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A DNA test of a Japanese man embroiled in a surrogacy scandal in Thailand shows that he is the biological father of at least 15 babies, police said Wednesday.

But his motives remained a mystery two weeks after the discovery of nine babies in a Bangkok apartment triggered a human…

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Mergers and acquisitions have been a feature of the auto industry since the beginning of the 1900s, when General Motors took over dozens of small carmakers. While takeovers have continued to be a part of the industry, the end of the 20th century bore witness to the rise of the…

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A Japanese man born months before the Wright brothers carried out the first human flight was recognised Wednesday as the world's oldest male at the age of 111.

Sakari Momoi, a former high school principal who was born on Feb 5, 1903, received a certificate from Guinness World Records confirming…

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Japan plans to seek funding to buy six F-35 stealth fighter jets in next year's budget to strengthen defense of remote southwestern islands against China, which has grown increasingly assertive at sea and in the air, the Nikkei reported.

The Ministry of Defense intends to ask that 124.9 billion yen…

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When Rafael Nadal pulled out of the U.S. Open, his agony was sweet music to Milos Raonic, Grigor Dimitrov and Kei Nishikori, tennis's widely-hyped but under-performing next generation.

More than anyone else, Nadal, the 14-time Grand Slam winner, has proved to be their nemesis, leaving many in the sport wondering…

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Police in Niigata said Wednesday they have arrested a 17-year-old girl over the death of her newborn baby daughter in July.

According to police, the girl, an unemployed resident of Niigata City's Higashi Ward, gave birth to the child on the morning of July 16 in the toilet at her…

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Google's IPO, a decade ago this week, launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and much of the world in its orbit.

And CEO Larry Page is determined to push even further.

Page's vision is that Google's products and services will become the control center…

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Sharp differences on historical issues that have strained relations between Japan and South Korea require Tokyo to face up to its abusive wartime past and for Seoul to be less preoccupied with it, U.S. experts and former officials say.

The divisions between the two main American allies in Asia, which…

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Huge landslides in Hiroshima have killed at least 39 people and left rescuers scrambling to find another seven still missing, authorities said Wednesday, after a wall of mud smashed into their homes.

Dozens of houses were buried when hillsides collapsed after torrential downpours in Hiroshima, television pictures showed, leaving rescuers…

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FIFA will host a conference on ethical sports leadership organized by the Brussels-based World Forum for Ethics in Business.

FIFA says its president Sepp Blatter will open the Sept. 19 meeting which aims to "elaborate on what business and politics can learn from sports."

Taking part are FIFA ethics committee…

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