Kenya striker scores eight goals in one match

Kenya striker Michael Olunga scored eight goals as his Japanese second tier team Kashiwa Reysol thrashed Kyoto Sanga 13-1 on the final day of the season. The 25-year-old completed his hat-trick before half-time and added another five after the break with his final goal coming in injury time at the end of the match. His incredible feat took him to 27 goals in his 30 games for the club this season and help his side win the J2 League and promotion back to the top-flight just a season after being…

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Woods wins in Japan, ties Snead for PGA Tour record with 82nd victory

Tiger Woods won the Zozo Championship by three strokes on Monday, matching Sam Snead’s record of 82 PGA Tour victories before saying he hoped to be playing at the highest level at the same ripe old age as the man whose mark he now shares. Snead was 52 when he clinched his final tour victory in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1965, while Woods has matched the mark at age 43, and seems destined to break it and then some as long as his fragile body holds up, reports Reuters. “Well,…

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Hunt for missing continues in flooded, battered Japan as typhoon death toll rises

The death toll has risen to 35 in Japan after a powerful typhoon unleashed heavy rainfall on Tokyo and surrounding areas. Rescue crew dug through mudslides and searched near swollen rivers on Monday in central and northern Japan. Kyodo News service, assembling information from a wide network, counted 35 deaths caused by the typhoon with 17 people missing, reports itv.com. The official count from the Fire and Disaster Management Agency was 19 dead and 13 missing. One woman fell to her death as she was being placed inside a rescue…

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Japan launches major rescue efforts after typhoon unleashes deadly floods

Japan’s military scrambled Sunday to rescue people trapped by flooding after powerful Typhoon Hagibis ripped across the country, killing at least 11 people and leaving more than a dozen missing. The storm’s heavy rain triggered deadly landslides and caused rivers to burst their banks. The destruction forced Rugby World Cup organisers to cancel the third match of the tournament though the key Japan-Scotland clash will go ahead. By Sunday morning, the significantly weakened storm had moved back off land, but serious flooding was reported in central Japan’s Nagano, where a…

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Japan to dump radioactive Fukushima water into Pacific, minister says

Tokyo Electric Power will have to dump radioactive water from its destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant directly into the Pacific Ocean, Japan’s environment minister said on Tuesday. After the plant was crippled by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011, Tokyo Electric, or Tepco, has collected in tanks at the wrecked sites more than 1 million tons of contaminated water from the cooling pipes used to keep fuel cores from melting. The utility says it will run out of space by 2022. “The only option will be to drain it into…

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Japan to dump radioactive Fukushima water into Pacific, minister says

Tokyo Electric Power will have to dump radioactive water from its destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant directly into the Pacific Ocean, Japan’s environment minister said on Tuesday. After the plant was crippled by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011, Tokyo Electric, or Tepco, has collected in tanks at the wrecked sites more than 1 million tons of contaminated water from the cooling pipes used to keep fuel cores from melting. The utility says it will run out of space by 2022. “The only option will be to drain it into…

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Japan to dump radioactive Fukushima water into Pacific, minister says

Tokyo Electric Power will have to dump radioactive water from its destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant directly into the Pacific Ocean, Japan’s environment minister said on Tuesday. After the plant was crippled by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011, Tokyo Electric, or Tepco, has collected in tanks at the wrecked sites more than 1 million tons of contaminated water from the cooling pipes used to keep fuel cores from melting. The utility says it will run out of space by 2022. “The only option will be to drain it into…

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TICAD7: Buhari returns from Japan

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after attending the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7) in Yokohama, Japan. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the president and some members of his entourage arrived at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja at about 11:38 p.m. on Saturday. While in Yokohama, the president presented Nigeria’s Statement at Plenary Session Three on “Public-Private Business Dialogue”. He assured potential investors of good returns as a result of ongoing reforms initiated by his administration in…

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Japan beat Colombia 2-1 in World Cup Group H opener

Japan beat 10-man Colombia 2-1 in the opening match in World Cup Group H on Tuesday, taking advantage of an early red card for midfielder Carlos Sanchez. Shinji Kagawa gave Japan the lead from the penalty spot after Sanchez handled the ball. Juan Quintero brought Colombia level as half-time approached but Yuya Osako grabbed the winner in the second period. Details later… (AFP)

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