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Posted in: 2 men suffer knife wounds after being attacked in Osaka bar See in context

Bertie, surely by now you should know it's JT language. The staff like using 'after' in this manner. For example, 'Woman hit and killed by bus' becomes: 'Woman dies after being hit by bus', etc.

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Posted in: Tyson Fury meets Oleksandr Usyk for undisputed heavyweight title in Saudi Arabia See in context

So what does this mean?

Quote: "...a fight that will happen deep into Sunday morning in Saudi Arabia to reach a Western audience on Saturday."

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Posted in: 'Danger behind the beauty': More solar storms could be heading our way See in context

Some useful information in this article. Luckily not flying over the north pole in the next two weeks.

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Posted in: Japan protests after China, Russia call released Fukushima water 'contaminated' See in context

No worries.

China and Russia are trying to find some common ground; a little Japan-bashing probably relieves the mutual pressures on both Xi and Putin somewhat.

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Posted in: North Korea leader's sister denies arms exchange with Russia See in context

Despite the world (including the US) watching in total disbelief, Putin made the political miscalculation, (whether based on mistaken advice or not) to invade Ukraine, and he now needs DPRK and Chinese help to keep his fires burning.

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Posted in: Japan now has a convenience store that can be towed by a car See in context

Cool idea.

Crime has to be a consideration though, and it is surely not so convenient for uh, other things.

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Posted in: Jake Paul and Mike Tyson trade insults as they hype planned summer fight in Texas See in context

Two-minute bouts will reduce exhaustion for a more level field. With heavier gloves, watch out for windmilling.

Maybe Mike should grow a spongy beard too.

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Posted in: French police deployment arrives to secure New Caledonia See in context

@WB.

The article says 'French residents', but you are suggesting that the problem is fears of wider general dilution, such as Chinese etc.?

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Posted in: North Korea leader's sister denies arms exchange with Russia See in context

Or she doesn't actually know, because they've cut her out of the loop. Either way, going on record like this, it looks/sounds as if she is being used.

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Posted in: North Korea leader's sister denies arms exchange with Russia See in context

The best you can say for her is that under the Kim regime, lying is fine if it supports the state.

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Posted in: Film shows rural Japan's changing face through eyes of mythic critter See in context

Count me in with those who say the sightings must have been snakes after a heavy meal. They can swallow prey many times their body size.

Superstition built on ignorance and gullible credulity, but a fun subject for some. The movie sounds like colo(u)rful entertainment.

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Posted in: Slovakia's populist prime minister shot multiple times in attempted assassination See in context

Populist but not popular, i.e. working in the name of the people to set up a totalitarian regime.

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Posted in: Apparent human bones found in southwestern Japan steel plant See in context

Was he inside the pot before they poured molten steel into it? Hard to imagine someone falling in when you can't even get close to the thing.

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Posted in: Woman in her 80s dies en route to hospital after ambulance takes wrong route See in context

Happened to me some years ago. I was in and out of consciousness. Only two minutes to my hospital but the ambulance driver refused to take me there, and the wife got into an argument with him. Finally he agreed, but then got lost on the way, taking about 15 minutes, dropping a wheel at one point because he took an extra narrow road that everyone around here avoids. Oh, yes, luckily I made it, but it was a real emergency.

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Posted in: Shionogi says COVID treatment did not meet endpoint in late-stage trial See in context

For me this is refreshing.

A drug company trying to be unbiased and honest, for better or for worse, when summarizing their results.

Paragraph one, it did not meet expectations as fully as they would have liked.

Paragraph two, it did however show powerful antiviral properties.

Too humble in their approach?

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Posted in: Army whistleblower who exposed alleged Australian war crimes in Afghanistan is sentenced to prison See in context

I had similar thoughts as here, quoting from above: “It is a stain on Australia’s reputation that some of its soldiers have been accused of war crimes in Afghanistan, and yet the first person convicted in relation to these crimes is a whistleblower not the abusers,” Gavshon said in a statement.

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Posted in: Switzerland's Nemo wins Eurovision Song Contest See in context

Erm, hard to know what to say, except congratulations to the winner, I guess.

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Posted in: Russia claims gains in Ukraine's Kharkiv region See in context

Uninvited, unwanted guests, gatecrashers, no wonder these poor Russian troops will be legitimate targets.

In fact I think it is time Ukraine started creating a 10k-wide buffer zone across the border in Russia, just for extra safety.

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Posted in: Milking venom from Australia's deadly marine animals See in context

Scary stuff...

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Posted in: Djokovic struck with bottle from stands after winning Rome opener See in context

Thank goodness the fan admitted it, then.

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Posted in: N Korea to deploy new multiple rocket launcher this year: KCNA See in context

Much of what they sent to Russia's front lines in the occupied territories consisted of duds.

Quote from article: 'In the context of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, Pyongyang has "indirectly verified the performance of its existing weapons" by supplying them to Russia, he told AFP.'

Perhaps 'verified the non-performance' ....might have been better.

Good time to upgrade with recent Russian know-how.

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Posted in: Japan city councilor quits over harassment of Australian mayor's daughter See in context

Maybe it was his standard party trick, and he was expecting roars of applause.

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Posted in: Japan city councilor quits over harassment of Australian mayor's daughter See in context

Just for anyone who has not seen the demonstration replays on TV, while he was drunkenly singing he suddenly lurched forward and pointed the microphone close to her crotch.

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Posted in: Bread recalled in Japan after 'rat remains' found in some loaves See in context

OK, just found out it was parts of a small black rat, a ‘kuma nezumi’, rattus rattus.

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Posted in: Bread recalled in Japan after 'rat remains' found in some loaves See in context

Was it a mouse, or definitely a rat, I wonder?

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Posted in: Nissan net profit nearly doubles despite China challenges See in context

There is truth in リッチ's comment above. I like Nissan cars and have driven several myself, but Nissan have a long tradition of working their workforce to the bone, while raking in the profits. Hoping this latest boost will result in increased salaries and bonuses for their workers.

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Posted in: Japan Air Self-Defense Force aircraft makes emergency landing after window glitch See in context

The title and first paragraph are weird. @JT, the word 'aircraft' is missing.

Moderator: Thanks. It has been corrected.

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Posted in: Japan probing video of MSDF ship possibly taken by unauthorized drone See in context

What? They still have not been able to decide whether it is real or CG?

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Posted in: Man suspected of ordering Tochigi killings held; total arrests 6 See in context

Shūkan Bunshūn has an article about Sekine this month.

So far the press have confined themselves to quoting people who say he acted like a Chinpira.

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Posted in: 'Mount Fuji convenience store' issues apology for bad tourist manners, adds multilingual signs See in context

Maybe Lawson chose that spot with the view behind in the first place.

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