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New Blood Test Can Check for 13 Types of Cancer

A research team led by the Tokyo-based National Cancer Center Japan has developed a new test to diagnose 13 kinds of cancers from a single drop of blood, with a clinical study set to start from next month. (more…)

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Investigation Says US Navy to Blame for Collision of USS Fitzgerald With Philippine Cargo Ship

Preliminary findings in the investigation into the collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a Philippine cargo ship off the coast of Japan in June suggest the accident was caused by multiple errors by the Fitzgerald's crew and a failure to take action in the minutes leading to the collision, according

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U.S. Japan, India Begin Largest Naval Exercises in Two Decades as China Looks On

A rising Chinese presence in the Indian Ocean has prompted the largest naval exercise the region has seen in more than two decades. (more…)

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EU, Japan Agree to Free Trade Pact in Signal of Resistance to Trump

Japan and the European Union agreed on Thursday to a free trade pact, creating the world's biggest open economic area and signaling resistance to what they see as U.S. President Donald Trump's protectionist turn. (more…)

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China Accuses U.S. of ‘Serious Military Provocation’ After American Warship Sails Close to Disputed Island in South China Sea

China accused the United States of a "serious military provocation" late Sunday after an American warship sailed close to a disputed island in the South China Sea. (more…)

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China’s President Xi Warns Trump of ‘Negative Factors’ Hurting U.S. Relations

Chinese President Xi Jinping warned President Donald Trump on Monday that “some negative factors” are hurting U.S.-China relations, as tensions flare anew over a slew of long-standing sore points. (more…)

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China Launches New Large Guided-Missile Destroyer

China launched its newest warship on Wednesday, a large guided-missile destroyer touted as the latest in naval technology and seen as a challenge to naval rivals in Asia. (more…)

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U.S. Navy Holds Memorial Service for 7 Sailors Killed in Crash Off Japan

The U.S. Navy paid tribute on Tuesday to seven sailors who were killed when their destroyer collided with a merchant ship off Japan. (more…)

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Alaska to Honor Segregated Black Soldiers Who Helped Build Famed World War II Highway

Leonard Larkins and nearly 4,000 other segregated black soldiers helped build a highway across Alaska and Canada during World War II, a contribution largely ignored for decades but drawing attention as the 75th anniversary approaches. (more…)

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U.S. Warship Stayed on Deadly Collision Course With Philippine Cargo Ship Despite Warning

A U.S. warship struck by a container vessel in Japanese waters failed to respond to warning signals or take evasive action before a collision that killed seven of its crew, according to a report of the incident by the Philippine cargo ship's captain. (more…)

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As Sailors’ Bodies Are Flown to U.S., American Warship Collision Remains a Mystery

As the bodies of the seven sailors who died aboard the American destroyer Fitzgerald last weekend were flown back to the United States from Japan on Tuesday, multiple investigations of the fatal collision with a container ship began in earnest. (more…)

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