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Brown bear shot dead in Japan for straying into residential area, attacking four people

A brown bear was shot dead in northern Japan after tearing through a residential area on Friday and injuring four people, public broadcaster NHK said. The bear was first sighted on a road which is due to host the Olympic Marathon and Olympic Race Walking events at this summer’s Tokyo Games in the city of […]

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Japanese snow towns become coronavirus breeding grounds

Japan on Wednesday turned into a hotbed for coronavirus cases after fresh snowfall. The cold temperature raises fear of more coronavirus infections and shutting schools. Hokkaido, the northernmost island famous for its mountains and brown bears, has Japan’s highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases outside Tokyo, with 38 infections and one death, and residents are […]