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2020 Olympics: Japanese chains scrap porn magazines

Picture copyright AFP/Getty Photos Picture caption Grownup magazines will disappear from 1000’s of shops throughout Japan because it prepares to host a wave of Olympic vacationers Two of Japan’s largest comfort retailer chains have stated they may cease promoting pornographic magazines forward of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, and the Olympic Video games in Tokyo subsequent 12 months. 7-Eleven, which runs greater than 20,000 retailers in Japan, stated it wished

Yemen warfare: Unintentional blast kills international demining consultants

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Picture caption Professional-government forces eliminated 300,000 landmines laid by the Houthis between 2016 and 2018 5 international demining consultants have been killed in an unintended explosion in Yemen, a Saudi-funded charity has stated. The 2 South Africans, one Croatian, one Bosnian and one Kosovan have been in a automobile that blew up in Marib on Sunday whereas carrying mines to be destroyed. A Briton was additionally

Paul Whelan: US spy suspect to stay in custody in Russia

Picture copyright Whelan household Picture caption The Whelan household launched an undated picture of Paul Whelan A former US marine accused of spying in Russia should stay in custody whereas he awaits trial, a courtroom has dominated. Paul Whelan, 48, appeared in courtroom in Moscow on Tuesday to attraction in opposition to a choice to disclaim him bail. He was detained within the metropolis final month and Russian safety officers

Taliban militants kill dozens at Afghan intelligence base

Picture copyright AFP Picture caption Insurgents bombed the navy intelligence base in Wardak province Dozens of Afghan safety personnel had been killed by Taliban militants who overran a navy intelligence base close to Kabul, officers have confirmed. No less than 43 individuals had been killed and 54 injured within the assault, the NDS intelligence service advised the BBC. Insurgents blew their means into the bottom utilizing a automobile bomb earlier

Bebe Rexha informed she’s ‘too large’ at measurement eight

Picture copyright Reuters Picture caption The singer had a success final 12 months with the country-tinged Meant to Be Bebe Rexha says she’s having a tough time getting a customized gown for subsequent month’s Grammy Awards – as a result of designers say she’s “too large”. The best new artist nominee claimed a few of the designers she’d approached didn’t wish to gown her as a result of she’s a

Intercourse abuse scandal hits South Korea’s elite skating scene

Picture copyright Getty Photos Picture caption Velocity skating is one in all Korea’s most prestigious sports activities The prized elite world of South Korean velocity skating has been mired in scandal following a wave of allegations from feminine skaters who say that they have been sexually abused by their coaches and that it was lined up. For a rustic that could be a world chief in velocity skating, having gained

Ex-Nissan boss faces extra time in custody as bail denied

Picture copyright Reuters A Tokyo court docket has rejected Carlos Ghosn’s newest request for bail, regardless of his promise to put on an digital tag to safe his launch. The previous Nissan boss has been in detention since 19 November on allegations of monetary misconduct. Legal professionals for Mr Ghosn, who denies any wrongdoing, have mentioned he may stay in custody for months. Although bail is never granted in Japan

Zimbabwe president abandons Davos journey amid violence

Picture copyright Reuters Picture caption President Mnangagwa travelled to Europe to attempt to drum up funding for Zimbabwe Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has damaged off a visit to Europe amid violent protests in his residence nation. Mr Mnangagwa had been resulting from attend the Davos financial summit the place he was anticipated to hunt funding for Zimbabwe. Ministers say the opposition Motion for Democratic Change (MDC) is utilizing sharp gasoline

Taiwan ‘bikini hiker’ dies on solo climb regardless of search efforts

Picture copyright Fb/Gigiwu.bgn Picture caption The bikini photographs from her profitable summits had gained her many followers A Taiwanese hiker identified for posting bikini clad photographs from her summits has died after falling right into a ravine throughout a solo trek. Gigi Wu managed to contact emergency providers however unhealthy climate delayed rescue operations, native media experiences say. The 36-year-old is assumed to have died of hypothermia. She was a

France summons Italian envoy over Africa remarks

Picture copyright EPA Picture caption Luigi di Maio accused France of fuelling migration by damaging the economies of African states France has summoned Italy’s ambassador after the Italian deputy prime minister accused the French of exploiting Africa and fuelling migration. On Sunday, Luigi di Maio known as on the European Union to impose sanctions on France for its insurance policies in Africa. He stated France had “by no means stopped