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The San Diego Padres have hired Hideo Nomo as an adviser to baseball operations to help expand their presence in the Pacific Rim.

Nomo was the first Japanese player to permanently move to the big leagues, leading the way for more than 50 other players to follow.

Last year, the…

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Tokyo stocks dived more than 5% on Friday morning, playing catch-up with a global sell-off after a one-day holiday amid deepening worries about the world economy.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange plunged 5.34%, or 838.74 points, to 14,874.65 at the lunch break, as a stronger…

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Major powers agreed on Friday to a cessation of hostilities in Syria set to begin in a week and to provide rapid humanitarian access to besieged Syrian towns, but failed to secure a complete ceasefire or an end to Russian bombing.

Following marathon talks in Munich, the powers, including the…

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The Pacific Rim meets the Atlantic seaboard in Japan’s newest flavor of instant ramen.

Japan and New England might not seem like they’d have much of a connection to one another, seeing as how they’re separated by not only the Pacific Ocean but most of the continental United States as…

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The last four armed occupiers of a wildlife refuge in Oregon turned themselves in on Thursday, ending a tense 41-day standoff over grazing rights on federal land that left one dead.

Jeff Banta, 46, of Nevada, Sean Anderson, 47, and his wife Sandra, 48, of Idaho, walked out of the…

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday threatened to send the millions of refugees in Turkey to European Union (EU) member states, as NATO agreed to deploy ships to the Aegean Sea to ease the migrant crisis.

In a speech in Ankara, Erdogan stepped up his denunciations of Western policy…

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Dragon dancers perform in celebration of the Chinese New Year, in Chinatown in Yokohama on Thursday.

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Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders debate again Thursday night as the focus turns to minority voters influential in contests later this month in South Carolina and Nevada.

Clinton's loss to Sanders in the New Hampshire primary by 22 percentage points was especially painful because she lost with…

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A brawl between rival drug gangs at an overcrowded penitentiary in northern Mexico turned into a riot Thursday, leaving 49 inmates dead and 12 injured in the country's deadliest prison melee in years.

No escapes were reported in the clash at the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, said Nuevo Leo…

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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev raised the specter of a permanent or world war if powers failed to negotiate an end to the conflict in Syria, and warned against any ground operations by U.S. and Arab forces.

Medvedev, speaking to Germany's Handelsblatt newspaper on the eve of a security conference…

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