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Illinois joined New York and New Jersey in imposing mandatory quarantines for people arriving with a risk of having contracted Ebola in West Africa, but the first person isolated under the new rules, a nurse returning from Sierra Leone, strongly criticized her treatment.

Under a policy introduced on Friday, anyone…

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U.S.-led warplanes bombarded the Islamic State group Saturday with new air strikes as heavily armed Iraqi Kurdish fighters were set to reinforce the besieged Syrian border town of Kobane.

Kurdish forces, backed by U.S. air power, have been holding out for weeks against an IS offensive around Kobane, which has…

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Three teenagers were fighting for their lives Saturday after a fellow student shot each in the head, as it emerged that a staff member attempted to stop the attack at a U.S. high school.

Two girls, 14, and a boy, 15, were in critical condition in the hospital after Friday's…

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Once firmly entrenched in their traditional gastronomy, consumers in gourmet havens like France and Italy are slowly starting to demand gluten-, dairy- and meat-free diets as environmental and health concerns kick in.

No-allergen pasta, vegan croissants, meatless hamburgers -- "free-from" food is one of the leading trends at last week's…

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Dating these days is a complete minefield, and nowhere more so than in Japan. There’s a lot of stress put on guys to impress a girl with their choice of date spot. Sure, you can get away with cute cafe dates with yummy tea and cake during the “getting to…

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Japan Airlines and American Airlines have agreed to expand their codeshare cooperation from Oct 26, resulting in an increase in the number of JAL codeshare flights available on the U.S.-Brazil routes operated by AA.

In addition to JAL's codeshare flights (operated by AA) to Brazil via New York and Dallas…

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Now in their 23rd year, the Ig Noble awards accord worldwide recognition to the efforts of mad scientists and wacky research projects that "First make people laugh, and then make them think." Japanese winners have been represented from early on, and each year's awards ceremony, held at Sanders Theater at…

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When Americans think of flowers and Japan, we think of cherry blossoms. But to the Japanese, there's a flower for every time of year, and right now, it's the chrysanthemum, celebrated in festivals, shows and home displays.

Like the cherry blossom, the chrysanthemum, called "kiku" in Japanese, symbolizes the season,…

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The 19th Annual TELL Connoisseurs' Auction will be held on Friday Nov 21 from 5:30 p.m. at the Embassy of France in Tokyo.

Highlights of the evening include an exclusive French wine tasting, live and silent auctions of connoisseur items, an autumn feast, entertainment, and raffles for fabulous prizes.

For…

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