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Japan will not restart closed-down nuclear plants "unless safety is restored 100%," Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday.

Japan is currently "completely dependent on fossil fuels," Abe said at the World Leaders Forum, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, and that his government is looking to…

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An outspoken scholar who championed China's Uighur minority was convicted of separatism Tuesday by a Chinese court and sentenced to life in prison, according to the scholar's lawyers.

The Urumqi People's Intermediate Court convicted Ilham Tohti after a heavily guarded two-day trial that ended last week, said lawyer Li Fangping…

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Apple broke its sales record for an opening weekend of a new iPhone model, delivering 10 million in three days and boasting it could have sold more if it had them.

"Sales for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded our expectations for the launch weekend, and we couldn't be…

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Police in Kasai, Hyogo Prefecture, have arrested four men over the extortion of 2 million yen from the father of an 18-year-old high school boy whom they threatened and threw into the sea.

According to police, the suspects include Yuji Tsukahara, 26, and Makoto Takizawa, 25, and two 17-year-old boys…

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Central Japan Railway Co (JR Tokai) on Monday conducted the first public test of its new ultra-high speed magnetic levitation (maglev) train in Tsuru, Yamanashi Prefecture.

Specially invited members of the public and press were able to walk through newly designed ticket gates, and ride aboard the train as it…

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"Downton Abbey", the British period drama that has attracted a cult following worldwide, is back this week, with 8.4 million Britons watching the first episode of the new series.

The show, which follows the lives of an aristocratic family and their servants a century ago, returned on ITV television on…

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The U.S. and partner nations began launching airstrikes against Islamic State group targets in Syria for the first time Monday night, expanding a military campaign against the militants with a mix of fighter jets, bombers and Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from ships in the region.

The strikes were part of…

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An egret walks on an iron cord spanning a pond at Ueno Park in Tokyo on Monday.

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Americans are increasingly inclined to support religious influence in politics, according to a study released Monday that highlighted the U.S. divide between the faithful and non-religious.

Some 72% of the U.S. public say religion is losing sway on American life, up five points since 2010, the Pew Research Center poll…

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew on Monday dismissed arguments that the costs of fighting climate change would result in slower economic growth, calling it a "false choice".

Speaking on the eve of the United Nations Climate Summit, Lew said there did not have to be a trade-off between investing to…

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