Plane carrying Japanese evacuees from Wuhan lands in Tokyo
29 January 2020 | 9:58 am
The first Japanese nationals evacuated from Wuhan, the Chinese city at the centre of a deadly virus outbreak, arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday aboard a plane. of plane.
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US Vice President Kamala Harris's plane returns to Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, soon after takeoff following a technical problem. Harris was departing the United States for Guatemala, her first international trip as vice president.
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A firefighting plane works on extinguishing a fire raging in a forested area west of Jerusalem. The massive fire on the outskirts of Jerusalem has paralysed traffic as dozens of firefighters and 10 aerial tankers battle the blaze.
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Yoko Nishimura, a Japanese mother and housewife, recreates a dish to be served at the Olympic village. She was one of the winners in the Olympic village food recipe contest, in which her recipe was selected to bring the taste of Japan to athletes competing at the Games. The athletes will also be able to enjoy typical Japanese dishes such as tempura, ramen and wagyu beef -- but only at cafeterias inside the village due to tough virus restrictions.
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A Nigerian jet has been downed in the northwest of the country. The pilot safely ejected and avoided capture.
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North Korea escapee Hiroko Saito says she and 97,000 others were deceived into relocating to the North in the 1960s with promises of "paradise on Earth." Instead, she suffered starvation, repression and loss.
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