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Authorities say Rome's Fiumicino international airport is closed due to an overnight fire.

Italy's flagship Alitalia airline said in a statement Thursday that all departures have been canceled up to 2 p.m. and that only intercontinental flights will be allowed to land during that period.

Alitalia advised all passengers scheduled…

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Police in Kurayoshi, Tottori Prefecture, said Thursday they have arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of fatally abusing his 4-month-old daughter.

According to police, the suspect, identified as Shinya Yamagata, called 119 at around 1 p.m. on Wednesday and said his daughter Mugi had choked while drinking milk and was…

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The Takasakiyama Nature Zoo in Oita Prefecture said on Thursday it is rethinking the name of a baby monkey after it came under fire for naming a newborn monkey Charlotte, even though the name was chosen by members of the public.

The monkey park announced the name Wednesday after it…

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A train on the Chuo Line rolls along between Iidabashi and Ichigaya stations in leafy central Tokyo on Thursday.

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A rite of spring for charity-minded runners and walkers, the 16th edition of the TELL Charity Walk & Run will take place at the Tama River running course on Sunday, May 24. All proceeds from the event will support TELL, an accredited not-for-profit organization (NPO) with a 40+year history in…

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Baltimore's Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday she'll accept outside intervention to rebuild public trust in a city torn by riots over the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a fatal spinal injury in police custody.

Last week, Rawlings-Blake said she did not want federal oversight of her…

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Hillary Rodham Clinton has injected new fire into the immigration debate with her call to allow people in the U.S. illegally to gain citizenship, challenging a centerpiece of Republican presidential prospect Jeb Bush's likely candidacy.

The elevated focus on immigration shines new light on the growing willingness of Republican presidential…

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The Islamic State jihadist group launched an offensive Wednesday in Deir Ezzor city in eastern Syria in a bid to seize a major regime airport nearby, a monitor and activist said.

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights head Rami Abdel Rahman said clashes and at least one suicide explosion had rocked…

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Regional cuisine in Japan is a wonderful way to delve deeper into the food culture, but sadly, there are not a lot of regional cookbooks in English. "Recipes of Fukuoka" introduces the local dishes of Fukuoka in Kyushu, Japan’s southernmost island.

A revised edition of a title first published in…

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Britain's political leaders entered the final hours of campaigning Wednesday in the most unpredictable election in living memory which could yield no clear winner and weeks of haggling over the next government.

A win for Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives on Thursday would raise the risk of Britain exiting the…

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