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New York's Brett Gardner, Brian McCann and Chase Headley homered during an eight-run first inning that set up the Yankees' 14-1 romp over Kansas City on Monday.

The one-sided victory moved the Yankees back within half a game of the American League East division lead, while the Royals' lead in…

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Police in Miyagi Prefecture on May 21 arrested a woman on swindling charges after the cashier at a local store erroneously handed her an extra 45,000 yen in change. The woman is denying the charges, claiming that she simply “didn’t notice” the large amount of cash she received in the…

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Kyushu Electric Power Co says it hopes to restart the No. 2 reactor at its Sendai nuclear plant in Kagoshima Prefecture in September.

The utility made the proposal on Monday when it asked the Nuclear Regulation Authority to conduct an on-site inspection, which is considered the final step in getting…

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The temperature topped 30 degrees in Tokyo on Tuesday for the first time this year as much of the nation baked in unseasonable hot weather.

The mercury rose to 30.1 degrees in central Tokyo at 1 p.m., the Japan Meteorological Agency said, adding Tuesday was the 16th straight day of…

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Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko bow during a memorial service for the victims of the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake and the 1945 firebombing in Tokyo, at Tokyo Memorial Hall, on Tuesday.

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Nevada officials said on Monday they would conduct a homicide investigation into the death of B.B. King who died this month at age 89, after two of his daughters leveled accusations that the blues great was murdered.

The Clark County, Nevada coroner's office said in a posting on Twitter that…

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A Sydney mother has abandoned her two children and fled to Syria for a new life under the Islamic State group, media reported on Tuesday, becoming one of more than 100 Australians who have joined the jihadists.

The Australian government said it was deeply disturbed by the report and that…

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A fire at a nursing home in central China has left 38 people dead and six injured, officials and reports said Tuesday.

The fire broke out on Monday evening in an apartment building at a privately owned old people's home in Pingdingshan, the state news agency Xinhua said.

Two of…

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Southeast Asian nations are prioritising spending on their navies and coastguards amid rising tensions in the South China Sea, but as their capabilities grow, so does the risk that any confrontation in the contested waterway will be harder to contain.

Annual defence spending in Southeast Asia is projected to reach…

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A fire at a care home in central China left 38 people dead and six injured, officials and reports said on Tuesday.

The fire broke out on Monday evening in an apartment building at a privately owned old people's home in Pingdingshan, the official news agency Xinhua said.

Two of…

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