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U.S. military prepares for biggest Okinawa land return since 1972 3:49am EDT

TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States military said on Friday it was preparing for the biggest land return in Okinawa since 1972, as it faces a surge in opposition to its presence following the arrest of one its civilian contractors for the murder of a local woman.  Full Article

 
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Syria's Nusra Front says ending al Qaeda ties; U.S. fears for Aleppo Thursday, 28 Jul 2016 

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's powerful Syrian branch, the Nusra Front, announced on Thursday it was ending its relationship with the global jihadist network founded by Osama bin Laden, to remove a pretext used by world powers to attack Syrians.  Full Article  

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Yen, bond yields rise as Bank of Japan action underwhelms 4:34am EDT 

LONDON (Reuters) - The yen jumped on Friday and the biggest rise in Japanese government bond yields in years lifted sovereign borrowing costs around the world, after the Bank of Japan's latest measures to boost growth and inflation fell short of investor expectations.  Full Article  

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Rare Canada police conviction puts spotlight on race relations Thursday, 28 Jul 2016 

TORONTO/MONTREAL (Reuters) - A six-year prison sentence given to a Toronto policeman in the shooting death of a teenager three years ago was a rare occurrence in Canada, where activists say officers too often get off easy in brutality cases.  Full Article  

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Chiller pours cold water on Russia cheats meet 5:21am EDT 

(Reuters) - Australia's Olympic delegation head Kitty Chiller has questioned Russia's determination to eliminate drug cheats after it was announced that the country would host an alternative event for banned track and field athletes in Moscow.  Full Article  

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Pottermania awakens as new play, book, film revive magical world Thursday, 28 Jul 2016 

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - It's been five years since fans of "Harry Potter" tearfully said goodbye to the boy wizard they had grown up with, but a new play, book release and spin-off film are casting his spell all over again.  Full Article  

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Exclusive: FBI probes hacking of Democratic congressional group - sources 5:49am EDT 

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI is investigating a cyber attack against another U.S. Democratic Party group, which may be related to an earlier hack against the Democratic National Committee, four people familiar with the matter told Reuters.  Full Article