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レアジョブオリジナルの英会話ニュース教材です。世界の時事ネタを中心に、ビジネスから科学やスポーツまで、幅広いトピックのニュースを毎日更新しています。本教材を通して、ビジネスで使える実用的な英会話表現や英単語を身に付けることができます。
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Now that she's stepped back from the sport she dominated like few others, Serena Williams is ready to reflect.The tennis great has a two-book deal with the Random House Publishing Group, starting with an “intimate” memoir in which she will open up about everything from her childhood and early tennis training, dramatized in the 2021 film “King Richa…
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The Geneva Motor Show was held outside of Switzerland for the first time in its history. Qatar hosted the event which brings together the biggest car brands in the world. It’s the Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS)—but with a Middle Eastern twist. The prestigious auto event was held in Doha, Qatar’s capital, this year. It’s the first time it’s …
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Last month was the first in two years that more than 200,000 childcare providers across the U.S. did not receive checks from the federal government—some for tens of thousands of dollars—as part of a pandemic-era program to help cover the cost of services.The monthly payments, considered the largest investment in childcare in the U.S. history, range…
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All of West Maui except for burned-out sections of historic Lahaina reopened to tourism on Nov. 1 following the deadliest U.S. wildfire in more than a century, the mayor of Maui County said. Mayor Richard Bissen said he made the move after talking about it with his Lahaina advisory team, the Red Cross and other partners.West Maui has about 11,000 h…
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Far from the city’s light pollution, a Brazilian park is becoming a hub for stargazing enthusiasts. Astro tourism is proving popular, with packages including dinner and star observation led by an astronomer.“In the early 20th century, people could view the Milky Way and the Magellanic clouds from the center of Rio de Janeiro,” says astronomer Danie…
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Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said he is preparing to take bold economic measures, including an income tax cut for households hit by inflation and tax breaks for companies to promote investment, in what’s seen as a move to lift his dwindling public support.In his speech to start a new Parliamentary session, Kishida said it was time to shift …
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With the growing popularity of disposable e-cigarettes, communities across the U.S. are confronting a new vaping problem: how to safely get rid of millions of small, battery-powered devices that are considered hazardous waste.For years, the debate surrounding vaping largely centered on its risks for high school and middle school students enticed by…
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Two commercial turkey farms in Iowa have been hit by the reemerging highly pathogenic bird flu, causing about 100,000 birds to be killed to prevent the disease from spreading.The Iowa Department of Agriculture reported the infected commercial poultry flocks within weeks of a turkey farm in South Dakota and one in Utah reporting the first outbreaks …
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As the number of elderly people in Europe starts to outnumber the young, the World Health Organization is warning it’s time to introduce healthier lifestyles.The UN agency says countries can expect to be under greater pressure from chronic diseases if there are no changes. A new report from the World Health Organization is urging Europeans to take …
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Stockholm city council has drawn up plans to ban diesel and gas cars from its downtown commercial area.The aim is to reduce pollution, but some opposition politicians think the strategy will make life difficult for residents. The Swedish capital plans to introduce a new ban on gasoline and diesel cars from the downtown commercial area in 2025.The m…
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Thick smoke enveloped extensive areas of the Brazilian Amazon as the region grapples with a surge in wildfires and a historic drought.In Manaus, a city of 2 million, air quality ranked among the worst globally, leading to the suspension of college classes and the cancellation of various activities, including an international marathon.In the first 1…
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Amazon will soon make prescription drugs fall from the sky when the e-commerce giant becomes the latest company to test drone deliveries for medications. The company said that customers in College Station, Texas, can now get prescriptions delivered by a drone within an hour of placing their order.The drone, programmed to fly from a delivery center …
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Powdered drink mixes that are widely promoted as “toddler milks” for older babies and children up to age 3 are unregulated, unnecessary, and “nutritionally incomplete,” the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) warned October 20.The drinks, which are touted to parents on TikTok, in television ads, and on other sites, often contain added sugar and sa…
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Some of the most used platforms for travel and online shopping said on October 12 that they’re going to team up to battle fake reviews.Amazon, review sites Glassdoor and Trustpilot, as well as travel companies Expedia Group, Booking.com, and Tripadvisor said in an announcement that they’re launching a coalition that aims to protect access to “trust…
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Natural wine – wine produced with minimal chemical intervention – is growing increasingly popular in the United States.But critics say the lack of defined standards and certification means consumers don’t quite know what they’re getting when they uncork a bottle.It’s harvest time in California. Pickers are plucking grapes from the vines as quickly …
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A family-friendly museum in London presents an exhibition to introduce all things Japanese, from Hokusai’s nineteenth-century woodblock print to a kimono ensemble for a dog. It aims to show how stories passed from one generation to another have shaped art, design, and technology in Japan.Many have come across the name “Hokusai” and his iconic woodb…
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Reese's may be in violation of state and federal laws with its new sweepstakes offer currently advertised on packs of peanut butter cups. The promotion on two-cup packages reads "You could win $25,000" and, in smaller print, "See details inside." But only after consumers have bought and opened a package can they see the small print: no purchase is …
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The medicine in the diabetes drug Mounjaro helped people with obesity or who are overweight lose at least a quarter of their body weight, or about 60 pounds on average, when combined with intensive diet and exercise, a new study shows.By comparison, a group of people who also dieted and exercised, but then received dummy shots, lost weight initiall…
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Downtown Kampala’s Owino Market has long been a go-to enclave for rich and poor people alike looking for affordable, but quality-made used clothes, underscoring perceptions that Western fashion is superior to what is made at home. These clothes have been discarded by Europeans and Americans, then shipped to African countries by middlemen.It's a mul…
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As more children emerge from the pandemic grappling with mental health issues, their parents are seeking ways for them to build emotional resilience. And toy companies are paying close attention.While still in its early phase, a growing number of toy marketers are embracing MESH—or mental, emotional, and social health—as a designation for toys that…
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The Washington, D.C., charter school may be a front-runner in providing financial education, but in recent years, many others have followed suit. Since 2020, nine U.S. states have adopted laws or policies requiring personal finance education before students graduate from high school, bringing the total number to 30 states, according to the Council …
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The Lexington Candy Shop in New York City has served burgers, fries and shakes to hungry patrons for decades. Last remodeled in 1948, the diner is the definition of old-fashioned.But that hasn’t stopped it from getting a wave of new fans.In August 2022, this old-school business met the new world when Nicolas Heller, a TikToker and Instagrammer with…
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The Geneva-area lab that houses the world’s largest atom smasher, known as CERN, has inaugurated a new “Science Gateway” that hopes to make its complex inner workings and the science that drives it comprehensible—and inspiring—to everyone aged 5 and above.Chiefs at the European Organization for Nuclear Research—CERN’s official name—say improvements…
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Apple has released an iOS 17 system update that includes a fix to prevent the iPhone 15 lineup from becoming uncomfortably hot.According to the release's accompanying patch notes, iOS 17.0.3 “addresses an issue that may cause iPhone to run warmer than expected.”The Cupertino, California, company blamed a software bug and other issues tied to popula…
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Mori Building, one of the biggest players in multibillion-dollar redevelopment projects led mainly by private developers, is putting the finishing touches on two big projects. Toranomon Hills Station Tower, a skyscraper with office space that's part of the earlier Mori Toranomon Hills project, opened on October 6.Mori JP Tower, a 64-story, 325-mete…
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Visitors can now pinch and zoom their way around the ancient Greek site, with a digital overlay showing how it once looked. That includes a collection of marble sculptures removed from the Parthenon more than 200 years ago that are now on display at the British Museum in London. Greece has demanded they be returned.For now, an app supported by Gree…
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An Associated Press (AP) analysis of public records found many of the largest school systems spent tens of millions of dollars in pandemic money on software and services from tech companies, including licenses for apps, games, and tutoring websites.Schools, however, have little or no evidence the programs helped students. Some of the new software w…
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Amazon launched the first test satellites for its planned internet service on October 6 as a rival to SpaceX’s broadband network.United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) Atlas V rocket blasted off with the pair of test satellites, kicking off a program that aims to improve global internet coverage with an eventual 3,236 satellites around Earth.Amazon plans t…
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In the new Netflix documentary "Beckham," former soccer star David Beckham looks back at the hateful treatment he received following his infamous 1998 FIFA World Cup red card.The four-part series explores Beckham’s upbringing and his triumphs on the field, but perhaps the most difficult part was revisiting his painful sending-off during England’s W…
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An Israeli tech start-up is hoping to help beekeepers maintain their bee colonies with a smart touch.Using sensors and real-time data analysis, the tech allows keepers to track the health of their hives and prevent die-offs that are blamed on a combination of parasites, pesticides, starvation and climate change.Beekeeping is an age-old occupation t…
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Are robot waiters the future? It’s a question the restaurant industry is increasingly trying to answer.Many people think robot waiters are the solution to the industry’s labor shortages. Sales of them have been growing rapidly in recent years, with tens of thousands now gliding through dining rooms worldwide.Waiters in this restaurant in Kuwait hav…
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Fez, a historic Moroccan city founded in 789 AD, is renowned for its Zellige tiles. The vibrant tilework adorns the city's palaces, courtyard houses and mosques.The Zellige Craftsmen Village, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Fez's center, is dedicated to the tilework industry. There, more than 200 workshops buzz with thousands of craftsmen and workers …
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Humans may have been able to create technology to realize their age-old dream of flying long ago. But there is still a lot to learn from the avian masters of the skies.At a university in the Netherlands, researchers are exploring ways for drones to mimic how birds "hover" in the wind to reduce the energy needed to stay aloft.It might look unassumin…
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What if plastic waste could power your car?In Kenya, one entrepreneur is turning plastic waste into fuel to power cars and all kinds of engines. The complex chemical structures that make plastic so tough and durable also make plastics difficult to break down–that's why they can take hundreds of years to decompose, if at all. Progreen Innovations Li…
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Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami hosted a ghost story reading event in Tokyo amid growing attention before the announcement of this year's Nobel Prize in Literature, an award he is a perennial favorite to win.Murakami said at the September 28 reading that he enjoys scary stories and wants to write more of them. The event featured one from the 18th…
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Academy Award-nominated director David Petersen’s latest documentary “Lift” shines a spotlight on New York Theatre Ballet’s ‘LIFT’ program, in which classical ballet training is used to improve the lives of young people, particularly those who are living in homeless shelters in the city.The youngsters in the movie are guided by the Ballet’s Princip…
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John Gurche helps people understand how ancient humans looked by creating lifelike models based on archaeological finds. The work requires a mix of artistic skill and scientific knowledge.Gurche is a paleo artist, who creates lifelike models of our ancient human cousins at his studio in upstate New York. He studies fossils from around the world. He…
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Across Europe, several cities are taking steps to remove cars from their city centers, but one capital is going in the other direction—Berlin’s new government wants to protect drivers' rights.While many European cities, such as Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and Paris are drastically reducing car traffic in their city centers in favor of cycle paths, Berli…
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Amazon Prime Video will include advertising during shows and movies starting early next year, joining other streaming services that have added different tiers of subscriptions.Members of Amazon Prime can pay $2.99 per month in the U.S. to keep their service ad-free, the company said.Streaming services are in a heated tug-of-war over viewers and use…
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The fundraising platform GoFundMe said it has refunded money to donors after a poker player admitted to lying about a terminal cancer diagnosis and accepted thousands of dollars in donations so he could play in a World Series of Poker tournament in Las Vegas.GoFundMe said it has also banned Rob Mercer from the platform and removed the poker player'…
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A free dental service is being provided by dental students in an attempt to raise the overall health and access to care for First Nation Australians. Many suffer from bad oral health which can negatively impact their overall wellbeing, but a Southern Queensland clinic at the center of an indigenous community is making a difference.Having a great sm…
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Like a growing number of students around the U.S., children in Independence, Missouri are on a four-day school schedule, a change instituted this fall by their district.To the kids, it's terrific. But their moms are frustrated to find themselves hunting for activities to keep their kids entertained and off electronics while they work five days a we…
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As wildfires prove to be a growing threat in the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service is furthering its preventative and response measures.The USDA’s Wildfire Crisis Strategy aims to safeguard communities by increasing fuel treatments, promoting community readiness and supporting post-fire recovery and restoration. An in…
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Eden Green Technology is one of the latest crop of indoor farming companies seeking their fortunes with green factories meant to pump out harvests of fresh produce all year long. The company operates two greenhouses and has broken ground on two more at its Cleburne, Texas campus, where the indoor facilities are meant to shelter their portion of the…
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California will spend $267 million to help dozens of local law enforcement agencies increase patrols, buy surveillance equipment and conduct other activities aimed at cracking down on smash-and-grab robberies happening around the state.Officials from the California Highway Patrol and San Francisco and Los Angeles law enforcement agencies made the a…
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Short-term rental hosts in New York City have to comply with stricter regulations now that a new law has hit the books. Some owners of one- and two-bedroom apartments are concerned about meeting expenses if they can’t list their property.“I'm very concerned about being able to afford our home and our expenses without the short-term rental,” Gia Sha…
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By 2030, Starbucks wants to move away from disposable cups, which represent big portions of the company’s overall waste and greenhouse gas emissions.The stated reason is that it's the right thing to do for the environment, and Starbucks has a history of lofty sustainability goals around various aspects of its global operations. Some have been met, …
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Apple has agreed to install updates for the iPhone 12 in France after French regulators ordered the company to stop selling the model because it emits electromagnetic radiation levels that exceed European Union standards.The company, which just unveiled its newest generation of iPhones, insists the 12 model is safe and the phones have been certifie…
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Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is signing off on a new logo.The healthcare giant said that it will replace the well-known signature script it has used since 1887 with a modern look that reflects its sharpened focus on pharmaceuticals and medical devices.Johnson & Johnson itself narrowed its focus to pharmaceuticals and medical devices. The new look, which…
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Munich's cycle paths are busier than usual in the city center. During the motor show, called IAA Mobility, people can test ride all kinds of bikes from the companies who make them.Motor shows are evolving and now include more means of transport, such as electric bikes, cargo bikes, scooters, and pretty much anything that’s not a car. And there’s a …
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