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Japan’s Supreme Court upholds death sentence of 74-year-old serial killed dubbed as ‘Black Widow’

The Supreme Court of Japan upheld a death sentence given to a 74-year-old serial killer, known as the “Black Widow,” for the murder of three men, including her husband, and the attempted murder of a fourth. Chisako Kakehi, reportedly received large insurance payouts after poisoning her victims with cyanide, NHK reported. Kakehi was sentenced to […]

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Tokyo Olympics 2020: World’s oldest person pulls out of torch relay over spreading Covid-19

The world’s oldest person has withdrawn from the Olympic torch relay, saying she’s worried about spreading Covid-19 to others in her nursing home. Kane Tanaka, 118, was supposed to take part in the relay for Tokyo 2020 in Fukuoka, southern Japan, on 11 May. The relay, which began in March, has been hit by a […]

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Man charged over deadly fire at Kyoto animation studio

Police in Japan have charged a man 10 months after he allegedly set fire to an animation studio in Kyoto, killing 36 people. Shinji Aoba, 42, had been in hospital since the arson attack in July 2019. He was so badly burned that police had been unable to question him until now. Dozens more people […]