by the U.S. president. Some Facebook employees put out word of a "virtual walkout" to take place Monday to protest, according to tweeted… Read

Health

Pandemic antibiotics surge will cause more deaths: WHO

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Increased antibiotics use in combating the COVID-19 pandemic will strengthen bacterial resistance and ultimately lead to more deaths during the crisis and beyond, the World Health Organization says. WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said a "worrying number" of bacterial infections were becoming increasingly resistant to the medicines traditionally used to… Read

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What is a remote wedding? Japanese couples choosing ceremony online for their weddings

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Since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared an emergency state over Japan, many couples had to cancel or reschedule their wedding plans for this year. It’s not only Japan but all over the world, the pandemic messed up the plans of many couples, and the events industry (including weddings) was crushed… Read

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Kyoto teahouse’s specialty green tea menu welcomes summer with matcha desserts and drinks

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Perhaps summer so far in Japan hasn’t worked out exactly how you wanted. But there’s nothing like shaved ice to get you instantly in the spirit of the season, and a trendy spot in Kyoto is offering an icy dessert which is perfect for tea lovers. A new offshoot of… Read

Travel

U.N. agency recommends health guidelines for airlines

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Mask wearing, temperature controls, disinfection of aircraft: the International Civil Aviation Organization has published a series of health recommendations for a pandemic-hit airline industry as it relaunches air travel. The protocol was drawn up by an international task force formed by the Montreal-based ICAO with the help of other U.N.… Read

Travel

Tokushima: Raiders of the lost park

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South of Hiroshima, on a secluded eastern corner of Shikoku, lies Tokushima Prefecture, the starting point of the Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage. In the past, its high valleys and deep gorges were a haven to those brave enough to cross the sea from Honshu. Today, visitors to Tokushima can cross winding vine suspension bridges… Read

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Growing U.S.-China rivalry seen fueling U.N. paralysis amid virus crisis

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For nearly a decade, the U.N. Security Council has been frequently paralyzed by Russia's obstinacy over the Syrian crisis. Today, however, it is the U.S.-China rivalry that has infected a growing array of issues, according to officials and diplomats. As recently as 2017, an understanding between Washington and Beijing allowed… Read

Health

Scientists unravel secrets from the faults in our genes

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Imagine the body's instruction manual, the genome: here words are genes, letters are DNA, and the equivalent of typos can have disastrous consequences. In recent years, scientists have grown increasingly fluent in the language of genome, but much remains mysterious, including the function of many of our genes. Discovering what… Read

Lifestyle

Tongue-tied singles turn to high-tech matchmaking services to help break the ice

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Dating is hard, especially early on. It's awkward, stressful, and expensive. I would know. If there were video footage of any of my many first dates, they could likely be used as torture in some countries. So many unfunny jokes. So much sweating. I doubt I'm alone. Speed dating parties,… Read

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