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This week on the Kong Show, we introduce and catch up with Vance K, the new morning radio man on Tokyo's InterFM, and Dan Smith of FOX TV.  He will stop by to tell us about some of the biggest Halloween parties around Tokyo.

We hope you enjoy the show,…

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A Bulgarian man who was paralyzed from the chest down in a knife attack can now walk with the aid of a frame after receiving pioneering transplant treatment using cells from his nose.

The technique, described as a breakthrough by a study in the journal Cell Transplantation, involved transplanting what…

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At least 33 people were killed in a suicide bombing and gun attacks in central Yemen, tribal sources and medics said on Monday, as al-Qaida fighters seized a Yemeni city in a new challenge to the central government.

Violence has spread in Yemen since Shiite Muslim Houthis took over the…

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Ikea, whose stadium-sized furniture stores draw shoppers from miles around, is going where its shopper are: online.

The CEO of Ikea Group, the world's largest furniture chain, is pushing for sales growth, while making its ready-to-assemble furniture more accessible to customers increasingly looking for more convenience. The move comes as…

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Last month was the hottest September for globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces since record-keeping began in 1880, the U.S. government said on Monday.

Not only did the month continue an ongoing trend of warming that has concerned scientists and environmentalists, it also marked the 38th consecutive September…

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Turkey said it was helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria to support their brethren fighting Islamic State militants in a key border town, although activists inside embattled Kobani said no forces had arrived by Monday evening, raising questions about whether the mission was really underway.

The statement by Turkey's…

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi arrived in Tehran late Monday on his first visit to Iran since taking office after the crisis triggered by the advance of Islamic State militants.

Iraqi state television said Abadi, whose country remains beset by IS, arrived shortly before midnight for talks with Iranian officials…

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President Barack Obama is back in the coalition-building business — this time to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa after rallying dozens of nations to join the fight against Islamic State militants

Obama is working the phones with world leaders, appealing to them via videoconference and publicly jawboning with…

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Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, one of the nation's most admired figures who led the country through a period of massive change, died Tuesday aged 98, his family said.

"Our father, Gough Whitlam, has died this morning at the age of 98," his children Antony, Nicholas, Stephen and Catherine…

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U.S. authorities on Monday urged owners of vehicles with potentially deadly defective Takata air bags to seek repairs as Toyota recalled about 247,000 vehicles over the parts flaw.

The Transportation Department's safety agency issued a bulletin to owners of 4.7 million vehicles made by Toyota and five other automakers, highlighting…

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