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Study: Other Countries Weird

BOSTON—Examining a wide variety of cross-cultural data, a Boston University study released Monday determined that other countries are weird.

Japanese Family Puts Aging Robot In Retirement Home

KYOTO, JAPAN—Saying the move to the assisted care facility was the right decision after so many years of operation, members of the Akiyama family finally put their aging robot in a retirement home, sources reported Friday.

North Korea Successfully Detonates Nuclear Scientist

PYONGYANG—Hailing it as a significant step forward for their ballistic weapons program just hours after suffering a failed missile launch, North Korean leaders announced Monday they had successfully detonated a nuclear scientist.

Tokyo Portal Outage Delays Millions Of Japanese Warp Commuters

TOKYO—Saying the outdated system needed to be upgraded or replaced to avoid similar problems going forward, millions of inconvenienced Japanese warp commuters expressed frustration Thursday following a Tokyo portal outage that caused delays of up to eight seconds.
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China Uneasy About American Troop Deployment

A recent American plan to place 2,500 Marines in Australia has fanned tensions between the United States and China. What do you think?

  • “Geez, we invade a few dozen countries in our short history and people really start getting paranoid.”

    Jackie Renn Systems Analyst
  • "But do we know which way the troops will be facing?"

    Tony Harlan Roller Maker
  • "This sends a clear message to the Chinese that we're willing to put a completely inconsequential number of troops some 2,600 miles from their border, so they'd better watch out."

    Claude Brand Unemployed

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