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Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio's filth

Athletes competing in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press ...

dateJul 30, 2015 in Environment
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CEO of Japan's Toshiba resigns over doctored books

Toshiba's CEO and eight other executives resigned Tuesday to take responsibility for doctored books that inflated profits at the Japanese technology manufacturer by 152 billion yen ($1.2 billion) over several years.

dateJul 21, 2015 in Business
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Japan pledges 26% emissions cut by 2030

Japan, the world's sixth biggest greenhouse gas polluter, has pledged to cut emissions 26 percent from 2013 levels by 2030, a target observers judged inadequate to avert calamitous global warming.

dateJul 18, 2015 in Environment
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NASA sees a ragged eye in Typhoon Nangka

NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible image of Typhoon Nangka's ragged eye when it was south of Kyhshu, Japan early on July 15. Typhoon Nangka is expected to make landfall in southern Japan on July 16.

dateJul 15, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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