Knife attack kills 19 at Japan disability center, official says

A police officer is seen in a facility for the disabled, where a knife-wielding man attacked, in SagamiharaBy Issei Kato SAGAMIHARA, Japan (Reuters) – Nineteen people were killed and 25 wounded after an attack by a knife-wielding man at a facility for the disabled in central Japan early on Tuesday, a government official said, in Japan&;s worst mass killing in decades. Police have arrested Satoshi Uematsu, a 26-year-old former employee at the facility in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, about 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Tokyo, a Kanagawa prefecture official said. Uematsu had turned himself in, the official told a news conference carried on public broadcaster NHK.

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New Zealand satisfied with Rio Village after remedial work

A view of one of the blocks of apartments where Australian athletes are supposed to stay in Rio de Janeiro(Reuters) – New Zealand&;s Olympic team said they were satisfied with their accommodation for the Rio de Janeiro Games on Sunday, despite their trans-Tasman Sea neighbors Australia refusing to move in. The Australian Olympic team have declined to take up their apartments in the village with Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller saying the accommodation was "not safe or ready". The New Zealand Chef de Mission Rob Waddell said, however, he was happy with the accommodation, even if the advance team had needed to work with organizers to get it up to standard.

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Solar plane takes off from Egypt on final leg of world tour

Solar Impulse 2, a solar powered plane, is surrounded by journalists and media after its landing at Cairo AirportBy Lila Hassan CAIRO (Reuters) – An aircraft powered by solar energy left Egypt on Sunday on the last leg of the first ever fuel-free flight around the globe. Solar Impulse 2, a spindly single-seat plane, took off from Cairo in darkness en route to Abu Dhabi, its final destination, with a flight expected to take between 48 and 72 hours. The plane, which began its journey in Abu Dhabi in March 2015, has been piloted in turns by Swiss aviators Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard in a campaign to build support for clean energy technologies.

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