2017.06.20

News Headlines - 20 June 2017

Moritomo Gakuen raided for suspected subsidy fraud | The Japan Times

The Osaka District Public Prosecutor’s Office raided school operator Moritomo Gakuen on Monday evening for allegedly receiving unfair subsidies for its kindergarten.

IMF says Japan needs to stick with fiscal, monetary stimulus | Reuters

The International Monetary Fund urged Japan to avoid withdrawing fiscal policy stimulus and said monetary policy should be loosened further if risks to the economy materialize, warning of weak consumption that remains vulnerable to external shocks.

Philippines: ISIS-Linked Militants Storm School as Fighting With Duterte's Government Continues

Pro-Islamic State militants stormed a town and occupied a school in the southern Philippines early on Wednesday, a police officer said, on the same island where fighting between government troops and Islamist militants has entered its fifth week.

Supercomputers: United States Falls Behind China and Switzerland | Fortune.com

Two Chinese supercomputers and an upgraded supercomputer in Switzerland rank ahead of the U.S. in a biannual list of top supercomputers released Monday by the TOP500 organization, which tracks supercomputer speeds.

Cats Domesticated Themselves, Ancient DNA Shows

In a new comprehensive study of the spread of domesticated cats, DNA analysis suggests that cats lived for thousands of years alongside humans before they were domesticated. During that time, their genes have changed little from those of wildcats, apart from picking up one recent tweak: the distinctive stripes and dots of the tabby cat.


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