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President Barack Obama has approved assigning 350 additional troops to protect the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and its support facilities.

The White House says in a statement that the State Department had asked for the additional military personnel to help protect U.S. diplomatic facilities and personnel in the Iraqi capital.…

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Tokyo metropolitan police have issued an arrest warrant for the former general manager of the Grand Hyatt Tokyo hotel located in Roppongi Hills, after he allegedly attempted to forcibly kiss a female guest.

According to the arrest warrant issued Tuesday, on May 30, the general manager, Antonio Alvarez, 45, who…

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Coming off a victory that ended at nearly 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, 10th-seeded Kei ishikori doesn't have a lot of time to recuperate before his U.S. Open quarterfinal Wednesday afternoon against No. 3 seed Stan Wawrinka.

Nishikori did not exactly enjoy perfect pre-tournament preparation for the U.S. Open, missing time after…

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Australia will consult other G20 members about whether it should host Russian leader Vladimir Putin at a summit in November, a minister said Tuesday, warning opposition to his presence was growing.

Trade Minister Andrew Robb said Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Defense Minister David Johnston "will be canvassing in Wales…

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Goran Dragic got Slovenia out of the kind of trouble that Lithuania couldn't escape.

Now the Slovenians are in position for the No. 1 spot in Group D and the chance to avoid the U.S. until the semifinals of the Basketball World Cup.

Dragic scored 22 points and Slovenia broke…

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Boko Haram militants have reportedly seized another town in Nigeria's far northeast after heavy fighting with government troops, with experts warning the region is on the brink of a "takeover".

The claims were followed by an attack by the group on a nearby border crossing with Cameroon in which 40…

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Britain's parliament has rejected Chinese calls to scrap an inquiry into Hong Kong's progress toward democracy, a senior lawmaker said, warning that reforms there may violate a 1984 deal on the former British colony's sovereignty.

Britain handed Hong Kong back to China in 1997 under an agreement which said it…

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A U.S. airstrike in Somalia killed at least six members of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, possibly including its leader who was in a car that was hit.

The leader, Ahmed Abdi Godane, has no heir apparent and if he has been killed, al-Shabab could ditch its association with al-Qaida…

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At a press conference held on Aug 29, Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe responded to questions regarding his vision for cycling in Tokyo in the lead-up to the 2020 Olympics. His answers were interesting to say the least.

In principal, the governor supports the installation of street level bicycle lanes, over…

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Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, "our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people."

The footage — depicting what…

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