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Chicago's Miguel Montero drove in the winning run in the 13th inning to give the Cubs an 8-7 win against Pittsburgh on Monday, ending the Pirates long run of road victories and putting a dent in their playoff ambitions.

The Cubs maintained a 14-game lead atop the NL Central and…

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A typhoon is about to barrel into northern Japan, threatening to bring floods to an area still recovering from the 2011 tsunami.

Typhoon Lionrock has already paralyzed traffic, caused blackouts and prompted officials to urge residents to evacuate. As of midafternoon Tuesday, it was off the Fukushima coast, packing winds…

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A two-year-old boy on Tuesday fell out of the window of a seventh-floor apartment in Tokyo and survived, police said.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 10:50 a.m. in Katsushika Ward. Sankei Shimbun reported that a passerby called 119 to report that a boy was lying on the…

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A British man who police say was seriously wounded when he tried to save a British woman being stabbed to death at an Australian hostel died of his injuries on Tuesday, authorities said.

Thomas Jackson, 30, died in a hospital in the northeast Australian city of Townsville, Queensland state police…

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A second British backpacker died on Tuesday a week after he was stabbed trying to protect a fellow traveller during an attack at a hostel in northern Australia, police said.

A 21-year-old woman, Mia Ayliffe-Chung, was killed last Tuesday when she was attacked by a 29-year-old Frenchman who shouted "Allahu…

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a Minato Ward assemblyman on suspicion of beating a taxi driver.

The suspect, Daisuke Akasaka, 44, has admitted to the crime and said he lost his temper because the driver wouldn't go the way he told him to, Fuji TV reported.

According to police, the…

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Naomi Osaka of Japan returns a shot to Coco Vandeweghe of the United States during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York on Monday. Osaka won 6-7, 6-3, 6-4.

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North Korea publicly executed two officials in early August for disobeying leader Kim Jong Un, a South Korean newspaper reported on Tuesday, in what would be the latest in a series of high-level purges under the young leader's rule, if confirmed.

Kim took power in 2011 after the death of…

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A former employee of a construction firm in the western city of Wakayama has been placed on a wanted list for his suspected involvement in a fatal shooting incident at the company, police said Tuesday.

Police obtained an arrest warrant for Yasuhide Mizobata, 45, a former employee of the company…

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Japanese household spending fell less than expected in July and the jobless rate hit a two-decade low, offering some hope for policy makers battling to pull the world's third-largest economy out of stagnation, data by the Internal Affairs Ministry showed on Tuesday.

But with the economy barely growing and inflation…

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