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Tokyo company debuts Mobile Mosque ahead of 2020 Olympics

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Tokyo, Jul 25 (AP) - A large white and blue truck pulls up outside a stadium in central Japan and slowly ex-pands into a place of worship.
Welcome to the Mobile Mosque.
As Japan prepares to host visitors from around the world for the 2020 Summer Olympics, a Tokyo sports and cultural events company has created a mosque on wheels that its head hopes will make Muslim visitors feel at home.
Yasuharu Inoue, the CEO of Yasu Project, said the possibility that there might not be enough mosques for...
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Friends flee into sea, battle waves, as Greek wildfires rage

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Rafina, Jul 24 (AP) - The fire came suddenly, and the six friends ran. When they reached the beach and there was nowhere more to run, they swam into the sea, choking and blinded by the smoke and pulled by the strong current.
The same winds that fanned the flames had whipped up the seas, and soon...
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Berlin, Jul 24 (AP) - The wife of a Tunisian man detained last month over a plot to use the toxin ricin to carry out an attack in Germany was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of being an accomplice.
Federal prosecutors said the 42-year-old German, named only as Yasmin H. in line with local...
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9 Australians awarded bravery medals for Thai cave rescue

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Canberra, Jul 24 (AP) - A doctor awarded an Australian bravery medal for his pivotal work in the Thai cave rescue said he was most frightened by not knowing how much sedation to give to the weakened children.
Nine Australians involved in rescuing 12 boys and their 25 -year-old soccer coach were...
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Argentina leader announces controversial armed forces reform

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Buenos Aires, Jul 24 (AP) - In a radical reform of Argentina's defense doctrine, President Mauricio Macri said Monday he is removing a ban on military involvement in fighting crime, terrorist threats and other internal security issues.
Macri said he will modify a 2006 decree that limited the...
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