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A man looks at a scarecrow placed in front of a small rice stalk field at Asakusa Shrine in Tokyo on Thursday.

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An international body that monitors fisheries in most of the Pacific Ocean ended a meeting in Japan on Thursday without agreement on fresh measures to protect the dwindling bluefin tuna.

The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission was unable to get a consensus on either short-term or long-term measures to…

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China on Thursday staged a massive military parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II with great fanfare, but of course not all were glued to the spectacle -- there were, for instance, many who opted to visit the neighboring country at this time and simply…

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Police investigating the murder of a 25-year-old woman in her apartment in Tokyo's Nakano Ward last week, said pieces of a man's skin were found under her fingernails. However, police said a DNA analysis was unable to match it with any of the victim's male acquaintances, Fuji TV reported Thursday.…

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The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Thursday began pumping up groundwater from wells around the reactor buildings as part of its plan to dump it into the ocean after treatment.

The plan is aimed at curbing the amount of toxic water buildup at the complex.…

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A judge issued an arrest warrant for Guatemala's President Otto Perez, who faces prosecution for allegedly masterminding a huge fraud scheme, a prosecutor said, a day after he was stripped of his immunity.

"The arrest warrant for the president has now been issued" by Judge Miguel Angel Galvez, who is…

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Women's world number one Serena Williams shook off a woeful start to advance her quest for tennis history while Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal joined her in the third round of the U.S. Open.

Williams, trying to complete the first calendar Grand Slam singles sweep since Steffi Graf in 1988,…

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President Barack Obama crossed the Arctic Circle on Wednesday in a first by a sitting U.S. president, telling residents in a far-flung Alaska village that their plight should be the world's wake-up call on global warming.

Obama's visit to Kotzebue, a town of some 3,000 people in the Alaska Arctic,…

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China kicked off a huge military ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II on Thursday, as major Western leaders stayed away.

President Xi Jinping oversaw the event, riding in a black car past thousands of troops and hundreds of tanks and missiles ahead of a…

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U.S. officials gathered on a decommissioned battleship in Pearl Harbor to mark the 70th anniversary of World War II's end.

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz and U.S. Rep. Mark Takai of Hawaii joined U.S. Pacific Fleet commander Adm. Scott Swift at a ceremony Wednesday.

The Missouri's decks are where Japanese Foreign…

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