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Japanese medical schools admitted to rigging acceptance requirements in favor of male candidates.

Japanese medical school admits rigging entrance exams in favor of men because ‘women mentally mature faster’

One in five doctors in Japan are women — the lowest proportion of female-to-male doctors among OECD countries.
A high-speed armor-plated assault boat.

The 15 wildest military prototypes from AK-47 maker Kalashnikov — from the flashy, to the bizarre, to the totally implausible

The Russian weapons company recently introduced some prototypes that look almost like toys.
Markle poses with Kate Middleton and other senior royals for Prince Charles's 70th birthday.

Meghan Markle reportedly finds it ‘frustrating’ to live with the first rule of being a top royal

Royals do not typically respond to false information about them, and the British press is reporting a rift between Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton.
Police are looking for this man, who crashed a wedding in London and stamped on a guest's head.

A man wearing a skull and crossbones t-shirt crashed a wedding and fractured a guest’s skull, police say

The man and an accomplice repeatedly stamped on a guest's head before leaving the venue, City of London Police said.
Mahatma Gandhi (front center) lived in South Africa at the turn of the 20th century.

Ghana university pulls down statue of Gandhi after protests over his racist letters about Africans

Gandhi made racist comments against Africans while he was living in South Africa, historians said. He referred to them as "savages."

‘I don’t think there is anybody that believes that’: Michael Cohen bashes Trump for claiming he didn’t know about illegal payo...

Cohen on Wednesday was sentenced to three years in prison for an array of crimes he committed while employed by Trump, including the payments.
The Adam Bros. Farm, in Santa Barbara County, California.

The romaine-lettuce E. coli outbreak has been pinned on at least one farm in California with infected reservoir water

The US Food and Drug Administration said it had traced the outbreak that sickened 59 people across 15 states to three counties in California.
Saad al-Hariri (right), Lebanon's prime minister, touted his relationship with Saudi Arabia after his mysterious disappearance in the kingdom last year. Here, a composite image of him and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (left).

Lebanese prime minister, who got kidnapped in Saudi Arabia, says his relationship with the Saudis ‘couldn’t be better’

Saad al-Hariri mysteriously disappeared and resigned while visiting Saudi Arabia last year. He canceled his resignation upon returning home.
Michael Cohen and Donald Trump.

Trump denies directing Michael Cohen to break the law, says it is Cohen’s fault if anything illegal happened

Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday and implicated President Donald Trump in campaign-finance crimes.

The White House Christmas party for the press looks like the latest casualty in Trump’s war with the media

The annual, decades-old event is meant as a peacemaking exercise, but 2018 has been an especially tense year between the White House and the press.