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Japan cancels next Antarctic whaling hunt after ICJ ruling

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Japan said Thursday it was cancelling its annual Antarctic whaling hunt for the first time in more than a quarter of a century after a UN court ruled that the programme was a commercial activity disguised as science. 

A handout photo taken on January 5, 2014 by Sea Shepherd Australia Ltd shows three minke whales dead on the deck of the Japanese factory ship Nisshin Maru

A "deeply disappointed" Tokyo earlier this week said it would honour Monday's judgement by the United Nations' Hague-based International Court of Justice but did not exclude the possibility of future whaling programmes.

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