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Japanese cargo ship blasts off for space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. An unmanned H-2B rocket blasted off from Tanegashima island in southern Japan on Friday to send a cargo ship to the International Space Station, a NASA TV broadcast showed.

Sumitomo to buy Irish banana company Fyffes for $800 million

DUBLIN Japan's Sumitomo Corp has agreed to buy Fyffes for 751 million euros (634.29 million pound) in a deal that will merge the largest banana distributors in Asia and Europe and provide a windfall to shareholders in the Irish company.

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