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Police on Friday arrested an 18-year-old youth over the murder of a 13-year-old boy whose naked body was found on the bank of the Tama River in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Feb 20.

Police said they expect to arrest two other boys later Friday, TBS reported.

The three suspects, who…

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Japan's Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a high court ruling and backed the suspensions of two male managers at an Osaka aquarium who were punished for making sexual harassment remarks to female employees.

The two men, in their 40s, work for a company that manages Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. In 2012,…

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Japan's core inflation rate edged lower in January as lower crude oil prices reduced energy costs, while weak retail sales and employment data underscored the fragility of the recovery of the world's third-largest economy.

Core inflation, excluding volatile food prices, was 2.2%, compared with 2.5% the month before and the…

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Over a million people have received blood and marrow stem cell transplants for life-threatening diseases in the past 57 years, but too many are still waiting, a study said Friday.

Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) often offers the only possibility of a cure for blood diseases and rare cancers like…

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Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday visited the scene of what is feared to be Boko Haram's worst massacre and vowed that the insurgency would soon be over.

But the Islamists gave a fresh indication of the scale of the task, with three separate bombings in the country's religiously tense…

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Daniel Dae Kim made an impressively smooth transition from a stalwart husband on "Lost" to dashing crime fighter on "Hawaii Five-0."

The actor is not done with transformations. Kim has a big-screen role in "Insurgent," the sequel to sci-fi drama "Divergent" coming in March, and took his first stab at…

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The White House has decided against snubbing America's leading pro-Israel lobby and will send President Barack Obama's national security adviser and U.N. ambassador to address its annual policy conference in a bid to ease simmering tensions with Israel over a potential Iran nuclear deal and to make its case for…

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Warring parties in Ukraine took a major stride toward quelling unrest in the country's east Thursday with the declared start of a supervised withdrawal of heavy weapons from the front line.

Ukrainian and separatist officials have noted a sharp decline in violence, although the chances of a long-lasting settlement remain…

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The World Health Organization has called on healthcare providers around the globe to switch to syringes that can only be used once in order to better battle deadly diseases spread by needle sharing.

In new guidelines released Monday the UN health agency "detailed recommendations highlighting the value of safety features…

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