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Taiwan's military said it mistakenly fired a supersonic anti-ship missile Friday that hit a fishing boat, killing one and injuring three people, on the day rival China was celebrating the Communist Party's anniversary.

The 500-ton patrol boat Chinchiang was undergoing an inspection inside a military base when the Hsiung Feng…

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High school students pose for photos with a cardboard Instagram frame calling on more youth to vote in the July 10 upper house election, in front of a busy crossing in Shibuya.

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Japan coach Makoto Teguramori named his 18-man squad for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Friday.

Teguramori offered no surprises in his selection for the Aug. 4-20 Under-23 tournament, where Japan will look to medal for the first time since Mexico 1968.

Japan are in Group B with Nigeria, Colombia…

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Senior officials of Japan and Russia will meet in Moscow on Monday to exchange views on their respective security policies, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said Friday.

In the talks, Kimihiro Ishikane, director general of the Japanese Foreign Ministry's Foreign Policy Bureau, and Sergey Alexeevich Ryabkov, Russia's deputy foreign minister, are…

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The U.S. market regulator is examining Japanese mobile giant SoftBank over misconduct allegations lodged against its former president Nikesh Arora, who quit last week, a report said Thursday.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is seeking to find out whether Arora had conflicts of interest or engaged in questionable behavior,…

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Serbia and France are good enough to win men's basketball medals at the Olympics. First, they have to get there.

The final three places in the 12-team field are on the line in the three Olympic Qualifying Tournaments next week. Serbia and France, who won silver and bronze two years…

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A 54-year-old Korean national was arrested early Friday morning here on charges of murdering his employer, local police revealed.

At around 2:50 a.m. on Friday, Fukuichi Miyoshi, 61, the head of a bag-manufacturing factory based in Osaka Prefecture’s Higashiosaka City, was attacked with a hammer while watching TV in his…

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Japan was clobbered with a one-two punch Friday as weak data and a lackluster business confidence report underscored the slowdown dragging on the world's number three economy.

The poor readings will heap pressure on policymakers to unveil more stimulus, after the yen surged again in the wake of Britain's shock…

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A federal judge has blocked a Mississippi law that would let merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs in denying or delaying services to same-sex couples.

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves filed an order overnight in two lawsuits blocking the law just moments before it was to take effect Friday.…

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Britain's Daily Mail newspaper on Friday backed Theresa May's bid to become the next prime minister, saying she was the only one out of five candidates for the Conservative Party leadership who was up to the job.

After last week's vote to leave the European Union plunged Britain into its…

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