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Plea for A-bomb pact is shunned by the UK

UK shuns letter by more than 50 world leaders and former prime ministers pleading for nuclear disarmament Former country leaders signed letter for nuclear disarmament with UN treaty Those signing the letter include former UN head Ban Ki-moon and ex-Nato chiefs Comes as Britain, the US and other nuclear powers refused to sign the pact By … Read more Plea for A-bomb pact is shunned by the UK

Robot stocking shelves in Japanese convenience store lets workers maintain social distancing 

Japanese convenience stores are testing out robots to stock store shelves in hopes of combating the country’s labor shortage and allowing human workers to socially distance during a pandemic. FamilyMart, Japan‘s second largest convenience store chain, has partnered with robotics company Telexistence on an android stock boy named Model-T, after Henry Ford’s famous car. Rather … Read more Robot stocking shelves in Japanese convenience store lets workers maintain social distancing 

Lonely widower left in tears after THOUSANDS of strangers from all over the world get in touch 

A lonely OAP who put up a poster asking for friends after his wife died has been inundated with thousands of calls and emails from people who want to be his pal. Tony Williams, 75, has received so many emails they crashed his inbox and he has had 100s of phone calls from new friends … Read more Lonely widower left in tears after THOUSANDS of strangers from all over the world get in touch 

Aide to fugitive Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn pleads not guilty

An aide to fugitive Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn pleaded not guilty to hiding tens of millions of dollars for his boss today as the trial against him began in Tokyo.  Greg Kelly denies an $87million conspiracy charge in a saga which has gripped the business world since Ghosn’s arrest nearly two years ago. Ghosn is … Read more Aide to fugitive Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn pleads not guilty

Tragic custody battle of US Open finalist Victoria Azarenka

On Thursday, former women’s tennis world number one Victoria Azarenka beat Serena Williams to go through to the final of the US Open. Saturday’s clash will mark her first Grand Slam appearance since the US Open in 2013, and if she beats her opponent – Japan‘s Naomi Osaka – it will be her first Grand Slam … Read more Tragic custody battle of US Open finalist Victoria Azarenka

PlayStation 5 released November 10, according to leak

Sony’s PlayStation 5 will be launched on November 20, according to an alleged leak by Amazon Japan.    Amazon accidentally listed and then removed the console’s release date, Gizmodo Japan first reported. Sony’s official word on when PS5 will come out isn’t more specific than ‘late 2020’, even though it officially revealed the console back in June.  … Read more PlayStation 5 released November 10, according to leak

Dozens of people are injured as Japan is battered by Typhoon Haishen

South Korea has hunkered down as Typhoon Haishen travelled northwards along the country’s east coast on Monday.  It comes a day after the powerful storm battered Japan‘s southern islands with winds of 80mph and heavy rains, with four people are missing following a landslide. The storm, carrying top sustained winds of up to 112 km … Read more Dozens of people are injured as Japan is battered by Typhoon Haishen

Seven MILLION people are told to evacuate as powerful typhoon approaches southern Japan

A powerful typhoon that officials warned could bring record rains and gusts strong enough to flip cars slammed into southern Japan on Sunday, prompting authorities to urge millions to seek shelter. Typhoon Haishen has weakened somewhat as it neared Japan’s mainland, and shifted further west out to sea, but it remained a ‘large’ and ‘extremely … Read more Seven MILLION people are told to evacuate as powerful typhoon approaches southern Japan

Oxford’s coronavirus vaccine enters human trials in Japan

Oxford University’s coronavirus vaccine has started human trials in Japan and will be tested on 250 patients as part of a deal to supply it to the country.  UK drug giant AstraZeneca, which owns the rights to the vaccine, announced today that it is beginning Phase 1/2 clinical trials.  The small-scale trials will be done … Read more Oxford’s coronavirus vaccine enters human trials in Japan

World’s most expensive fish costing around £2.5million washes up in Chichester West Sussex 

World’s most expensive fish washes up on English coast: ‘Remarkable’ 28-stone blue fin tuna – that can sell for as much as £2.5million – is found dead in harbour in West Sussex  Largest of the tuna species it can reach up to 3m in length and weigh 600kg  The species is used to open sea … Read more World’s most expensive fish costing around £2.5million washes up in Chichester West Sussex