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Posted in: Police looking for man who poked another man in eye with umbrella See in context

‘Polite’ Japan? How do we know the nationality of the assailant?

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Posted in: What makes conspiracy theorists tick and what is the best way to combat their beliefs? See in context

Mister X, quote: "Julien Assange is still called a conspiracy theorist nut until this very day despite the thousand of legal documents his site wikileaks has provided to expose the dirty laundry of this world's elite."

Actually he only exposed the dirty laundry of one part of the world, giving a free ride to the other world powers.

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Posted in: Ex-captive Japanese journalist denied passport by gov't See in context

Sure but if you draw a dotted line between India and Europe it does cross certain countries in between. The guy’s travel plans alone probably raised another red flag. Perhaps he should have said he was thinking of heading to Australia or Canada or somewhere equally innocuous.

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Posted in: Police looking for man who poked another man in eye with umbrella See in context

Rain, taxi, argument. Sad for both of them. Extraordinary bad luck that the ill-advised shot took out the poor guy’s eye. Two lives changed forever.

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Posted in: Scarlett Johansson: Comments on diversity were misconstrued See in context

And Dev Patel has been chosen to play David Copperfield.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-49001496

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Posted in: Djokovic beats Federer for 5th Wimbledon title See in context

If Rafa Nadal had been playing Novac, I wonder what the score would've been.

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Posted in: Barty stays at women's No. 1 in spite of Wimbledon upset; Osaka No. 2 See in context

Simona will be moving further up the rankings if Sunday's match was anything to go by. I was watching some of her earlier matches leading to the final and she looked so strong. To tell the embarrassing truth I still had my doubts about her ability to dislodge Serena, but the latter had an off-day with so many forced errors. Conversely Halep was just about bullet-proof.

Women's tennis just got ratcheted up a notch. Let's see what Naomi can take back from Wimbledon.

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Posted in: Quake strikes off eastern Indonesia; one killed See in context

Quote: people in the area panicked and ran out of their houses.

People who lived near the ocean left for higher ground despite reassurances from officials that the quake did not have tsunami potential.

Do not blame these people one bit. Living there, I would trust my senses and err on the side of safety before trusting any 'official'. "Just let me take my time coming back down, thank you!"

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Posted in: Frost on windshield removed by washer liquid from 'Thermos bottle' See in context

50 degrees is just too hot for a bath, but way short of the kettle of boiling water that some people feel tempted to pour over their windshield.

As Norman says though, if you place a cover over your windscreen the night before it will make a big difference.

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Posted in: Bitpoint Japan finds extra ¥250 mil of cryptocurrency stolen abroad See in context

So they did not find it, only that more had been stolen. Words fail me...

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Posted in: Hamilton wins record 6th British GP; extends F1 lead See in context

PS Para 5, ‘crowd surfacing’ means ‘surfing’?

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Posted in: Hamilton wins record 6th British GP; extends F1 lead See in context

An interesting race, to be sure, but the hand of the safety car was too heavy.

The media has already forgotten but I think the best race of the season was in Austria a couple of weeks ago.

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Posted in: Djokovic beats Federer for 5th Wimbledon title See in context

Level pegging, swinging backwards and forwards for five hours. Could easily have gone either way. The World No.1 vs the World No.2. And Roger actually won on total points gained. A titanic struggle. Awesome stuff.

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Posted in: Halep beats Williams 6-2, 6-2 to win Wimbledon title See in context

Hoping the some of the younger players can learn from that performance.

Serena was gracious in loss, and Simona was beautiful in her win.

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Posted in: Saudi Olympic official reportedly hugged female hotel worker in Tokyo See in context

Will there be an out of court settlement?

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Posted in: No end in sight for Wimbledon queue See in context

We are local and it is a mixed blessing. Local businesses do a roaring trade. Traffic gets snarled up, even worse than usual, so however you travel, even by tube, you need to consider times and routes. Generally there is a lot of good humour around, though.

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Posted in: Death toll rises to 2 after warehouse fire near Osaka See in context

Yes, this happened in Sapporo last winter I remember. Time to learn some kind of lesson here.

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Posted in: Police officer arrested for possession of marijuana See in context

The theft mentioned in the original article, (see obladi's post near the top of the comments), was a watch that went missing from the police school. Suspicion fell upon this guy, so the police raided his family house.

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Posted in: Wimbledon targets Asian fans 'nirvana' with lite app See in context

Sounds sexy, a new way for someone to make shedloads of money.

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Posted in: 78-year-old woman drowns after falling into lake See in context

Patricia, she fell in, 'apparently'.

If she had thrown herself in, as seems to be just as likely, I agree, then the title would be "78-yr-old woman drowns in lake. (...found drowned in lake)" (No suggestion as to cause.)

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Posted in: North Korea says released Australian student was spying See in context

The safest thing to do if you go there, is to bow towards the giant statues when instructed, and keep your eyes firmly shut, lest you be accused of looking in the wrong direction.

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Posted in: Man arrested for second time for secretly filming women in toilets See in context

They only found one of his cameras the first time; probably the second time too. Hope for his sake he has saved some of that cash for old age.

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Posted in: Police officer arrested for possession of marijuana See in context

OOps! That should be.... It certainly is NOT legal for recreational use here!

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Posted in: Police officer arrested for possession of marijuana See in context

HonestDictator: Re "It IS legal for recreational use here"

Where are you? It is certainly is legal for recreational use here.

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Posted in: North Korea says released Australian student was spying See in context

PS ... where you can maybe come back...

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Posted in: North Korea says released Australian student was spying See in context

stormcrow: "Why do people still have this itching desire to go to N. Korea?"

Good question that I struggled with not too long ago.

My daughter was on at me about how she wanted to go there. We looked at Kim Jong-Un's palace on Google earth. Her circle of friends were all of the same opinion. To go there and see something different? With her own eyes? An element of danger? A touch of left-wing? Disillusion with the Western press? Make up her own mind? I guess it must be one of the few places left on earth where you can come back and claim bragging rights on Instagram etc.

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Posted in: Sweden beats England to finish third at Women's World Cup See in context

Well done Sweden.

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Posted in: Japanese collector returns ancient artifacts to Cambodia See in context

Yubaru: "KNOWING they were Cambodian"...

It is surely not illegal to own Cambodian artifacts?

The article does not explicitly say that they were illegally purchased. Reading between the lines, we can guess that maybe the husband knew something(?). Perhaps you are right, and in that case naturally I agree with you.

As I say, she has done the right thing (if they were illegally sourced) and I hope others will follow from her example.

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Posted in: 'Return to normal life' for Australian held in North Korea See in context

“Investigation revealed that at the instigation of the NK News and other anti-DPRK media he handed over several times the data and photos he collected and analyzed while combing Pyongyang by making use of the identity card of a foreign student,” the North’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/world/2019/07/06/North-Korea-says-detained-Australian-student-committed-spying-acts.html

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Posted in: 'Return to normal life' for Australian held in North Korea See in context

Update. DPRK accused him of spying.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48893523

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