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The Mitsubishi corporation is to make a landmark apology for using American prisoners of war (POWs) as forced labour during World War Two. An executive from the Japanese company will make the apology to former POW James Murphy, 94, and the relatives of other one-time prisoners. The executive will express remorse at a ceremony at the Simon Wiesenthal Centre...

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Google has updated its map of a disputed shoal in the South China Sea, removing a Chinese name for the reef after complaints from many Filipinos. Google Maps now refers to the reef by its international name, Scarborough Shoal. Previously, the area was also named as part of the Zhongsha Islands. Both China and the Philippines claim the shoal...

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"On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer. But in my heart, I am a gamer." The death of Nintendo's beloved CEO Satoru Iwata at 55 from cancer has sparked an outpouring of grief online as well as a celebration of his contributions to the world of video gaming. Amid...

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The world's oldest man, Japanese supercentenarian Sakari Momoi, has died in Tokyo at the age of 112. The former high school principal and father of five children died of kidney failure in a care facility on Sunday. He had been named the oldest man by Guinness World Records in August. In April the world's oldest person and oldest woman,...

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Philippine authorities have confirmed the country's second case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers), in a foreigner who arrived from Dubai. Health officials said the 36-year-old man tested positive last Saturday and has been quarantined near Manila. In February, a Filipino nurse who returned home after working in the Middle East was found with the virus, but later recovered....

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South Korea has reported a new case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers), the first after a four-day break in infections. A total of 183 people have now contracted Mers in South Korea since it was first detected there in May - 33 of those people have died. The latest patient is a female nurse at a Seoul hospital...

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