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Ever suffer a cracked screen on your iPhone or smartPhone. Then you know the routine of backing up all your data and taking the broken device to the Apple store to have the entire phone replaced. Anyone who’s ever been in this situation asks the same question; “Why can’t you…

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The government plans to support revival of tourism in Japan's quake-hit southwestern region through such measures as subsidizing repair costs of hotels and offering discounts in accommodation fees for Japanese and foreign visitors, government sources said Saturday.

The government sees the recovery of tourism as crucial for the Kyushu region,…

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Four people were killed in a collision between a car and a motorbike in Ota, Gunma Prefecture, on Sunday morning.

According to police, the accident occurred at around 8:35 a.m. at an intersection with no traffic lights on National Route 50. Fuji TV reported that the car was turning right…

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Nameless migrants laid to rest in unmarked scrubland, murder victims dumped in mass graves, desperate searches for the missing after natural disasters. Around the world, millions of families wait in vain to bury their dead.

"You cannot close the book on the life of a loved one if you do…

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Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish won in his first Major League Baseball start after almost 22 months, striking out seven batters in five innings in returning from elbow surgery.

The 29-year-old Japanese right-hander threw 51 strikes among his 81 pitches against the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates, allowing one run on three…

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Participants clad in traditional "happi" coats carry a "mikoshi," or portable shrine during a festival parade on a street near Yushima Tenjin shrine in Tokyo, on Sunday. The shrine, where the spirit of a renowned scholar is believed to be enshrined, receives a lot of students praying for success in…

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Ever suffer a cracked screen on your iPhone or smartPhone. Then you know the routine of backing up all your data and taking the broken device to the Apple store to have the entire phone replaced. Anyone who’s ever been in this situation asks the same question; “Why can’t you…

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"Lockdown, lockdown, lockdown. This is a drill."

With those seven words, calmly announced over the intercom system, an eerie silence overtook a bustling elementary school of 650 students in suburban Indianapolis. Lights were turned off and blinds shut. In some classrooms, doors were barricaded with small desks and chairs.

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A bill legalizing medically-assisted suicide in Canada strikes the right balance between defending fundamental freedoms and protecting against abuses, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Saturday, predicting confusion if it is not approved.

The draft legislation, introduced by Trudeau's Liberal government in April, would allow people with incurable illnesses or…

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Eight children and three adults were struck by lightning Saturday in a Paris park after a sudden spring storm sent a bolt crashing down upon a children's birthday party, a spokesman for Paris' fire service said. He credited an off-duty firefighter with playing a critical role in getting immediate medical…

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