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Pittsburgh's Vance Worley pitched his first career shutout to guide the Pirates to a 5-0 win over San Francisco on Monday, closing within two games of the lead in the National League Central division.

The Pirates made up ground on NL Central leader Milwaukee, which lost a low-scoring game at…

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Tokyo stocks rose 0.57% to close at a new six-month high on Tuesday, boosted by upbeat expectations for Japanese corporate earnings.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index climbed 88.67 points to 15,618.07, the best finish since late January, while the Topix index of all first-section issues rose 0.34%, or 4.34 points,…

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Sweltering summer heat in Japan has left at least 15 people dead over the past week, while more than 8,000 others were rushed to hospital with heatstroke symptoms, official figures showed Tuesday.

At least six people died on Saturday alone, when the state weather agency warned temperatures had topped 35…

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The government has given up on a plan to buy land in areas near the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in order to build interim storage facilities for nuclear waste.

The government has been unable to secure the understanding for its plan from local residents. Instead, the Environment Ministry…

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Bloodshed in and around Gaza surged Tuesday with strikes killing 26 Palestinians, including at least four children, as Israel announced the deaths of five more soldiers, shattering hopes for an end to three weeks of violence.

It was a bloody start to the three-day Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr which…

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Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Kamla Persad-Bissessar (2nd R) chats with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie, as her husband Dr Gregory Bissessar looks on, during a photo call in the capital Port-of-Spain. Persad-Bissessar hosted a dinner on Monday night for Abe and his entourage.

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A one-year-old girl was hit and killed by a kindergarten bus after she had come out to see her brother off to kindergarten in Suzaka, Nagano Prefecture,on Monday.

According to police, the accident occurred just before 9 a.m. Fuji TV reported that Tamao Yamaguchi had come out with her mother…

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Japan's jobless rate rose for the first time in almost a year in June, while the ratio of job offers to job seekers hit a 22-year high, official data showed Tuesday.

The unemployment rate edged up to 3.7% in June from 3.5% in the previous month, the internal affairs ministry…

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Sony Corp is hammering out plans to rise from the ashes of nearly $10 billion lost in six years by building a future around its last consumer electronics blockbuster - the PlayStation.

Sony plans to reposition the video console warhorse as a hub for a network of streamed services, according…

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More than 2,000 Syrians — almost half of them pro-government forces — have been killed in just over two weeks of fighting in Syria, marking one of the worst death tolls in the country's three-year civil war, opposition activists said Monday.

The reports reflect a recent surge in deadly attacks…

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