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Why a Generation in Japan Is Facing a Lonely Death

Advertisement A huge government apartment complex in Tokiwadaira, Japan, has become known for lonely deaths.CreditKo Sasaki for The New York Times TOKIWADAIRA, Japan — Cicadas, every Japanese schoolchild knows, lie underground for years before rising to the earth’s surface in summer. They climb up the nearest tree, where they cast ...

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Facing Trump, Mexicans Think the Unthinkable: Leaving Nafta

By ELISABETH MALKIN January 24, 2017 MEXICO CITY — Not long ago, any suggestion that Mexico might walk away from the North American Free Trade Agreement would have been met with utter disbelief. That was before Donald J. Trump was elected president of the United States. Free trade is a mantra of ...

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Facing Climate Change, Tanzania Can’t Afford to Fear GM Crops

Last week, Tanzania planted its first ever genetically modified crop—a drought-resistant white corn hybrid. Government researchers will spend the next two to three years monitoring the plants for safety and effectiveness at growing in perilously dry conditions. It’s a notable milestone, given the nation’s longstanding lack of enthusiasm towards biotechnology. ...

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Russia’s Paralympic Team Is Facing a Ban of Its Own

Russia’s determination to use state-sponsored doping to dominate the medal haul at recent Olympic Games, as outlined by investigators, did not end there. The country wanted success at the Paralympics, too, and several of its athletes took banned substances to gain an advantage over other disabled competitors. Now, just as ...

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Vietnam says Nghi Son refinery construction facing delays

The construction of Vietnam’s second oil refinery, the $ 7.5-billion Nghi Son plant, is falling behind schedule, the government said, extending the country’s reliance on imported products in 2017. Test runs of the 200,000-barrel-per-day refinery, scheduled for November 2016, would be delayed by around four months, according to state oil ...

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ISIS, Facing Losses, Releases Recording Said to Be of Leader

BAGHDAD — The Islamic State on Saturday released an audio recording of a speech purportedly made by the organization’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in which he implored more Muslims to fight on behalf of his increasingly besieged group. The authenticity of the recording could not be confirmed. It appeared to ...

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