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A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck 40 kilometers northwest of the Pacific island of Guam on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake struck at more than 160 km deep, it said, after originally putting the magnitude at 6.9.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said no tsunami had been generated…

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On an empty lot in Japan's fourth-largest city, a Shinto priest performs rites in front of a makeshift altar loaded with offerings of fruit and vegetables to pray for the safety and success of Japan's newest hydrogen filling station.

The small ceremony in central Nagoya earlier this month, attended by…

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Princess Mako, 22, the oldest daughter of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, left Haneda airport on Wednesday morning for London to begin one year of study in England.

Mako will study for a master's degree in museology at the University of Leicester's graduate school in central England and will stay…

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The Japanese government said Wednesday there has been no progress in negotiations to free a Japanese national who is being held captive by suspected jihadists in Syria.

It has been one month since a video was released showing Haruna Yukawa, 42, being questioned and roughed up by suspected members of…

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After 17 years, the Baltimore Orioles are back on top of Major League Baseball's American League East division.

Steve Pearce and Jimmy Paredes both homered to help the Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 on Tuesday and clinch the AL East division crown for the first time since 1997.…

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Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is tentatively scheduled make his first major league start in more than two months on Sunday, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.

Tanaka, sidelined since early July with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, tossed five scoreless innings in an instructional…

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South Korean soldiers detained a U.S. citizen who was apparently trying to swim across the river border into rival North Korea, the South's defense ministry said on Wednesday.

"A male American citizen was arrested last night while attempting to swim across the river to North Korea," a ministry spokesman told…

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Real Madrid started the defense of its Champions League crown with an emphatic 5-1 victory over Basel on Tuesday, while Liverpool celebrated its return to Europe's top club competition with a dramatic 2-1 win against Bulgarian side Ludogorets.

Madrid's win should end talk of crisis following a poor start to…

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Police in Kumagaya, Saitama Prefecture, on Tuesday arrested a 19-year-old youth after he stabbed his parents at their home. The suspect's mother later died of her wounds.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. Fuji TV reported that the suspect, who cannot be named because he…

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Burger King employee Rumi Sekine shows the Kuro Diamond burger, right, and the Kuro Pearl burger at a Shibuya store in Tokyo on Tuesday. The international hamburger chain in Japan will launch the two new "kuro burgers," or "black burger" menus that consist of buns, cheese and sauce all in…

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