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Trump vows to champion peace after ‘fantastic’ talk with pope

via The Japan Times    May 25, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania meet Pope Francis during a private audience at the Vatican, May 24, 2017. REUTERS/U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania meet Pope Francis during a private audience at the Vatican, May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Evan Vucci/Pool | EVAN VUCCI / POOL / VIA REUTERS

Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to use his U.S. presidency to promote global peace after meeting Pope Francis, before heading into a high-stakes summit of the ...

Al-Shabab takes credit as Mogadishu car bomb outside eatery kills at least eight

via The Japan Times    May 25, 2017

People stand near the covered bodies of a mother and her son at the scene of a blast near the Mogadishu sea port in Mogadishu Wednesday. | REUTERS

A car bomb exploded in Somalia’s capital, killing at least eight people and injuring 15, police said Wednesday, as the extremist group al-Shabab quickly claimed ...

First Japanese female civilian honored among fallen U.N. peacekeepers

via The Japan Times    May 25, 2017

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during a ceremony Wednesday to honor fallen peacekeepers at the U.N. headquarters in New York. | KYODO

Miho Hirose, a Japanese civilian, was among the 117 fallen peacekeepers honored in memoriam Wednesday at an annual ceremony at the United Nations headquarters in ...

Separate bombs kill eight Kenya police officers as al-Shabab steps up attacks

via The Japan Times    May 25, 2017

A Kenyan security person walks past a police vehicle damaged by a blast killing Kenyan police officers at the Garissa county, eastern Kenya, Wednesday. | REUTERS

Eight Kenyan police officers were killed when their vehicles ran over improvised bombs in two separate incidents near the border with Somalia, officials said Wednesday. ...

U.S. tests screening larger electronic devices separately at airports

via The Japan Times    May 25, 2017

Travelers at some U.S. airports are being asked to place electronic devices bigger than a cellphone in separate bins so that they can be examined ...

Raids, arrests as on-edge U.K. seeks ‘network’ of attackers

via The Japan Times    May 25, 2017

Manchester bomber Salman Abedi's father, Ramadan Abedi, who was later arrested, speaks during an interview in Tripoli on Wednesday. | REUTERS

Security forces rounded up more suspects Wednesday in the deadly Manchester concert blast and soldiers fanned out across the country to national landmarks as an ...

Early warning systems still missing in 100 countries, U.N. says

via The Japan Times    May 25, 2017

Governments of 100 countries still lacking disaster early warning systems have a duty to invest in the projects, which could save lives and property, and ...

Striker Ogawa sustains knee injury, forced to exit U-20 World Cup

via The Japan Times    May 25, 2017

Japan’s Koki Ogawa has withdrawn from the U-20 World Cup after the forward was diagnosed with a ruptured left anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus injury ...

Nishikori makes winning start at Geneva Open

via The Japan Times    May 24, 2017

Kei Nishikori plays a shot during his second-round win over Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin at the Geneva Open on Tuesday. | AP

World No. 9 Kei Nishikori got off to a winning start at the Geneva Open on Tuesday, taking care of Kazakhstan’s 88th-ranked Mikhail Kukushkin in ...

Japanese woman on PKO mission in Africa died of malaria last June, U.N. announces

via The Japan Times    May 24, 2017

A Japanese civilian official on a U.N. peacekeeping operation mission in the Central African Republic died last June after contracting malaria, United Nations officials said Tuesday. Miho Hirose is...

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