Japan to buy $146 million island for US military drills Dec 03, 2019 0 463 12345 Tokyo: Japan said on Monday it had agreed to buy an uninhabited island off its southwest coast for $146 million, eyeing it for US military drills.Tokyo and Washington agreed in 2011 to relocate a training site for US fighter jets to Mageshima island, around 30 kilometres off the southwestern Japanese coast.Japan’s chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga said a deal to purchase Mageshima was reached on Friday “after discussions between the defence ministry and the developer who owns the majority of the island”. (AFP) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Winter storm lashes US Midwest, disrupts post-Thanksgiving travel Dec 03, 2019 0 977 Trump refuses to take part in Wednesday’s impeachment hearing Dec 03, 2019 0 503 China slaps sanctions on US over pro-Hong Kong bill Dec 03, 2019 0 547 One dead, over 212,000 displaced as typhoon batters Philippines Manila: At least one person was killed and more than 212,000 people were displaced as Typhoon Kammuri battered the eastern Philippines on Monday, officials said. More than 4,100 people were also stranded at seaports in .. House fire kills 13 Pakistanis on farm in Jordan Amman: Thirteen Pakistanis were killed on Monday when a fire broke out inside a tin house on a farm in western Jordan. The blaze erupted at dawn in the house occupied by two Pakistani families in the al-Shuna al-Janubiyya .. Political uproar, protests after doctor gang-raped, killed in India New Delhi: Indian lawmakers on Monday demanded strict action against culprits in the gang-rape and murder of a 27-year-old woman, as hundreds of protesters nationwide called for a swift probe. Four men, all in their 20s, .. Leaders pledge green revolution as UN climate summit opens in Madrid DPA Madrid Leaders promised a green revolution on Monday as they arrived in Madrid from nearly 200 countries for a major United Nations climate summit, where their aim is to iron out rules to reach the agreed goal of .. Ukraine’s Zelensky denies deal to probe Trump’s rival DPA Kiev Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky denied in an interview published on Monday that there had been a quid-pro-quo deal with US President Donald Trump to investigate Trump’s political rival, Joe Biden. “I ..