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New York confirmed the first case of Ebola in the largest city in the United States as the EU dramatically ramped up aid Friday to contain the killer epidemic ravaging west Africa.

The EU announcement of one billion euros ($1.3 billion) for the worst-hit countries comes as fears of a…

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Our "cranky critic" calls em the way he see 'em for movies opening in Japan on the weekend starting Friday, Oct 24. If you're thinking about a movie this weekend, you might want to hear what Don has to say first. But, be forewarned, these are Mr. Morton's personal opinions…

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Japan has beaten Singapore as the preferred candidate for Super Rugby's 18th team when the competition expands in 2016, organisers said Friday.

A team from Japan will join the Kings from South Africa's Eastern Cape and a team based in Argentina when Super Rugby expands from its current 15 teams…

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Tokyo stocks rose 1.01% by the close on Friday, helped by a weaker yen and after strong gains on Wall Street.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange ended up 152.68 points at 15,291.64, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares rose 0.81%, or 9.98 points,…

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Police have arrested a 64-year-old man from Tsubame, Niigata Prefecture, for threatening a former Asahi Shimbun reporter over stories he wrote about the comfort women issue.

According to police, on Sept 12, the suspect, identified as Tsutomu Kamimura, sent a bomb threat to Hokusei Gakuen University where the former Asahi…

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Osaka's famous Glico sign showing a running man is now being lit up by LED lights instead of neon. The new sign, in the Dotonbori district, was unveiled on Thursday night, with actress Haruka Ayase and officials from food maker Ezaki Glico Co on hand.

The iconic sign, which has…

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Japan's new trade and industry minister was under renewed pressure on Friday over his stake in the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant that he oversees, just a day after admitting his underlings had spent office cash at a sex bar.

Japan's usually staid political scene has been left reeling…

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Facebook on Thursday released an application that lets people create virtual "rooms" to chat about whatever they wish using any name they would like.

"Rooms" software introduced in the US and Britain for iPhone made its debut as Facebook tries to make peace with people unhappy that real identities are…

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U.S. and allied aircraft have flown nearly 6,600 sorties in the air war against the Islamic State group and dropped more than 1,700 bombs, the American military said Thursday.

The flights for "Operation Inherent Resolve" include thousands of mid-air fueling runs, surveillance sorties and 632 air strikes in Iraq and…

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Japan’s strained relationship dates with its neighbors back long before the start of World War II. In addition to accusations that Japan whitewashes history and doesn’t show signs of remorse over its past military aggression, there’s the matter of competing claims over a group of islands in the resource-rich East…

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