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Nissan said Monday that its latest quarterly net profit soared 37% to $1.1 billion, as strong demand in China and other key overseas markets offset weaker sales at home.

China accounts for about one quarter of Nissan's revenue so demand fluctuations in the world's biggest car market affect the firm…

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A top-ranking North Korean military official has threatened a nuclear strike on the White House and Pentagon after accusing Washington of raising military tensions on the Korean peninsula.

The threat came from Hwang Pyong-So, director of the military's General Political Bureau, during a speech to a large military rally in…

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Tokyo stocks rose 0.46% Monday to close at a fresh six-month high as Japanese earnings season gets into full swing.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index added 71.53 points to 15,529.40, its best finish since late January, while the Topix index of all first-section issues rose 0.37%, or 4.72 points, to…

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Police in Iida, Nagano Prefecture, on Monday arrested a 71-year-old man on suspicion of slashing four family members at their home.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 8 a.m. TV Asahi reported that the suspect, identified as Osamu Motojima, lives in the house with his 69-year-old wife, their…

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Eleven people died, one person remains unconscious and two are missing after water-related accidents across Japan over the weekend, police and Fire and Disaster Management Agency officials said Monday.

On Sunday afternoon, at a beach near the Tottori Sand Dunes, two men and a woman were swept away by a…

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David Ortiz hit a three-run homer as the Boston Red Sox beat Tampa Bay 3-2 Sunday to end a five-game losing streak and stop the Rays' longest winning streak in 10 years at nine games.

Ortiz's 25th home run came in the third off Chris Archer (6-6) after a walk…

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The U.N. Security Council on Monday appealed for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza at a late-night emergency meeting called as fighting between Israel and Hamas entered its third week.

The 15-member Council released a statement calling for the truce to allow aid deliveries during the Muslim Eid festival marking…

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Shiite militiamen in Iraq's city of Baquba dragged the bodies of Islamic State jihadist fighters through the streets Sunday and hung them from a bridge and a utility pole.

An AFP correspondent saw two bodies displayed in the centre of Baquba, a Shiite-dominated city barely 60 kilometers northeast of Baghdad,…

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With one week left before Congress' August recess, President Barack Obama is pressing Republicans to help ease the influx of unaccompanied minors and migrant families from Central America, but with chances dimming that border legislation will reach his desk before the break, he also is focusing on other ways to…

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