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South Korean President Park Geun-Hye held a rare meeting with a Japanese politician Friday as she received visiting Tokyo Gov Yoichi Masuzoe despite a virtual freeze in diplomatic ties.

Masuzoe made a courtesy call at the presidential Blue House, which Park used to reiterate Seoul's demand that Tokyo make proper…

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Detroit's Max Scherzer became the third American League pitcher to reach a dozen wins this season by leading the Tigers to a 6-4 win at the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday in a clash of two of the top three AL teams.

The victory maintained Detroit's comfortable seven-game lead atop…

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French officials say a military unit has been sent to secure the site in Mali where an Air Algeria plane crashed with 116 people aboard.

A message posted Friday on the website of President Francois Hollande said the wreckage had been clearly identified despite the disintegration of the aircraft.

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Tokyo stocks rose 1.13% Friday to close at a six-month high after a sharp decline in U.S. jobless claims boosted the dollar against the yen, sending exporter shares higher.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index added 173.45 points to 15,457.87, its best finish since late January, while the Topix index of…

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A group of Sri Lankan asylum seekers that has been languishing on board an Australian customs vessel for weeks will temporarily be brought to Australia's mainland and may be sent to India, Australia's government said Friday, following a court challenge and outrage from human rights groups.

Two boats of Sri…

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Thirty-nine prefectures in Japan on Friday recorded their highest temperatures so far this year as much of the nation continued to bake.

The Japan Meteorological Agency said that the heat wave is being caused by a high pressure system lingering over the Japanese archipelago.

The highest temperature of 39.1 degrees…

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A child plays in a fountain at Odaiba in Tokyo as the temperature reached 35.9 degrees on Friday.

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Police in Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture, are looking for a man who reportedly tried to get a 9-year-old girl into his car on Friday morning.

According to police, the girl was walking alone from her home to the school pool at around 8:15 a.m., TV Asahi reported. Police said the girl…

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Public broadcaster NHK on Thursday apologized to Haruko Okobata, a stem-cell biologist and research unit leader at the RIKEN institute, after she was injured while fleeing from reporters on her way home on Wednesday night.

Obokata's lawyer Hideo Miki told a news conference that Obokata was in a taxi heading…

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The owners of a Chinese nature park have filed a lawsuit against the makers of the latest "Transformers" film because it failed to include the park's logo, a court said on Friday.

The Transformers films are wildly popular in China, and Chinese companies from milk producers to banks have flocked…

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