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Toshiba to sell chip unit to Bain Capital for $18bn

Toshiba said Wednesday it would sell its memory chip business to a group led by US investor Bain Capital, in a deal worth around $18 billion and seen as crucial to keeping the Japanese conglomerate afloat.

Dollar extends gains on US tax hopes but Asia markets sink

The dollar built on its recovery against the yen Thursday on rekindled hopes for Donald Trump's tax plan but most Asian markets retreated on profit-taking following gains earlier in the week.

Tokyo stocks open higher on upbeat data, weak yen

Tokyo stocks opened higher Monday on upbeat Japanese data and a weaker yen, with the North Korea crisis in focus as the US pushes for a UN Security Council vote on tough new sanctions against the nuclear-armed state.

Japan, China say no radiation detected after North Korea nuke test

Japan and China said Monday they had not yet detected any atmospheric radiation from North Korea’s nuclear test, amid fears of a leak from a “cave in” during the underground blast.

Appeasing North Korea ‘will not work’ – Trump

Appeasing North Korea will not work, Donald Trump has warned after Pyongyang announced it had tested a hydrogen bomb.

Hydrogen bomb test successful – Pyongyang

North Korea declared itself a thermonuclear power on Sunday, after carrying out a sixth nuclear test more powerful than any it has previously detonated, presenting President Donald Trump with a potent challenge.

Japan’s princess dumps royalty to marry commoner

A Japanese princess has forfeited the privileges of royalty to marry her heartthrob, a commoner. She also thus becomes a commoner henceforth.

North Korea warns Japan of ‘imminent self-destruction’

Nuclear-armed North Korea has warned Tokyo against "imminent self-destruction" for siding with Washington, as tensions soar after Pyongyang fired a missile over Japan.

Dollar builds on gains as US data overshadow North Korea woes

The dollar extended its gains on Thursday as strong US growth and jobs data helped traders move past North Korea's missile test but oil struggled as deadly storm Harvey batters the Gulf Coast.

European stock markets rise at open

Europe’s main stock markets climbed at the start of trading on Thursday following gains in Tokyo and on Wall Street.

North Korea says more missiles to come as UN condemns launch

North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un has promised more missile flights over Japan, insisting his nuclear-armed nation's provocative launch was a mere "curtain-raiser", in the face of UN condemnation and US warnings of severe repercussions.

Japan deputy premier in hot water over Hitler remarks

Japan’s gaffe-prone deputy prime minister Taro Aso on Wednesday retracted comments in which he cited Adolf Hitler, but insisted he did not mean to praise the Nazi leader.

China must put pressure on North Korea – Theresa May

Theresa May has called on China to "do everything it can" to put more pressure on North Korea to stop "illegal" and "outrageous" missile tests.

EU slams North Korea missile launch as ‘serious threat’

The European Union (EU) on Tuesday denounced North Korea’s launch of a ballistic missile which overflew Japan as another breach of its international obligations and a “serious threat” to regional security.

North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan

Nuclear-armed North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan and into the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday in a major escalation by Pyongyang amid tensions over its weapons ambitions.

Former Japanese Prime Minister Tsutomu Hata dies aged 82

Former Japanese Prime Minister, Tsutomu Hata, died on Monday aged 82, Kyodo News service reported, citing unnamed sources.

Fujitsu looking to offload its mobile phone business

Fujitsu is looking to offload its mobile operations as the Japanese information technology company faces stiff competition from bigger rivals in a highly lucrative mobile phone market, the Nikkei business daily reported.

Foo Fighters follow ‘Adele’ blueprint on return

Grunge veterans the Foo Fighters are channelling their inner Rick Astley with a bold new record the American rockers describe as their "weirdest" yet.

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Rape: Muslim group commends federal government’s efforts, advocates stiffer penalties

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Super Eagles star on target again as Crotone push for promotion to Serie A

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Governor Ortom urges President Buhari to declare armed Fulani herdsmen terrorists

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to declare armed Fulani herdsmen who are killing innocent people in communities of Benue State as terrorists.