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Katie Ledecky smashed another world record as Michael Phelps won his first individual gold medal post-retirement at the Pan Pacific Championships in Australia on Saturday.

American wonder teen Ledecky set the first world record of the Gold Coast meet, shaving almost half a second off the 400-meter freestyle mark she…

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Samba dancers perform during the annual Asakusa Samba Carnival in Tokyo on Saturday. The festival dates back to 1981. More than 4,700 dancers took part in the parade.

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Oakland beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-3 on Friday to slice the gap between the American League's top two teams to just one game, with Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray ending a month-long losing streak to steer the hosts to an important victory.

The A's-Angels showdown is among several key weekend…

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The death toll from devastating landslides in Hiroshima rose to 42 on Saturday, as rescuers worked around the clock to comb through destroyed houses in a search for survivors.

Local police said Saturday that least 43 people were still missing in Hiroshima, where heavy rain triggered landslides early Wednesday that…

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Two workers were killed and one injured after they were hit by a large steel beam that fell on them at the construction site for an apartment complex in Tokyo's Edogawa Ward on Friday.

According to police, the accident occurred shortly before 7 p.m. NTV reported that the steel beam…

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A police officer in Missouri was suspended Friday after he used Facebook to lash out at protesters condemning the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer.

A second officer in the Midwestern state was taken off the beat pending an internal review over a YouTube…

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In this edition of the Kong Show, we take a little musical adventure with our special multilingual guest born in Cuba, daughter of a diplomat who moved to Cape Verde and now living in Paris, Miss Mayra Andrade.

Miss Andrade is in Japan for live performances and to promote her…

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Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated sharply on Friday as Moscow sent more than 130 trucks rolling across the border in what it said was a mission to deliver humanitarian aid. Ukraine called it a "direct invasion," and the U.S. and NATO condemned it as well.

In another ominous turn…

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The fatal police shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, is prompting calls for more officers to wear so-called body cameras, simple, lapel-mounted gadgets that capture video footage of law enforcement's interactions with the public. Proponents say the devices add a new level of accountability to police work.…

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He may be only 16, but Max Verstappen told the world on Friday that age is just a number -- and he is ready to be Formula One's youngest boy racer of all time.

The Dutchman will not be 17 until September and is still at school.

But he is…

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