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100-year global study finds world's tallest are Dutch, Latvians | Reuters

Jul 26, 2016

100-year global study finds world's tallest are Dutch, Latvians | Reuters

LONDON Dutch men and Latvian women are the planet's tallest people but Iranian men and South Korean women have grown the fastest in the last century, according to the largest ever study of height around the world. Americans, once among the world's tallest people, have dropped from having men and women at 3rd and 4th in the global height rankings a 100 years earlier, to placing 37th and 42nd respectively in 2014. The research, led by scientists at Imperial College London and published in the journal eLife, also found some nations have stopped growing over the past 30 to 40 years, despite having spurts at the start of the century studied. #Japan #Europe #Education #South Korea #United Kingdom #Entertainment #Czech Republic
Diplomatic win for China as ASEAN drops reference to maritime court ruling | Reuters

Jul 26, 2016

Diplomatic win for China as ASEAN drops reference to maritime court ruling | Reuters

VIENTIANE China scored a diplomatic victory on Monday as Southeast Asian nations dropped a U.S.-backed proposal to mention a landmark international court ruling against Beijing's territorial claims in the South China Sea in a joint statement. #India #Japan #Vietnam #Argentina #United Kingdom #Entertainment #Foreign policy
Rio Olympics: Meet Kazuki Yazawa, Japan's Buddhist priest with canoe slalom gold on his mind

Jul 25, 2016

Rio Olympics: Meet Kazuki Yazawa, Japan's Buddhist priest with canoe slalom gold on his mind

When he's not chanting and living the austere life of a Buddhist priest, Kazuki Yazawa contemplates Olympic gold. #Sports #Gold #Japan #Canoe Slalom #Rio 2016 #Olympics 2016 #Rio Olympics #RoadToRio #Kazuki Yazawa #Buddhist Priest
Beijing asks Tokyo to restrain itself form interfering in South China Sea dispute

Jul 24, 2016

Beijing asks Tokyo to restrain itself form interfering in South China Sea dispute

China on Sunday asked Japan to restrain itself from interfering in the South China Sea dispute, saying Tokyo should instead consider its "shameful history" before accusing it of expansionist behaviour in the strategic region. #China #Japan #US #UN #TheySaidIt #Philippines #Asean #The Hague #South China Sea dispute
South China Sea dispute to dominate ASEAN foreign ministers' meeting

Jul 24, 2016

South China Sea dispute to dominate ASEAN foreign ministers' meeting

Foreign ministers from the 10 members of the ASEAN were to meet Sunday in Vientiane, with the South China Sea dispute expected to dominate. #United States #China #Japan #NewsTracker #Asean #South China Sea dispute
China makes largest amphibious aircraft to fight forest fires and perform marine mission

Jul 24, 2016

China makes largest amphibious aircraft to fight forest fires and perform marine mission

China has unveiled the world's largest amphibious aircraft to fight forest fires and perform marine missions, the latest breakthrough in the communist giant's aviation industry seeking to reduce dependence on foreign firms like Airbus and Boeing. #China #Japan #Boeing #NewsTracker #Airbus #Beijing #Vietnam #aircraft #Philippines #amphibious aircraft #AG600
IPL-esque Premier Futsal is more suited to Indian culture, says Doug Reed

Jul 21, 2016

IPL-esque Premier Futsal is more suited to Indian culture, says Doug Reed

Futsal suits Indian culture as the fast pace and high intensity of the format is similar to twenty20 cricket played in the Indian Premier League (IPL), believes English Futsal player Doug Reed. #Sports #Japan #Cricket #Indian Premier League #France #IPL #Ryan Giggs #Paul Scholes #England #KickingAround #Ronaldinho #Scandinavia #futsal #Premier Futsal #Jonathan Piers #Baku United FC #Doug Reed #Mohammed Islam
Magnitude 5.0 quake jolts Japan's Ibaraki, no tsunami warning | Reuters

Jul 20, 2016

Magnitude 5.0 quake jolts Japan's Ibaraki, no tsunami warning | Reuters

TOKYO An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 hit northeast of Tokyo on Wednesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, but there were no were immediate reports of damage. The epicentre was in the south of Ibaraki prefecture, northeast of Tokyo, the agency said, adding that a tsunami warning had not been issued #Japan #science #Innovation #United Kingdom #Entertainment #intelligence
Local governor to seek shutdown of Japan's only operating nuke plant - media | Reuters

Jul 20, 2016

Local governor to seek shutdown of Japan's only operating nuke plant - media | Reuters

TOKYO A newly elected local governor will ask Kyushu Electric Power Co ( 9508.T ) for a temporary shutdown of Sendai nuclear plant, Japan's only operating facility, as early as August, Asahi newspaper said on Wednesday. #United States #Economy #India #Japan #Power #France #article
North Korea's missile tests 'deeply troubling': Ban Ki-moon

Jul 19, 2016

North Korea's missile tests 'deeply troubling': Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday said North Korea's test-firing of three ballistic missiles was deeply troubling and undermined efforts to reduce tension on the Korean peninsula. #China #Japan #US #UN #TheySaidIt #Ban Ki-moon #North Korea