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Japan scrambles to contain bird flu outbreak

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Following the detection of a bird flu virus at a poultry farm in Nobeoka, Miyazaki Prefecture, the prefectural government and other relevant bodies were busy culling chickens or disinfecting chicken coops to contain the virus.

Posted: December 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan’s Abe re-elected in low-turnout polls

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a TV interview on ballot counting for the lower house elections at his Liberal Democratic Party headquarters in Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. Abe won comfortable re-election Sunday in a snap poll he had billed as a referendum on his economic policies, but a record low voter turn-out threatened to cloud any mandate.  AP PHOTO/SHIZUO KAMBAYASHI

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won comfortable re-election Sunday in a snap poll he had billed as a referendum on his economic policies, but a record low voter turn-out threatened to cloud any mandate.

Posted: December 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Abe’s ruling party poised for Japan election win

A man casts his vote for parliament's lower house election as representatives of a local election administration commission observe at a polling station in Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. Japanese voters headed to the polls Sunday in a parliamentary election that is expected to reaffirm the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's majority, though many analysts were predicting a record low turnout. AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looked set to win a strong majority in a parliamentary election Sunday viewed as less of a verdict on his policies than an acquiescence to the ruling party’s growing power.

Posted: December 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan woman charged in 1 of 6 ex-partner deaths

In this photo taken in March, Chisako Kakehi is surrounded by reporters in Sakai, western Japan. AP

Japanese prosecutors have charged a 68-year-old woman with murder, weeks after police arrested her on suspicion of poisoning her latest husband, one of six men who died while in a relationship with her over the past 20 years.

Posted: December 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Sierra Leone doctors strike for better Ebola care

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 file photo health workers wear protective clothing before entering the house of a person suspected to have died of Ebola virus in Port loko Community situated on the outskirts of Freetown, Sierra Leone. For eight weeks, Dr. Komba Songu-M’briwa worked at the understaffed Hastings Ebola Treatment Center outside Sierra Leone’s capital and on Nov. 26 he got dreadful news: He had tested positive for Ebola. (AP Photo/Michael Duff, File)

Junior doctors in Sierra Leone went on strike Monday to demand better treatment for health workers infected with Ebola, a health official said.

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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