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In Donald Trump, Israelis hear echoes of an ancient emperor

In Donald Trump, Israelis hear echoes of an ancient emperorIsraelis cheered when President Trump said the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Now prominent Israelis are comparing the American president to the ancient Persian emperor Cyrus the Great, a hero to Jews who authorized building the Second Temple — raising the possibility of building the Third Temple in Jerusalem.



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An order from the Chinese emperor: find immortality

An order from the Chinese emperor: find immortalityNew archeological research has shed fresh light on China’s first emperor — creator of the world-famous terracotta army — and his quest for eternal life, state media reported. A set of wooden slips found in the central province of Hunan contain an executive order from emperor Qin Shihuang for a nationwide search for the elixir of life, along with replies from local governments, according to Xinhua news agency on Sunday.



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Philippines' Duterte 'to limit mouth' in Japan emperor meet

Philippines' Duterte 'to limit mouth' in Japan emperor meetPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday pledged to “limit my mouth” in a meeting with Japan’s revered Emperor Akihito this week following previous concerns in Tokyo the profanity-prone leader would spark diplomatic tensions. Duterte said he would have an audience with the 83-year-old Akihito — a popular and respected figure in Japan — during his two-day visit to Tokyo.



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Japan enacts law allowing Emperor Akihito, 83, to abdicate

Japan enacts law allowing Emperor Akihito, 83, to abdicateTOKYO (AP) — Japan's parliament on Friday passed a law allowing Emperor Akihito to become the country's first monarch to abdicate in 200 years, but put off a debate over how to tackle the shrinking royal population and whether to allow women to ascend the throne.



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Japan clears way for first emperor abdication in over 200 years

Japan clears way for first emperor abdication in over 200 yearsJapan’s parliament passed a law Friday that clears the way for its ageing Emperor Akihito to step down, in what would be the first imperial abdication in more than two centuries. The popular 83-year-old monarch shocked the country last summer when he signalled his desire to take a back seat after nearly three decades on the Chrysanthemum Throne, citing his age and health problems. The abdication must take place within three years — and it only applies to Akihito.



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Japan clears way for first emperor abdication in over 200 years

Japan clears way for first emperor abdication in over 200 yearsJapan’s parliament passed a law Friday that clears the way for its ageing Emperor Akihito to step down, in what would be the first imperial abdication in more than two centuries. The abdication must take place within three years of the new law taking effect or it expires — and it only applies to Akihito. The status of the emperor is sensitive in Japan given its 20th century history of war waged in the name of Akihito’s father Hirohito, who died in 1989.



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