News Headlines - 23 October 2017

Seven dead as Typhoon Lan lashes Japan | The Japan Times

Typhoon Lan blazed through Tokyo on Monday morning after making landfall along the central Pacific coastline earlier in the day, leaving seven people dead as it pummeled Honshu with heavy rain and strong winds.

North Korea blasts Japan for using election to 'pave groundwork' for invasion | The Japan Times

North Korea on Monday blasted “Japanese reactionaries” for working to “pave the groundwork for a reinvasion of the Korean peninsula” after Sunday’s Lower House election that saw Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling bloc secure a sweeping victory.

Japan’s Biggest Bitcoin Exchange Reveal Bitcoin Gold Hard Fork Plans

Tokyo-based bitFlyer, Japan’s largest and best-funded bitcoin exchange, has revealed its intention to distribute Bitcoin Gold (BTG) to users prior to the split of the bitcoin blockchain – expected to occur on October 25th. The exchange also revealed its intention to launch trading services in support of the new cryptocurrency, enabling users to sell, deposit and send BTG from their bitFlyer accounts.

US-backed SDF captures Syria′s largest oil field from ′Islamic State′ | DW

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters, on Sunday captured one of Syria's largest oil fields in the Deir el-Zour province. Riding on the heels of victory against the "Islamic State" (IS) militant group in Raqqa, the SDF is racing to seize parts of Syria's oil-rich province.

Skeletons reveal perils of moving to London | The Times & The Sunday Times

Reaching across the centuries, the skeletons unearthed by London’s vast Crossrail construction project have exposed the perils of city life up to 450 years ago.
An archaeological study of more than 3,000 skeletons retrieved in recent years from the site of the new Elizabeth line station at Liverpool Street has shown that many belonged to people who migrated to the capital from rural areas but died in their late teens or as young adults.








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