February 12, 2016

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10 things to know, Friday, Feb. 5

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Fireworks fly in first one-on-one Democratic debate Hillary Clinton accuses Bernie Sanders of subjecting her to an “artful smear” regarding her Wall Street links while Sanders suggests the former secretary of state is a captive of America’s Read More…

Experts say launch won’t bring North Korea much closer to ICBM

TOKYO — Japan has deployed PAC-3 missile batteries in the heart of Tokyo to shoot down any incoming rocket debris. South Korea is reportedly mobilizing two Aegis-equipped destroyers. The U.S. is already gunning to punish Pyongyang for what it says will be a ballistic missile test in the guise of a space launch. Whatever lifts Read More…

Swastika-like symbol poses cultural dilemma in Japan

Visitors stand next to a religious ornament with the "manji" symbol, which comes from the ancient Sanskrit and is widely used for centuries to denote Buddhist temples on maps and elsewhere, at a temple in Tokyo on Thursday. AP PHOTO

TOKYO — As Japan gears up to host the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and caters to a surging influx of foreign visitors, the country faces a cultural dilemma: Should it stop identifying Buddhist temples on maps with the traditional “manji” symbol that is often confused with a Nazi swastika? The symbol, from ancient Sanskrit, means happiness Read More…

10 things to know, Thursday, Feb. 4

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Leaders seek record $9 billion in funds for Syria They are meeting in London to pledge financial assistance for millions of Syrians displaced by war — and try to slow the chaotic exodus of refugees to Europe. Read More…

Seoul, Tokyo threaten to shoot down any debris from North Korea rocket

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea and Japan vowed to shoot down any debris that falls on their territories from a long-range rocket that North Korea plans to fire this month, with Seoul saying Thursday that it has detected launch preparations by Pyongyang. North Korea has informed international organizations that it will launch an observation Read More…

Japan seeks deportation of documentarian who made film about dolphin hunting

TOKYO — Japan has ordered the deportation of Ric O’Barry, the star of the Oscar-winning documentary “The Cove,” about a Japanese village that hunts dolphins. But he has refused to leave, insisting he came as a tourist to look at dolphins. O’Barry, the former dolphin trainer for the “Flipper” TV series, was detained upon arrival Monday Read More…

South Korea starts propaganda broadcasts in response to North’s alleged H-bomb test

SEOUL, South Korea — In response to North Korea’s latest nuclear test, South Korea on Thursday announced it would resume cross-border propaganda broadcasts that Pyongyang considers an act of war. Seoul also began talks with Washington that could see the arrival of nuclear-powered U.S. submarines and warplanes to the Korean Peninsula. From Seoul to Washington, Read More…

Doubters abound for North Korea’s claim of successful hydrogen bomb test

SEOUL, South Korea — Soon after the ground shook around its nuclear testing facility, North Korea trumpeted its first hydrogen bomb test — a powerful, self-proclaimed “H-bomb of justice” that would mark a major and unanticipated advance for its still-limited nuclear arsenal. Pyongyang’s announcement Wednesday was met with widespread skepticism, but whatever the North detonated Read More…

In most places, New Year’s revelers unfazed by thoughts of terror

In Bangkok, police-flanked partygoers will ring in the new year at the site of a deadly bombing that took place just months ago. In Paris, residents recovering from their city’s own deadly attacks will enjoy scaled-back celebrations. And in Belgium’s capital, authorities anxious after thwarting what they say was a holiday terror plot have canceled Read More…

10 things to know, Monday, Dec. 28

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Iraqi military making progress in fight for Ramadi The head of military operations in Anbar says that troops have retaken a strategic government complex but parts of the city remain under control of the Islamic State group. Read More…